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    Fishy Quartet in F - First Movement

    Hi everyone,

    Its a very long time since a posted some music here. I've been studying a lot and thought I post this old fashioned string quartet movement I've just finished (well got towards the start of finishing if you know what I mean). Would welcome thoughts on whether I should persue tightening it up properly and maybe shortening it.
    I call it "Fishy" because I'm sure I nick something from Schubert's Trout Quintet along the way...the most sincere form of flattery

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    It all done with Sibelius 4.1 Garritan Edition.

    Tom.
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    Re: Fishy Quartet in F - First Movement

    Tom,

    You have created a very nice quartet in form and feeling. I especially enjoyed the nick of "Fishy"

    Gary

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    Re: Fishy Quartet in F - First Movement

    Excellent work on this, Tom.

    Most enjoyable!

    I'd agree with perhaps a little tightening; and
    maybe a little more thought on tempi... but it
    stands wonderfully well, as is, too.

    David
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    Re: Fishy Quartet in F - First Movement

    well if imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, I really could imagine for instance between 5'30" to 6'00" that I was listening to Schubert, so perfect is the recreation of the spirit and delightful the theme! An important thing about this composer is the "heavenly length" you often find in the later works -the first movement of the G-major quartet lasts 20 mins but isn't a bar too long. And neither is your piece. Perhaps the coda is a little tame though not out of place and the development is quite haunting.

    (I did a quartet a while back which I thought was quite Schubertian in spirit if not so obviously so in language and I will cheekily slither in a link to the scherzo which has to me the most obvious echo of this composer
    http://www.acidplanet.com/artist.asp?pid=767902&T=9163
    in case anyone's curious)

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    Tom,

    That was absolutely incredible!! BRAVO!! Don't shorten this one bit! Wow!

    Thank you for posting it!!!!
    Paul

    Prowland the posting Ninja

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    Thanks everyone for listening and the kind comments. I was concerned about the "heavenly length" or it. I always seem to overdo the exposition and when you repeat it the length gets a little bit "heavenly" But if you guys think its works then thats great! Hope to put of the scherzo soon...

    Quote Originally Posted by dko22
    (I did a quartet a while back which I thought was quite Schubertian in spirit if not so obviously so in language and I will cheekily slither in a link to the scherzo which has to me the most obvious echo of this composer
    http://www.acidplanet.com/artist.asp?pid=767902&T=9163
    in case anyone's curious)
    Had a few listens to you're fine quartet. It has a lovely way of speaking tonally and drifting away from it very naturally. I love this kind of work! Beautifully done. I can certainly hearing the experimental spirit of the opening movement of Schubert's G major quartet in there somewhere. Yummy
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    Very nice work!

    Such a wonderful string ensemble. This would sound terrific in a live performance

    ...A great accomplishment.

    Bravo!

    ~Jeff

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    Re: Fishy Quartet in F - First Movement

    Tom, it sounds fantastic. Thanks for posting it. I'm curious where it gets the name Fishy?

    David

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leaf
    Tom, it sounds fantastic. Thanks for posting it. I'm curious where it gets the name Fishy?
    David
    Thanks David, glad u liked The Fishy name is from the lingering feeling I ripped a tune from Schubert's Trout Quintet and it yummy first movement.

    Names are hard to come up with...I find it harder that writing the music
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    Re: Fishy Quartet in F - First Movement

    Quote Originally Posted by tboswell
    Had a few listens to you're fine quartet. It has a lovely way of speaking tonally and drifting away from it very naturally. I love this kind of work! Beautifully done. I can certainly hearing the experimental spirit of the opening movement of Schubert's G major quartet in there somewhere. Yummy
    many thanks for that --glad it wasn't a complete waste of time putting it on!

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