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    Senior Member June-Bug-Dan's Avatar
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    'A Day Behind The Rest'

    Hey everyone!!

    I havent had time to post anything recently but im here now

    If you dont know i am a high-school student. When i was at school a few months ago i had a music lesson(naturaly this being my fav lesson) it was a theory lesson based around minimalism. I soon became wrapped in the simplicity and structures of this style.
    As soon as i got home i booted my computer and started to compose.
    Although this piece isnt a minimalist piece it does feature some of the qualities.

    I cant remember the instrumentation exactly but i think it is as follows:
    Glockenspeil
    Tub. bells
    3 xylophone's (1 GPO and 2 from C&MB)
    Vibraphone (GPO)
    2 Marimba' (1 GPO 1 C&MB)

    Its aprox. 2 minutes long.


    Tell me what you think and what comes to your mind when listening to this piece.

    Dan.

    'A Day Behind The Rest' <- THIS IS NOW IN Mp3 FORMAT
    Last edited by June-Bug-Dan; 11-01-2008 at 12:16 PM. Reason: Mp3 link now available
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    Re: 'A Day Behind The Rest'

    Dan:

    A very nice piece, indeed. Very well thought out for
    a percussion composition and the instrumentation was
    perfect for your creative purpose.

    A word about music files...........20.X is a BIG file,
    in my opinion,for a listening download. If this were an Mp3,
    it would probably approximate less than 3 MB. For some,
    that have faster machines, no problem, but a lot of prospective
    listeners do not have those. So, if you want to reach everyone
    with your good music, you might search for a site to upload in
    Mp3 status.

    Great job on this, Dan

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    Re: 'A Day Behind The Rest'

    Quote Originally Posted by Rhap2 View Post
    Dan:

    A very nice piece, indeed. Very well thought out for
    a percussion composition and the instrumentation was
    perfect for your creative purpose.

    A word about music files...........20.X is a BIG file,
    in my opinion,for a listening download. If this were an Mp3,
    it would probably approximate less than 3 MB. For some,
    that have faster machines, no problem, but a lot of prospective
    listeners do not have those. So, if you want to reach everyone
    with your good music, you might search for a site to upload in
    Mp3 status.

    Great job on this, Dan

    Jack
    Thanks for your comments jack!
    I didnt realise it was that big I have converted the file and now replaced the link. Sorry for the incovenience.

    Thanks again

    Dan.
    Last edited by June-Bug-Dan; 11-01-2008 at 12:18 PM. Reason: Replaced link
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    Re: 'A Day Behind The Rest'

    Dan

    Very nice use of percussion.

    What comes to mind is sitting in a train station, watching the clock.

    Not being overly concerned or trepiditious about the time, just knowing that I have to wait.

    Well done

    Ron
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    Re: 'A Day Behind The Rest'

    Quote Originally Posted by rolifer View Post
    Dan

    Very nice use of percussion.

    What comes to mind is sitting in a train station, watching the clock.

    Not being overly concerned or trepiditious about the time, just knowing that I have to wait.

    Well done

    Ron
    Hi Ron.

    Thanks for listening. I'm glad that came to mind.

    Dan.
    Trumpet, cornet, flugel player. Composer and student.

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    Re: 'A Day Behind The Rest'

    This piece does have a feeling of being about time. The repetitious pattern keeps the piece moving along. I almost get the sense of having to solve a puzzle of great importance and before time runs out. And the chimes at the end have indicated that time has indeed run out!
    Very nicely done and let's hear some more!
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    Re: 'A Day Behind The Rest'

    Quote Originally Posted by RichR View Post
    This piece does have a feeling of being about time. The repetitious pattern keeps the piece moving along. I almost get the sense of having to solve a puzzle of great importance and before time runs out. And the chimes at the end have indicated that time has indeed run out!
    Very nicely done and let's hear some more!
    Thank you very much for your kind comments!! And thank you for taking the time to stop by and listen.

    Dan
    Trumpet, cornet, flugel player. Composer and student.

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    Re: 'A Day Behind The Rest'

    Thanks for posting. This is a pleasant sounding exercise, and I agree it does not truly fit the definition of minimalism. You write well for the melodic percussion. It makes a great "mood piece" i.e. time passing, movment from place to place, watching the world move by through a train window, etc.

    Thanks for sharing and the best of luck in your studies.

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    Re: 'A Day Behind The Rest'

    Quote Originally Posted by wrayer View Post
    Thanks for posting. This is a pleasant sounding exercise, and I agree it does not truly fit the definition of minimalism. You write well for the melodic percussion. It makes a great "mood piece" i.e. time passing, movment from place to place, watching the world move by through a train window, etc.

    Thanks for sharing and the best of luck in your studies.

    Bill
    Hi Bill,

    Thanks for your kind words. And thank you for listening.
    With my GCSE exams coming up im going to need that luck!

    Dan.
    Trumpet, cornet, flugel player. Composer and student.

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    Re: 'A Day Behind The Rest'

    I really liked it. You might come back to it later and develop it with more instrumentation and take it further.



    Phil

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