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    Tranquility Interrupted--Piano/Orch

    Hi All:

    It's been awhile since I last posted anything NEW, so I thought I would
    take some time off of my arranging jobs and play around a bit.

    Tranquility Interrupted has an AB-AB-Coda form. My immediate objective
    was to write a melody that used the SAME chordal structure over a period
    of more than one measure. Possibilities are unlimited, but most of my
    previous music was constructed with abundant chord changes so I wanted
    to write something different.

    I feel the name is fairly applicable because the "A" section is very FLOWING,
    (hence, tranquility) while the "B" is a little more dissonant and ABRUPT (the
    interruption part).

    It was fun to do and I learned a few things, so my time wasn't wasted...lol

    http://www.cannonscores.com/TranquilityInterrupted.mp3

    Jack
    Jack Cannon--MacBook Pro (2015, 13") GPO4/5, JABB3, Auth. STEINWAY, YAMAHA CFX, Gofriller CELLO, Stradivari VIOLIN, COMB2, WORLD, HARPS, PIPE ORGANS, FINALE 2014.5, Mac Pro 2.66 GHz CPU, 8 GB RAM, DP 9.5, MOTU Traveler, MOTU Micro Express, MacBook Pro (2012, 13") 2.2 Ghz CPU, 8 GB RAM.

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    Re: Tranquility Interrupted--Piano/Orch

    Jack!

    1. Finally! - I have been wanting to hear something from you for a very long time. It was worthwhile waiting.

    2. Bravo! - Now it's my turn to say this to you!

    3. Gorgeous! - From the very first notes to the end! The ideas, the orchestration, the moods' play, the harmonies, the performance... do I need to continue?

    4. Please, don't wait too long for bringing us more of your fine music...

    There are too many interrupions in our world, aren't there...




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    Re: Tranquility Interrupted--Piano/Orch

    Yes! I too have been waiting for a new piece from you Jack, and this one is beautiful. Great flow and seamlessness, wonderful choice and use of the various instruments, and a fun juxtaposition of the themes. Well done, from beginning to end! I love a composition that isn't afraid to be spare and even have a bit of silence.
    And now I get to say it too, Bravo Jack!

    If this is the result, take a break from the arranging more often, John

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    Re: Tranquility Interrupted--Piano/Orch

    John and Yudit:

    Thank you so much for listening and the very kind comments.
    It makes working with music so much more satisfying when
    comments from one's peers help to motivate further creative
    endeavors.

    Thanks again,

    Jack
    Jack Cannon--MacBook Pro (2015, 13") GPO4/5, JABB3, Auth. STEINWAY, YAMAHA CFX, Gofriller CELLO, Stradivari VIOLIN, COMB2, WORLD, HARPS, PIPE ORGANS, FINALE 2014.5, Mac Pro 2.66 GHz CPU, 8 GB RAM, DP 9.5, MOTU Traveler, MOTU Micro Express, MacBook Pro (2012, 13") 2.2 Ghz CPU, 8 GB RAM.

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    Re: Tranquility Interrupted--Piano/Orch

    Jack,
    your knowledge and talent is very evident in this piece.

    I want to say it too...

    BRAVO!

    Dan

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    Re: Tranquility Interrupted--Piano/Orch

    Thank you Dan. You are an eternal inspiration.......

    Trying to come close to your audio engineering
    expertise is a constant endeavor of mine. It will
    never happen, but dreams are motivators and mine
    keep me going........

    A special thanks for listening and commenting.

    Jack
    Jack Cannon--MacBook Pro (2015, 13") GPO4/5, JABB3, Auth. STEINWAY, YAMAHA CFX, Gofriller CELLO, Stradivari VIOLIN, COMB2, WORLD, HARPS, PIPE ORGANS, FINALE 2014.5, Mac Pro 2.66 GHz CPU, 8 GB RAM, DP 9.5, MOTU Traveler, MOTU Micro Express, MacBook Pro (2012, 13") 2.2 Ghz CPU, 8 GB RAM.

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    Re: Tranquility Interrupted--Piano/Orch

    Hi Jack,

    Great title with great music to match!

    I'm especially impressed with your woodwind writing in this... well, your string and piano writing, too -- it's ALL very impressive!

    The whole peaceful to agitated concept really worked well, due to the deft construction of this piece.

    Post more!! A big BRAVO to to you!

    Danny

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    Re: Tranquility Interrupted--Piano/Orch

    Thanks Danny:

    I've been really impressed with your music since you
    signed on. Very well written and rendered. So, it is
    a pleasure to hear from you and also to have read
    your generous comments.

    Jack


    By the way Danny.......I was unimpressed with the new
    Finale 2009 because they offer NO REVERB for Mac Intel
    machines. Ambience isn't available and the new ARIA
    Player doesn't have a reverb (to my knowledge) like the
    Kontakt 2 Player had.....I used that for Finale 2008.

    I use Finale as a scratchpad when composing and to have
    a little reverb makes it a lot better during playback. Now,
    I'll just have to either put Finale 2009 on my Mac G4 or
    record to audio in Finale and then import it into Digital Performer.
    But, what a waste of time to hear something..........lol
    Jack Cannon--MacBook Pro (2015, 13") GPO4/5, JABB3, Auth. STEINWAY, YAMAHA CFX, Gofriller CELLO, Stradivari VIOLIN, COMB2, WORLD, HARPS, PIPE ORGANS, FINALE 2014.5, Mac Pro 2.66 GHz CPU, 8 GB RAM, DP 9.5, MOTU Traveler, MOTU Micro Express, MacBook Pro (2012, 13") 2.2 Ghz CPU, 8 GB RAM.

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    Re: Tranquility Interrupted--Piano/Orch

    Jack,

    I enjoyed this very much. I especially liked the brief transitional periods between tranquility and the more active sections, such as the little staccato piano notes giving just a little bit of a warning before it fully builds.

    Some of the string harmonies are very nice indeed, and some reminded me a bit of Bernard Herrmann, with just a touch of Gershwin perhaps. But the overall feel is unique.

    All in all, a nice little short-form work that hangs together very well.
    - Jamie Kowalski

    All Hands Music - Kowalski on the web
    The Ear Is Always Correct - Writings on composition

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    Re: Tranquility Interrupted--Piano/Orch

    Jamie:

    Thanks for listening and your comment about transitions.
    I feel transitions are really important (mostly little musical
    interludes) as they glue a piece together. In my opinion,
    these sections can make or break a piece.

    Pleased to have your critique, Jamie. I've always admired
    your work ethic and the final results thereof.

    Jack
    Jack Cannon--MacBook Pro (2015, 13") GPO4/5, JABB3, Auth. STEINWAY, YAMAHA CFX, Gofriller CELLO, Stradivari VIOLIN, COMB2, WORLD, HARPS, PIPE ORGANS, FINALE 2014.5, Mac Pro 2.66 GHz CPU, 8 GB RAM, DP 9.5, MOTU Traveler, MOTU Micro Express, MacBook Pro (2012, 13") 2.2 Ghz CPU, 8 GB RAM.

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