Hi. Now that I've managed to put a few of my oldest stuff on the site, I thought I would risk putting up the very first chamber music piece I wrote as a student. It was modelled on a quintet that my teacher, Gordon Delamont particulary admired, a brass quintet by Gunther Schuller. When I say modelled, I mean a nod in his direction. It is music from the early 1970's and has the hallmarks of the kind of serial writing many of us were pursuing then. (For those who do not like this kind of thing, no tomatoes please!) I don't write this way at all anymore, but with more than 30 years having passed since I kind of dig listening to it these many moons later!
If interested a pdf of the score is at: http://www.paulread.ca/Score%20Study/BrassQuintNo1.pdf
I think this will be my last retrospective offering. It is time to get some of my newer things up for your feedback.
By the way, I appreciated the feedback from everyone on the other pieces, from a compositional, artistic point of view and also the technical, rendering part as well. I am a real newbie with GPO and (think it's FANTASTIC!) know I have a lot to learn.
NOw I need to spend more time listening to what others are doing. The pieces I have heard so far reveal that there are some pretty incredible and musically talented folks here!!