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The 5th of my 'Soliloquies in a never-ending play' - this one is for piano.

 

Comments welcome

 

MP3 attached.
Score needs cleaning up before I post it here

 

The other soliloquies are:-
No 1 for Trumpet
No 2 for Flute
No 3 for Celesta
No4 for Clarinet
No 6 for Bassoon
No 7 for Cor Anglais

...available to hear on my Soundcloud site http://www.soundcloud.com/dstowd (not No. 6)

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Sounds very improvisational. I understand that a soliloquy is for one instrument, but somehow I think of this form as being more expressive and melodic. This was fairly atonal - not a criticism; I was just surprised to hear a piece like this under the heading "Soliloquy."

By the way, I also listened to your Debussy arrangement. Interesting, but the oboe sounded more like an organ. Yet it was very effective. If you can post a version with a more convincing oboe, i'd love to compare the two.

They are Shakespearean type soliloquies. A character wrestling with circumstances.
The Debussy was originally written for harmonica and strings, but I don't have a decent harmonica sound file to use, so I arranged it for oboe and strings.
The oboe was either Sibelius 6 oboe or Vienna Symphonic Library ( can't remember which one I used).

Garritan Personal Orchestra has a fabulous oboe. At 150.00 for the entire library, it's a steal. The clarinets are also very good. but if you are using a notation system, I'm not sure you can use it.



michael diemer said:

Garritan Personal Orchestra has a fabulous oboe. At 150.00 for the entire library, it's a steal. The clarinets are also very good. but if you are using a notation system, I'm not sure you can use it.


That's $150 more than I can (now) afford, either way.

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