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Completed Works: Junior / Quartal Bells for Wind Quintet - finished version
« Last post by whitebark on Yesterday at 02:20:23 PM »
Just in time for the holidays, here is the finished version of my Quartal Bells for Wind Quintet.  With the overwhelming storm of Christmas music on the airwaves and everywhere else, it was inevitable that it would seep into my brain and affect my composing.  This is the the slightly non-traditional result:

Score:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/grhvl5hssu87nhi/Quartal%20Bells%20v2.pdf?dl=0

Recording:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/sfcid8iov99qx9i/Quartal%20Bells%20v2.mp3?dl=0

Happy holidays!

Jay
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Completed Works: Junior / Re: Old Song - Oboe Cello
« Last post by mjf1947 on Yesterday at 11:37:25 AM »
Hey thanks for the suggestions.

I like the modal mood/feel.....and possibilities.

Probably should have posted it in the work in progress section.

Mark
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Completed Works: Junior / Re: Old Song - Oboe Cello
« Last post by whitebark on December 11, 2018, 04:13:06 PM »
Mark, your duet has a nice modal, folk-music sound with a nostalgic feel. The harmony is very static, of course. That will make it hard to sustain listener interest for long.  To avoid a rambling effect, perhaps shape the melody a bit more and identify climax points?  Alan Belkin emphasizes the importance of melodic arc in music. A good melody has a climatic point, usually the highest note.  The rest of the melody works up to it, and away from it.  Also it might be good to use more imitation between your two voices (you do that some already, I see).   If nothing else, that forces the two voices to be equally interesting.

Jay
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Completed Works: Junior / Old Song - Oboe Cello
« Last post by mjf1947 on December 11, 2018, 08:55:07 AM »
Hi and good wishes to all in this holiday season.

Here's a short duet I wrote last night for oboe and cello.

I think it has some nice moments and I plan to expand it to a woodwind quintet.

Hope you like the sentiment within.

Mark
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Works in Progress: Junior / Re: Quartal Bells for Wind Quintet
« Last post by LA Dierker on December 11, 2018, 08:50:54 AM »
What fun Jay! As a clarinetist, love your writing for the ensemble...waiting for the downbeat!...more coming I hope.  LA
 
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Works in Progress: Junior / Re: Quartal Bells for Wind Quintet
« Last post by sandalwood on December 10, 2018, 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 :)
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Works in Progress: Junior / Re: Quartal Bells for Wind Quintet
« Last post by whitebark on December 10, 2018, 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
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Chit Chat / Messiah
« Last post by mjf1947 on December 10, 2018, 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
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Works in Progress: Junior / Re: Quartal Bells for Wind Quintet
« Last post by mjf1947 on December 10, 2018, 11:52:40 AM »
 ;D I like it~! 

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

Mark
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