This is my entry for the Mac12 contest. It's a short piece that I created in short time after reading about the contest and noticing that the deadline is just hours away. It's probably not the kind of stuff that's gonna win the contest but heck, I just wanted to join the fun. :)
Considering the piece: Actually I was going for a big orchestral arrangement with lots of brass and woodwinds but at some point I decided that adding instruments to this combination of strings with a soloist would only harm the sound. I just used a few percussive instruments and a grand piano to add some dramaticism and strength. The idea was to add tension throughout the whole piece by widening the instrumentation all the time but since I decided to focus on strings this has turned out rather hard and hasn't worked out perfectly.
Update: Reuploaded new file with proper MP3 information.