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    "Gypsy Dance #02" (orchestrated)

    All,

    In the past, I posted my "Gypsy Dance #02" as a solo piano work. Some forum members suggested that I orchestrate it and I have done so.

    "Gypsy Dance Number Two" (orchestrated)

    "Gypsy Dance Number Two" (original solo piano work)

    It is all GPO except the piano, which is JABB.

    Regards,

    Larry

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    Re: "Gypsy Dance #02" (orchestrated)

    I don't think I've ever had a rose stem clenched between my teeth quite this early in the morning before. - Actually, I've Never had a rose stem clenched between my teeth. Oh wait - is that just for Flamenco?--or do Gypsies do that too? --Whatever the answer, I had to grab a rose and bite it while listening to this - Don't worry, it was plastic, no thorns.

    Tired from dancing, thanks for the inspiring work out, Larry! Tossing the rose your way - But don't catch it, people might talk.

    Randy B.
    (rbowser)

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    Re: "Gypsy Dance #02" (orchestrated)

    Quote Originally Posted by rbowser-
    I don't think I've ever had a rose stem clenched between my teeth quite this early in the morning before. - Actually, I've Never had a rose stem clenched between my teeth. Oh wait - is that just for Flamenco?--or do Gypsies do that too? --Whatever the answer, I had to grab a rose and bite it while listening to this - Don't worry, it was plastic, no thorns.

    Tired from dancing, thanks for the inspiring work out, Larry! Tossing the rose your way - But don't catch it, people might talk.

    Randy B.
    (rbowser)
    Land sakes, Mr. Randy. How you do go on!

    Thanks for listenin' to "Gypsy...".

    Larry
    Larry G. Alexander
    www.alexandermusic.com

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    Larry:
    I'm back from the "heat" of Florida and find your "Gypsy Dance #02" to be very "cool," quite idiomatic of the genre'. I listened to both versions and must say that I prefered the solo piano. The orchestration didn't really enhance the piece that much and tended to sound like it had been "transcribed" to accompany the piano. Your first impulse was a good one.
    "If it ain't broke, don't fix it!"

    sos

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    Re: "Gypsy Dance #02" (orchestrated)

    Larry, I do indeed like the orchestrated version better,
    overall. The one comment I'd make is maybe a little
    more of it orchestrated; a little less emphasis on the
    piano part.

    Meanwhile, I think Randy walked off with my last rose,
    and I'm trying to properly appreciate this with a wilted
    poinsettia between my teeth...

    Always my best,



    David
    www.DavidSosnowski.com
    .

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    Re: "Gypsy Dance #02" (orchestrated)

    Quote Originally Posted by sosmus
    Larry:
    I'm back from the "heat" of Florida and find your "Gypsy Dance #02" to be very "cool," quite idiomatic of the genre'. I listened to both versions and must say that I prefered the solo piano. The orchestration didn't really enhance the piece that much and tended to sound like it had been "transcribed" to accompany the piano. Your first impulse was a good one.
    "If it ain't broke, don't fix it!"

    sos
    Appreciate your input and opinion. Thanks.

    Larry
    Larry G. Alexander
    www.alexandermusic.com

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    Re: "Gypsy Dance #02" (orchestrated)

    Quote Originally Posted by etLux
    Larry, I do indeed like the orchestrated version better,
    overall. The one comment I'd make is maybe a little
    more of it orchestrated; a little less emphasis on the
    piano part.

    Meanwhile, I think Randy walked off with my last rose,
    and I'm trying to properly appreciate this with a wilted
    poinsettia between my teeth...

    Always my best,



    David
    www.DavidSosnowski.com
    .
    Wilted pointettia, huh? You always were...uh...different.

    Thanks for your message.

    Larry
    Larry G. Alexander
    www.alexandermusic.com

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    Re: "Gypsy Dance #02" (orchestrated)

    Hi Larry,

    Well, I vote for the orchestrated version! Both are certainly very well done, but I just love the joint romp of the accumulated players -- I can envision them on a small outdoor stage in the middle of Eastern Europe somewhere. Nice rendering job also, my friend! Thanks for another listening delight!

    Danny

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    Re: "Gypsy Dance #02" (orchestrated)

    Mr. Larry:

    Liked the piano gypsy dance, especially the pointed dynamic
    punctuations in the second half. Good writing there.

    I'm in agreement with "sos" that the orchestrated version
    is merely an accompaniment, not a transcribed orchestration.
    If I were to hear this piece WITHOUT piano, just orchestra, then
    I could compare the two.

    Also, I was hearing a lot of "scratchy" sounds when the castinets (?)
    were playing. I switched to some other mp3s and they played fine.
    Wondering what happened with your mp3.

    Bottom line: I like the Gypsy dance (piano version). a really good
    piece.
    I have yet to hear it fully orchestrated.............lol

    Hope you are doing well, Larry. Christmas is such a neat time for
    us musicians (even in Texas...........lol).

    Cheers,

    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.

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    Re: "Gypsy Dance #02" (orchestrated)

    Quote Originally Posted by DDW
    Hi Larry,

    Well, I vote for the orchestrated version! Both are certainly very well done, but I just love the joint romp of the accumulated players -- I can envision them on a small outdoor stage in the middle of Eastern Europe somewhere. Nice rendering job also, my friend! Thanks for another listening delight!

    Danny
    Thank you, Mr. Danny. I consider this high praise indeed from such a talented music creator as yourself.

    I appreciate your input.

    My best,

    Larry
    Larry G. Alexander
    www.alexandermusic.com

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