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    A Prince's Tale

    This piece is dedicated to the Prince of Music. This piece would not have been started if he had not provided me with the incentive to upgrade to the KP2 player for full GPO. I had tried the previous NI upgrade of KP2 and it was a disaster as many of us found out.

    POM, PM me and sent me the files need to get everything working properly. I created a "junk file" in Finale to test the KP2 player. I wanted to test pizz, arco, tremolo and other articulations and expressions to see if they would functon properly.

    I randomly, without a single thought to melody, harmony, theory nor anyother compositional techniques. I simply wanted to put notes in the score in the string section to see if pizz and arco would actually work. I copied and pasted some of what I had thrown into the mix. I just wanted to confirm that KP2 was indeed working properly. I experimented all night.

    GPO-KP2 Load Test is the name I gave the file and it has been the name on the composition that grew out of it over the past several weeks. I could not think of a name before now. Try as I did, I could think of nothing that fit. Tonight while listening to it the title, "A Prince's Tale" came to mind because the Prince of Music was instrumental in getting it started.

    Thank you Tom. I hope it makes you proud. Thank you Nickie all your help as well.

    Finally, please remember that I only began composing in March of 06. I started with MM's NotePad. Next came PrintMusic and finally Finale 07 and GPO. All that I know about orchestration I've learned in this forum. It is not a polished work, but I wanted to share it with people I have come to admire and respect greatly.

    You will have to go to my NothernSounds PowerProfile page and scroll down to the last piece to find "A Prince's Tale" The link is in my signature.
    Samantha Penigar
    http://www.myspace.com/samanthapenigar

    http://www.northernsounds.com/forum/...p?userid=13306

    Dream it! Then Do it! Good things come to those who work while they wait. [COLOR=purple]Persistence[/COLO

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    A very delicate and beautiful piece. I really enjoyed the listen. You have a wonderful way with 'painting moods' with such beauty. I can't speak for Tom, but I think you did 'do him proud'. Thanks for sharing.
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    Hello, Samantha

    A new avatar and a new piece of music--You've been busy shifting the energies lately!

    Your "A Prince's Tale" is a pretty, gentle minor key piece which I enjoyed listening to. I was very surprised at the length--12 minutes! That's certainly a major stretch of time to work in. It's possible that with editing to a more compact length, the effect could be even more vivid. But as it is, I am certainly impressed with the amount of work you've done with it.

    Thank you--It's not often I see you posting your music here for us, I appreciated this.

    Randy B.
    (rbowser)

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    A nice delicate piece, Samantha, thank you...

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    Very nice, Samantha, I enjoy it!

    My best,

    Gunther
    "Music is the shorthand of emotion." Leo Tolstoy

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    Thanks to all of you. Your opinion I truly value. It is encouraging for ones peers to validate one's work. This posted version was created in the past six weeks while I was working on two other compositions. One of the compositions was submitted for the Detroit Symphony Orchestra's annual Elane Lebenbom Memoral Award compitition for female composers. This is their second event. It is to be an annual affair. I entered last year for the first one. I did not have the advantage of KP2 with that piece.

    A Prince's Tale was a very hastily written work. Each time I listen to it I can hear thengs that articulations and expression marks could enhance. Some sections I may re-orchestrate in a separate file for comparisons. The one post here is version six. Version five and six were saved from two seperate files. I had to do some copying and pasteing from version three and four to make version six. The score has timpanny and percussion toys, but I did not write anything for them. I don't know that I will. If I do it will be in version seven.

    I posted it and failed to indicate that it like all the pieces on my PowerProfile and MySpace were postings of unfinished works. I posted them to get feed back. I was not sure that anyone, other than myself, would like my compositions. With all my heart, soul, mind and being I love with an unrelenting passion this new found treasure of composing.
    Samantha Penigar
    http://www.myspace.com/samanthapenigar

    http://www.northernsounds.com/forum/...p?userid=13306

    Dream it! Then Do it! Good things come to those who work while they wait. [COLOR=purple]Persistence[/COLO

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    Re: A Prince's Tale

    Quote Originally Posted by rbowser-
    Hello, Samantha

    A new avatar and a new piece of music--You've been busy shifting the energies lately!

    Your "A Prince's Tale" is a pretty, gentle minor key piece which I enjoyed listening to. I was very surprised at the length--12 minutes! That's certainly a major stretch of time to work in. It's possible that with editing to a more compact length, the effect could be even more vivid. But as it is, I am certainly impressed with the amount of work you've done with it.

    Thank you--It's not often I see you posting your music here for us, I appreciated this.

    Randy B.
    (rbowser)
    What would you recommence as an acceptable length? It is almost eleven minutes long. I guess I use Beethoven's Ninth Symphony as a measuring stick. The first movement is 15:15 minutes. The second movement is marked 10:21. The thrird movement is 15:12 and the fourth and last movement is a full 23:55 minutes.

    All things considered I view this as a work in progress. It took Beethoven six years to write his Fifth Symphony and Walt Disney six years to make Sleeping Beauty, so I guess I'll be patient and see what time brings all of my compositions. I'd find great joy in orchestrating "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star."
    Samantha Penigar
    http://www.myspace.com/samanthapenigar

    http://www.northernsounds.com/forum/...p?userid=13306

    Dream it! Then Do it! Good things come to those who work while they wait. [COLOR=purple]Persistence[/COLO

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    Re: A Prince's Tale

    Mes félicitations! You did a wonderful job Samantha. I enjoyed your piece very much. Thank you.
    Kind Regards

    Louis Dekker
    My Music Site

    Pour être grand, il faut avoir été petit.

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    Re: A Prince's Tale

    A delicately managed and thoughtful piece, Samantha; with
    its persistently somber color and mood through the first half;
    then the nascent implications of acceptance but reserved
    hope in the latter half. I enjoyed listening.

    My best,



    David
    www.DavidSosnowski.com
    .

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