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    Mission accomplished

    The 3 movements of an ensemble with Flute, Oboe, Bassoon, Alto & Tenor sax.
    I was making a few changes today(Sun 1/18) and I noticed I had used Finale sounds rather than Garritan. This is very different sound.


    I. MISSION ACCOMPLISHED
    hi-fi URL: http://www.soundclick.com/util/getpl...d=7214752&q=hi

    II. BLOCKADE
    hi-fi URL: http://www.soundclick.com/util/getpl...d=7215304&q=hi

    III. RESOLUTION

    hi-fi URL: http://www.soundclick.com/util/getpl...d=7216085&q=hi
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    Re: Mission accomplished

    That was very good. An interesting interaction of the instruments.



    Phil

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    Re: Mission accomplished

    Thanks for listening, Phil.
    The 2nd mvmt is available above.
    Gary

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    Re: Mission accomplished

    Hi Gary, Does this piece have anything to do with George Bush?
    I enjoyed your new works, I listened to 3 movements and while listening, looked over the body of your work on the webpage. You certainly are prolific, I saw quite a few pieces that I want to listen to, notably the carols and some of the Billie Holiday songs. That is really an admirable body of work you have. I just wrote to Larry Alexander that there must be something in the water down there that makes you guys so prolific. Keep up the good work! John

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    Re: Mission accomplished

    Thanks for listening, John.
    I have been retired for 5 years-6 this June.)
    I probably have averaged 20-40 hrs per wk writing in Finale during that time. I also have taken Composition for the past 4 1/2 years which has helped me with a lot of direction in my writing.
    Gary

    ps I didn't write this as a specific message. I wrote for a particular feel.
    Last edited by garymosse; 01-08-2009 at 09:50 AM. Reason: spelling/typo

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    I've been meaning to post about this work for a while now...I keep coming back to this. It has a kind of Roger Sessions/Persichetti feel to me, though I am by no means any kind of expert on 20th Century composers. This whole thing has a kind of glassy density ((?) - or maybe...tartness?) and a conversational playfulness that I really like. I guess that's what I mean. The textures are really fascinating, and I keep trying to find words to describe it. It sounds almost improvised, but at the same time the form is really clear. Weird. I dig it. I wanna try to write something like this.

    --TC

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    Thanks for listening, TC.
    I just listened again, trying to see thru your ears...
    My writing is a product of a varied musical life.
    Navy Unit Band playing a lot of jazz: 36 years teaching Band and Music: and almost 5 years of private, composition study.
    The emphasis of my study has been the establishing of individual, clean lines, and I finally allowed my Jazz influence to blend into my music.
    My theory on writing music is that You are a product of all the music you have experienced. The trick is to be able to express yourself without hiding who you are.

    Gary

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    Hi, Gary

    This music is so interesting, and comes from a place I can't find an analogy for in myself. I like that when I hear something that challenges my own concept of music so much.

    I like grebnar's phrase, that there's a playful conversational tone in the interplay between instruments, good description.

    And I also really appreciate what you said, "...My theory on writing music is that You are a product of all the music you have experienced. The trick is to be able to express yourself without hiding who you are..." I think that is so true and well stated.

    Thanks for the musical trip you just took me on!

    Randy B.

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    Thanks-as always-for listening, Randy.
    I think my musical thinking has always been away from the main flow of music. I guess that's why I don't receive many comments on some of my works.
    I think sometimes there is no way to express yourself after listening. I usually don't comment on forum entries if I don't relate to them.

    Gary

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    Wonderful stuff, Gary. Very clear motivistic thinking and you get some wonderful sound textures from the way the instruments blend together. I'd love to hear a live performance!

    Congratulations,
    Jan

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