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    London 2012 Olympic Fanfare (Orchestral)

    Hello again,

    It's been a little while since my last piece was posted.

    This time it's a fanfare written for the London 2012 Olympics. I've never tried writing a Fanfare for an Orchestra so this is my first attempt.

    All comments are welcome, if you wish to know the instruments used then just say (all are GPO)

    Tell me what you think!

    http://www.box.net/shared/7zfiajd97a (download only, not streamable)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rzj_HSzTFA (streamable, low quality)



    Dan.
    Trumpet, cornet, flugel player. Composer and student.

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    Hiya, Dan!

    This makes me wanna watch the Olympics!

    I think you have that energetic "Fanfare For the Common Man" thing going on, into John Williams territory - Carrying on the tradition really nicely.

    The gentler middle section could probably use some beefing up in some way, to keep the energy flowing.

    The ending repeat of the A section I think would do nicely to have a new rhythmic figure added to the orchestration, so it ups the excitement even more on that repeat.

    In the recording, there's the machine gun effect on the repeating brass notes, oh well, hard to avoid without a lot of tweaking in a DAW.

    Impressive!--Thanks!

    Randy

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    Re: London 2012 Olympic Fanfare (Orchestral)

    Quote Originally Posted by rbowser- View Post
    Hiya, Dan!

    This makes me wanna watch the Olympics!

    I think you have that energetic "Fanfare For the Common Man" thing going on, into John Williams territory - Carrying on the tradition really nicely.

    The gentler middle section could probably use some beefing up in some way, to keep the energy flowing.

    The ending repeat of the A section I think would do nicely to have a new rhythmic figure added to the orchestration, so it ups the excitement even more on that repeat.

    In the recording, there's the machine gun effect on the repeating brass notes, oh well, hard to avoid without a lot of tweaking in a DAW.

    Impressive!--Thanks!

    Randy

    Hi Randy,

    Thanks for your comments!

    This was only an hours work or so. I'll probably look into tweaking it later.

    I use Reaper when recording the final piece, im not sure how to avoid the 'machine gun effect' and i am still thinking about the middle section, it's a bit thin and does tend to drag.

    Now i've left secondary school and my GCSE exams are over i'll have more time to expand my knowledge in composing!

    Thanks again,


    Dan.
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    Hi Dan,

    I agree with Randy. I wet after your tweaking it will be better. :-)

    Tell me what exactly instrument patch you have used where the machine gun effect came out, so I will built a new instrument for you with "round robin". No machine gun effect anymore!

    Gunther
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    Re: London 2012 Olympic Fanfare (Orchestral)

    Quote Originally Posted by germancomponist View Post
    Hi Dan,

    I agree with Randy. I wet after your tweaking it will be better. :-)

    Tell me what exactly instrument patch you have used where the machine gun effect came out, so I will built a new instrument for you with "round robin". No machine gun effect anymore!

    Gunther

    Well i think it was the trumpets and the snare drum ( i always have problems with the snare) I used: Trumpet overlay, trumpet overlay AG, Snares KS, i think the horns were ok but just incase i used, horn overlay F and horn overlay FF.

    Thanks for your comment and your help!

    Dan. (I'm editing the score now, it's strange how little changes improve a piece)
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    Re: London 2012 Olympic Fanfare (Orchestral)

    Oops,

    many instruments.

    Wasn`t the snare recorded multiple and arranged in round robin? I will look and if not I will do it first and call it: RRS
    "Music is the shorthand of emotion." Leo Tolstoy

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    Re: London 2012 Olympic Fanfare (Orchestral)

    Dan - don't know but assume the mix I just checked out incorporates the updates, as above, but I thought it sounded real upbeat, bright and lively!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Best regards,
    sd cisco

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    Very nice Dan.
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    Re: London 2012 Olympic Fanfare (Orchestral)

    Quote Originally Posted by Hippie View Post
    Very nice Dan.

    Thanks for your comment

    Dan.
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    Re: London 2012 Olympic Fanfare (Orchestral)

    Quote Originally Posted by sd cisco View Post
    Dan - don't know but assume the mix I just checked out incorporates the updates, as above, but I thought it sounded real upbeat, bright and lively!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Best regards,
    sd cisco

    Hi,


    No, thats the original first take, im working on the second take and will probably upload it when i can. Thank you very much for listening and for your kind comment!

    Dan
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