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Ron

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Re: December 2015 excerpt discussion
« Reply #15 on: December 08, 2015, 07:21:15 AM »
Back to the passage at hand: it takes discipline to write such a long self-sustaining single (or duo) line without leaning on an accompaniment. It is a technique I have always admired.
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Re: December 2015 excerpt discussion
« Reply #16 on: December 08, 2015, 07:34:47 AM »
Back to the passage at hand: it takes discipline to write such a long self-sustaining single (or duo) line without leaning on an accompaniment. It is a technique I have always admired.


Yes! This is one of the things that has always particularly struck me about this passage.
Not only the long self-sustaining line, but also the amount of implied harmony in the solo passage.
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Re: December 2015 excerpt discussion
« Reply #17 on: December 08, 2015, 07:39:37 AM »
That's a great point Ron.   I think discipline is a good way to say it too.  I think the temptation would be to let things wander and become aimless.  You would certainly want to have your goal firmly in mind. 
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Re: December 2015 excerpt discussion
« Reply #18 on: January 05, 2016, 09:55:04 AM »
This is a style much to my liking with its stark harmonic language and such bare instrumentation. Hopefully Michel will elucidate the composer/work after the discussion.

I have grown rash and itches due to acute curiosity and still waiting :(

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Re: December 2015 excerpt discussion
« Reply #19 on: January 05, 2016, 11:02:47 AM »
I haven't yet chosen a January excerpt for us to discuss...
so I won't identify this excerpt until then (hopefully only a matter of days... a lotion should help with that rash ;) )
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Re: December 2015 excerpt discussion
« Reply #20 on: January 05, 2016, 11:40:47 AM »
the answer to the December mystery is in the first post of the January excerpt.
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Re: December 2015 excerpt discussion
« Reply #21 on: January 12, 2016, 05:07:06 PM »
I hope this is an appropriate place to make this little announcement: if you haven't lately checked Thomas Goss/Orchestration Online, here is a link to some good stuff on J Williams' music

http://orchestrationonline.com/category/orchestration-reviews/