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whitebark

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Minuet (movement 3) of my Classical Symphony
« on: June 22, 2018, 02:03:52 PM »
After a heavy session of rework, I now present the third movement of my Classical Symphony, "Minuet". This piece follows the usual structure of a minuet, with a few modifications. Oddly, I wrote this movement first - the others followed later. 

I think the movement is more or less finished, so I consider it a completed work.

-Jay

Sound:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/j5w54wj34622ao6/Classical%20symph%20mvt3%20v14.mp3?dl=0

PDF:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/x69bagpyq8lrfb4/Minuet%20v14.pdf?dl=0

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Re: Minuet (movement 3) of my Classical Symphony
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2018, 04:16:53 PM »
Jay,

Lovely …. I don't know what it is …. however, I keep hearing the romantic film score genre of the 1930's in your work… with a definite English flavor to the compositions.  (Also hidden in the work a slight feeling/touch of Respighi.)


The orchestration works quite well … I really like the opening with the clarinets supporting the upper winds with a light melodic line.

Mark


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Re: Minuet (movement 3) of my Classical Symphony
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2018, 11:52:59 AM »
Thanks for listening, Mark.  This movement is a light and fluffy piece of music to be sure, but Minuets usually are. Well, time to work on something else..

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Re: Minuet (movement 3) of my Classical Symphony
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2018, 12:07:30 PM »
Jay,
 
Light and fluffy it might be in tone, but the orchestration is expert and weighty.
 
Beautiful work.
 
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Re: Minuet (movement 3) of my Classical Symphony
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2018, 05:03:08 AM »
Jay,
 I enjoyed it, too.  Very nice.  What notation software and sound libraries did you use?

Update: Ah, found the answers in your IVth movement post.

Clay
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Re: Minuet (movement 3) of my Classical Symphony
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2018, 09:03:25 AM »
A very fitting addition to the other mvts, in my opinion. Witty and well-crafted. Congratulations Jay!

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Re: Minuet (movement 3) of my Classical Symphony
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2018, 08:22:41 PM »
Clay,
Yes, the sound was created with Sibelius and the Noteperformer 3 plug-in. The more I work with it, the more I sense that version 3 of Noteperformer works better in many subtle ways.

Actually there is a complication to this: I actually create the scores using Musescore, which has become quite a bit better over the years, although perhaps not up to the level of Finale and the other score creation software out there.  Somehow I can't bring myself to learn Sibelius enough to use it to create scores...it just seems hard to use.  After creating a score with Musescore, I export it to Sibelius using the MusicXml format, then render the sound there.

Reha, thanks for listening.  I'm quite happy how the  Minuet movement is turning out.  There is a second movement to this little symphony, but I'm hesitant to introduce it quite yet.

Jay

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Re: Minuet (movement 3) of my Classical Symphony
« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2018, 05:39:17 PM »
I don't know if I would call this 'light and fluffy'. To me it sounds like a classical pastiche written by a 20th century French composer (Ravel perhaps); diatonic but with little quirky touches that stop it from being just a simple imitation.

Well done.
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