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RJB54

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Re: humoresques
« Reply #45 on: June 10, 2018, 04:54:56 PM »
I was just able to listen to movements 5,6, and 7.

I find 5 and 6 to be nice and expressive pieces. I don't find them to be very humorous (maybe I'm missing the joke). They are both quite good though.

7 is a good finish to the suite, jocular and upbeat.

All in all a nice set of pieces, quite enjoyable. Good work.
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Re: humoresques
« Reply #46 on: June 22, 2018, 05:19:26 PM »
Having fun with the Acappella app on my iPad... here's a short (poorly-rehearsed and with a misbehaving reed...) excerpt of the fourth movement.

Just to satisfy the curiosity of what four english horns sound like!

Movement IV excerpt
« Last Edit: June 22, 2018, 05:21:09 PM by flint »
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Re: humoresques
« Reply #47 on: June 22, 2018, 07:23:02 PM »
Just to satisfy the curiosity of what four english horns sound like!

I always wondered what Canada Geese in heat sounded like.
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Re: humoresques
« Reply #48 on: June 22, 2018, 08:46:40 PM »
QUACK!
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Re: humoresques
« Reply #49 on: June 25, 2018, 08:01:17 AM »
Having fun with the Acappella app on my iPad... here's a short (poorly-rehearsed and with a misbehaving reed...) excerpt of the fourth movement.

Just to satisfy the curiosity of what four english horns sound like!

Movement IV excerpt

Entertaining!  BTW, listened/read Galop today.  Inspired by your use of time changes, accel, and various rhythmic figures.

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Re: humoresques
« Reply #50 on: June 26, 2018, 07:33:54 AM »
Thanks Clay!

I realized a long time ago that in my works, the most important thing is harmony and rhythm. Melody is secondary (melody is overrated! :laugh: ).
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Re: humoresques
« Reply #51 on: June 26, 2018, 10:31:50 AM »
I had never heard of the "A Capella" app until you mentioned it here. That was a heroic effort harmonizing yourself with the misbehaving english horn :) But seriously, this delightful piece needs a professional performance - any chance that will happen?

Jay
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Re: humoresques
« Reply #52 on: June 26, 2018, 04:26:28 PM »
Thanks Jay - first performance will be in early October. I'm discussing with the group in taking it to the IDRS convention in 2019 as well, with perhaps a few additional works for the same ensembleh.
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