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Medievalwarfare

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Rain
« on: November 24, 2018, 02:25:06 PM »
This is my first time doing orchestration. I watched several videos on YouTube and talked to friends who play some of these instruments to better understand how to create the sound I want. That sound I want is...rain.

This piece intends to recreate every aspect of a storm from thunder and lightning to the rain itself. The beginning is complete with piccolo creating wind sounds while percussion simulates thunder, but the song currently ends early into the A section. I haven't worked on this piece in a week or two, but I do intend to finish it.

I will take all the advice I can get on this piece.

Score:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/z3a6819n6q7uy8s/Rain.pdf?dl=0

Recording:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/kou0adgmp37aa3s/Rain%20Recording.mp3?dl=0

RJB54

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Re: Rain
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2018, 07:32:54 AM »
There is some interesting potential here, I'll be interested in hearing what you do with it further.

I suggest that you double the notation and halve the measures. This does not feel like a piece which is Largo quarter = 50 what with all of the 32nd and 64th notes and all. This should be Allegro quarter = 100 (at least).

Also your flute and piccolo parts are too low. In actual performance the performers will be (to borrow an expression for Micheal) miming a performance which will be inaudible.
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Medievalwarfare

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Re: Rain
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2018, 09:28:02 AM »
There is some interesting potential here, I'll be interested in hearing what you do with it further.

I suggest that you double the notation and halve the measures. This does not feel like a piece which is Largo quarter = 50 what with all of the 32nd and 64th notes and all. This should be Allegro quarter = 100 (at least).

Also your flute and piccolo parts are too low. In actual performance the performers will be (to borrow an expression for Micheal) miming a performance which will be inaudible.

I understand the suggestion you made about the tempo and the notation, but I am writing this piece in musescore. To change the note values of the entire piece would take me a long time. Can you suggest a better software or some other way to fix this problem?

RJB54

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Re: Rain
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2018, 11:14:20 AM »
Most of the people on this site use Finale, and most of those that don't use Finale seem to use Sibelius.
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whitebark

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Re: Rain
« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2018, 04:08:55 PM »
Welcome to Compose Forums, MW!   To get a richer sound, you should divide your woodwinds into first and second parts, like Flute 1 and Flute 2.  Then have them play different notes, as much as possible. You can use your woodwind pairs to fill out chords, play a melodic line in parallel intervals (often a  third), or you can have them play different melodies in counterpoint.

Jay


Medievalwarfare

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Re: Rain
« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2018, 07:48:38 PM »
Welcome to Compose Forums, MW!   To get a richer sound, you should divide your woodwinds into first and second parts, like Flute 1 and Flute 2.  Then have them play different notes, as much as possible. You can use your woodwind pairs to fill out chords, play a melodic line in parallel intervals (often a  third), or you can have them play different melodies in counterpoint.

Jay

Thank you for the suggestion.