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    "Christmas" Serenade No 1 in D major for strings - Mov 2 - Adagio

    As was going to save this until I was finished the entire piece, but I posted it in the chat room, and decided it would be fine to post here too. This is my original composition: "Christmas" Serenade No 1 in D major for strings - Mov 2 - Adagio (nice long name!) It's slow, and perhaps will help you fall asleep if you close your eyes . . . It tonal and traditional (as only good music is )Near the end of it, you should hear it start to snow . . .

    I'll post the final version whenever I get a good keyboard and nice modwheel, which will hopefully be Christmas . . . So right now the string dynamics aren't that good. I might also add a few measures near the end. But any comments at all are welcome:

    http://www.wizardwalk.com/music/Sere...ov2-Adagio.mp3

    Hope you enjoy, the other movements are on their way. Merry Christmas!
    Sean Patrick Hannifin
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    Oh, come on! At least one opinion out of fifty would be nice . . .
    Sean Patrick Hannifin
    My MP3s | My Melody Generator | my album
    "serious music" ... as if the rest of us are just kidding

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    Re: "Christmas" Serenade No 1 in D major for strings - Mov 2 - Adagio

    Oh, come on! At least one opinion out of fifty would be nice . . .
    sorry I fell asleep

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    Re: "Christmas" Serenade No 1 in D major for strings - Mov 2 - Adagio

    Hi Sean,

    You deserve a reply as I think you have dreamt up a very beautiful romantic melody and (no disrespect at all) a pro arranger could turn this into something really special. Indeed you may yourself, anyway, when you have worked on it some more.

    I think it flags between approximately 1+minutes to around 3+minutes when you introduce a very nice instrumental idea and key change and return to the theme.

    I very much look forward to hearing the finished product.

    Frank
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    Re: "Christmas" Serenade No 1 in D major for strings - Mov 2 - Adagio

    Thanks for the complements! I'm all happy now!

    Yes, I still need to work on those string dynamics, though . . .
    Sean Patrick Hannifin
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    Re: "Christmas" Serenade No 1 in D major for strings - Mov 2 - Adagio

    I'm planning for the last movement to be a Presto, nice and fast, but I have a beautiful slower melody I'd like to end the serenade with. So basically I now have two endings, one fast and one slow. Which would you rather hear? What I guess I might do is have it seem like it's ending fast, and then morph it into the slow coda . . .
    Sean Patrick Hannifin
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    Thumbs up Re: "Christmas" Serenade No 1 in D major for strings - Mov 2 - Adagio

    ZZZZZzzzzzzzzzz, huh? Oh, a oops, sorry, I liked, and agree with Mr. Heern. There is also one spot that “woke” me.... The ending was kind of unexpected. For my own tastes, I felt it more effective to fade so I could slumber off to Pepperland.
    Overall, a very nice, soothing piece to enjoy.
    Styxx

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    Re: "Christmas" Serenade No 1 in D major for strings - Mov 2 - Adagio

    Oh, but the ending is supposed to wake you up, otherwise the Presto would give you a heart attack when it starts . . . Perhaps I should add in a few more measures of slowness to give you a nice rest? Perhaps some . . . repeat bars?
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    Re: "Christmas" Serenade No 1 in D major for strings - Mov 2 - Adagio

    Quote Originally Posted by SeanHannifin
    Oh, but the ending is supposed to wake you up, otherwise the Presto would give you a heart attack when it starts . . . Perhaps I should add in a few more measures of slowness to give you a nice rest? Perhaps some . . . repeat bars?
    Well, maybe I do need a bit more rest afterazzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
    Styxx

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    Re: "Christmas" Serenade No 1 in D major for strings - Mov 2 - Adagio

    I'll make the Presto extra loud just for you
    Sean Patrick Hannifin
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