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Works in Progress: Junior / Re: Mi Cuasi Son Montuno
« Last post by sandalwood on Today at 01:52:17 PM »
By the way, great fun watching "you" in performance with the guiro!

Isn't he adorable!..and he surely has far better credentials as a musician than mine: he has actually seen and held a guiro, plays at least one instrument, has performance experience, etc etc...not to mention his ability to attract crowds of fans.
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Completed Works: Senior / Re: Tribute to Joe Ford: Final Version
« Last post by Patrick O'Keefe on Today at 10:39:35 AM »
I didn't write anything for the tribute so was not in the loop.  Last week I noticed the tribute was on the Octava program and thought it odd there had been nothing on the Delian mailing list leading up to the performance.   I thought maybe I had been dropped from the list.  Instead, it apparently was a stealth performance.

I get the impression that Matt does most of the leg work for keeping the Octava Chamber Orchestra running and is stretched pretty thin. 

You'll probably get an audio file of the piece - I assume of the whole tribute, not just your part - in a week or so.  If not, reach out to him.

Update:
Apparently this tribute was not the suite discussed on the Delian Society forum shortly after Joe's death.   For instance, a movement by Jean Chatillon included last Sunday was not intended as part of the suite; it was just something Jean had given the orchestra.

I suspect that Matt had originally allocated a spot on the program for the suite but nobody in the Society coordinated the creation of the suite so Matt put something together on his own.  That explains why there were only 5 pieces rather than the much larger number being discussed over a year ago.
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Ron,

Thanks for taking care of the forums for all this time. We all appreciate the work you've done.
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Completed Works: Senior / Re: Tribute to Joe Ford: Final Version
« Last post by Ron on Today at 05:09:20 AM »
I hope we get to hear the recording soon!
I'll put a bit of pressure on the concert master ;)

I had no idea they had performed it. I heard nothing from Matt after I sent him the score. In fact, I was about to send him a note asking if he had abandoned the project.
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Completed Works: Senior / Re: Tribute to Joe Ford: Final Version
« Last post by Michel.R.E on Today at 12:52:56 AM »
I hope we get to hear the recording soon!
I'll put a bit of pressure on the concert master ;)
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Completed Works: Senior / Re: Tribute to Joe Ford: Final Version
« Last post by Patrick O'Keefe on Yesterday at 09:18:56 PM »
Performed last Sunday by the Octava Chamber Orchestra.  A very effective, moving piece.  This was placed last in the 5 tributes to Joe and was a very fitting close.  Well done, Ron. 

 
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Works in Progress: Junior / Re: Mi Cuasi Son Montuno
« Last post by LA Dierker on Yesterday at 02:57:14 PM »
Very interesting for me, learning about this tradition, so am appreciating your added info as well as listening to your composition. By the way, great fun watching "you" in performance with the guiro! The link to YouTube moved to other performances including a flash mob Montuno in Munich! 
   Again, thanks,  LA
   
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Works in Progress: Junior / Re: Mi Cuasi Son Montuno
« Last post by sandalwood on Yesterday at 12:45:28 PM »
Thanks for your comment.  This is basically being a learning process for me, too.  As to the Son Montuno (sub)genre, comparing to its original state as established by Arsenio Rodriguez towards mid 20th century, my piece displays a number of deviations mainly stemming from the differences in orchestral composition.  Beside the lead-singer and chorists, it is also devoid of  the equally crucial tres, the Cuban guitar/mandolin, amounting to being deprived of quite a number of "voice"s.  The trombone and timbale that I have as extras have generally found their way into orchestras even when they perform old Son Montunos. However, the flute, in my opinion, is totally alien to Son Montuno although typical of some other sub-genres. So, the piece, as it currently cruises along, tends to be a hybrid though conforming to many conventions of the Son Montuno.
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Works in Progress: Junior / Re: Mi Cuasi Son Montuno
« Last post by LA Dierker on Yesterday at 10:12:43 AM »
Enjoying listening to your composition and as I am new to the genre, learning from all comments. It will be fun to follow along as it progresses.
Thanks for posting. LA
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Works in Progress: Junior / Re: Long Piece for Orchestra and Two Violins
« Last post by LA Dierker on Yesterday at 08:51:29 AM »
Hello Paulr,   
      I really enjoyed this Long Piece for Orchestra, and yes, I agree with all of the comments made, it is worth putting into notation.
And your own suggestions of either a longer, more developed piece, or a shorter one are good ones.  I think Host's The Planets has had an effect on many of us with the amazingly powerful music, especially harmonically!
         Thank you for posting this composition and I do hope you might find time in the future for revision and notation
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