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Good morning, Kjell.
I have to be honest here. The piece was enjoyable, hung together exceedingly well (aside from a couple of pauses or 'slow downs') and the orchestration seems fine. Balance and dynamics are well done.
But for me its tempo and the minor key gave it a lugubrious tone that seemed more like autumn than spring, the bass ponderous and about darkening days. (Perhaps my view comes from writing a "spring piece" recently.) Spring seems about sunlight, air, yes, the yellow of primroses and daffodils, a feeling of lightness and the burgeoning of a rebirth. The ending only seemed to enhance the dying away.
So...a grand piece to listen to but I have to divorce it from the title you've given it. Apologies about that.
All good wishes,
Hello again, Kjell,
Yes, that's always a problem with impressionist works - we've no guarantee that the listener will get the same impression. I no longer title my pieces except "....for Orchestra" although for filing there might be a clue in the filename!
All the same, I returned to listen to your work again, wishing that I too had your command of flow and progression.
About Vivaldi, meaning no disrespect to the great man, it's become known in our household as Quattro Formaggi!
Hi Kjell -
Another well crafted and enjoyable piece you have written here. You have followed and developed your theme to the point of it being a theme and variations which is an excellent approach for this style of music I think. This does remind me of the earlier classical era with formal structures and lots of counterpoint. I'm not sure if it reminds me of spring; perhaps spring in a formal and well tended garden?
Your orchestration is very effective here, I don't remember if you have used NotePerformer in the past but it certainly works well for this type of piece.