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    Drifting Through the Sky


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    I don't have any rotten tomatoes, but I can toss a few ripes ones if you so desire.

    The vibes are perfect in this. I would have gone with one of the GPO Solo violins, just because I think they sound better than the ewql ones, but that is just a matter of taste.

    I see your smoke, but are you sure of its origin? Just trying to be polite.

    Nice piece!

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


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    I really liked your composition which was very descriptive and evocative. From your own description I had anticipated something lighter with clouds drifting lazily by; what I got was something a little darker in mood. Nigel.

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    Very dramatic and expressive opening, Jon!

    Your piece gave me associations to a late work by Arnold Schönberg! (A survivor from Warzaw.)

    Subtle use of vibes. Very well rendered with a Satie kind of feel to it!

    The piano plays two very interesting chords that sound as if Carlo Gesualdo visited you for a cup of Expresso, lol!

    Hi Jon, here is a link to a piece by the Italian renaissance composer Carlo Gesualdo!

    He was very bold for his time. This piece is arranged by Igor Stravinsky. It's one of Gesualdo's most known madrigals.

    Listen to the opening chords and tell me what you think!



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    That was pretty cool. I liked the textures and spaces.

    I haven't heard you for awhile and you've really come along with your music.

    I liked it.


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    Tone clusters, which I didn't know before the notation question a few days ago. I read about them and heard some examples, but yours offer the best demonstration of their effectiveness.
    I'm definitely feeling the depth of the sky, but this is more than just smoke drifting. Bravo

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    This truly captures the imagination. I too like the shifting textures and sounds. It is a beautiful work. Thank you.
    Kind Regards

    Louis Dekker
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    Pour être grand, il faut avoir été petit.

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    One word: ESTUPENDO!!!!!!!!


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    Hey, Louis_D, did the Steinway arrive?


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    Some nice effects here, but if I didn't read your "composition note"
    beforehand, I would have never thought of smoke drifting up and
    into the air before dissipating.

    The short piece is definitely a "study in contrasting instrumentation,"
    and the lines are definitely worthwhile. What I need to know is
    more about your thoughts as to why you depicted "smoke rising"
    with the current dynamic levels. The violin and vibes are convincing
    as well as the horn, but I don't understand the purpose of the
    piano "clusters."

    After listening again, I find the writing engaging, but I still don't
    see, dream of, or imagine smoke rising.................lol

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