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mjf1947

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Triology for English Horn and Strings
« on: April 08, 2019, 07:24:54 AM »
I decided to work on the composition once more.

I did some judicial editing - key changes to enhance play ability  etc ... and of course tweaks in phrases and notes.

I have a fond place for this piece.

The work is in three stories (sections) ..... a young man on the way to meet his gal.

Wondering About You

Your Presence within

Arms About You


The last section a simple waltz and embrace.

All comments welcome.  I haven't shared this one with my mentor as yet.

It is a composition I would like to continue to work on.

Mark
« Last Edit: April 08, 2019, 07:27:19 AM by mjf1947 »

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Re: Triology for English Horn and Strings
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2019, 06:34:50 AM »
A very pleasant, enjoyable, piece.

I did think it tended to be a little samey though. Some contrasting material along the way would be good. Maybe not even new material, perhaps some relatively quick modulatory digressions would do the trick.

You have a lot of engraving issues at the moment. There are collisions, errant slurs, and crescendos and diminuendos with no dynamics indicating how much louder or softer the player should go.

I would definately continue work on this polishing it further and making it even better.
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Re: Triology for English Horn and Strings
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2019, 07:45:56 AM »
A very pleasant, enjoyable, piece.

I did think it tended to be a little samey though. Some contrasting material along the way would be good. Maybe not even new material, perhaps some relatively quick modulatory digressions would do the trick.

You have a lot of engraving issues at the moment. There are collisions, errant slurs, and crescendos and diminuendos with no dynamics indicating how much louder or softer the player should go.

I would definately continue work on this polishing it further and making it even better.

Thanks for the review.

I agree some new material definitely would enhance the piece.  I'll attend to the engraving issues.

And Yes .... Pleasant is a good description of the work.  The work is meant to be a pleasant walk down the street on a sunny day while thinking lovely thoughts.

Mark

PS: I already started to enhance the second section .... looking forward to meeting with my mentor in 2 weeks.  :angel:
      This surely is a great forum...it keeps me going.  8)




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Re: Triology for English Horn and Strings
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2019, 09:25:14 AM »
Hi Mark

This piece obviously comes from a good place. I can imagine a stroll with my gal.

I like the second section a great deal! A nice contrast to the first section. The third section ... maybe some brief tempo changes rit and accell.? Or maybe a little more rhythmic play between the eng horn and viola? They would still be dancing together, but be separate people.

Thanks for sharing !

Mark
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