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    Symphony 2 - part 3 - ALL EWQL

    Hi folks,

    I survived the festival days, Christmas with a friend, New Years eve me and my wife. Due to some weird hearing problem I couldn't compose for a couple of weeks. It is almost cured now, at least I can listen to tones without distortion in the right ear. Let's say for 95% cured and it is going to be better every day. I really have to catch up all contributions in the Listening Area, but you know... a day only has 24 hours.

    In the meantime I finished the 3rd part of this symphony. Hopefully you will enjoy.

    Part 1 MP3 https://www.box.com/s/3p2n7ol0fqphqd90p4dd
    Part 2 MP3 https://www.box.com/s/ik93v4tksi06rwp74brj
    Part 3 MP3 https://www.box.com/s/l0a9c59enxy85x522pl5 -------new entry

    Part 1 FLAC Compression https://www.box.com/s/9r424rgbun7b6bypn48b
    Part 2 FLAC Compression https://www.box.com/s/4cyyn5fs4ob8zbft0m1x
    Part 3 FLAC Compression https://www.box.com/s/92r1iw0yoia9e871zc12 ----- new entry

    For Windows you will need a special codec to play those FLAC files...... It seems being better than MP3.


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    Re: Symphony 2 - part 3 - ALL EWQL

    Hi Raymond, sorry to hear about your ears! I have hearing aides, but am sometimes getting distortions and crackling - ugh. Seem to be working fine now. I hope your ears improve also.

    As to the movement, I guess you could call it the "Reel Deel" On your posted page it is called Deel...

    I liked it, nice spinning of a theme in the beginning. At about 1:45 it goes into this melancholy quiet section. Nice contrast to the spinning entrance - very Stravinskian in style (a bit like Symphony of Psalms). That lasts quite awhile with little hints of the opening material. Finally the little reel returns at the end. As a whole I liked the concept. Remember, I am talking a a composer not a DAW expert. I felt the slow section was to long, I would have liked to hear more of the intro material sneaking (popping up) to tease us and then more of a flash at the end with the return of the Exposition and the complete reel. Of course, that is all IMHO.

    As far as the rendition to sound, quite nicely presented.

    Thanks for sharing,
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    Re: Symphony 2 - part 3 - ALL EWQL

    My dear friend Raymond,

    Here you are again with your next masterpiece. All three parts are very different and yet coherent. They tell the story of a passionate composer with a lot of musical fantasy and expertise. You know perfectly how to handle atmospheres and create impressions with your instrument: the orchestra. You've made a brilliant contrast in rhythm and colouring. There's one point however: you will need top musicians to perform this part as you intended it. But in the Netherlands, one of the world's most famous orchestras, the Concertgebouworkest, resides and performs. Go for it!


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    Re: Symphony 2 - part 3 - ALL EWQL

    Thank you folks for the nice comments. Max, I realized that the woodwind players need some oxygen treatment after the first section. That's also the reason for having the next subpart easier for the "almost breathless" players.

    I checked this with other orchestral works (the scores). One really got on top with rather very long lines for the flute, the Scherzo in D minor of Rachmaninov. Looking at the score, he (or the editor) insterted some breathing marks, but there are no rests to have that deep breath. Other scores almost were as demanding as mine. Being a musician is top sport.

    Next week I will have some note-less vacation. See you again,


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    I listened to part two and three. It all sounds very good to me. There is a wealth of musical ideas here and a mastery of the symphonic orchestra.

    You'll have to explain what you are communicating in this work. it's over all pretty intense and beautifully realized.


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