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    RK-inspired "Orchestral Vignettes"

    Although I haven't had the time lately to look at them all in earnest, the Rimsky-Korsakov on-line orchestration lessons are just magnificent in the way they are being presented. Even if you've been through the actual text or something similar, I think taking even just a cursory look at some of these would be well worth the effort for anyone. (I'll be taking a look at lesson 10 today!)

    Here are a couple of very short pieces ("orchestral vignettes"?) I just quickly sketched out for practice with GPO to utilize some of the orchestration principles from lessons 6 & 7 (originally posted in the RK section by GG).

    RK Lesson 6:http://www.dannywilliamsmusic.com/RKLesson6.mp3

    RK Lesson 7:http://www.dannywilliamsmusic.com/RKLesson7.mp3

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    Re: RK-inspired "Orchestral Vignettes"

    Wow! Danny, these are gorgeous, particularly the Lesson 6
    vignette. I've listened through that about six times, now.

    The orchestration on this is exceptionally well and subtly
    handled, true. The string voicing especially is excellent.

    But Danny, let me tell you something. You can be an orchestration
    genius; yet, in the end no, amount of orchestrative skill can
    succeed without strong compositional material and musicality.

    I do believe this is a case in point... where artistry, good writing,
    and astute handling of the orchestra prove the power of the
    combination of all three.

    David
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    Re: RK-inspired "Orchestral Vignettes"

    Danny,

    Very nice writing and orchestration. I like the simple yet very complete ideas that are contained in these two works.

    Gary

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    Re: RK-inspired "Orchestral Vignettes"

    Thanks so much, David and Gary, for your words.

    Time to go keep cool, dodge lightning, et. al.!

    Danny

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    Re: RK-inspired "Orchestral Vignettes"

    Good writing, Dan! Nice smooth melodies. Overall good sound.

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    Re: RK-inspired "Orchestral Vignettes"

    Nice job - well set, and as David said, good ideas. Great comibnation!

    R. Pearl

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    Re: RK-inspired "Orchestral Vignettes"

    R. and Larry, thanks very much to you both as well for such positive feedback on these little pieces.

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    Re: RK-inspired "Orchestral Vignettes"

    Danny,
    Both Vignettes are very enjoyable and well written/orchestrated. You have a definate grasp of the orchestra. Gee, you'll be writing a symphony in no time, lol.
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    Re: RK-inspired "Orchestral Vignettes"

    Danny, that's outstanding and the one for #6 is my favorite too. Your work is very inspiring.

    David

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