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    Little Flute Sonatina

    Hello,

    I composed a Flute Sonata a while back which was too difficult for my wife and I to play---she plays Flute, I play Piano.
    So, I started to compose a short (and easier) Sonatina we can play together. Here are movements 2 and 3.
    The sound is a bit dry--I get alot of static and cracking otherwise.
    Any feedback appreciated.

    Second movement:
    http://www.box.net/shared/2lypbx147k

    Third movement:
    http://www.box.net/shared/zvylpkeisi


    Thanks,
    Dan

    http://www.societyofcomposers.org/user/danielcarr.html

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    Re: Little Flute Sonatina

    Dan,
    What a cute and beautiful sonatine! It must be so wonderful to be able to make music together with your wife. As much as I love my beautiful wife, she is completely tone-deaf . I always play my new compositions to her and if she says "There's no tune!" then I know I'm on the right track

    I loved this piece. I must have missed the first movement somewhere, but these two are great. Perhaps with the rendering you could add more legato on the flute runs, but that's probably not so important, since you will be performing this live anyway.

    Fantasitic!
    Kind Regards

    Louis Dekker
    My Music Site

    Pour être grand, il faut avoir été petit.

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    Re: Little Flute Sonatina

    Dan:

    Really refreshing movements, but I wanted to hear more. Maybe some
    more development in both.

    Seems like a great project for a husband and wife music team.

    Very enjoyable, Dan.

    Jack
    Jack Cannon--MacBook Pro (2015, 13") GPO4/5, JABB3, Auth. STEINWAY, YAMAHA CFX, Gofriller CELLO, Stradivari VIOLIN, COMB2, WORLD, HARPS, PIPE ORGANS, FINALE 2014.5, Mac Pro 2.66 GHz CPU, 8 GB RAM, DP 9.5, MOTU Traveler, MOTU Micro Express, MacBook Pro (2012, 13") 2.2 Ghz CPU, 8 GB RAM.

  4. #4

    Re: Little Flute Sonatina

    Delightful little pieces. I like the third movement best, but both are good.

    --gary shannon

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    Re: Little Flute Sonatina

    If I said this is so good I wanted to play it on tuba, would you be okay with that? I want to perform it at Octuba Fest this Octuber. So if theres something I can do that will let you let me play this, that would be awesome.
    Yours Truly,
    TubaJediMaster
    May the Fourth Be With You

    My demos:
    http://www.box.net/shared/ejtluyupfb

  6. #6

    Re: Little Flute Sonatina

    PS.

    I would be getting it recorded, and I could give you a copy of the CD of it being performed at UNF's OctubaFest Recital.
    Yours Truly,
    TubaJediMaster
    May the Fourth Be With You

    My demos:
    http://www.box.net/shared/ejtluyupfb

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    Re: Little Flute Sonatina

    A delightful sonatina, Dan, very, very well done! This was
    a real pleasure. There seems to be almost an undercurrent
    of Asian sensibilities and subtlety to it, particularly in the
    second movement... and I like the tongue-in-cheek ending
    on the third.

    With applause,


    David
    www.DavidSosnowski.com
    .

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    Re: Little Flute Sonatina

    Thanks to all for thier replies and for listening to this. Greatly appreciate the feedback.

    Realize the 2nd movement is a bit short and undeveloped--though each time I work on developing and expanding it I have a nagging desire to not touch it. Feel as if it is fragile and will break apart if any more weight placed upon it. Will look into your ideas about expanding the last movement.

    Definitely agree about the 'Asian' sound. Just hope it isn't too cliched sounding. My wife is Japanese and has a beautiful pure (flute) sound so perhaps that explains the influence.

    Tuba-Jedi--I would be honored if you performed this! I'm guessing just the 2nd movement? Unfortunately, I'm not well acquainted with the tuba to transcribe this but would certainly give it a shot. This is how a composer learns to be a better composer! Will need some info about if you play C or Bb or something else-- just checked out the Garritan/Rimsky-Korsakov Brass section for a little overview.
    Shoot me an email at lesotho72@yahoo.com

    Here are the scores:

    2nd Movement Score
    http://www.box.net/shared/q6o4f3tlil
    3rd Movement Score
    http://www.box.net/shared/cyyvyqiyh9

    Thanks,
    Dan
    http://www.societyofcomposers.org/user/danielcarr.html
    Last edited by lesotho72; 09-21-2007 at 08:05 AM. Reason: Bad link to score

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    Re: Little Flute Sonatina

    Dan,

    I really like these two movements you have presented here. Very light, quaint, to the point and well developed. You have done well in using the GPO instruments as well.

    thanks.

    Gary

    www.garybricault.com

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    Re: Little Flute Sonatina

    A tip for future reference, not to sound rude, but regardless of the type of tuba be it Bflat Or C, the actual key is still in C position. B flat tuba is a different key, but is read in C like a flute. A C tuba is read in Bflat like a trumpet, but is written exactly the same. The only difference would be an Eflat or F tuba, in which case you would simply throw the whole thing up an octave. It's still written exactly the same. All in bass clef



    Quote Originally Posted by lesotho72
    Thanks to all for their replies and for listening to this. Greatly appreciate the feedback.

    Realize the 2nd movement is a bit short and undeveloped--though each time I work on developing and expanding it I have a nagging desire to not touch it. Feel as if it is fragile and will break apart if any more weight placed upon it. Will look into your ideas about expanding the last movement.

    Definitely agree about the 'Asian' sound. Just hope it isn't too cliched sounding. My wife is Japanese and has a beautiful pure (flute) sound so perhaps that explains the influence.

    Tuba-Jedi--I would be honored if you performed this! I'm guessing just the 2nd movement? Unfortunately, I'm not well acquainted with the tuba to transcribe this but would certainly give it a shot. This is how a composer learns to be a better composer! Will need some info about if you play C or Bb or something else-- just checked out the Garritan/Rimsky-Korsakov Brass section for a little overview.
    Shoot me an email at lesotho72@yahoo.com

    Here are the scores:

    2nd Movement Score
    http://www.box.net/shared/q6o4f3tlil
    3rd Movement Score
    http://www.box.net/shared/cyyvyqiyh9

    Thanks,
    Dan
    http://www.societyofcomposers.org/user/danielcarr.html
    Yours Truly,
    TubaJediMaster
    May the Fourth Be With You

    My demos:
    http://www.box.net/shared/ejtluyupfb

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