Hi Gary, This is a pleasant surprise from you. There is a gentle, melodic mood to this piece and the pulse beneath it works nicely. I agree with Ron on the reverb though. I think the mixing quandary is the major impediment to your music being really heard. Maybe it's like they said about Wagner, "his music is better than it sounds."
The brass lines in this piece are really nice and would benefit from a real good mix. I believe this one could really shine. Thanks for sharing it, John
Thanks for listening, Ron & John.
I changed reverb & some dynamics so that nothing was sticking out, but it sounds much louder on this site than on my desktop. Maybe it hasn't registered the change yet.
The theme is the medieval chant from Dies Irae, traditionally sung in masses for the dead.
Hi, Gary - I see what the others meant when they said this piece is so different from what we've heard before from you. Yes, more gentle, and colored with pastels instead of the palette knife oils we associate with you. It's all good, not saying this is Better, it's just fun to be surprised.
As I noted on another one of your pieces recently, I feel I can still recognize your signature in the orchestration - it's the brief bursts which quickly add their remark and then equally quickly retreat. That's part of the Mosse style I recognize and enjoy.
So you've re-done this file since you originally posted it. --Also as I said in a recent reply to a post of yours, it's mysterious how at times your recordings can be so balanced with the reverb and the general production, and then suddenly you'll have a recording which has the old issues again.
The Piano at the top of this is still far far too far away, awash with reverb. Take a listen - hear all those sound waves bouncing around inside the barn? That's a plugin at probably 100% wet - it's just too much.
And then when the Brass gets prominent, it distorts - that kind of distortion would be audible on any playback system, it has nothing to do with hearing it on small speakers or large, good amp or funky laptop sound card.
Sorry you have the tech issues with this and some other pieces. You know we keep trying to get you some helpful advice.
But thanks for the music - It came and went too quickly.