Hi! Recently I finished a composition which I worked on for more than a year. It's a musical story for narrator and orchestra. I also created a version for narrator and piano because I am a pianist and it's probably easier to get a piano version of the work performed.The story is titled "Raoul's Rescue Mission" and is based on a children's book I wrote some 15 years ago. The piano version is probably the easiest performed by two persons (a pianist and a speaker), although I believe it could be…See More
"I was just giving you some more details in why your original did not quite work for trumpet, because you asked about "Could the high a flat be a problem?" I always use breath marks for musical effects when I want silence, not for…"
"I took out all the 16th notes and gave them to the piano (see last post's screenshot). Or do you mean the ones in bars 68 and 71? I notices that in your example there aren't really visible written rests for breathing, maybe I am overdoing…"
"My pleasure, range is and isn't the issue. An 11th grader should be able to play a high concert Bb, but what makes it difficult is the quick tempo where you have 8va leaps in 16th notes. I like how Bob said it. Please take a look at a passage…"
"Thanks for the advice Rodney and Bob. I adjusted the parts and gave the 16th to the piano and an 8th notes outline to the trumpet. Could the high a flat be a problem? I always try to keep it not higher than g5, but it would break up the phrase very…"
"I agree, Rodney.
Playable? OK. Musical? Maybe not, idiomatic not withstanding. Clarinet is more agile. Or violin.
If this piece had been written for trumpet originally, I doubt you would have written that passage that way.
One way I've…"
"This is a tricky one, my friend. Is it playable? Yes but could come off awkward because of the fast, short leaps. The passage reminds me more of some of my etudes instead of repertoire. If I didn't know you were writing a trumpet part, I…"
I am arranging some of my piano music for piano and trumpet, and am not sure about one passage being idiomatic for the trumpet. Could anyone have a look at this screenshot and give me some advise?If it's not very trumpet idiomatic, I could instead write repeated 16th same pitch notes or switch the piano and trumpet part. Thanks!best wishes,AndréSee More
thanks for the nice words. And thanks for listening to the pieces. It's very clear to hear I assume where I come from yes, I listened and played mostly classical and romantically music during my whole study. Especially Schumann and…"
"I may not compose classical but have to say that what i just heard from you was beautiful, loved all the tracks ! what a sweet piano sound, so enjoyable! - quite a great composer you are, and a masterful player too, as Fredrick said, constructed…"
"I like these pieces, the mood depicted, and the usage of piano sounds and techniques.
I have a piece about a little animal too ("Strange Little Animal", it is in my profile here). We could organize a zoo in this forum. I think…"
What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Choir, Orchestra, Small Ensemble, Songs, Other
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
Is music your main income source?
No - Not at all.
Where do you live?
About Me (Must include biographical information about you as a composer):
André van Haren was born in 1963 in Holland. In 1990 he received a Bachelor Degree in Music in Classical Piano and Composition from the Conservatory in Utrecht, The Netherlands. His main instrument is the piano. He has written and arranging music for various ensembles including piano, choir, chamber ensembles and orchestra.
Hi! Recently I finished a composition which I worked on for more than a year. It's a musical story for narrator and orchestra. I also created a version for narrator and piano because I am a pianist and it's probably easier to get a piano version of the work performed.
The story is titled "Raoul's Rescue Mission" and is based on a children's book I wrote some 15 years ago. The piano version is probably the easiest performed by two persons (a pianist and a speaker),…