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    My Lapse of Romanticism (The Deep Forest Completed)

    So, here's the completed version of this. Now titled "Views From an Ethereal" A quick description as I am in a hurry

    Describes views from an intangible source. The views go in this order:

    A Deep Forest
    A Bicycle Rider through the forest on a dirt road
    the rider encounters a majestic river
    the viewer follows the river
    the river goes into a valley surrounded by mountains.
    the viewer looks back from the top of a peak upon what he has seen.

    See why it's romantic?

    My first Symphonic Poem you might say! (though I know it's short at just 5:11) Must go now!

    lo-fi URL: http://www.soundclick.com/util/getpl...d=6405677&q=lo
    hi-fi URL: http://www.soundclick.com/util/getpl...d=6405677&q=hi
    Michael Obermeyer, Jr.
    youtube channel
    soundclick page

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    Re: My Lapse of Romanticism (The Deep Forest Completed)

    I really like this piece. Lots of originality. Your style at the beginning made me think I was listening to a Philip Glass work (whom I really enjoy). Thank you for sharing!!!

    Gary
    Serenity Musician Productions (Gary A.)

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    Re: My Lapse of Romanticism (The Deep Forest Completed)

    serenity:

    Thanks a lot for your comment! Philip Glass sounds so familiar, but I can't think of any music by him...something I need to look up now! I'm glad you think my music is original, I sometimes fear it tends to lean too heavily on sounds that I've heard through other composers I enjoy listening to. Thanks again!
    Michael Obermeyer, Jr.
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    Re: My Lapse of Romanticism (The Deep Forest Completed)

    Enjoyable. I can see Gary’s Phillip Glass reference particularly in the textures in the first part and in one of the chord progressions near the end.
    Trent P. McDonald

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    Re: My Lapse of Romanticism (The Deep Forest Completed)

    trentpmcd

    Thanks for your comment! Most of the chord progressions are based off of variations of Ab Major to C Major or Ab Major to C Minor, two of my favorite chord modulations. Throw in a Bb to the Ab Major, and I'm happy

    The progression I think you are referring to uses mostly C Major to C Minor with a single Ab Major chord towards the end.
    Michael Obermeyer, Jr.
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    Re: My Lapse of Romanticism (The Deep Forest Completed)

    Sanyarem, I must congratulate you on quite a well done
    symphonic poem... superb work on this.

    Although I do hear some inferences of Glass in the
    undercarriage and textures of this, there's also quite
    a lot of Romantic and Impressionistic influence -- and
    it's quite a lovely, effective blend of elements, all
    well handled and commingled flawlessly.

    The coherency and flow of this is also impressively
    well administered, throughout. Managing shifts and
    transitions smoothly is one of the hallmarks of fine
    writing.

    Now. There's one thing wrong, here, alas. There's
    not enough... lol! I wonder if you might perhaps
    consider a second "movement" to it; perhaps a
    summing up, where the impressions and conclusions
    of the "viewer" are brought together?

    All my best,



    David
    www.DavidSosnowski.com

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    Re: My Lapse of Romanticism (The Deep Forest Completed)

    David

    Thank you very much for your kind comments! I try to spend much time making transitions from one idea to another flow smoothly. When I rush some sort of transition, it is very obvious. I went skiing the other day. As far as a second movement... I might expand on some of these ideas. I may also, instead of leaving it with the small English Horn solo at the end, give it a more filling conclusion. After the viewer has completed his ascent to the mountain, instead trying to portray a feeling of satisfied isolation, I may attempt to combine many of the main themes of the composition, which is something I really enjoy doing!
    Thanks for the comments again, and for giving me some ideas!
    Michael Obermeyer, Jr.
    youtube channel
    soundclick page

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    Re: My Lapse of Romanticism (The Deep Forest Completed)

    The title is very apt, Sanyarem. And your decription makes perfect sense. This is a beautiful piece! And right up my alley. I love fantasy (in case you hadn't noticed from my posts).

    This music you have written, I can see being set to an audio book of Tolkien's masterpieces.

    You have a great command of the orchestra and produced a very good rendering. Is it all GPO?

    Thanks for sharing this.

    Regards
    Paul
    "Life is rarely fair..." - Garlan, of Thorandall
    http://pjdeakin.blogspot.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by sanyarem View Post
    So, here's the completed version of this. Now titled "Views From an Ethereal" A quick description as I am in a hurry

    Describes views from an intangible source. The views go in this order:

    A Deep Forest
    A Bicycle Rider through the forest on a dirt road
    the rider encounters a majestic river
    the viewer follows the river
    the river goes into a valley surrounded by mountains.
    the viewer looks back from the top of a peak upon what he has seen.

    See why it's romantic?

    My first Symphonic Poem you might say! (though I know it's short at just 5:11) Must go now!

    lo-fi URL: http://www.soundclick.com/util/getpl...d=6405677&q=lo
    hi-fi URL: http://www.soundclick.com/util/getpl...d=6405677&q=hi
    Wonderful adventure,

    Love the arpeggio cellos in the beginning! I think of Musorgskij when I hear brass eruptions here and there!

    It's a forest full of surprises... I think I saw Johnny Depp riding on a fast white horse!

    Creative orchestration!

    Fred

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    Re: My Lapse of Romanticism (The Deep Forest Completed)

    Quote Originally Posted by sanyarem View Post

    When I rush some sort of transition, it is very obvious.
    I went skiing the other day. As far as a second movement...

    .
    ROFL!

    I couldn't let such a priceless and concise demonstration
    of a musical point go unnoticed and unapplauded!

    David
    www.DavidSosnowski.com

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