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    Senior Member rwayland's Avatar
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    Fantasy for Orchestra

    It seemed time for me to get better acquainted with the GPO orchestra. So I set aside piano and organ for a bit, and worked on this piece, which I orignally uploaded a few years ago using my JV1010 as a sound source. This version is GPO all the way, gave me lots of headaches, but I learned a lot. I have more that I plan to give the gpo treatment to, but it will be a slow process for me, at least compared to the pace at which I ordinarily do piano or organ works.

    So here it is, a free fantasy on a very familiar theme. With my new improved connection, it required only about 24 hours attempting to get it uploaded!

    Fantasy For Orchestra
    http://www.sibeliusmusic.com/cgi-bin...?scoreid=44894

    The link will lead to three choices.

    At the top, you will see a blue button to play the mp3.

    Just below that, you will see the score, if you have the Scorch plugin. Otherwise, a blank where the score ought to be. Here you can view the score and listen to the Scorch playback (GM), not a good sound, usually.

    Below this, under the heading of details, you will see a choice to download the mp3 file, which is the best choice if you want to hear, and don't have broadband. .

    Length is 8 minutes.

    Richard

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    Re: Fantasy for Orchestra

    Some inferences of Hovhaness and Glass, Richard; and an interesting treatment of the familiar folk tune.

    Strong writing and interesting development, per your usual -- even though you surprised me again by getting all tonal on us!

    The bells ending is the bees knees, by the way -- like that.

    My best,

    David.

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    Very nice, indeed. The ebb and flow of this piece is to my liking (for what value that is ). You managed to mix the familiar with your own not so tonal flare and make this piece a really unique presentation. I too like the bells (chimes) at the end. I also like the mix of tonal and not so tonal sections. I'm just glad I'm not the horn player or bassoonis. I'd be gasping for breathe by the end of this piece.

    Thanks, I enjoyed this thoroughly!
    [Music is the Rhythm, Harmony and Breath of Life]
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    Rich

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    Re: Fantasy for Orchestra

    Quote Originally Posted by RichR
    Very nice, indeed. The ebb and flow of this piece is to my liking (for what value that is ). You managed to mix the familiar with your own not so tonal flare and make this piece a really unique presentation. I too like the bells (chimes) at the end. I also like the mix of tonal and not so tonal sections. I'm just glad I'm not the horn player or bassoonis. I'd be gasping for breathe by the end of this piece.

    Thanks, I enjoyed this thoroughly!

    Well, I think probably the horn & bassoon should each have 2 performers, just to alternate playing and resting, as a means of preventing cyanosis.

    Richard

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    Well, at least I can sleep tonight knowing those long lines won't face me in the future.
    [Music is the Rhythm, Harmony and Breath of Life]
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    Rich

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    Hmmm... at first the theme didn't seem familiar to me Then finally I heard it!

    I did enjoy this piece very much, especially the orchestration. Great variations; this truly puts a whole new life into the theme. I love it! I really love the use of those bells at the end... wonderful!
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    Re: Fantasy for Orchestra

    Pretty clever writing. It made me connect the dots on some lyrics from Brian Wilson's Smile album." Are you sleeping brother John."

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    Re: Fantasy for Orchestra

    Richard,
    What a burst of light to hear you in color. This is amazing. Your development of the theme was very skillfull and the orchestration and rendering top notch. David cited Hovhaness and Glass. I would add a touch of Mahler. Waiting for more orchestral works from you. Thanks for posting.
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