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Thank you Charles and Mike for your compliments! Mike, yes, I am indeed still trying to find my voice. I think I just need to practice writing some more...
Here's the latest midi file:
I'll post the sibelius file too
I listened to the earlier sib file and had a much more enjoyable experience. This work if far to complicated for midi sounds. I don't remember how to notate a string tremolo (that's your job), but when you notate it the way you did in the sib score, Sibelius reads it as a roll, as in drum roll. Sounds kind of funny. I believe there is a tremolo marking you can use.
All the comments about your writing style don't make much sense to me. It is not possible for you to write like Brahms. You write like you. If you use elements from earlier styles( like we all do) , so what. Don't add "newer" compositional elements just for the sake of adding them. That's not you writing. That's what someone else would write. The trick is to not copy a style, but to bend it to your will.
Thanks Bob, and yes, I agree with that. Though it's good to test out new things and see what you make of them, then decide whether or not you want to use them again. I do that sometimes...
Also, I'm intending to get a better-quality version of this someday... So the Sibelius sound set is not the final result.
What version of Sibelius?
Think about using Sibelius' sound essentials to export a wave file. Then any one of many free file converters to create an mp3 file that you can post. Google something like "free wave to mp3 converters" for your operating system. I use Audacity, but there are many others. Audacity is audio recording system with many other features.