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    Concerto for Springtime (Sirulnikoff)

    Hi All,

    This is a recent revision of this file.

    The piece was written for male vocalist and Jazz Orchestra. In this version, the vocal part is played by solo cello. The orchestra consists of 5 saxes, doubling on flute and clarinet, 4 trumpets, 4 trombones, and rhythm section. All instruments are JABB, except for the flute and cello, which are GPO.

    I hope you like it, but all comments are welcome.

    http://www.mp3unsigned.com/Showband.asp?id=12750


    Regards,

    Jack

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    Re: Concerto for Springtime (Sirulnikoff)

    Jack

    You don't say here whether you are the composer or not on this one, so I will assume you are. The piece has some real nice moments in it and overall is enjoyable. I am kind of glad that the vocals are not in this version just because I am not a big fan of them.

    It seems a bit long for a jazz piece, but then I don't know much about jazz. There is one spot around 7.30 that seemed to get much louder than the preceeding spots, but That might just be my computer.

    nice work

    Ron

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    Re: Concerto for Springtime (Sirulnikoff)

    Hi Ron,

    Thanks for listening and commenting.

    I am indeed the composer of this piece (for better or for worse).

    Its length is to some extent governed by the text upon which it is based, although there are several purely instrumental sections.

    I agree that the spot you referred to is still too loud. it's supposed to be loud, but the blend isn't good. I did work on it a bit, but not enough.

    Thanks again for your interest.

    Regards,

    Jack

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    Re: Concerto for Springtime (Sirulnikoff)

    The opening of this caught me off guard, Jack, when
    I listened earlier; but on a second hearing, I think it
    works well... a suitable reflection before launching into
    the body of the piece.

    This strikes me as almost a small Jazz suite, massaged
    into a single movement (if that makes any sense). And
    I don't mean that critically -- I like the way it goes
    together... there's a very satisfying sense of formal
    balance to it, despite its improvisational roots.

    My best,



    David
    www.DavidSosnowski.com

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    Re: Concerto for Springtime (Sirulnikoff)

    Hi David,

    I'm pleased that you dug this piece out, and I appreciate your comments.

    Some of the moods in the music, I think, are reflected in the text, but I also tried to give the piece some kind of formal cohesion. The opening is strictly instrumental, and the concluding section is a reflection of the opening section, but does include text. Strangely, I'm not sure I care to hear it actually being sung.

    Thanks for taking the time to listen.

    Best Regards,

    Jack

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