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whitebark

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The Canyon Part V: Vishnu
« on: November 20, 2020, 11:21:31 AM »
At last, here is the final movement of "The Canyon".  The Vishnu movement starts out with slow introduction much like Coconino, then launches into a faster section in 7/8 time.  Fugato-like passages alternate with noisy sections with a pounding piano ostinato. Structurally this is sort of a rondo.  The finale of the piece is suitably fast and raucous.

Updated 11/23

The Score (Musescore 3.5)
https://www.dropbox.com/s/kxseqvad6790osd/The%20Canyon-%20Vishnu%20V8.pdf?dl=0

The Recording (NP 3)
https://www.dropbox.com/s/4y58jev2qxkq3ic/The%20Canyon-%20Vishnu%20V9.mp3?dl=0

The Complete Canyon Suite recording (warning:  35 minutes long!):
https://www.dropbox.com/s/zrus41sxbaqlsyf/The%20Canyon-complete%20v9.mp3?dl=0

Regards,
Jay
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Re: The Canyon Part V: Vishnu
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2020, 07:43:03 PM »
Jay .... lots so of fun here indeed.   ;D

A very cinematic score... I can easily picture the action with enthusiastic thematic material and orchestration.  :)

My other observation ... I think you can still throw some curveballs in the score ... to create some unexpected moments.  :o

Mark

 

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Re: The Canyon Part V: Vishnu
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2020, 01:55:34 AM »
Yes, great fun! Another purebred Whitebark movement...Among many other passages, I love the transition around 2:50. Again, good orchestration throughout.

I think that's been a really successful suite altogether.

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Re: The Canyon Part V: Vishnu
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2020, 09:41:44 AM »
Thanks for the listen, Mark and Reha. It's been a lot of fun fixing up this old 1990 era score and making it presentable and musical.  This is the last of the old scores that are worth fixing, so now I'll have to start composing brand new stuff again.  I am not quite happy with Vishnu and may keep working on it some more. As you suggested, Mark, it could use more surprises..there is too much straight repetition.

Regards,
J
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Re: The Canyon Part V: Vishnu
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2020, 09:40:50 AM »
Jay,

The rhythms you created with 7/8 time are amazing. The syncopations are complex and involving. I love the way you bring in smooth brass phrases under the frantic background.

If you plan on doing any revisions, a contrasting late-middle section might do well to set off the final push to the end.

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Re: The Canyon Part V: Vishnu
« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2020, 03:46:15 PM »
Hi Jerry,
Adding a slow section is not a bad idea. My idea is to bring back the initial "Canyon theme" that is introduced at the start of parts I and 5.  I've updated the recording and score at the top of this discussion.

Jay
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Re: The Canyon Part V: Vishnu
« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2020, 12:58:23 PM »
I liked it!!  It ended too soon; I wanted to hear more.

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Re: The Canyon Part V: Vishnu
« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2020, 04:14:01 PM »
Glad you liked it   :)   I added a measure and some ritards to the slow section, so it has been lengthened a bit.   

Jay