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Hello again, 

I posted the first movement of my "Spring Suite" last week.  Here is the second movement, "Bloom."

Thanks in advance for any feedback, and I hope you enjoy listening.

Brandon 
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Hi Brandon

Very nice pieces.

intense lyricism with just enough going on that doesn’t muddy the sound.

I know it’s StaffPad, what solo set?

and I’ve had to put in empty bars myself even with the new “comma”.

Thank you, Michael.

The library is mainly Berlin First Chairs. For "Bloom," I used Tina Guo solo for the more lyrical lines, although it would have been fine using BFC for those parts as well.

Yeah, the audio "playback" version needs a few tricks for the performance—extra bars and dynamics, etc.  I also save a different version for score output, removing these items!

Thanks again for the kind words. 

Dear Brandon, just listened to your beautiful piece, and right I fell in love in it!!! What glorious melodies and expressive harmonies!!! I am remined somewhat of Dvorak's late quartets which particulary I adore.. Do you know them? I want to listen to more from you!!
Gerd

Hi Brandon,

The general character is beautiful and really blooming.  Congratulations.

You have not  provided the score... Hence I cannot indicate the bar numbers.

22nd second has a parallel 5th btw cello and vln2 sol - re fa - do

31st second has a parallel octave btw cello and vln2 fa -fa mi -  mi

It seems the parallels in the music causes a loss of vibrance and

this has been solved by increasing the room volume.  It sounds as if

it is played in a church or large room.  The listener sitting in the

middle of the performers.  I would prefer a lesser pan btw instruments.

The idea is excellent and it comes through a few technical glitches nevertheless.

Thank you for sharing.

Al

Thank you, Gerd.

Although I am a big fan of Dvorak's symphonic music, I am not familiar with his quartets.  I will check them out.  Thank you. I will be posting the third and final movement on the forum soon.  


Gerd Prengel said:

Dear Brandon, just listened to your beautiful piece, and right I fell in love in it!!! What glorious melodies and expressive harmonies!!! I am remined somewhat of Dvorak's late quartets which particulary I adore.. Do you know them? I want to listen to more from you!!
Gerd

Ali, thank you for the feedback and keen observations.  I will look closer to see how to avoid any parallel voice movement.  

The observation of ensemble placement is of interest. As a listener, I enjoy recordings when feeling as if I'm down in the action.  In fact, I believe I even increased the stereo width when mixing to make a "bigger" presentation.  That said, you are probably correct. In a traditional setting or recording, there might be less panning and would lead to fewer distractions due to the placement of stereo objects. It is something for me to consider for sure.

Thanks again,

Brandon  


Ali Riza SARAL said:

Hi Brandon,

The general character is beautiful and really blooming.  Congratulations.

You have not  provided the score... Hence I cannot indicate the bar numbers.

22nd second has a parallel 5th btw cello and vln2 sol - re fa - do

31st second has a parallel octave btw cello and vln2 fa -fa mi -  mi

It seems the parallels in the music causes a loss of vibrance and

this has been solved by increasing the room volume.  It sounds as if

it is played in a church or large room.  The listener sitting in the

middle of the performers.  I would prefer a lesser pan btw instruments.

The idea is excellent and it comes through a few technical glitches nevertheless.

Thank you for sharing.

Al

Brandon, if you want to get to know Dvoraks quartets then try op. 96 and 97, also 106 mov. 2 - 4..

Perfect, thanks for the recommendations

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