This is the third "movement" to my first (ever written) suite, titled "Musical Sweet". The name of this movement is The Dinner .
I purposefully "wrote" this in contrast to the first two "movements" of this collection of compositions. Actually, with the exception of the main melody and chord progressions, I didn't write anything down at all. Why?? Time! This collection of compositions is my 2008 Holiday Gift for my friends and family. There's still one more "movement" that I would like to add to this "Musical Suite (Sweet)". There's less than 1 month 'till Christmas! YIKES!!
I had the very basics of this composition worked out in my head. And, for good or for bad, that's how I composed and sequenced this piece. . . from my head. I must say that I think I can compose and orchestrate more "complicated" stuff when I do put pencil to manuscript paper. As I continue to exercise my compositional muscles, I'm finding out that I need to SEE the musical possibilities as well as hear them. But not this piece. This piece is strictly from the head to the keyboard to the sequencer. I must say, though, that the first 4 measures of the main melody has HAUNTED me for the past few weeks. I developed the second 4 measures of the main melody so that it can work in counterpoint to the first four. It's a simple round of sorts. And those first four measures of the melody (which I think you'll hear distinctly) has been haunting me, I tell you! LOL!
So. . . This composition is what it is. It's a done deal, simpleness and all. However, I would appreciate any thoughtful comments on the overall mix. What's too loud in the mix? What's too soft in the mix? How does the MP3 file itself sound? It sounds different than the master AIFF sound file. I'm using a different program to generate the MP3 file than what I would normally use. For this piece, I used Peak Pro XT 6 by BIAS. I'm used to using the Wavelab program by Steinberg for "mastering" and generating MP3 files. I think I might experiment with the settings that Peak Pro XT 6 uses to make its MP3 files. It sounds almost too different than the AIFF file. But, right now, I'm too tired to give a constructive listen. I need to rest my ears (and weary head. . . I worked last night).
Anyway. . . enjoy The Dinner Hope it doesn't give you too much heartburn! LOL!
And as always. . . Happy Composing, Folks!