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whitebark

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Divertimento Part II for solo flute and strings
« on: October 10, 2020, 03:27:32 PM »
** Note - discussion has been moved to Completed Works -Junior ***


I am pleased to introduce the second and final part of the Divertimento.  Way back when, I actually wrote a third slow movement for this piece, but its slow, sad, minor key flavor did not fit in with what one would expect for a Divertimento.  It is amazing how little I had to tinker with structure and harmonies of the  1991 score.  Most of the work I had to do was "counterpoint repair", using the principles of species counterpoint to fix the old "note salad" counterpoint. I also did a lot of reorchestration - moving parts up and down to reinforce melodies and such.

The score is still a bit of a mess, I'll clean it up eventually.   

Score: (generated by Sibelius).  There is also a score attached below for Dropbox haters.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/zpawhbpqxke8ix8/divertimento%20Part%20II%20V4%20-%20Full%20Score.pdf?dl=0

Sound (created by Sibelius and NotePerformer 3):

https://www.dropbox.com/s/k4y7l2fym774wpc/divertimento%20Part%20II%20V4.mp3?dl=0

And here is the complete two part composition for your uninterrupted listening pleasure:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/4ww6k0b7kopmjd0/Divertimento%20Complete%20%20v2.mp3?dl=0

-Jay



« Last Edit: October 11, 2020, 03:31:46 PM by whitebark »

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Re: Divertimento Part II for solo flute and strings
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2020, 10:04:34 AM »
Jay,

The balance seems be off in the recording ... the strings are dominant.  Now is due to the heavy orchestration in the strings ... or the mixer? 

At times it feels as if the Flute is trying to emerge and stand out alone; however, the Flute line not having more alone solo time ..... or more time echoing the themes in the string ...seems a bit buried.

The thematic material itself is quite nice and energetic .... with a optimistic glow.

Mark

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Re: Divertimento Part II for solo flute and strings
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2020, 03:14:28 PM »
Hi Mark, thanks for listening. I created a new recording with the flute level increased.  I also made a few changes to the score to increase its prominence - including adding a solo cadenza toward the end.

I'm moving this score to the Completed Works - Junior forum as it seems pretty complete. Make further comments there.

Jay
« Last Edit: October 12, 2020, 03:46:42 PM by whitebark »