The Gates of Hell
The music is obviously telling a story here.
The music is very wel put together and i believe follows your ideas very well.
"Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one." Albert Einstein
Very nice writing. It certainly evokes a feeling of dread and subtle forces. At least that is what it does for me.
I really appreciate the availability of your score.
Very nice indeed. Did you use Finale or Sibelius to do your score?
Excellent writing and nice performance from HP or whatever.
It sounds epic and dark in nature. I think you succeeded in revealing insights into the questions it poses.
Yes, very well done as your music always is.
Very grandly conceived and expertly paced. You have a strong grasp of the big picture/big line. For a topic as obviously dramatic as this is, you let it unfold - giving it an organic and inevitable drive.
Very well done!
Right from the opening I get the impression of staring up at those gates in awe and maybe a little fear. You evoke as much mystery as Rodin did in his sculpture.
Orchestration is solid and the mix is fantastic. I did notice one abrupt entrance of the orchestra at about 5' 39", but it was just a minor glitch. Overall, you make these intruments sing and the presentation is really wonderful.
I am inspired by the tone picture you paint. I keep expecting those gates to open up at some point in your piece and have all H#%% break loose.
Thanks for a very interesting listen. Excuse me, I mean multiple listens. I really liked this.
[Music is the Rhythm, Harmony and Breath of Life]
"Music is music, and a note's a note" - Louis 'Satchmo' Armstrong
If those are the "Gates," I don't want to ever venture
any further past them.............
Great piece with a lot of cinematic possibilities. The rendering
is really great, but the orchestration and creative writing are
way above that.
Loved the horn work and the quiet breaks add much to the
composition. Very well done, Val.
A very enjoyable listen (as is all of your music).
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I can only echo what everyone else has already said. A very effective piece, beautifully done.
I also enjoyed your website.
Again, a compelling symphonic excursion into the
darker realms of the psyche... the tension and dread
in parts of this are almost palpable, with glimmers
of light and hope shimmering periodically just beyond
reach -- tantalizing with the potential contrast as,
instead, they transmute into agonized strivings
toward that which, in Hell, can never be attained.
A masterful, insightful journey, my friend. But
then, I expect nothing less from you...
With great admiration,