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Topic: Culpeppers lament (string quartet)

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    Culpeppers lament (string quartet)

    I have been in a string quartet thing lately. This uses gpo violin, viola and cello. I would appreciate any input on this.
    Thanks -Jay

    UPDATE: 9-10-07: I have tried to bring the dynamics out more. There are other suggestions that I want to apply, but this seemed to be the more immediate need for change. It you have a chance, please listen and comment. Thanks -Jay

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    Re: Culpeppers lament (string quartet)

    I like your "near-adagio", Mr. Jay. Nice flowing melodies and a very good mix. This is a keeper.


    Larry G. Alexander

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    Re: Culpeppers lament (string quartet)

    Hiya, Jay

    Ok - now I'm sad.

    Actually, the lament quality is gentle and not maudlin in your new string quartet, and I like it very much. The arrangement is so elegant and effective.

    You're such a talented guy, Jay. We're all fortunate to have you here, so prolific with your Wide variety of music.


    Randy B.

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    Re: Culpeppers lament (string quartet)

    I assume that this is another movement to the last string quartet you posted. I am happy you decided to continue in this genre. Once again you have brought forth a soulfull rendition of 3 of my favorite instruments. I urge you to continue this until completion, I have composed 3, 4 movement quartets myself and am always working on a new one and have found this to be my favorite style of composing.

    Well done

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    Re: Culpeppers lament (string quartet)

    Jay, it seems you are in your element!
    Excellent material here! The main theme is a very good one and the whole piece is well written.
    If you would just add the right dynamics it would make it so much more powerful.
    I can hear it as it might sound with this arrangement and also with a full string orchestra.


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    Randy said: "Your arrangement is so elegant and effective". I underline that!

    Very nice!

    "Music is the shorthand of emotion." Leo Tolstoy

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    Thanks Larry. I am honored that you think this is a keeper. Thanks for taking time to listen.

    Hey Randy. Thank you very much for your kind words. I am pleased that you enjoyed this. I was trying to be a little graceful on this piece.

    Rolifer, I really had not thought of this as a continued movement on previous quartets that I have posted, but that is not a bad idea. I am really glad that you liked this.

    Yudit, thanks for listening. I like writing in this style for strings. Thanks for enjoying it.

    Gunther, I am pleased that you and randy think that my piece is 'elegant and effective. That is a very nice thing to say. Thank you.

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    Really nice writing here and a really good rendition.
    I would second Sunbird's suggestion about more
    dynamics and my only suggestion to make this piece,
    which is so elegantly composed, sound more "live,"
    would be to get a cello that doesn't sound so mellow
    all the time. The other strings sound like strings, but
    the cello sounds muffled on my rig............

    BRAVO, jaynkate01

    Jack Cannon--MacBook Pro (2015, 13") GPO4/5, JABB3, Auth. STEINWAY, YAMAHA CFX, Gofriller CELLO, Stradivari VIOLIN, COMB2, WORLD, HARPS, PIPE ORGANS, FINALE 25.5, DORICO 1.2.10, Mac Pro 2.66 GHz CPU, 8 GB RAM, DP 9.51, MOTU Traveler, MOTU Micro Express, MacBook Pro (2012, 13") 2.2 Ghz CPU, 8 GB RAM.

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    Re: Culpeppers lament (string quartet)

    Jay, the writing in this is quite a fine job; very well
    done for quartet.

    As I believe someone else noted, though, I think a
    more adventuresomely excursive approach to dynamics
    would bring a great deal more impact to the piece.

    My best,


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    Penfield (Rochester), NY

    Re: Culpeppers lament (string quartet)


    Very moving work and well executed.



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