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Title: Eous
Post by: EdSharpe on January 26, 2017, 02:39:50 PM

Well there is a dearth  of Jazz compositions here, so I though I would share something.  The score is only a framework and most of the recording is "improvisation".

As a composer I occasionally get a musical idea stuck in my craw that I can not shake out of my ears until I get it down on paper and published; "Eous"(1) is one such piece.

"Eous" is a piece for a Jazz group consisting of Soprano Sax, Vibraphone, Bass and Drums. Please take a listen to the MP3 for an example of one way the piece could be interpreted. Thank you.



(1) "Eous" is a made up word with no meaning.
Title: Re: Eous
Post by: gogreen on January 26, 2017, 06:03:06 PM
Very nice, Ed. I found this piece very refreshing! How did you create the rendering?
Title: Re: Eous
Post by: EdSharpe on January 26, 2017, 08:56:00 PM
Thank you for taking time to listen.

The whole thing is notated in Sibelius.  It looks like I  Used the Garritan Jazz & Big Band (JABB)  and Sibelius to create a WAV file.  I then imported the WAV into Sonar where I "normalized"  the wave to like -3 DB,  I then setup a couple plugins to process the file.  One was a multiband master equalizer and other was a limiter so make sure the file did not "redline" and distort. 

I actually had to boot up my old computer to see how I had done the original WAV file.  It tunred out I was being lazy and just used Sibelius to create the wav.   To do it right I should export a midi from Sibelius and import that into Sonar, what why each instrument would have its own track, and then would get its own treatment. 
Title: Re: Eous
Post by: gogreen on January 27, 2017, 06:00:44 AM
That's a pretty darn good rendition for just notation software!
Title: Re: Eous
Post by: perpetuo studens on January 28, 2017, 06:58:57 PM
Wow Ed, just lovely! Reminiscent of the early 60s cool jazz that came from the west coast.

So I wonder...if it were played with straight eighths and no drum kit (and maybe marimba instead of vibes) would it sound like a contemporary classical piece?

Anyway, thanks for sharing this and keeping the jazz section alive...


PS. Soundcloud went on to autoplay Bitter Weeping when Eous was done. Another fabulous piece!