I finally finished a new piece in GPO! Here it is:
Comments are always welcome!
A man with many fresh ideas
With his Caty's Play
The prolific Andreas
Gives us a piece a day!
Arrigo Beyle / Milanese / Lived, wrote, loved -- Stendhal
Being Italian is a full-time job -- B. Severgnini
Great piece! With it's stealth-like bottom and playful ensembles, there's no mistaking your title. It has a wonderful Leroy Anderson feel to it ... nice job!
These little runs indeed have a cartoonesque feeling to them, but the rest is much more Romantic, closer to Mendelssohn than to Carl Stalling (you can listen on Amazon to some samples). I like the composition, and orchestration. It has a cheerful feel, playful, and could indeed be an underscore for a movie with a kitten. For a completely self-contained composition, I feel there is not enough "distance" between the repetitions, which keeps the attention focused on a single phrase, instead of development, but the ideas themselves are good enough to support a symphonic movement. Well done.
And very playful it is! Nice job on this Andre! The handling of the winds was nice and light, the overall effect, light and airy. Very good!
Such awesome talent!