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Topic: a beggar's dance (classical ensemble)

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    a beggar's dance (classical ensemble)

    I was very much inspired by a great rendering by garybric on a grieg piece 'anitras dance'. This is my impression of the style of the song. Please listen and comment.

    UPDATE: 11-10-07: I have redone the reverb on this.

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    --! Beautiful work, Jay!

    Grieg (he's so great, I just have to use the proper capital letter for his name ) is certainly a great source of inspiration. Very cool that Gary Bric's superb work with "Anitra's Dance" got your gears turning.

    I'd say that this is a heavier, more somber piece than Grieg, so I would say that's one of the big differences in the style. Certainly is a well done piece though, impressive.

    Saraha dry though - ! What happened to your reverb?

    Randy B.

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    Hey Randy. I was trying out a new reverb, and it just is not cutting it. I went back to the old reverb that I was using. Thanks for the comment.

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    Just last night I went and saw Grieg's Piano concerto. What a genious the man was. Peer Gynt has allways been one of my favorite pieces.

    If you wish to compose in the style of a great one, you can't beat Grieg.

    Nice piece.

    Well done


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    Yes! Most interesting and satisfying piece, Jay;
    especially the subtle way you managed the
    rhytmic impetus in this... that was exceptionally
    well done.

    I might possibly take this a little quicker? Tempo's
    always very subjective, of course. But this has such
    great moves riding under the hood, I think it could
    take on a little more speed and like it.

    My best,


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    Hello, Jay

    AH yes--I just listened to the new mix. Much more satisfying - the instruments can breathe better now.

    I sent you a PM on that reverb topic, not wanting to bog down your thread - Did you get it? - If not, I was asking how a new reverb could make something so drastically drier than usual. It's not the character of a reverb which controls wet/dry proportions, it's where the settings are turned on it. Perhaps you tried out a particularly small and dry preset on it. My point in that message was that the new reverb probably shouldn't be blamed, since they're all pretty much the same - they just vary widely in quality of sound.

    Glad you re-did this. David "Et Lux"s comment about a faster tempo was interesting--might be worth an experiment also?

    Randy B.

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    Unusual but delightful chordal progressions, Mr. Jay. I enjoyed your tonal colors also. Nice writing job. Thank you for sharing this professional production with us.

    Best regards,

    Larry G. Alexander

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    This is a very beautiful piece from you again. Your recordings always sound so fantastic, the sound is wonderful. I thoroughly enjoyed this one of yours Thank you !
    Kind Regards

    Louis Dekker
    My Music Site

    Pour être grand, il faut avoir été petit.

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    No fully Jaynkate and how, great choice of instruments.
    And tell Randy that the Sahara isn't dry at all......

    Great piece!!!


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    Thanks Ron. Grieg has always been one of my favorites. I know that my piece is not really a whole lot in his style, but the sound of 'Anitras dance' got me going on an idea and I wanted to try and develop it. Thanks for listening.

    Hey David. Thanks for listening and commenting. I was trying to keep the piece in a dance kind of tempo. It probably could use a little more gas to the pedal. I am glad that you liked it.

    Randy, the mix is better now with the adjusted reverb. I have done this a couple of times before, where I posted something without giving it the proper final listen to make sure everything was as it should be. I don't plan to do that again. Thanks a bunch.

    Thanks Larry. I hope the harmonic movement wasn't too unusual. I was trying for a certain sound, but the last thing I want to do is get something so unusual that it is not enjoyable to listen to. You did say that you liked this though and I do appreciate your commenting.

    Louisd, I thank you for listening. I am pleased that this sounded good to you.

    Hey Raymond. I was trying a combination of flute, oboe, clarinet, french horn, cello, bassoon and double bass. I am still trying to learn how to use this
    type of instrument combination. Anyway, I am glad that you liked it.

    -Thank you all. -Jay

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