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    Christmas in June

    This is an Overture/Prologue I've written for a project yet to be realized where the whole family would narrate a Christmas story. It purposely sounds like Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker. I imagine dialog starting at about the :45 mark.

    This is really more of a solution looking for a problem

    Overture-Prologue


    Thank you for listening and comments are always welcome.

    Steve Winkler

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    Re: Christmas in June

    Steve

    This has tons of material in it that can be expanded just as an overture should.

    The bassoon just before the end does suggest a bad guy, perhaps a grinch-like character?

    I have no problem to go with your solution and as a mathematician, I did look for one.


    Well done


    Ron
    "Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one." Albert Einstein

    http://composersforum.ning.com/profile/RonaldFerguson

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    Re: Christmas in June

    Steve,

    Very creative and cleaver writing. Yes certainly has the feel of the Nutcracker, but that it what you intended so it is a good thing. Would love to hear the final outcome with the narrations.

    Gary

    www.garybricault.com

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    Re: Christmas in June

    Steve,

    It sounds like you used the 'Nutcracker' for getting into the mood of what you intended the music to be, and you did that creatively!
    The result is that the music has a 'fairy tale' atmosphere and it is very suitable for added narration!
    Well done!

    Yudit

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    Re: Christmas in June

    Thank you guys for listening and the supportive comments.

    Ron, I do have some more material that I may post later after I finish something longer I've been working on.

    Thank you again for your comments.

    Steve Winkler

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    Re: Christmas in June

    Gorgeous!

    I've come to very much look forward to your considered,
    thoughtful, beautifully crafted work, Steve; and you've clearly
    done your studies on Tchaikovsky's style... though I surely
    hear your hand at the helm in this, too.

    Thanks for the early Christmas!

    My best,



    David
    www.DavidSosnowski.com

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    Re: Christmas in June

    Thank you David. I greatly appreciate your comments. Looking forward to hearing something from you again

    Steve Winkler

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    Re: Christmas in June

    Quote Originally Posted by swinkler View Post
    This is an Overture/Prologue I've written for a project yet to be realized where the whole family would narrate a Christmas story. It purposely sounds like Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker. I imagine dialog starting at about the :45 mark.

    This is really more of a solution looking for a problem

    Overture-Prologue


    Thank you for listening and comments are always welcome.

    Steve Winkler
    Refreshing melody with Russian style orchestration, Steve!


    Fred

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    Re: Christmas in June

    Steve,

    This is a GREAT start to whatever it happens to turn into. As David (etLux) pointed out, the Tchaikovsky reference is obvious, but not overdone -- combined with more than enough originality (a Winklovsky?!). The festive thing you have going at the start transitions really well into what is obviously the spot where the narration would enter -- with very effective underpinning continuing on from there (really nice clarinet stuff!).

    I certainly hope this expands into a completed, fully realized project -- what you've done here definitely definitely demands it. Keep it going!

    Danny

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    Re: Christmas in June

    Thank you Danny and Fredrick for your words of encouragement. As time permits I'll post two or three more pieces realized for this elusive project.

    Steve Winkler

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