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    Four brief scenes

    An older piece edited and updated for clarinet, bass clarinet, alto, tenor, bari sax, piano & vibes.
    An unusual piece even in my World.
    Gary

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    Re: Four brief scenes

    What a wonderful and bold use of a novel combination of instruments! To me it has touches of Stravinsky. The bass clarinet is very fine and the piano and vibes work well together.

    A very enjoyable suite. I'm glad you decided update and share it.

    Herb

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    Gary - I'd listen to this on the radio! that's what creativity is all about- taking risks and getting out of your comfort zone. Well done! Especially liked the piano parts which does not mean I did not like the other parts. Oh yes - the parts just before the end were extra special!

    Thanks for posting and sharing! - Del
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    Thanks for listening, Herb.
    I've always found that when I set out to sound like Stravinsky, somethings missing. That was not my intent, but it's OK>
    This was originally written for a trio who doubled; clarinet-bass cl"
    alto-tenor-bari: & keyboard & synthesizer.

    Thanks for your comments, Del. We would all like to have our music performed. That's why I keep writing.
    Gary

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    I love concise little "micro suites" like this, Gary; and this
    one is especially well done... probably one of the best things
    I've heard from you!

    Well done.

    My best,



    David
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    I liked the subtle character differences between each piece, like how the first one has an almost "electronic music" random effect to it, then the slightly jazzy 2nd scene, and the almost-but-not-quite blues that pops up near the 4th scene.

    I also liked how you juxtaposed clarinet with sax in the 1st part, rather than keep the instruments "together" in their groups (high clarinet with low sax, then low clarinet with high sax).

    I'd have liked a tiny bit more reverb in the sound, but it's such a minor quibble.

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    Thanks for listening, David.
    My last 2 years have been concentrating on small ensembles in my comp lessons.
    It's rather astounding to me how long it can take to write a
    mini-suite. It's like molding clay into a final form.

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    Thanks for listening, Michel.
    I was working for an aggressive style of playing in this piece.
    I felt the building intensity as I made choices.
    The bass clarinet can be like the "elephant" in the room with its tone color and projection.
    I worked to keep the intensity at the end as long as possible.

    Gary

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    Gary

    I listened to this yesterday and am again listening and do like this piece.

    There is a British Musician known for his jazz and other music. I wish I could remember his name, but his piece reminds me of the music he did for a movie called Mirrormask. I had to look up his name...Iain Ballamy.

    Well done

    Ron
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    Thanks for listening, Ron.

    Music has the possibility of telling a story, but it effects everyone
    in a different way if they listen with an open mind.
    Gary

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