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Hello guys.

This is just the 1st movement, I'm currently working on the 3rd movement right now.

http://www.box.net/shared/9g1vuufuko

Let me know what you guys think, do you like it, do you hate it, basically give your feedback to me, and you can brutally honest to me if you want.

I'm currently trying to get a score up for it as well, hopefully I can edit my posts... edit: i got the sibelius score up, sorry about everyone who does not have sibelius, I'll find a different way to share it so everyone can see it, there are some slight differences in the score to the mp3 (at the end in the timpani and clarinet parts) I would have to go through the whole mp3 converting process otherwise haha.

and happy new year guys!

thanks,

Duncaaaaaan

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Had a quick listen. Sounds pretty good to me, but I'd really like to see the score too.

You'll get more people to listen if you post the MP3 here on put it on your page instead of getting people to download it.

I wanted to know the form of this, because I can't quite figure it out and the score would help. Is it sonata form with 2 themes, an introduction, development and recap, or somethung different ? I'm not sure by listening. If there is development, it's not a very big section.

So in conclusion, it sounds promising, but let us know more about your intentions, score if possible and sounds used.
introduction, development and recap.

I know, its slightly short, so I do intend to expand it a bit further.

thanks for listening though!
I can't get a score up, as for some reason my mac cannot get a PDF file of it. It just says 'this computer does not support PDF format' or something, I can post the actual sibelius score, but you will need sibelius to access it.
yeah, go on then - I have sibelius 5, as do many other people here.

Duncan said:
I can't get a score up, as for some reason my mac cannot get a PDF file of it. It just says 'this computer does not support PDF format' or something, I can post the actual sibelius score, but you will need sibelius to access it.
Adrian Allan said:
yeah, go on then - I have sibelius 5, as do many other people here.

Duncan said:
I can't get a score up, as for some reason my mac cannot get a PDF file of it. It just says 'this computer does not support PDF format' or something, I can post the actual sibelius score, but you will need sibelius to access it.

Done, enjoy!
I had a listen

Nice dramatic opening. Of course there are things to be improved in the score, like the rests and the slur marks, but these can be done later.

So was the idea to write something in the style of Beethoven ? I like the way you take the theme into the minor mode, but maybe it comes back a bit too fast into the major again.

So I hope I'm right in saying that this piece is in a sort of sonata form but with only 1 main theme. I thought it was competenly done (although the notes were too small to read properly) but maybe I would have preferred a longer development section, but on the whole well done.
I agree with Adrian; I can sense certain elements which mimic Beethoven a little bit. Of course, there are also parts of it which stray from the Beethoven-esque tonal language, but that's fine. What matters as far as musical language is concerned, is how you the composer feel about it.

As for improvements, I would consider taking those lines you've given to the Clarinet and Flute and Bassoon in the opening, and use them again more prominently in the middle. Then try and find a way to combine them into the climax - but again, that's musical language, and entirely up to you to decide if that feels right.

I feel like the upward and downward movement of the strings starting on page is good, but I wonder if there's a way to take that up-and-down run and make it more dramatic... If it were me, I'd just jump the whole interval on the third beat of the bar for the first few upward jumps, and use the runs sparingly so they dont get boring after the first four or five runs.

Very good work all in all, and the music itself sounds good. I would recommend reading up on orchestral balance, to give you the insight you need to help make sure that the score ends up sounding exactly the way you want it to when you get it performed. Best of luck, and please post the rest as soon as you finish!

-Elliot

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