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    REQUIEM - quiet reflection (R.Kemp)

    here is another movement in my Requiem

    Hopefully Quiet Reflection you will be redirected to the complete work

    Ray


    the other movements soon
    Last edited by rayzalaf; 07-10-2007 at 02:52 PM. Reason: CD mix up-loaded

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    Re: REQUIEM - quiet reflection (R.Kemp)

    It did sound reflective and had a sort of spiritual tone.

    I liked it.


    Phil

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    I liked it too, but I kept thinking it should be slower, and not end on a major chord. I've listened to it three times now. I'd be interested to hear what others think. The organ part is beautiful.
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    Re: REQUIEM - quiet reflection (R.Kemp)

    Another strong piece of writing, Ray... well constructed,
    well thought out, well executed... especially when taken
    in context with the companion pieces to it.

    Ray, I'm going to make one suggestion. I could be wrong on
    this one -- it may, in fact, sound awkward and ill at ease if
    you try it. But I think I'd try "swinging the meter" a little harder
    on this -- taking that persistent unifying daaaah-dum daaaah-dum,
    and pushing the daaaah harder while curtailing the dum more...
    both rhythmically and dynamically. Make it breath. That's
    the driving element in this...

    Best,



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    Re: REQUIEM - quiet reflection (R.Kemp)

    Quote Originally Posted by fastlane
    It did sound reflective and had a sort of spiritual tone.

    I liked it.


    Phil
    Phil, it certainly should have a spiritual tone, that is if you believe in heaven.
    My wife does, and she'll hopefully be arranging with her church, putting the CD on at the appropriate times, .

    Cheers

    Ray

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    Re: REQUIEM - quiet reflection (R.Kemp)

    Quote Originally Posted by diligamus
    I liked it too, but I kept thinking it should be slower, and not end on a major chord. .
    I didn't want it to drag. I don't want too much reflection, so I've kept the tempo up a bit. The major chord is of course the classic ending to church music. "amen" and all that!

    Cheers

    Ray

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    Re: REQUIEM - quiet reflection (R.Kemp)

    Quote Originally Posted by etLux
    Another strong piece of writing, Ray... well constructed,
    well thought out, well executed... especially when taken
    in context with the companion pieces to it.

    Ray, I'm going to make one suggestion. I could be wrong on
    this one -- it may, in fact, sound awkward and ill at ease if
    you try it. But I think I'd try "swinging the meter" a little harder
    on this -- taking that persistent unifying daaaah-dum daaaah-dum,
    and pushing the daaaah harder while curtailing the dum more...
    both rhythmically and dynamically. Make it breath. That's
    the driving element in this...

    Best,



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    OK David,

    I've tried to take onboard some of what you said and now I'm a little happier with it. I'm just starting to get the hang of this dynamics thing. Hope it sounds better to you. It does to me!

    Cheers

    Ray

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    Re: REQUIEM - quiet reflection (R.Kemp)

    Ray, really liked this movement, somber and elegant. I think David's suggestion was right, the piece breaths under the nice turns of the organ...

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    Re: REQUIEM - quiet reflection (R.Kemp)

    Quote Originally Posted by oldbob
    Ray, really liked this movement, somber and elegant. I think David's suggestion was right, the piece breaths under the nice turns of the organ...
    Thanks Roberto,

    David was on the money. I do put myself down a lot, even when I know I'm doing quite a good job with my offerings here, but, it's in situations like this where I really learn a lot from you professionals here in the forum. You just can't make guitar strings < with fingers, only with expression pedals. So it's foreign to me using the effect string sections.
    The grey matter is taking it in though!

    My Best

    Ray

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    Re: REQUIEM - quiet reflection (R.Kemp)

    Ray,

    I think what David was getting at was the "Baroque Sigh", the falling two-note motif; ok, it could be more defined, but the idea came through loud and clear. This sounds liturgical, in the best and clearest way. The ambience it just right, and it feels appropriate for contemplation. Really nice work!
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