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Re: 411 Fanfare - The Eagle Reborn
« Reply #15 on: September 15, 2016, 06:09:04 PM »
Hi Terence,

Finally tearing myself away from obsessing over the current project and taking a look/listen at what others have been posting. This is the second piece I've run into today that I thought I had commented on, but don't see anything so apparently not. :)

I like this very much. It has a feeling of freshness and newness and uplifting energy that I found quite contagious (I've been humming the opening theme all afternoon - the other Costco shoppers must have thought I was an escapee from some institution :)).

I don't usually make technical comments as there are many on the forum with far stronger backgrounds than I (I once made a suggestion to Foss, that he incorporated, that turned out to be a bad idea, IMO; so better to be restrained in the future, I think), but I would echo the comments about toning down the percussion a bit. By the time the piece ended I was just ignoring it, and so the effect is lost, I think.

But otherwise a nice piece of work. And congratulations on your upcoming performance and the opportunity to fine-tune the piece with an experienced pro! I'm sure I have lots of company here on the junior board in being envious!

Hopefully you'll be able to post a recording of the performance...

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That means that you can look at a piece of a puzzle for three whole days, you can believe that you know all there is to know about its colouring and its shape, and be no further ahead than when you started. The only thing that counts is the ability to link this piece to other pieces...

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Re: 411 Fanfare - The Eagle Reborn
« Reply #16 on: September 16, 2016, 05:47:08 AM »
Nice work, indeed.  The composition certainly reflects your intent, very positive, uplifting, powerful.....  Congratulations.
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Re: 411 Fanfare - The Eagle Reborn
« Reply #17 on: October 11, 2016, 09:15:38 AM »
Updates posted in the new Concert Band/Wind Ensemble , Compositions section:
Terence Martin

Tools: Finale 2003 on Windows XP
Day job: Actuary
Composing/Arranging output: mostly sax quartets
Goal: Improve quantity and quality of concert band compositions.
Play: Saxophones (all, but tenor primary), Bass Clarinet, Piano (poorly)