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    Though Blossoms Fade

    Hi there;

    Here is one of my recent compositions, Though Blossoms Fade
    I used the GPO4 along with the Garritan Authorized Steinway and also a little of the VSL Soprano Choir and a soprano voice from IK SampleTank2, but only in very small measure.

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    Re: Though Blossoms Fade

    Hi sd,
    A lot of good sounds. It has the character of a Movie theme.
    I never noticed the choir voices.
    I think one way to organize themes & sections is to vary dynamic volumes.
    Don't put the soloist & Orchestra in the same register.
    Contrasting instrument/vocal with volume can help the listener organize the
    music in their head.
    My comments are only meant as suggestions.
    The scope of the music is wide & elements are dealt with in a
    capable manner.

    Gary

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    Re: Though Blossoms Fade

    SD, That is a fine piece of music! That is what I like to listen to. It has great feeling and movement. Well done!!




    PS......It could use a little synthesizer I think.
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    Re: Though Blossoms Fade

    Quote Originally Posted by garymosse View Post
    Hi sd,
    A lot of good sounds. It has the character of a Movie theme.
    I never noticed the choir voices.
    I think one way to organize themes & sections is to vary dynamic volumes.
    Don't put the soloist & Orchestra in the same register.
    Contrasting instrument/vocal with volume can help the listener organize the
    music in their head.
    My comments are only meant as suggestions.
    The scope of the music is wide & elements are dealt with in a
    capable manner.

    Gary
    Hi Gary;
    I understand what you are saying and I sort of saw that coming, but decided not to write about it in my brief description of the piece. I was thinking that in this piece, the role of the piano, is that it is a peer of the other instruments, it is not a "solo piano pitted against the orchestra" type piece. The deep piano chords and the lightly played broken chords, runs and so on, are just part of the fabric of the piece and are used only in support of the rest of the music, if that makes sense.
    Thanks for listening and for your well considered remarks, I appreciate it!

    best regards,
    sd cisco

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    Re: Though Blossoms Fade

    Quote Originally Posted by Hippie View Post
    SD, That is a fine piece of music! That is what I like to listen to. It has great feeling and movement. Well done!!




    PS......It could use a little synthesizer I think.
    Thank you Aram, I am glad you got off on it!!! >

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    sd cisco

    PS - I will have to get one of those "little sythesizers" and include it in the line-up next time!

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    This one surprised me a little, SD; a very Russian feel
    to it, to me, with its reticently insistent cadences and
    dolorous lament.

    One does not, of course, "enjoy" such music; rather,
    one savors the flavoring of the melancholy; in which
    manner I have duly indulged myself.

    Very effective setting of emotive terrain in this, SD!

    My best,



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    sd cisco -

    Nice! It seems that your piece could nicely lend itself as a musical theme to a film. I liked how you blended all of the instrumental libraries together. That, in itself, is a skill to be respected! I enjoyed the listen and thank you for sharing your music!

    Ted
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    Re: Though Blossoms Fade

    Quote Originally Posted by etLux View Post
    This one surprised me a little, SD; a very Russian feel
    to it, to me, with its reticently insistent cadences and
    dolorous lament.

    One does not, of course, "enjoy" such music; rather,
    one savors the flavoring of the melancholy; in which
    manner I have duly indulged myself.

    Very effective setting of emotive terrain in this, SD!

    My best,



    David
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    Hi David;
    Thanks for listening and commenting! If you could elaborate a little on how it "surprised" you, it might help me understand how it effected you a bit better. You are absolutely correct in referring to the piece as having a melancholy flavor, thank goodness I had a flashlight and could find my way back out!

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    sd cisco

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    Re: Though Blossoms Fade

    Quote Originally Posted by efiebke View Post
    sd cisco -

    Nice! It seems that your piece could nicely lend itself as a musical theme to a film. I liked how you blended all of the instrumental libraries together. That, in itself, is a skill to be respected! I enjoyed the listen and thank you for sharing your music!

    Ted
    Hi Ted and thank you for listening and commenting! I strove for dynamic contrast using the relentless downdraft of modulation, ever lower.
    Thanks again!

    Best regards,
    sd cisco

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