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    "Chinese Dance" from Nutcracker

    Here is Tsckaikovsky's "Chinese Dance" from the Nutcracker ballet. It is a delightful piece, with very original orchestration.
    The scoring is for piccolo, flutes, clarinettes, bass clarinet, bassoons, French horn, glockensppiel and strings.

    http://indigo.ie/~edolan/demo1.mp3

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    Delightful!

    Very well rendered, Eugene -- great sound on this.

    Are you going to do the entire ballet?

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    Cool. I would tie the notes in the flute just a tiny bit. Otherwise, man!

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    Re: "Chinese Dance" from Nutcracker

    Excellent work Eugene! Loved the pizz strings and the reverb is greatly improved from your last post. My only comment would be to look at the balance. Keep this up and you'll be doing Beethoven's Ninth by the end of the month, lol. Great job.
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    THis is too cute ! I think you did a wonderful job with a pretty tricky piece. As a flautist myself I know this piece too well having played it probably a million times. Lucky for the GPO flautist, intonation in this piece is not a problem like it is on a real flute !! Styxx is right, overlapping the notes in the flute runs just a bit and applying the legato function will make a big difference.

    This is very nice work!
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    Re: "Chinese Dance" from Nutcracker

    Thanks to all for comments, which I really appreciate. I have tweaked it slightly, to hear it try the link above again. Still on the learning curve......

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    Re: "Chinese Dance" from Nutcracker

    Much better legato, Eugene. If you're like me, each piece you do will be a learning experience and and you'll find your self taking on bolder projects.
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    Gorgeous! I agree with Bill, this sounds so much better! Well done. Now, if you tweak the velocities on those fast runs you will get an even smoother effect .
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    Re: "Chinese Dance" from Nutcracker

    Eugene,

    You did a fantastic job with the Chinese Dance! The flute was very convincing. I am loooking forward to hearing more of your work. Thanks for posting this.

    Gary Garritan

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    Re: "Chinese Dance" from Nutcracker

    Quote Originally Posted by etLux
    Delightful!

    Very well rendered, Eugene -- great sound on this.

    Are you going to do the entire ballet?

    David.
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    Well with the Chinese Dance I have 1 minute 13 seconds done, so that leaves.....about 100 minutes! I'm not that ambitious, but perhaps the rest of the suite might be an option further down the line.
    Thanks for your comment.

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