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Completed Works: Junior / Sarabande (Classical Symphony 2nd movement)
« Last post by whitebark on Yesterday at 07:29:01 PM »
This second movement of my Classical Symphony borrows the idea of a slow, melancholy Sarabande from Britten's Simple Symphony - a slow, stately dance in 3/4 time. There's little in the way of modernism in this movement.  It is rather serious throughout, unlike the other movements.  The cellos introduce the main melody ala Brahms.

mp3:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/o7080j4hjuc8daw/Classical%20Symph%20mvt2%20v15.mp3?dl=0

Score:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/cle115aqtc2bqte/Sarabande%20v15.pdf?dl=0

Well, this completes the reworking of all of the Classical Symphony movements, except for the addition of an extended fugue in the last movement, something that Michel suggested.  Perhaps, I will take that fugue project up in the future. For your listening pleasure, I combined all of the movements into one big mp3 file, so you can listen to the whole 22 minute work uninterrupted:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/0b89nsrx69c48nn/Classical%20Symphony.mp3?dl=0

-Jay
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Chit Chat / Music and Medicine
« Last post by Ron on Yesterday at 01:02:50 PM »
Interesting article I attached. When I lived in Wakefield 14+ years ago Carol Wiebe played a couple of my works in a concert. I had no idea she was an MD. I just knew her as a pianist.


http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/musical-doctors-ottawa-concert-health-1.4748367
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The latest twist: they have found a bassoonist ... but he can make it for only one rehearsal.  I suspect I am going to regret the section toward the end (rehearsal mark I) where the music comes to a dead stop followed by an accelerando where the instruments enter one by one.  Easy if one person is "conducting"; chaos if each decides his or her own interpretation of accelerando.
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I sort of feel like I'm misrepresenting the piece by saying it's for "wind quintet".  Yes, there are 5 players there, but that's not exactly what "wind quintet" usually implies.

As long as it's not five kazoo players, I'm open to your liberal definition.
 
Cheers,
Jer
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An "interesting" twist.   Yesterday morning I got an email saying essentially, "We don't have a bassoonist for the program.  Can you rewrite the part for bass clarinet?".   That was a pretty trivial change but it makes me a little nervous.  Seems a bit late to find that out.   I'm glad this is not a difficult piece.

I sort of feel like I'm misrepresenting the piece by saying it's for "wind quintet".  Yes, there are 5 players there, but that's not exactly what "wind quintet" usually implies.

 
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Completed Works: Senior / Re: "Episodes for Wind Qintet" - mostly complete
« Last post by whitebark on July 14, 2018, 02:45:10 PM »
The Octava concert, which features Patrick's wind piece, is coming up in one week!  Looks like an interesting program. I'll try to attend the concert.

-Jay
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Works in Progress: Junior / Re: El Circo de Ninos
« Last post by Jerry Engelbach on July 14, 2018, 10:57:51 AM »
I know you meant Jay, not Jer.
 
Cheers,
Jer
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Chit Chat / Re: Emiliano Manna - Prelude "Tarantella?" in C Major
« Last post by sandalwood on July 14, 2018, 06:22:47 AM »
Thanks Jamie! A bit on the nervous and athletic side for me, though :)
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Chit Chat / Re: Emiliano Manna - Prelude "Tarantella?" in C Major
« Last post by gogreen on July 14, 2018, 05:47:36 AM »
Yup. That was exciting! Thanks!
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