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    RESURRECTION from Symphony #2-Mahler

    Written for Winds.

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    I know you have done a good job, but Mahler's music has always sounded strange to me.
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    Re: RESURRECTION from Symphony #2-Mahler

    You caught the mood of the extract from Mahler 2 well here, the chords are well sustained - I liked this wind version a lot.

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    It's nice to hear it with a very different setting. It brings out different voices. I noticed an odd note or two at 1:07-1:08 and 1:28-1:29, and I would like to suggest to make the upper voices a bit louder or basses softer in the beginning.
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    Thanks for listening, Boulifb.
    To understand Mahler, you need to listen to Richard Strass (EINHELDENLEBEN, ETC); WAGNER. It's more into heavy, emotional settings.

    Thanks for listening, Eugene. I feel more comfortable dealing with Winds.

    Thanks for listening, FL.
    I don't introduce any woodwinds until the very end. I used the dark sounds of horns & low brass. When the flutes, clarinet & alto sax came in it was necessary to give them a low level dynamic range which is difficult to maintain in these upper ranges.
    I haven't heard this Symphony. I wrote it from a piano condensation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FLWrd View Post
    It's nice to hear it with a very different setting. It brings out different voices. I noticed an odd note or two at 1:07-1:08 and 1:28-1:29, and I would like to suggest to make the upper voices a bit louder or basses softer in the beginning.
    I'm a Mahler fanatic and grew up with his 2nd symphony - one of the first pieces of classical music my parents had. (11 78-rpm platters!) I thought I new it pretty well and was going to disagree with your comment about the upper voices in the beginning, but you are right. I had the impression of thick deep bass, but the women's voices are as least as prominent as the men's.

    I think you are right about 1:28-1:29. I'm less sure about 1:07-1:08 even after listening to a recording of that part several times.

    Quote Originally Posted by garymosse View Post
    Thanks for listening, Boulifb.
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    I haven't heard this Symphony. I wrote it from a piano condensation.
    ! Or rather, !!!

    I though you were not only very familiar with the original but also had a full score. That's piano plus choral and vocal parts, I assume. Most of that section is either acapella or over very soft accompaniment so working from a piano reduction probably as good as working with full orchestra ... as long as it has the the choral part. But I can't believe you haven't heard it and still managed to that! Wow.

    The only bit I thought could have been just a bit better is the part where the soprano soloist rises out of the chorus (mostly because the chorus dies away). I hear it, but not as well as I would have expected.

    All in all a terrific job!

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    Re: RESURRECTION from Symphony #2-Mahler

    Thanks for listening, Pat.
    You remarks with regards to your experience are appreciated.
    Some works call for a definite mood. I wrote this thinking of the deep, Romantic Composers.
    I don't feel comfortable about writing for chorus.

    Gary

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    Gary, I'm just amazed that you got it so very right without having heard the original.

    Pat

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    Re: RESURRECTION from Symphony #2-Mahler

    Thanks for listening and commenting, Pat.

    Gary

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    Hi Gary,

    As I am just going through the board to find things which I have not yet listened to, I found your Mahler recording. As you may have noticed from some of my other posts, I am one of the Mahlerians here. I have not listened to the "original" Mahler 2 in quite a while, so I had an unbiased listen now to your recording. You did a very nice job, very unique arrangement, very enjoyable!

    On my poor-quality laptop speaker here the music sounds as if there is brass in it - but you say these are only woodwinds, right?

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