This is my first post of my music here! I'm very exciting to be sharing my work with all of you. I must say I'm quite impressed with the work I've listened to here. I consider it a honor to have my stuff here alongside of all of yours!
Please enjoy Meditation. It is a short piece for clarinet solo and piano. I used the Garritan clarinet solo and Steinway piano samples for this recording.
Hi Tom and welcome. Your work is an excellent contemporary piece. The clarinet sounds superb, but i´m agree about the reverb issue, the piano sounds too far. But is a great composition, very interesting and well conceived.
Hello, TRonan - Welcome to The Listening Room, and congratulations on getting your first post up.
Very well titled piece, and I appreciated how it wasn't a passive meditation, but a very active one, with tinges of some turmoil, some sadness, but forward-moving - a meditation of the sort we often have during our waking hours.
Some really nice coloring in your arrangement for the two soloists. I was rather fascinated as the piece unfolded.
I thought at times when the Clarinet was reaching into its upper registers that the mood of Meditation was disturbed, but that's where my earlier description comes in - it's a refreshingly Unpassive meditation.
And it would appear I'm hearing the new version with less reverb. Very glad to see you were offered some good feedback on that. It's a very common problem for pieces to be recorded with too much reverb. If we can always stop and ask "How would this actually sound in a live performance?" it's a start--But then we have to understand how to use whatever reverb capabilities we're dealing with. I wouldn't want the Piano any farther away than it is here.