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Completed Works: Senior / Re: Violin Concerto, 1st and 2nd movements
« Last post by Michel.R.E on Yesterday at 02:08:38 PM »
thanks again, Jer.
I'm dying for the violinist who's performing it to get her hands on it.
She's already looked at the adagio but hasn't seen the 1st movement, and of course no one's seen the last movement, not even me.
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Completed Works: Senior / Re: Violin Concerto, 1st and 2nd movements
« Last post by Jerry Engelbach on Yesterday at 01:50:17 PM »
Michel,


Actually, I have listened to it, and followed the score. It's a terrific violin solo. Playing it on the piano was extra.


I've also read your tutorials on orchestrating, which I found illuminating. I'm catching up on earlier posts.


Cheers,
Jer
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Completed Works: Senior / Re: Violin Concerto, 1st and 2nd movements
« Last post by Michel.R.E on Yesterday at 12:24:56 PM »
Thank-you, Jer.

Just in case you missed it, there is a recording in the original post which gives a good idea of what it's supposed to sound like.
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Completed Works: Senior / Re: Violin Concerto, 1st and 2nd movements
« Last post by Jerry Engelbach on Yesterday at 12:20:34 PM »
Ah, that is so nice, Michel. I played through your reduction (just the accompaniment — not enough fingers to encompass the solo violin).
 
To get close to the actual sound, I used the strings voice on my keyboard.
 
I found it deceptively simple, mainly triads over bass notes, and quartals.
 
The slow movement comp in itself is a beautiful piece.
 
Cheers,
Jer
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Completed Works: Senior / Re: Violin Concerto, 1st and 2nd movements
« Last post by Michel.R.E on Yesterday at 07:04:38 AM »
For those who might find it easier to follow along, I've attached the piano/violin "reduction" score to the original post.
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General Forum Topics / Re: Line Spacing Problem
« Last post by Jerry Engelbach on October 18, 2017, 12:48:35 PM »
Music is the art.
Fear not the typing issues.
Spacing means nothing.
Well, to be positive about it, since that space is wide enough to drive a truck through and I do need parking for my van ...

Wait. I just discovered that if I put a blank space between paragraphs the spacing reverts to the correct size.
 
I guess the extra space just wanted attention.

Cheers,
Jer
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General Forum Topics / Re: Line Spacing Problem
« Last post by Jerry Engelbach on October 18, 2017, 12:36:49 PM »
strange.
the spacing looks fine to me.

even the double

the double in yours DOES seem to be giving a triple carriage return, however.


like so.
Yes.


I feel it's a personal failure.


Just look at that ^.


Cheers,
Jer
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General Forum Topics / Re: Line Spacing Problem
« Last post by tbmartin on October 18, 2017, 05:45:13 AM »
Music is the art.
Fear not the typing issues.
Spacing means nothing.
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Completed Works: Senior / Re: Very short orchestral work
« Last post by Ron on October 17, 2017, 08:17:22 PM »
Hey Pat,

I will be out of the Delian Society one way or the other. I find some of its members so offensive that I refuse to read anything they write. I stayed on only out of respect for Joe. The poll on who would remain as a member was mine and it confirmed what I had suspected: there are less than 6 people really interested in keeping it going, hardly a viable number. As for their philosophy, I've always felt they were flogging a horse that has been dead so long that they are beating its skeleton.

Cheers!
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Completed Works: Senior / Re: Very short orchestral work
« Last post by Patrick O'Keefe on October 17, 2017, 08:00:06 PM »
I have no choice about the length, Jer. They specifically said 1 1/2 minutes maximum and it clocks in a 1:32 when I play back. Last time they tried to stick a constraint like this on me, I stood my ground and my submission was very well received. However, this one goes via the Delian Society instead of directly to the orchestra and they are sticklers. I am very tired on the fanaticism of the Delian group and intend to drop out, but I wanted this last kick at the can before I go.

But, thanks for the encouragement because I have been struggling for a long time to finish anything. Maybe this one is worth the effort of adding a second theme and development.
There's no reason not to present this short version to the Delians but have a longer, more developed version for some other occasion.  It's a beautiful little piece as it stands but could certainly stand as the basis for a larger work.

I'm undecided about submitting a piece for the Delian collection.  If I don't then you get a few more seconds.  :)

Regarding the Delian Society itself, there was a recent suggestion of a new collaborative composition effort.  “Historicist music” was mentioned although not directly tied to the suggestion.  4 of the 6 responses were along the lines of "I don't compose historicist music”.  I think there may be hope for the group.  There will be even more hope if you don't drop out.
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