Recent Posts

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 10
1
Works in Progress: Junior / Re: Quartal Bells for Wind Quintet
« Last post by sandalwood on Yesterday at 08:51:10 PM »
harmonizing an existing tune is a good way to work on harmony and counterpoint skills without dealing with issues of musical form and development.

Very good idea!

...and the outcome so far is fantastic, imo. Just keep going :)
2
Works in Progress: Junior / Re: Quartal Bells for Wind Quintet
« Last post by whitebark on Yesterday at 03:58:22 PM »
Michel and Mark,
Glad you enjoyed my silly little composition.  Seriously, harmonizing an existing tune is a good way to work on harmony and counterpoint skills without dealing with issues of musical form and development.

-Jay
3
Chit Chat / Messiah
« Last post by mjf1947 on Yesterday at 12:28:52 PM »
Well I gave in and played the Messiah once more ...   :angel:

Terrific soloists .... great orchestra and chorus .... and a very enthusiastic audience!



Mark
4
Works in Progress: Junior / Re: Quartal Bells for Wind Quintet
« Last post by mjf1947 on Yesterday at 11:52:40 AM »
 ;D I like it~! 

More please.....................................

Mark
5
Works in Progress: Junior / Re: Quartal Bells for Wind Quintet
« Last post by Michel.R.E on Yesterday at 10:27:27 AM »
great stuff! very promising beginning.
6
Works in Progress: Junior / Quartal Bells for Wind Quintet
« Last post by whitebark on Yesterday at 10:17:59 AM »
Just in time for the holidays - Quartal Bells for Wind Quintet!  Work in progress:

score:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/a3zi0lmsqw2252c/Quartal%20Bells%20v1.pdf?dl=0

Recording:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/v7yh5st5i8p6vsr/Quartal%20Bells%20v1.mp3?dl=0

-Jay
7
Very nice coincidence indeed! Must've been a good pastime with the cantatas. He surely does have incredible facility and creativity with all sorts of textures. I time and again feel urged to think his oeuvre, unlike anyone else's, defies being explained away by any degree of human genius.

Gracias y saludos a Pátzcuaro! :)
8
Completed Works: Junior / Re: El Circo de Ninos
« Last post by Jerry Engelbach on December 09, 2018, 12:22:57 PM »
Much better!
 
I agree with Jay. The exciting build at the end could be extended. I want to see the whole tent collapse around the spectacle.
 
Cheers,
Jer
9
Works in Progress: Junior / Re: EastWest Cloud
« Last post by Jerry Engelbach on December 09, 2018, 12:17:56 PM »
The big difference to me is that the GPO is smoother while the EW is grittier.
 
I tried balancing the two with an equalizer, but it was impossible. The low strings in the EW have far more bite, and boosting the bass on the GPO doesn't even come close.
 
It sounds to me as if the GPO is more forgiving, with a natural blended sound, somewhat at the expense of depth. The EW may require more tweaking to achieve a good blend, but the resulting depth of each instrumental section may be worth the trouble.
 
Cheers,
Jer
10
Reha,
 
After reading your thoughtful post, I was going to mention Bach cantatas, in which the accompaniment is as important as the main melody.
 
But first I clicked on your links, and by an amazing coincidence, I just happened earlier today to have watched that same video of Bach's 140 with Ton Koopman.  In fact, I spent the whole morning watching Koopman and Harnoncourt videos of Bach.
 
Thanks for this interesting thread. It definitely made me think.
 
Cheers,
Jer
Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 10