Not being one who meditates, it is rather presumptuous for me to write a piece for meditation, so I wrote what I think I would want were I to do so. I felt that a drone would be the best way to go, so that was used as the underlying idea. A bell is to be played a minute in and a minute away from the end, so I divided the piece into eleven one minute segments with the bell denoting each minute’s dividing point.
The drone is grounded on a c minor chord where every minute through the sixth a small amount of complexity is added, with the complexity progressively removed as the minutes move past the halfway point. Music For Meditation is eleven minutes in length, but can be looped to offer any multiple of the eleven minutes
Music For Meditation was written for Tubular Bell, Violas, Cellos, and String Bass.
The score is available at http://bit.ly/2Ie5EKp