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This is the first thing I will be posting here.  More will follow, hopefully.  As I say on my profile I am currently trying to do something much bigger (and maybe that is unwise, I know) and it is taking up lot's of time and progressing very slowly.

The film maker liked most of the things I did but decided not to use them. 

Any helpful comments welcome.  Even if it's only your impressions.

At the the beginning of this there is a quiet sound which is intended to be the "ghost", or mental echo,of several alarms going off at once - but don't worry, it doesn't sound like an actual alarm.  I can explain how it was created if anyone wants.

Also the weird violin and cello sounds.  The film maker very specifically wanted violin and cello but in a pitch that they cannot normally play.  so they are tuned down a minor third.  I'm not sure how this would sound on a real violin or cello.  I'm guessing not good at all on violin and passable to poor on cello. 

Thank you. Paul.

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Sorry just adding a PDF of the notes.  The Finale Sibelius should be able to open the XML.

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Thanks Bob. 

I keep meaning to round up (and in some cases finish) lot of things and send to Audio Networks (they provide music for film, TV etc) or similar.  I'm very busy and not just with music but most people can say that.

Not everything I do is meant for film, by the way.

I quite liked that. It would be great movie music, but it had a great feel/texture throughout, very listenable. It never felt quite settle, which is part of the charm, and no doubt what it was meant to do.

Bob is correct. The viola has a slightly deeper sonority than the violin, and the player's vibrato tends to be quite a bit slower. In this piece, it seems like exactly the right instrument. Rich and dolorous. Nice ambience. 

Thanks Art,

I agree but in order for this to stay in the same key the cello also had to be tuned down but only by a tone (no way it's going to sound right on a double bass). Also at the moment I have only one decent library so I can't pick and choose a viola sound.  

The whole thing was written a minor third higher originally. 

Also, it's very unlikely ever to be played by real people if that ever does happen I'll re-arrange.


Art Lowell said:

Bob is correct. The viola has a slightly deeper sonority than the violin, and the player's vibrato tends to be quite a bit slower. In this piece, it seems like exactly the right instrument. Rich and dolorous. Nice ambience. 

Thanks Rick. 

I know what you mean.  I does settle though, I think, on the very last note.



Rick Waugh said:

I quite liked that. It would be great movie music, but it had a great feel/texture throughout, very listenable. It never felt quite settle, which is part of the charm, and no doubt what it was meant to do.

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