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    allegretto in B flat for string quartet

    I originally arranged and programmed this piece around 1993.
    With my trusty Atari and Roland Sound Canvas I worked for hours.
    What a difference now recording the piece using GPO on Cubase 4.
    my guide: a performance of W A Mozarts' Allegretto in B flat for string quartet by the Academy of St Martin in the Fields' Chamber Orchestra.



    Ray Kemp.
    Last edited by rayzalaf; 06-21-2007 at 04:48 AM. Reason: a little less screech

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    Re: allegretto in B flat for string quartet

    Nice to hear a piece in the elegant classical style, not seeking to make deep statements about the human condition! Is it original? You call it an arrangement. If so,you should wrap a full length quartet around it. The sound is quite convincing, not easy with solo sampled strings.

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    Ray, you must be thrilled to revive a previous MIDI project with the magic of GPO. I actually can directly relate--that's what I've done with some of my music also.

    This was bright and wonderful to hear--THank you!

    Randy
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    Re: allegretto in B flat for string quartet

    dermod and Randy,
    Thank you both for your kind words, I haven't really started yet in delving into both GPO and JABB but I will. I had to work a bit on my website just to get this arrangement out there.

    Firstly sorry to say, dermod, that no! it isn't my composition but a little bit of Mozart. But thankfully I've had heart bypass surgery so I didn't die young :-)


    Randy, I wondered how many people out there have the ability but not the tools. I'm sure we post and listen we will talk in more detail about where we've been and where we're going.

    Cheers Both

    Ray Kemp
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    Fine job on this, Ray -- well rendered and quite
    well "performed" and "conducted". A most
    enjoyable listen!

    My best,


    David
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    Re: allegretto in B flat for string quartet

    What a delightful Quartet!

    Any influences of this work, Ray?... It sounds like a mixture between Baroque and Romantic

    ...And I agree with the comment of being well rendered.

    Very nice!

    ~Jeff

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    Re: allegretto in B flat for string quartet

    a little less screech

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    Re: allegretto in B flat for string quartet

    Ray,

    You captured the style very well! When Ravel was writing his piano concerto, he said he worked bar by bar with reference to Mozart's Clarinet Concerto (or the quintet?) - although his didn't sound like Mozart, it shows the value of close study. You have obviously done the same, and mastered the "master", so to speak.

    Beautifully realized, as well.

    R. Pearl

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    Re: allegretto in B flat for string quartet

    Quote Originally Posted by rpearl
    Ray,

    You captured the style very well! When Ravel was writing his piano concerto, he said he worked bar by bar with reference to Mozart's Clarinet Concerto (or the quintet?) - although his didn't sound like Mozart, it shows the value of close study. You have obviously done the same, and mastered the "master", so to speak.

    Beautifully realized, as well.

    R. Pearl
    I'm all style and no substance, by that I mean, I do not read music or use notation therefore I play it as I hear it. Thank you for listening and giving a much appreciated opinion.

    Ray

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    Ray,

    Wow - that's quite an ear you have! Wish mine worked so well...
    Your achievement is even more impressive.

    Ron

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