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    Showing The Flag

    My first (Garritan) CONCERT/MCHING BAND PIECE.
    Our Country has always made a difference by showing up with our Flag in support of freedom.

    hi-fi URL: http://www.soundclick.com/util/getpl...d=6111954&q=hi

    Gary
    Last edited by garymosse; 12-28-2007 at 10:51 AM. Reason: clarification

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    Hi Gary,

    What a great exchange between instruments; a wonderful conversation to eavesdrop! Some very bright and complex articulations in areas. Very much enjoyed the composition as well as the sentiment. Thanks for sharing.

    Michael
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    Hi, Gary

    I was pleasantly surprised upon hearing your new piece - the text had me prepared for something more bombastic, something more militaristic, pompous - you know, the general tenor of patriotic music. Music with a political message is like any art that resorts to preaching- it ceases to be art.

    But here we have a real grab bag of surprises, great fun at times, a happy sounding, kind of randomly-firing fling which I find rather unique.

    I think this is the my favorite piece I've heard of yours, Ron - Very entertaining! THanks for it--And Happy New Year!

    Peace,
    Randy B.

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    Re: Showing The Flag

    This was pretty unique for a band piece. It has your stamp on it.

    I think it would be a good one to mix in with more traditional numbers for a concert.

    An interesting and enjoyable listen.


    Phil

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    Re: Showing The Flag

    Thanks for listening, Michael.
    I am trying to decide if the first counter-melody is too much. I
    am thinking it's too busy.
    Gary

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    Re: Showing The Flag

    Thanks for listening, Randy.
    I'm not aiming for the "Military" view on this. I consider it to be for the
    thoughtful, considerate patriot.
    As I said, this is my first CONCERT/MARCHING Band work, and it seems like the apparatus works easier & faster than GPO & JAZZ BAND.
    GARY

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    Gary -

    What a pleasant surprise! Believe me, I enjoy listening to well arranged marching music. When I went to click on the link that you provided, that was what I thought would come through these speakers! Concert Band Marching Music!! (You mentioned that this was your first "Concert/Marching Band Piece". LOL! ). Well. . . I guess this composition isn't the "traditional" concert band marching music. It's got me grinning from ear to ear, though. This is a very nice composition, Gary! I thoroughly enjoyed the listen.

    And thank you for sharing your music!

    Ted
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    Re: Showing The Flag

    Thanks for listening, PHIL.
    Your comments seem to always make me feel better about my work.
    I work to avoid heavy textures, but sometimes I just have to let it out.
    Gary

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    Thanks for listening, Ted.
    In working with my Comp teacher, I am constantly trying to work with
    less; to have greater contrasts; and provide new interest before the new get old...
    I appreciate your comments.
    Gary

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    Very nice work on the writing in this, Gary; with your
    Aaron Coplandesque tilt toward conversation and a well
    turned line becoming ever more evident.

    Much enjoyed!

    My best,



    David
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