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Mantas Savickis - "Orion Nebula" (2012), performed by John Bauer Brass Quintet

Hello,

here is my new piece for brass quintet. It was performed by John Bauer Brass Quintet:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5D8jcVt7D8

Please do not hesitate to say what do you think :)

Mantas

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You did a great job on this. I love how the brasses communicate with each other musically. Well done!

I also liked your 'Heavy traffic' Piece!

Very nice piece. I love the fullness yet sparseness of the piece. Harmonic language is very nice and its performed very well. 

very terrific piece of music. Good job.

heard Nebula, good work, spacious, eerie; thank you.

I think:  One can have no complaints whatsoever.  This is a genuine musical experience.  

(One small question, though.  Was that a slight mistake at about 4:40, or was that deliberate?)

As regards the sensation of the piece as a whole:  I don't feel it is eerie.  It gives the feeling of "outer space," the space near the Orion nebula, which one can look at through a telescope.  I have looked at that part of the night sky innumerable times, and this captures something about it very nicely.     The music doesn't depict space in quite the way that Ligeti does with strings, but in a way that is uniquely harmonious and full, and completely appropriate for the Orion Nebula (as opposed to regions of space that Ligeti was portraying).

It actually reminds me a bit of parts of Stockhausen's 

"Michaels Reise um die Erde (Donnerstag aus Licht, II)"




http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5D8jcVt7D8

[A musical and dramatic portrayal of the Celestial Michael Flying around the Earth in space]

Well done!

Well there are more mistakes, because it was very difficult for performers to breath - they have to play almost all the time. That was my mistake. We had only 2-3 rehearsals, so i think they did really good job.

very beautiful harmony and tension. excellent work!

Only 2 or 3 rehearsals.  That is quite astounding.

Nobuyushi Tanaka and I agree on the merits of this work.

So, if you had to rework the piece, are you saying you would change the orchestration, so some of the performers had more free time to breathe?  Or would you have more instrumentalists, and have them alternate?   Just how would you do this in practice?

Mantas Savickis said:

Well there are more mistakes, because it was very difficult for performers to breath - they have to play almost all the time. That was my mistake. We had only 2-3 rehearsals, so i think they did really good job.

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