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Completed Works: Senior / Re: Seven Preludes for Rainy Days (1 of 2)
« Last post by Tónskáld on Yesterday at 06:07:48 PM »
Thanks to you both!

Yes, Jer, I found it on IMSLP. It's still under copyright here (in the US) but I'll pretend I'm a Canadian student of music while I'm looking at it. I have a killer English Canadian accent (and I speak French with a Quebecois accent), so I'll just plead guilty and say I'm "sore-y." ;)

***Edit: This post is misleading. My native English is with an American accent. I can imitate a Canadian accent pretty well.
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Completed Works: Senior / Re: Seven Preludes for Rainy Days (1 of 2)
« Last post by Jerry Engelbach on Yesterday at 05:52:43 PM »
Well, if you feel Schott is price gouging (as I do) you can download it for free from IMSLP.
 
https://imslp.org/wiki/When_Lilacs_last_in_the_Door-yard_Bloom%27d_(Hindemith%2C_Paul)
 
It is available there despite the fact that it's still under copyright in the US and EU. I don't know about Canada.
 
Cheers,
Jer
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Completed Works: Senior / Re: Seven Preludes for Rainy Days (1 of 2)
« Last post by Michel.R.E on Yesterday at 05:23:28 PM »
oh god, forget it.
just the vocal score, last time I checked, was $200 US.
the publisher is Schott, renowned for their serious price gouging.
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Completed Works: Senior / Re: Seven Preludes for Rainy Days (1 of 2)
« Last post by Tónskáld on Yesterday at 05:05:31 PM »
That was some fine counterpoint! I want to hunt down the score so I can get a better understanding of what was going on.
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Completed Works: Senior / Re: Seven Preludes for Rainy Days (1 of 2)
« Last post by Michel.R.E on Yesterday at 02:59:28 PM »
ah, teh part I wanted to link to starts at 24 minutes. the grand fugue "Lo, Body and Soul".
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Completed Works: Senior / Re: Seven Preludes for Rainy Days (1 of 2)
« Last post by Tónskáld on Yesterday at 01:13:29 PM »
The link did pull up the piece, but it started from the beginning. That's no problem... I'm sure an hour of Hindemith never hurt anyone!  ;)
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Completed Works: Senior / Re: Seven Preludes for Rainy Days (1 of 2)
« Last post by Michel.R.E on Yesterday at 11:28:04 AM »
I'm going to try and link the big fugue from Hindemith's Requiem (Youtube seems to have changed how things are linked)

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/_Iu6xW8oT1Y" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe>

oh well, this is screwed up but... click on the linky part of the above address (the youtube.com/embed part) and it should open a new window for you at the right spot in the score.

Hindemith has always been a huge influence on my own music, even though I am also not particularly fond of Germanic music (with a few very rare exceptions.) My other main inspiration has always been Samuel Barber, whom I had hoped to study with when I was younger.
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Completed Works: Senior / Re: Seven Preludes for Rainy Days (1 of 2)
« Last post by mjf1947 on July 19, 2019, 08:39:32 AM »


What would a composer be, after all, if he didn't write music he enjoyed himself?

My sentiments as well~! :)

Mark
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Completed Works: Senior / Re: Seven Preludes for Rainy Days (1 of 2)
« Last post by Tónskáld on July 19, 2019, 07:31:28 AM »
Thanks for your comments, Mark! There are indeed some "jazz" chords in these pieces. I'm not a jazz fan per se, but I do like using those 7ths, 9ths, 11ths, 13ths, etc. in moderation. It just adds another layer to the music while at the same time providing that added edgy dissonance my soul adores.

What would a composer be, after all, if he didn't write music he enjoyed himself?
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Completed Works: Senior / Re: Seven Preludes for Rainy Days (1 of 2)
« Last post by mjf1947 on July 19, 2019, 06:52:37 AM »
Hi .... I have a slightly different take on the preludes:

To my ears .... Prelude #1and #2 are bit "Jazzy" in their harmonies and movement.

Prelude #3 - definitely a I hear a little Satie .... and still a strong jazz element in the writing.  Quite Charming .... An Umbrellas of Cherbourg feel to it.

Prelude #4 ... yes ... it's Bach in feel .... yet I still feel lurking underneath a bit of Jazz.  My personal preference would have been to bring out this hidden "Jazz" feel.  Similar to Michel I felt the mid section was not adequately connected to the overall feel of the work. 

Are you a hidden Jazz aficionado?

Overall quite an ambitious project~!

Mark
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