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Completed Works: Junior / Re: Frolic!
« Last post by Jerry Engelbach on Today at 05:53:56 PM »
It sounds as if the strings and harpsichord have their own separate voices, so yes, it would be helpful to see a score that shows that.
I second Jay's advice about making the piece more varied and more accessible to real players.
When I try to access your YouTube link I get this error message:
"Sorry, this content isn't available right now
The link you followed may have expired, or the page may only be visible to an audience you're not in."
Completed Works: Junior / Re: Frolic!
« Last post by whitebark on Today at 04:15:03 PM »
Hi Lee,
Your music has a lively, neo-Baroque sound that is pleasant to listen to. As it stands, your piece could serve effectively as a background for a movie scene perhaps. To make it a more effective concert piece, you may need to add more structure, dynamics, prominent melodies, etc. The emphasis in this forum is human-playable music, thus Michel's request for a traditional score.

The next lesson is out on Youtube. Alan is really starting with the basics - this lesson is about first species counterpoint. Most of us have seen this before, but it's always good to review the basics.
Completed Works: Junior / Re: Lay Down Your Head ... Clarinet with Piano
« Last post by mjf1947 on Yesterday at 11:59:58 AM »

Here's slide/video presentation of the music.

Hope you enjoy it.

Completed Works: Junior / Re: Frolic!
« Last post by Michel.R.E on Yesterday at 05:34:38 AM »
I'd much rather see this as a score properly divided up with the instruments each to their own staff.
Completed Works: Junior / Frolic!
« Last post by Lee Merrill on March 22, 2018, 12:06:34 PM »
A piece I did back in 1997 for a combined harpsichord / string sound...

Works in Progress: Senior / Re: 5 Bagatelles - an orchestration project
« Last post by Patrick O'Keefe on March 21, 2018, 04:58:00 PM »
All previous links in this thread are now obsolete and will probably not work soon.  Here is a new link.
It goes to a folder called "Five Short Pieces".  There is still some historical relationship between the 5 orchestral pieces and the 5 piano pieces but that relationship has gotten pretty tenuous.  These are now orchestral pieces in their own right.

I'm now into score cleanup mode but I'm sure I'll make more compositional changes before I'm done.  I'm also thinking about "program notes" - some sort of meaningful description of these pieces.  And I've added meaningless titles to them:
  • Introductory Comments
  • Daydreams
  • Indecisive Waltz
  • Unwelcome Memories
  • Games

I'm changing the name of #3 to "Uncertain Waltz" but won't upload a new version to just reflect that change.
Chit Chat / Re: Musical Recommendations thread
« Last post by whitebark on March 21, 2018, 10:57:10 AM »
Ahh, that Canzonetta is lovely!
Chit Chat / Re: Musical Recommendations thread
« Last post by Michel.R.E on March 19, 2018, 02:11:57 PM »
I missed his birthday this year, dealing with a couple of issues of my own.

So to honour one of the great composers of the 20th century, the last notes from his pen:

Canzonetta for oboe and strings
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