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    Essays on Time

    Well, this suite came about partly because of a suggestion by David Sosnowski, and partly because of my interest in the subject. Some of the material is reworked or adapted from piano score. Some of it will probably be found grating to some people. This will be my last organ work for a while. Seems like I said that a couple of weeks ago!


    I The Birth of Time

    II As Time Goes By

    III Wrinkles in Time

    IV On the Edge of Infinity


    Richard

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    Richard

    I always enjoy your Organ pieces and this one was no exception.

    Well done

    Ron
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    Quote Originally Posted by rwayland View Post
    Well, this suite came about partly because of a suggestion by David Sosnowski, and partly because of my interest in the subject. Some of the material is reworked or adapted from piano score. Some of it will probably be found grating to some people. This will be my last organ work for a while. Seems like I said that a couple of weeks ago!


    I The Birth of Time

    II As Time Goes By

    III Wrinkles in Time

    IV On the Edge of Infinity


    Richard
    Richard, you did well to follow David's advice - great stuff! The descending pattern works very well for 'The Birth of Time'. I was a little taken back by 'As Time Goes By' - I was expecting something rather reflective and was greeted by total chaos! But that's full credit to you Richard and you helped me to see time as a much more urgent parameter than I generally feel comfortable to accept. 'Wrinkles in Time' afforded some relief and suggested that there other dimensions to this thing called 'time'. 'On the Edge' is a stunning conclusion to this work with some great harmonic and at times, lyrical moments.

    Generally, one expects to hear more variety of registration - but the intensity of this writing suits 'all the stops out'.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Graham

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    Highly atmospheric and innovative use of the instrument,
    Richard! Perhaps the one area I might suggest further
    thought is more variation in voicing to advantage contrast
    and clarify some of those wonderful textures.

    Given the scope of this and general unity of the conceptual
    framework, I think I would consider this an "organ symphony"
    rather than a suite.

    That fourth movement is a knock-out, by the way...
    loved it!

    My best,



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    Re: Essays on Time

    Quote Originally Posted by etLux View Post
    Highly atmospheric and innovative use of the instrument,
    Richard! Perhaps the one area I might suggest further
    thought is more variation in voicing to advantage contrast
    and clarify some of those wonderful textures.

    Given the scope of this and general unity of the conceptual
    framework, I think I would consider this an "organ symphony"
    rather than a suite.

    That fourth movement is a knock-out, by the way...
    loved it!

    My best,



    David
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    Well, thank you, David. I will probably rename it "Organ Symphony Nr 1, Essays on Time"

    You are quite correct on the voicing, but the Garritan orga, at present, is a bit limited. When the new organ becomes available, and will work or my system, I will re-voice it.

    Maybe I will do some more organ work soon. I am just now fussing over the score of a piano piece. Some days I like it, other days, it sounds trashy.

    Richard

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    Richard, this is great! I like it!

    Many greetings from your short home, Germany.

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    Richard,

    Simply mindblowing work here. The vastness of your instrument reflects very well the incomprehénsible subject. I'm happy that I didn't miss out on this. Bravo.
    Kind Regards

    Louis Dekker
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    My friend and I both really like this. She says its very creepy and odd. Thanks for this one.
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    Re: Essays on Time

    This is definitely a massive work so I also think symphony is the correct term.

    As usual you keep things on the edge, no let up.

    I'll look forward to hearing this done with the new organ.


    Enjoyed it!


    Phil

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    Re: Essays on Time

    Thanks everybody.

    I have today begun a new large scale organ work. It is off to a good start, using an idea that did not work well for piano. It would probably orchestrate well, but I would rather concentrate on what I know best, that being piano and organ. I just finished the missing part 3 of Moods, but have not yet put it on line.

    Richard

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