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?
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?
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.