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    The Orionids

    Every year in October the earth passes thru the same part of space (relatively speaking) that Halley's Comet passed thru the last time it visited the inner solar system. When this happens there is always a few good nights of shooting stars.

    These particular shooting stars seem to come from the constellation Orion. Hence the name The Orionids.

    This is a companion piece to another piece I have already posted called The Leonids and will be part of a presently untitled suite.

    The piece is all GPO except for the piano which is the Garritan Steinway.

    Here it is

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

    Or here

    http://www.box.net/shared/yotzhdecku

    For those that might of missed The Leonids,

    http://www.box.net/shared/gssyfya63p

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

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

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    I love the feel of this piece Ron, well done.
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    Hi, Ron

    This really is your best sounding recording to date. The space you've chosen is so appropriate for the piece and it's adding no dreaded muddiness. You gotta be happy with the sound!

    And the piece is sparkling, with an interesting layer of poignancy. A very visual entertaining listen. Good stuff!

    EDIT: Meant to add that it's the first time I've been to the composer's forum--nice page, with a slick instant-play song menu.

    Randy

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    Re: The Orionids

    Great stuff, Ron!

    I very much enjoyed this. A very modern take on impressionism. I especially enjoyed how the little splashes of what I assume were meteor fragments were incorporated.

    Very evocative. Thanks for sharing this.
    - Jamie Kowalski

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    The Ear Is Always Correct - Writings on composition

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    Thanks Aram

    Randy

    Thanks for all of your help with this one. It means a lot.

    I was considering getting a web page but since I found Composers forum, I gave up on that expense.

    Jamie

    That's exactly what those snipettes were. Nice of you to notice.

    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: The Orionids

    Hey Ron,

    It's funny, I went to your composer's forum site to listen to this new work. After it finished, I started browsing other sites but left your music playing...

    Not only is this work very well written and "classic Rolifer-ish" but you have a very "solid" collection. I listened to almost all of your works. I very much appreciate them and your hard work. The experience was quite enjoyable.

    M
    "...Wiktor's a Jekyll-Hyde personality..." - Lycos Music
    http://www.miserymadebeautiful.com

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    Re: The Orionids

    Very nice. I think I like this style of yours better than the more rock oriented one you used on pieces were you used David's synth.

    Looking forward to hearing a new addition to your "Cosmic Debris Suite". Not the title? Oh well, it'd work...
    Trent P. McDonald

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    Michael

    I think you have listened to more of my works then anyone else on the planet ('cept for me of course).

    I have 33 posted there on that site, but I think you have listened to another 30 or so besides those. There are a number of pieces that I would like to post there as well, but the renderings are so poor, I am too ashamed to do so now. It sure is nice to get better at all of this as we progress.

    Trent

    You said in the composition time thread that you sometimes do your pieces quickly. This one was about average for me at around 40 hours with most of that time being spent in the rendering.

    But I did just do a piece last night that I may or may not post here, that I did in about 4 hours. It is an incidental piece that is even weirder than the pieces I did with David's synth.

    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: The Orionids

    Quote Originally Posted by rolifer View Post
    Trent

    You said in the composition time thread that you sometimes do your pieces quickly. This one was about average for me at around 40 hours with most of that time being spent in the rendering.

    But I did just do a piece last night that I may or may not post here, that I did in about 4 hours. It is an incidental piece that is even weirder than the pieces I did with David's synth.
    Hi Ron. Now don't get me wrong, I do like the the music you did with David's synth, I just like your music of this style better. And it wasn't the "weirdness" of the synth tunes - the ideas in works like this tell more of a story to me while those others more set a mood. They also seem a little more repetitious (not always a bad thing) than works like this.

    I'm sure your the same as me that sometimes things seem to just write themselves while other times you have to write them yourself.
    Trent P. McDonald

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