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    Senior Member rwayland's Avatar
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    Hippogambolous Gracile

    This is not nearly as complex as it sounds. It is difficult because it is driving and relentless, requires very strong arms. I wrote it a few days ago when I was aching a lot, to distract me, and perhaps relieve the aches. Well, the aches are still present, a permanent fixture, I guess. But the music is finished. The difficulty for me was creating a good score layout.

    Hippogambolous Gracile


    The mp3 was made using Sonar, Fatar Keyboard, and GPO Steinway.

    Richard

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    Re: Hippogambolous Gracile

    Richard...

    Relentless indeed it is, but it keeps one's interest! I am hearing an orchestration as I listen...string players would gripe out the wazoo, but tough!!
    Cool piece!!

    Jim
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    Re: Hippogambolous Gracile

    This is a « cool » piece indeed. Shockingly difficult to play I would imagine... And once again a fabulous title... « gracile » I understand, but the other part
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    Louis Dekker
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    Re: Hippogambolous Gracile

    Well, yes, I think it would orchestrate well, and the strings would have the front stage! But I am not sufficiently facile with string notation to attempt the job. I still have a string quartet awaiting correction of some notational errors.

    Louis, Hippogambolous is just my little joke, a word play of hippopotamus and gambol. Indeed, it is quite difficult to play. I know three people who could play it, but only after some considerable effort.

    Richard

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    Re: Hippogambolous Gracile

    Richard;
    It is difficult because it is driving and relentless, requires very strong arms.
    I believe you've given new meaning to "driving and relentless.
    How fitting that tonight the Olympics are starting. I think your piece would make a great strength competition exercise but we need a new category for it. Bad jokes aside, I like it. No fluff or frills, just straight ahead exposition, development and varied recap ending!

    Steve

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    Re: Hippogambolous Gracile

    This is the sort of piece that builds character... lol -- not
    to mention tendinitis in the inner forearm, Richard!

    Seriously, this is a bit of a workout, but no worse than
    some Shostakovich and Khachaturian pieces... and more
    of the stress probably comes in getting those wonderful
    articulations snapping.

    Loved it!

    My best,



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