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    Dorian Ripples

    This has got to be the most revised and corrected piece I have written! I suspect a massive attack of Gremlins! But finally, it seems to be in order. The mp3 uses GPO Steinway. Almost 4 minutes long. Light and relaxed.

    Dorian Ripples

    Richard

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    Re: Dorian Ripples

    Wonderful, Richard - You're such a versatile composer. The rhythmic and open, clear sound of this is so pleasant to listen to. You said it's the most revised piece you've ever done - I think simplicity can be the biggest and most time consuming challenge!

    Side note - as a little musical in-joke reference, in my show "Dorian," I had the central character run through the Dorian Mode scale on the piano off stage during one scene transition.

    randy

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    Re: Dorian Ripples

    Well, Randy, simplicity was a very strong consideration in composing this piece. Since uploading the mp3, I have made more slight changes which mostly make it a wee bit smoother, and in one case, disposes of an F in the treble with an E in the bass, which gave me great trouble in solving. Some time soon I will upload a new mp3 - maybe! It is such a slow process for me.

    Side note here: when it was first performed, a member of the audience asked me if it was named for Dorian Creek, a nearby creek which I did not know of. It was difficult to explain dorian mode to someone who did not really know the difference between major and minor.

    Richard

    Added: corrected mp3 now available, original link is valid.

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