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Introduce Yourself / Re: Hi Everybody
« Last post by RJB54 on June 16, 2019, 03:24:45 PM »
Welcome. You'll find that the people here will be quite helpful with any questions you might have.
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Completed Works: Senior / Re: My String Quartet with Score PDF
« Last post by OscoBosco on June 16, 2019, 01:38:02 PM »
I'm sorry! I just posted an introduction of myself in the intro section of the forum and here are the program notes for the piece:

A prize-winning string quartet from the national Young Composer's Challenge competition, this piece was recorded at the winner's concert in Orlando, Florida 2019.

This string quartet composed during the summer of 2018, is an experimental exploration of unity and coherence in the presence of juxtaposing sections. Focusing on the smallest musical ideas and transforming them continuously in different settings, the string quartet acknowledges and deviates from sonata form. It is based on the idea of quickly swiping through a series of pictures of the same person, telling a story throughout. This piece is inspired by the music interval of the major seventh; it can be found in every transformation and turn the music takes.
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Introduce Yourself / Hi Everybody
« Last post by OscoBosco on June 16, 2019, 01:31:58 PM »
My name is Oscar and I'm an 18 year old composer. I am a pianist and mainly write for piano, but I have also written some chamber pieces in the past. I am not a fan of atonal music as I appreciate more the classical, romantic and baroque styles. My two favorite composers are Beethoven and Bach and they inspire my music a lot. Reach out if you have any questions. Thanks!
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Puzzles / Re: June 2019: name the work
« Last post by Jerry Engelbach on June 16, 2019, 11:46:01 AM »
That is a beautiful performance.
 
But while it may not use period instruments, it does use the period tuning of a half-tone flatter than today.
 
Cheers,
Jer
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Puzzles / Re: June 2019: name the work
« Last post by Ron on June 16, 2019, 11:44:28 AM »
I bookmarked it so I can listen to the whole thing when I have an anticipated uninterrupted 2 hours. :)
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Puzzles / Re: June 2019: name the work
« Last post by Michel.R.E on June 16, 2019, 11:15:48 AM »
For Ron, here's a beautiful performance of it.

Treated respectfully without going the whole "authentic" instruments crap.

The opening chords are absolutely magnificent, the suspensions, the resolutions, the tension in them. It's pure magic.

It's also a ridiculously long "Kyrie" 5-part fugue!!! I don't think it's the longest fugue or anything, but dammit, considering it's two words, it IS really long. And the 5 parts are just... it's impossible to put into words. This really is one of the great monuments of western art.

Bach B Minor Mass at the Proms 2012
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Puzzles / Re: June 2019: name the work
« Last post by Jerry Engelbach on June 16, 2019, 11:05:08 AM »
I just added Bach's Mass in B minor to my previous post.
 
The key gave it away.
 
Thanks for an intriguing puzzle. I never knew that Bach hadn't heard it during his lifetime.
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Completed Works: Senior / Re: My String Quartet with Score PDF
« Last post by Michel.R.E on June 16, 2019, 11:01:44 AM »
I'd suggest you do more than just post a link and a score.
how about talking about it? How about introducing yourself?

This isn't a "showcase" forum where you come and just drop off works and wait for praise.
It's a community, and that only works when members participate fully. Otherwise, what's the point.
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Puzzles / Re: June 2019: name the work
« Last post by Michel.R.E on June 16, 2019, 10:59:53 AM »
Jerry is close.
It depends on how the movements of the mass are divided.
Four movements... nominally sub-divided into 27...

go on, make an edumacated guess!
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