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Hello esteemed members.

Today I woiuld like to submit a piece for string quartet written as a tribute to the oak tree.

Hope you'll like it.

feed back always welcomed.

Be well

Christophe

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Hi,

Clean cut, with a clear mood.

Beautiful.

After the first listening:

I could not perceive the structure clearly but it

looked like A B C B A.  C is the fast part.

It would be better may be if C could be longer.

C may be thought as a small transition though.

A at the end is very short and comes in the coda

if I am not mistaken.

The timbre is the best side, it points at something

maybe the oak tree.

Ali R+

dear Ali, thank you for listening and your clear advices

Christophe

Ali Riza SARAL said:

Hi,

Clean cut, with a clear mood.

Beautiful.

After the first listening:

I could not perceive the structure clearly but it

looked like A B C B A.  C is the fast part.

It would be better may be if C could be longer.

C may be thought as a small transition though.

A at the end is very short and comes in the coda

if I am not mistaken.

The timbre is the best side, it points at something

maybe the oak tree.

Ali R+

Hi Cristophe

I really liked your quartet. It's very long-breathed and full of meditative themes. Is it a one-movement string quartet?

A technical question: what software are you using? I might be wrong, but to my ears it sounds like Sibelius. Have you tried putting legato to the whole piece? I think it would create a more cohesive effect, especially in the first minute's movement.

Let me know how it goes

Hi Valerio

It's a one movement piece indeed.

I use Finale with Vienna Symphonic Librabries solo string.

I didn't use legato but maybe i should have.

Thanks for your lsitening and your kind words.

Christophe

I like the idea of a shorter work for string quartet. Many people tire of this sound after one or two movements, and it can be tedious to listen to a four-movement work all the way through. Still the combo has a sound all its own. So why not write short pieces for it? We write short pieces for piano, as well as other combos of inst's.

Anyway...the piece succeeds in portraying the majesty and strength of an oak tree. Although I wouldn't have thought of that had I not been told. That is fine; not all impressionistic music has to be that obvious. In all, a nice, gentle wash of lovely string sounds.

Why not do a maple next? You could do a whole suite, call it The Forest. Or Arboretum. Or something like that.

Hi Michael and thank you for listening.

I'm actually working on the theme of the willow tree, so you were right on the money.

have a great day!

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