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Dear Forum Friends,
Here is the mp3 of the Second Movement of Fantasy for Solo Violin and Orchestra.
It is a relatively slower Movemet in F# Minor.
First Movement for your Reference: http://composersforum.ning.com/forum/topics/fantasy-for-violin-and
Please listen and offer your valuable feedback.
I like the almost march-like quality of this mov. Very bombastic, and a lovely composition. The violin (I almost thought it was a viola at first, Garritan right?) I agree that the timpani-parts (and sometimes the orchestra) almost has a negative impact on the violin on occasion. Maybe lower everything except the violin in the mix, on the other hand the violin is loud in the parts without orchestra. I can't figure out (on this first listen) if the violin plays at all ;) (Will listen more, when I feel more focused of course, so don't take that comment to seriously)
I will message you about mixing in a few days, something you will find interesting! ;)
Anyway, really lovely composition!
I liked it a lot!
Nalinikanth. Whilst it's true what Adrian says, ever since your investment in GPO and your new direction, your compositions have improved immensely. However, you have a long way to go. There is still a lack of discipline in your writing. Your obsession with form overrides your potential quality of substance. The timpanis sounded effective at first, but then became jarring and expected. You also need to work on your composition of basic melody and how to develop it effectively. Continuous 1/4 notes followed by a series of 1/8 notes is mundane. Try to make your melodies flow with the use of dotted rhythms, and as Adrian rightly points out, a touch more polyphony (as opposed to block chord harmony in its simplest form) would be more effective. The violin is capable of incredibly complex tunes and is a very versatile instrument. Try and exploit it to it's full potential. Even the most minimalist composers give a solo violinist opportunities to shine (Phillip Glasses Violin Concerto springs to mind).
On the whole, a valid effort, but a lot of work is needed if you wish to make a significant direction in your compositions.
I m impressed by the progress you have made in creating coherent music. While it is probably true that you have a long way to go ( so do we all) your progress is admirable.. keep on writing.. clearly you have something to say and are gaining the skills with which to say it.