Greetings folks... i just found/joined this great community. Wow there's so much stuff going on here it's amazing. I am very happy to be a part of this thriving musical community. You don't find many of these around the interwebs these days.
I have dared to 'expose' myself here on my first posting. But i feel the waters are at least luke warm, so i'm less timid to do so.
I have here and lil' piece i composed/arranged/played awhile ago. It's actually my crowning achievement to date. I'm very proud of this piece. It's not overly heady musically (at least i don't think so) but it has a nice feel to it.
I welcome comments from anyone who cares enough to have a quick listen... well.. maybe not so 'quick' per say... the piece is 11+ minutes long.
I would be especially interested in hearing what Alan Belkin thinks of this piece. either privately, or in this thread (should he have the time). I thoroughly enjoyed going through his online writings covering orchestration. I haven't fully made it through them yet, but i will.
This piece is called "A Western Story". You'll understand why when you hear it. And please don't mind the slight bit'o'cheese in the intro (i.e. crickets and owls). It's just for ambiance. LOL
NOTE: please give the file a brief moment to download/play. In order to maintain sound integrity, the file size was encoded a lil' large: 12mb. (that's just over a meg a minute, hehe) Anyone on broadband shouldn't have much of a wait.
OK i've chatted enough!
Here's the link: http://www.box.net/shared/5tv4jzqmeo