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    Hubble's Red Shifting Dilemma (Or Bye Bye Stars)

    Just a quick one. I have a feeling in time this one might be going somewhere other than where it is now.

    I almost called it
    The Doppler Effect

    Here it is
    http://www.box.net/shared/obv0mivie1

    GPO and a few other libraries

    Comments are welcome

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

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

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    I noticed your green porch light was on so I thought I'd stop by.

    Can you explain the title for us (me) astronomy dummies?

    This honestly, and seriously, reminds me of the game Chutes and Ladders. Up at the top and slippery slide down you go. A really great sense or space and mystery! Wonderful Ron! Much enjoyed.

    M

    PS (Michael was here)
    "...Wiktor's a Jekyll-Hyde personality..." - Lycos Music
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    Re: Hubble's Red Shifting Dilemma (Or Bye Bye Stars)

    Hey Michael

    I was just off to bed and took a quick look and see you are still here, so here is what the title means.

    Edwin Hubble noticed that when he was looking at the stars, the light in all of them was shifted towards the red.

    The Doppler effect in sound is when you hear a train go by the notes are higher as it approaches and lower as it goes away. The same thing happens with light. As light goes away, the spectrum gets shifted to the red end. The red shift means all of the stars are going away from us. This led astronomers to run the universe in reverse and hence the big bang.

    To me it means if I don't go to the stars soon, they will become too far away to ever get there, (as if they are close enough to get there now).

    Chutes and Ladders is also a good description of this piece.

    Thanks Michael

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

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

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    Re: Hubble's Red Shifting Dilemma (Or Bye Bye Stars)

    Hey Ron,

    Thanks for the info! That's actually very cool to think about. The Chutes and Ladders is more of a visual for me to describe some of the chromatic "ups and downs" in your work.

    Is the mysterious and very spacious feel of your work depicting your title and description? I'm sure it is, just want to make sure; I feel you did a great job of communicating this.

    M
    "...Wiktor's a Jekyll-Hyde personality..." - Lycos Music
    http://www.miserymadebeautiful.com

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    Scottie beam me up please..... no such thing here. Red dwarfs, red planets, red roses (but they are still here down earth), whatever rednecks may say about this, it is a wonderful piece of music. I liked it very much. A movie trailer perhaps? Listening for the second time, still like it....... and why Bye Bye Stars? Stars we will ever have. If not in the skies, than overhere at the Garritan Forum. You are one of them.

    Raymond

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    Hi Rolifer,

    Very beautiful piece here. Stylistically, this is probably one of my favorite among your works.

    David

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    Re: Hubble's Red Shifting Dilemma (Or Bye Bye Stars)

    Raymond


    Since all of the stars are moving away from us and accelerating in their departure, I just figured I'd say good bye to them now while they can still hear me.

    If the Universe keeps expanding, in less than 10000 billion years, there will be no stars left. I think that is the right time frame anyway. It may be 10000 billion billion years.

    David

    If I can get the one I am working on now to come together correctly, I think it will be my best of this year, in material and style.

    Thanks guys

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

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

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    Ron

    Very well done. The ending has an effective unusual twist to it.

    I notice that this piece, and some other recent ones, often highlight the brass instruments. Have you considered having some sections where the woodwinds take the forefront?

    Herb

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    Re: Hubble's Red Shifting Dilemma (Or Bye Bye Stars)

    This was real interesting. It put you out there with the celestial bodies.

    To me it had a impressionistic, cinematic feel to it.

    Skillful composing here and enjoyable to listen to.



    Phil

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    Ron:

    Very contemporary writing. It captures the essence of the medium
    of space and is very convincingly rendered. Knowing that you are
    a mathematician, I can well understand how your scientific training
    has influenced your music.....

    Very enjoyable listen.

    BRAVO, Ron

    Jack
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