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    Christabel -Violin Rhapsody

    This is a Rhapsody for Violin and String Orchestra using GPO.

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    http://www.acidplanet.com/artist.asp?PID=611580&t=8828
    If music be the food of love, play on... Twelfth Night
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    Re: Christabel -Violin Rhapsody

    The strings have a sort of "synthy" sound to them. I find that a bit surprising from GPO. Might this have to do with the reverb you added?

    It's interesting music, however, very descriptive.

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    Re: Christabel -Violin Rhapsody

    Albert,
    immediately I was caught by your opening. What a tension!!! this piece is. I can imagine that this MUST be 1st part of a violin concerto. Some parts need a little more dynamics (too soft or a bit dull - soundwise), at ~3.minutes.

    Raymond

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    Re: Christabel -Violin Rhapsody

    Albert:

    A very large project. I like your orchestration and
    ideas included in this programme piece.

    A Very enjoyable listen.

    Jack
    Jack Cannon--MacBook Pro (2015, 13") GPO4/5, JABB3, Auth. STEINWAY, YAMAHA CFX, Gofriller CELLO, Stradivari VIOLIN, COMB2, WORLD, HARPS, PIPE ORGANS, FINALE 2014.5, Mac Pro 2.66 GHz CPU, 8 GB RAM, DP 9.5, MOTU Traveler, MOTU Micro Express, MacBook Pro (2012, 13") 2.2 Ghz CPU, 8 GB RAM.

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    Re: Christabel -Violin Rhapsody

    An ambitious undertaking, Albert, with a great
    deal of interesting, moving music in it -- there
    are moments of melodic violin writing in this that
    left me with the edge of tears or chills... very
    deeply emotive material.

    Well done!

    My best,



    David
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    Re: Christabel -Violin Rhapsody

    Thanks so much David. You confirmed that my intent comes across.

    Boy, would I love to hear what a real violinist could do with this. But I really enjoyed the fantasy of performing on GPO's Guarneri, using "the four horsemen" in Sonar.
    If music be the food of love, play on... Twelfth Night
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    Quote Originally Posted by Albert Syeles View Post
    Thanks so much David. You confirmed that my intent comes across.

    Boy, would I love to hear what a real violinist could do with this. But I really enjoyed the fantasy of performing on GPO's Guarneri, using "the four horsemen" in Sonar.
    I meant to mention I thought you got remarkable mileage
    out of that Guarneri, Albert.

    I recently did a longish violin piece using the Strad -- wow,
    what a catfight getting it to behave... lol... and it left
    me thinking the same as you: how I'd love to hear what
    a real violinist could do with it.

    On complex material like this, even with the finest rendering
    skills, the violin remains a considerable challenge!

    Best,



    David
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    Quote Originally Posted by etLux View Post
    ...same as you: how I'd love to hear what
    a real violinist could do with it.

    On complex material like this, even with the finest rendering
    skills, the violin remains a considerable challenge!
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    The challenge is half the fun - at least for us compulsive types.

    I'll let you know if I find a generous fiddler who's up to the challenge. Maybe we can get both of our works performed. Now if I only knew a generous orchestra...

    I had a good contact a while back, who performed my "Probe" live (http://www.acidplanet.com/artist.asp?PID=436833&t=1706 -this is another GPO render), but then he found more interesting things to do.
    If music be the food of love, play on... Twelfth Night
    www.cscale.com

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    Re: Christabel -Violin Rhapsody

    Even without the title, or the explanation, this piece is very captivating. The ideas are very mature and well thought out. I loved the low strings, and thought their rendering was very well done. Yes, itwould be great to hear this done live - but you have shared a fine composition, and in its current form gives a lot of satisfaction. The solo part is indeed rhapsodic, and would make for a nice challenge for a soloist.

    Great work - really enjoyed this!

    All the best,
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    Albert

    Very nice.

    I haven't met many vampires so I don't know what kind of music should be around with them. But I guess for a female vampire this works well. Actually, I think all of the vampires I have ever known were female.

    Well done

    Ron
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