Recent Posts

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 10
1
Works in Progress: Junior / Re: String Quartet - revisited
« Last post by Jerry Engelbach on Today at 04:50:06 PM »
Mark,
 
It's really nice, Mark. Good variety, quirky rhythms. It looks like it'll be fun to play.
 
Cheers,
Jer
2
Works in Progress: Junior / Re: String Quartet - revisited
« Last post by mjf1947 on Today at 01:04:32 PM »
Well I met with my mentor today via Zoom ..... He really liked the work..  He ask me to expand it (sonata form).  He wants to perform it when we get the orchestra going again.

After our orchestra season - we host a summer string festival in June and that's where it will be performed.

Mark

3
Works in Progress: Junior / Re: Afternoon Hymn - Flute Quartet
« Last post by mjf1947 on Today at 10:15:34 AM »
Jer,

Good suggestions ............ the work is still underdeveloped - so I have plenty of room to grow here.

And yes .... it's supposed to have that feel to it ...... I was not specifically thinking Copland; however, more so in the Quaker tradition which of course Copland used so wonderfully.

Thanks for the review.

Mark

PS: Just had a meeting with my mentor ....... lots of work ahead developing the thematic materiel.   ;D  Oh what fun!

4
Works in Progress: Junior / Re: Afternoon Hymn - Flute Quartet
« Last post by Jerry Engelbach on Today at 09:29:24 AM »
Mark,
 
The sound is very pretty. The piece is kind of Copland-ish.
 
The themes are a little bland. They make me want to hear more definitive melody, and more give and take among the different registers.
 
Cheers,
Jer
5
Works in Progress: Junior / Afternoon Hymn - Flute Quartet
« Last post by mjf1947 on Yesterday at 09:51:07 AM »
In keeping with my activities these last few weeks .... I pulled up an old work from 4+ years ago.

I have begun to re-work it with new eyes.

So here is where I am at this moment.

It has not been shared with my mentor as yet.  I will do so tomorrow.

All comments most welcome.

Mark

https://app.box.com/s/lid26mj4not64grj4jzo8mjvdgnvks8r   mp3
6
Challenges / Re: Perfect 5ths challenge
« Last post by gogreen on Yesterday at 06:46:29 AM »
Quote
I like it as a percussive piece. I imagine it would sound quite different with wind instruments, although it is kind of brassy.

I agree with you, Jer. Thanks.

Art
7
Challenges / Re: Perfect 5ths challenge
« Last post by Jerry Engelbach on August 10, 2020, 01:30:06 PM »
Art,
 
I like it as a percussive piece. I imagine it would sound quite different with wind instruments, although it is kind of brassy.
 
Cheers,
Jer
8
Challenges / Re: Perfect 5ths challenge
« Last post by gogreen on August 10, 2020, 05:31:25 AM »
Thank you, Mark. It may take a while, but I will post the concert band work after I've revised it. From what I'm hearing in my head these days, it'll be a wind ensemble piece.
9
Challenges / Re: Perfect 5ths challenge
« Last post by mjf1947 on August 09, 2020, 07:36:28 PM »
Hi Art .... I really like this side of you.................. ;D

More please.............................

Mark
10
Challenges / Re: Perfect 5ths challenge
« Last post by gogreen on August 09, 2020, 07:26:53 PM »
Interesting assignment--and serendipitous! Reminded me instantly of a concert band piece I wrote in 1976 purely as an experiment. I've attached a snippet of that piece. After writing it, I literally put it in a drawer for some 30 years. I entered it into Finale around 2008 and let it sit again. I didn't work on it because I thought it wasn't quite right. This forum challenge made me take another look, so I might work on the piece again--44 years in the making!

Score
https://app.box.com/s/w3sdnokxgyuf3sys333n1pohx3vmaxdj

MP3
https://app.box.com/s/jcbfc0bnz3v78h6ahinl5m5n1pz2sij6
Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 10