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    Memories on the Wind - Native Flute, piano, strings

    This is a work in progress. It will be quite a bit longer when it it done, I think.
    for Jim Pellerite, with gratitude.

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    Re: Memories on the Wind - Native Flute, piano, strings

    Karen:
    Exquisite! How I wish I had an ability such as yours for writing melodies.
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    Re: Memories on the Wind - Native Flute, piano, strings

    Hello! This was very pleasant. I liked the idea of mixing such completely different music styles together as you did, considering how starkly contrasting those styles should be, you did a wonderful job of blending them together. Bravo!

    I noticed your request for references in General, I would love to give you one, but since my most exciting attribute in the music world is what the people here have said, then my name wouldn't go very far as a reference good luck!
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    Re: Memories on the Wind - Native Flute, piano, strings

    It sounds like your developing a very nice flute concerto, maybe.

    It has a nice flow to it. Maybe you're heading into a darker mood at the end.



    Phil

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    Re: Memories on the Wind - Native Flute, piano, strings

    Very nice! Very nice! Did I forget to mention that it's very nice?

    I think that this is my favorite of all of your works. Skillful writing. Way to go!

    Regards,

    Larry
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    Re: Memories on the Wind - Native Flute, piano, strings

    Thank you Steve, Phil, and Larry, for listening.
    Of course, this is just a snippet at this point.
    The interesting thing (to my mind) is who it's for -- Jim was the principal flautist for a major orchestra, but gave it up to play the Native American flute. ( see http://www.jamespellerite.com/art01.htm ) I find that fascinating... He gave me the specs for how this flute works. It has a limited range compared to the traditional flute (about 1 octave plus a third), so the writing has work within that range, which can be more challenging than I expected. Anyway, he actively solicits classical compositions for this very traditional instrument. If anyone's interested in trying one, see http://www.jamespellerite.com/ for examples, background, and composer guidelines.
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    Re: Memories on the Wind - Native Flute, piano, strings

    Karen

    Beautiful work here.

    I assume that the sound for the flute in this is the gpo one, but I think I have seen a font for a Native American Flute somewhere, I just don't remember where.

    I look forward to the completion of this.

    Well done


    Ron

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    Re: Memories on the Wind - Native Flute, piano, strings

    Quite an intriguing admixture of stylistic interminglings
    in this, Karen; but it does work so nicely.

    The melodic writing for the flute is just gorgeous; and
    the Baroque hints add pleasing moments of seasoning.

    I realize this is a work in progress, so you'll be cleaning
    up the balances a bit yet, and so on; but overall, you've
    come to a very satisfying sound in the rendering.

    Compositionally, I think the one area where I might wish
    for a little more thought is the dependency on the strings
    in a fairly consistent texture through much of the writing.
    Given, they're the backbone of the stated ensemble; but
    perhaps more attention to less amorphous voicing and
    more variance in weight might be worth considering to
    introduce greater contrast and coloristic variety, Karen.

    All my best,


    David
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    Re: Memories on the Wind - Native Flute, piano, strings

    Thanks Ron and Dave for listening.

    Ron, yes the flute is GPO.
    Dave, I was, to be honest, a little worried about the admixture of styles, but unless Jim doesn't like it, I'll not worry too much. The last part (with the continuo in the strings) will be very different and give an opportunity to do more of what I think you are talking about... in fact, I have added some unpredictable outbursts in the strings and piano that were inspired stylistically by "quarks", and in my mind, there is more to come with more equality of interplay between instruments in a very different texture than the first part. Whether this will all "fit" remains to be seen -- I mean the different styles seem ok to my ear, but might be annoying or feel like "non-sequitur" for others. (Any feedback from the forum on this most welcome).

    Thanks, guys!
    Karen
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    Re: Memories on the Wind - Native Flute, piano, strings

    Hi Karen,

    This is truly a lovely piece. The flute is great!
    I like the idea of mixing styles and you move easily from one style to the other.
    From all your works I like this one best. Great name as well!
    It seems that something has ripened within you and it is showing in this composition.
    Thanks for sharing with us your new ideas!

    Yudit

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