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    Continuing my Symphonic Tale project...

    I think some of ya'll might know about my project I was planning several months ago. Maybe not... But anyways, I'm creating a symphonic tale that would include ten pieces, if not more (which I'm hoping). I've already posted my intro here, but I've done some very small revisions with it since then. And, now that I have much more time available to write more music, I finally have the second piece finished (which took much longer than I had expected).

    Here's the link:
    http://cata.dmusic.com/

    or
    http://www.acidplanet.com/artist.asp...=415950&T=3794

    The first piece is called Symphonic Tale - (1. Introduction - Un voyage à un autre endroit). It's around 7 minutes, and at the end, it will ATTACA! into the second piece, which is called Symphonic Tale - (2. La ville enchantée), which is around 6 minutes. Both pieces were entirely notated in Sibelius 4. Instruments are all GPO.

    (BTW, I rarely know any French, but the titles do look more sophisticated, eh? )

    ~Cata
    ♪♪♪♪ CâTå ♪♪♪♪

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    Re: Continuing my Symphonic Tale project...

    Gorgeous work on these, Cata!

    Un voyage à un autre endroit, with its powerfully heroic
    central section, is beautifully managed, well balanced, and
    the perfect leader into La ville enchantée.

    The darker, somewhat nebulous opening of the second
    piece, the way it then gradually gives way into considerations
    of hope in the horns is wonderfully subtle... and a solid
    contrast against the prior movements bonhommie center.

    And then into ascendancy, with that excellent brass work and
    a subsidence into a thoughtful reconsideration of early views.

    The only suggestion I might make on the writing is to bring out
    more of the piano work -- which is quite superb!

    Of course, all this talk could really be summed in a single word:

    BRAVO!

    Best,



    David
    www.DavidSosnowski.com

    Tech note:

    I found the timpani "boomy" in 1.); you might
    consider cutting that back and maybe eq'ing down
    the bottom as a whole, slightly.
    .

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    Re: Continuing my Symphonic Tale project...

    Great Work, Cata!

    I especially liked the long sustaining strings... a nice sense of suspense.
    And the cascading piano and harp really add to the openness as well.

    Terrific work!

    ~Jeff

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    Re: Continuing my Symphonic Tale project...

    Quote Originally Posted by etLux
    Gorgeous work on these, Cata!

    Un voyage à un autre endroit, with its powerfully heroic
    central section, is beautifully managed, well balanced, and
    the perfect leader into La ville enchantée.

    The darker, somewhat nebulous opening of the second
    piece, the way it then gradually gives way into considerations
    of hope in the horns is wonderfully subtle... and a solid
    contrast against the prior movements bonhommie center.

    And then into ascendancy, with that excellent brass work and
    a subsidence into a thoughtful reconsideration of early views.

    The only suggestion I might make on the writing is to bring out
    more of the piano work -- which is quite superb!

    Of course, all this talk could really be summed in a single word:

    BRAVO!

    Best,



    David
    www.DavidSosnowski.com

    Tech note:

    I found the timpani "boomy" in 1.); you might
    consider cutting that back and maybe eq'ing down
    the bottom as a whole, slightly.
    .
    David,

    I really do appreciate you're compliments on this. I'll consider changing the volume timpani, I do agree with what you're saying (heh, my speakers probably agree too). I'll definitely bring out the piano more though when I have the chance.

    Thanks for your input.

    ~Cata
    ♪♪♪♪ CâTå ♪♪♪♪

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    Re: Continuing my Symphonic Tale project...

    Quote Originally Posted by jsp2
    Great Work, Cata!

    I especially liked the long sustaining strings... a nice sense of suspense.
    And the cascading piano and harp really add to the openness as well.

    Terrific work!

    ~Jeff
    Jeff,

    Thank you for listening! The strings were difficult to notate, but I really do like the outcome of it. I personally think the harp, but especially the piano, are the stronger attributes in the second piece.

    Thanks again.

    ~Cata
    ♪♪♪♪ CâTå ♪♪♪♪

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    Re: Continuing my Symphonic Tale project...

    I've added the pieces up to acidplanet, just incase you couldn't download the pieces on the other website (I've had a few people told me so, so yeah).
    ♪♪♪♪ CâTå ♪♪♪♪

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    Re: Continuing my Symphonic Tale project...

    Cata,

    As for the Un voyage à un autre endroit, excellent work, majectic, keeping the mind looking forward to the next musical event in the piece. And it certainly happens at the transition! But nice wind down to the ending, beautifully done.

    And La ville enchantée, very different from the first movement, but then again a different part of the story. Nice sustained strings holding the musical idea in the air. Can't wait to hear the rest of it.

    Gary

    www.garybricault.com

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    Re: Continuing my Symphonic Tale project...

    Cata, I like the dynamics in your piece!
    You have been busy!
    I would suggest humanizing (un-quantize) the string parts so their entrances and cutoffs are not so accurate. The snare drum needs some humanizing too.

    I just finished listening to the first piece, nice writing!

    Dan

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    Re: Continuing my Symphonic Tale project...

    Quote Originally Posted by GaryBric
    Cata,

    As for the Un voyage à un autre endroit, excellent work, majectic, keeping the mind looking forward to the next musical event in the piece. And it certainly happens at the transition! But nice wind down to the ending, beautifully done.

    And La ville enchantée, very different from the first movement, but then again a different part of the story. Nice sustained strings holding the musical idea in the air. Can't wait to hear the rest of it.

    Gary

    www.garybricault.com
    Thank you listening!

    Um, I thinking the next piece will probably take a long while (as the second took a lot longer than I expected)... But who knows? I already got the idea in my head while humming it, so yeah.
    ♪♪♪♪ CâTå ♪♪♪♪

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    Re: Continuing my Symphonic Tale project...

    Quote Originally Posted by DPDAN
    Cata, I like the dynamics in your piece!
    You have been busy!
    I would suggest humanizing (un-quantize) the string parts so their entrances and cutoffs are not so accurate. The snare drum needs some humanizing too.

    I just finished listening to the first piece, nice writing!

    Dan
    Dan,

    Thanks for the suggestion! I don't think Sibelius has those kinds of features, but I do try the best I can to make the instruments being played as realistic as possible (though the thing I'm actually more aiming at is that the audience enjoys the music). I really should try writing a piece in a sequencer, however, I really can't get that good results as I do in Sibelius, but partly because I haven't used it enough to become comfortable with it. Or maybe I should get the Sibelius GPO edition...

    Thanks for your imput!
    ♪♪♪♪ CâTå ♪♪♪♪

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