Great writing as usual!!
Maybe a little pause somewhere in the piece could give a breath to the listener.
Anyway the piece is really well done and the strings sounds good!
Sorry probably I missed it!
I will play more attention at demo section!!!
I always enjoy your pieces, though usually do not comment. At a guess, I would say you like Bach and the baroque, are a skilled keyboard player, and have a strong appreciation of the importance of rhythmic motifs combined with interesting harmonic progression. They combine to make good music. But I would also be interested to hear what you came up with if you set yourself a purely emotional brief, a miniature journey through light and dark places, with a conclusion that reflected the incidents of the journey. Come to think of it, I would be interested to hear what I came up with on a similar brief. Talk is cheap, isn't it. Best wishes. Dermod.
Yes, I would aggree on the Bach thing and rythem motifs and very cool melodic progressions and stuff.
Larry, you are SUCH a good comoser and your music is so flawless that I usually don't have much to comment about and I feel weird saying "good job" to every one of your posts because they are all so great!!!
Actually, I have a few comments on this one. A short little breathing break would be nice in some places, although personally I don't find it absolutely nessesairy. However, the last note sounds quite heavy in contrast to the rest of the piece which is so light and airy. Actually, a lot of classical composers do this which is kind of annoying. Also, when I hear this piece I think of a beautiful spring day sitting out on the deck overlooking the trees sipping an ice cold iced tea with lemon. And I always find that double reeds create a good image of this. Maybe if you had an orchestra of strings, horns, maybe an oboe and bassoon or two. Or a flute to add clarity on the top.
Again, coming from a very inexperienced composer. These are just my innitial thoughts.
At first it didn't grab me, but as I listened longer, it grew on me. I think you are correct in having played with little dynamic change - I think that is why I began to enjoy it more. There was a nice sweep and forward motion to it.
I will admit, if I can make a small criticism, that I wasn't crazy about the strings. This isn't just you, but sometimes they sound more like an organ. Perhaps it is my speakers, or the compression that comes with converting a file to an mp3; but it did strike me here. I can honestly say I have no idea as to a solution (that would have made it constructive criticism).
Still it's a tribute to the piece that I liked it despite not being crazy about the strings.