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    Bandersnatch

    I have been working on a suite about the Poem Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll and am near its completion. This movement, as yet untitled but may possibly get called Bandersnatch, will go first and then with some variations will also go last.

    The piece uses GPO, Jabb and a few other libraries. Nearly every instrument is doubled using GPO and/or JABB.

    I am very happy with the way this part turned out.


    This is the new one (XXX)
    http://www.box.net/shared/x9us27j14f

    Jabberwocky
    http://www.box.net/shared/9k1yao2yx0

    Jubjub
    http://www.box.net/shared/4n63i86l68

    Comments are appreciated. Insults will be tolerated but dealt with appropriately (whatever that means).

    Ron
    "Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one." Albert Einstein

    http://composersforum.ning.com/profile/RonaldFerguson

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    Re: Bandersnatch

    Ron,

    Is the suite going to be Jabberwocky, Jubjub and then this new one in this order? I have been listening to all three - a fine way to pass a Sunday evening.

    Jabberwocky is a great piece full of interesting ideas. But I wonder if Jubjub has enough new material to work between the other two - it seems to borrow ideas from Jabberwocky and have some that are also in XXX. Also, as you might expect, I find Jubjub a little "wet" and blurry.

    The new XXX (aka Bandersnatch) is quite entertaining and to my ears goes very well with Jabberwocky.

    Herb

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    Re: Bandersnatch

    I liked this one quite a lot Ron.

    It has a eastern dark mystic feel to it. I like the lines as they flow well.

    This has become quite a project for you and I imagine an enjoyable one also.

    It's large in scope.



    Phil

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    I've got some catching up to do on the counterparts
    to this in the series, Ron, but I like what I'm hearing
    in this one... great opening on it, well managed development,
    enticingly hypnotic in places, and very clean, clear
    production.

    I'll be sure to get to the other two soon!

    Best,



    David
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    Ron,

    I would say the Lewis Carroll's poem, "Jabberwocky" has definitely a champion in you. I'm really impressed with the suite so far. Your orchestration and rendering has improved 300 percent since I started listening to you last year at this time.

    It must be because of all that mathematical theorem stuff you've been blasting your brain with, that has allowed such musical prowess to explode forth...and we're all very grateful for that!!

    Seriously, your works just keep getting better and better , more intense and polished. I can't even fathom where you'll be by next year at this time. (Hopefully graduated!!)

    Great writing Ron,

    Cass

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    Herb

    Thanks as always

    The order will be The new one followed by Jabberwocky then Jubjub and then back to the new onem, XXX, with variations and hopefully a big ending.

    Phil

    I think this is my best piece to date. A ton of fun as well.


    David

    I think I have come a long way sice you got me to start paying attention to the 4 horseman....Thanks

    Cass

    My math studies are done for now. I have a couple of odds and ends to do next semester, but then I am finished for a while.

    Can't do music without math!

    To all

    I have finals and papers and all that crap right now but will get to the new music you have all posted as soon as I can.

    Thanks guys

    Ron
    "Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one." Albert Einstein

    http://composersforum.ning.com/profile/RonaldFerguson

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    Re: Bandersnatch

    This is awesome!
    So dramatic and well styled. Orchestration sounds really good. This piece seems to be begging you into it. The hammered bells persistently throught the middle section really drives the piece. I like the rich sounding strings. And you punctuate well with the brass.

    I enjoyed this thoroughly, Ron.
    [Music is the Rhythm, Harmony and Breath of Life]
    "Music is music, and a note's a note" - Louis 'Satchmo' Armstrong

    Rich

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    Rich

    This is my favorite piece so far.

    First time someone has ever said a piece of mine was awesome. Cool!

    Thanks

    Ron
    "Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one." Albert Einstein

    http://composersforum.ning.com/profile/RonaldFerguson

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