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    A bit of Opera and a Ball

    Just looking for a few opinions on the work in progress that I started this past weekend. It's a song that I've been toying with for a couple of years now and finally got up the nerve to put it on GPO.

    http://www.mitchmanthe.net/~All/musi...ay%20Waltz.mp3

    This is just a short sample but should be enough to get the idea of where I'm going with it.

    Thanks for listening.
    Writing music for the joy of it. (with Windows 7 64bit, Intel i7 processor, 12GB memory, LOTS of disk space, Finale 2014, Garritan GPO, JABB3, COMB, Steinway, World Instruments, & Soundiron Olympus Micro Choir. And if I ever figure out how to use Sonar X2...the sky's the limit)

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    Re: A bit of Opera and a Ball

    Mitch, I hear a great deal of promise in this, and I do hope you'll continue work on it!

    There's certainly plenty there to explore; and orchestration and execution is quite well done.

    The one comment I might make is on tempo. Now -- this is highly subjective -- but I really felt much of this might benefit by moving along somewhat more quickly, perhaps.

    Looking forward to more on this!

    David
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    Re: A bit of Opera and a Ball

    Quote Originally Posted by etLux

    The one comment I might make is on tempo. Now -- this is highly subjective -- but I really felt much of this might benefit by moving along somewhat more quickly, perhaps.
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    Hey Dave, I'm not that young anymore. Any faster and I'd be tripping over my own trousers.
    Writing music for the joy of it. (with Windows 7 64bit, Intel i7 processor, 12GB memory, LOTS of disk space, Finale 2014, Garritan GPO, JABB3, COMB, Steinway, World Instruments, & Soundiron Olympus Micro Choir. And if I ever figure out how to use Sonar X2...the sky's the limit)

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    Re: A bit of Opera and a Ball

    I'm curious why you titled the thread "a bit of opera and a ball"? is this intended to be sung? is there a story-line that goes with it? it would have been interesting to be able to put the music in context if that were so....

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    Re: A bit of Opera and a Ball

    No rhyme or reason as to how I name my music. In fact, I haven't really decided on what to call this one. This is actually the 2nd movement of a piece originally named Autumn Day (based on the fact that I wrote this song last Fall) http://www.mitchmanthe.net/~All/musi...ay%20Waltz.mp3
    Many of my songs are simply named after the day on which I started writing them, for instance:

    http://www.mitchmanthe.net/~All/musi...203%202005.mp3

    or

    http://www.mitchmanthe.net/~All/music/March3_2005.mp3

    Still others are simply called what they are:

    http://www.mitchmanthe.net/~All/musi...%20No.%202.mp3

    Of course, there's always the wishfull thinking naming convention:

    http://www.mitchmanthe.net/~All/musi...-sax%20GPO.mp3

    But who's keeping track anyway?

    In the end, I'll probably just go with my standard generic naming convention and call it Symphonic Suite No. 3.
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    Re: A bit of Opera and a Ball

    As to why I used "a bit of Opera and a Ball" it was in reference to the type of music I was showcasing and that's what I felt it sounded like.
    Writing music for the joy of it. (with Windows 7 64bit, Intel i7 processor, 12GB memory, LOTS of disk space, Finale 2014, Garritan GPO, JABB3, COMB, Steinway, World Instruments, & Soundiron Olympus Micro Choir. And if I ever figure out how to use Sonar X2...the sky's the limit)

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    Re: A bit of Opera and a Ball

    This was really nice work!!

    There's allot of strong compositional elements. I can hear a number of influences.

    The overall structure works quite well from style change to the next.

    Definitely allot of work involved...Can't wait to hear this completed!


    Great job!


    ~jeff

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    Re: A bit of Opera and a Ball

    Thanks!!!!! Hopefully, I can get it completed within the next week but my kids baseball and sofball schedule is beginning to creep into my writing schedule so I had better hurry.
    Writing music for the joy of it. (with Windows 7 64bit, Intel i7 processor, 12GB memory, LOTS of disk space, Finale 2014, Garritan GPO, JABB3, COMB, Steinway, World Instruments, & Soundiron Olympus Micro Choir. And if I ever figure out how to use Sonar X2...the sky's the limit)

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    Re: A bit of Opera and a Ball

    Quote Originally Posted by Mitch Manthe
    Hey Dave, I'm not that young anymore. Any faster and I'd be tripping over my own trousers.
    ROFL... point taken. I rescind my comment, on like grounds.

    David
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    Re: A bit of Opera and a Ball

    Very nice work on this! I love a good waltz. Especially something as sunny and nice as this! You have use orchestral timbres nicely. I love the ritard and pause towards the end. Very grandiose! Please be sure to repost when this is done! I would love to hear the whole thing.

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