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"Frolic" for String Quartet

Started this discussion. Last reply by BRANDON WALKER 21 hours ago. 2 Replies

Hello again,Thank you to everyone who has given feedback on the first two movements of my "Spring Suite" for String Quartet.  Below is the third and final movement, "Frolic".  The entire suite is…Continue

"Bloom" for String Quartet

Started this discussion. Last reply by BRANDON WALKER 21 hours ago. 8 Replies

https://youtu.be/PWMmd2ErqnIHello again, I posted the first movement of my "Spring Suite" last week.  Here is the second movement, "Bloom."Thanks in advance…Continue

Spring Suite String Quartet, mvmt 1"Awaken"

Started this discussion. Last reply by BRANDON WALKER Mar 30. 4 Replies

Hello composers!First time posting here, and looking forward to hopefully some dialogue. "Awaken" is the first movement of a string quartet that I am in progress on, entitled "Spring Suite." I've…Continue

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BRANDON WALKER replied to BRANDON WALKER's discussion "Frolic" for String Quartet
"Thank you, Al I'm not sure what aspect you are asking about? The writing or the production or ?"
21 hours ago
BRANDON WALKER replied to BRANDON WALKER's discussion "Bloom" for String Quartet
"Perfect, thanks for the recommendations"
21 hours ago
Gerd Prengel replied to BRANDON WALKER's discussion "Bloom" for String Quartet
"Brandon, if you want to get to know Dvoraks quartets then try op. 96 and 97, also 106 mov. 2 - 4.."
yesterday
Ali Riza SARAL replied to BRANDON WALKER's discussion "Frolic" for String Quartet
"Hi Brandon, Your string quartet writing is noteworthy... Where/How did you get that? Excellent. Al"
Sunday
BRANDON WALKER posted a discussion

"Frolic" for String Quartet

Hello again,Thank you to everyone who has given feedback on the first two movements of my "Spring Suite" for String Quartet.  Below is the third and final movement, "Frolic".  The entire suite is 7:10 in duration.  One day soon, I will compile it into a more suitable score format for listening in its entirety.  In the meantime, here is the more playful 3rd movement:https://youtu.be/Qv3sIe6Q4ZIBrandon WalkerSee More
Sunday
BRANDON WALKER replied to BRANDON WALKER's discussion "Bloom" for String Quartet
"Ali, thank you for the feedback and keen observations.  I will look closer to see how to avoid any parallel voice movement.  The observation of ensemble placement is of interest. As a listener, I enjoy recordings when feeling as if…"
Sunday
BRANDON WALKER replied to BRANDON WALKER's discussion "Bloom" for String Quartet
"Thank you, Gerd.Although I am a big fan of Dvorak's symphonic music, I am not familiar with his quartets.  I will check them out.  Thank you. I will be posting the third and final movement on the forum soon.  "
Sunday
Ali Riza SARAL replied to BRANDON WALKER's discussion "Bloom" for String Quartet
"Hi Brandon, The general character is beautiful and really blooming.  Congratulations. You have not  provided the score... Hence I cannot indicate the bar numbers. 22nd second has a parallel 5th btw cello and vln2 sol - re fa - do 31st…"
Sunday
Gerd Prengel replied to BRANDON WALKER's discussion "Bloom" for String Quartet
"Dear Brandon, just listened to your beautiful piece, and right I fell in love in it!!! What glorious melodies and expressive harmonies!!! I am remined somewhat of Dvorak's late quartets which particulary I adore.. Do you know them? I want to…"
Saturday
BRANDON WALKER replied to BRANDON WALKER's discussion "Bloom" for String Quartet
"Thank you, Michael. The library is mainly Berlin First Chairs. For "Bloom," I used Tina Guo solo for the more lyrical lines, although it would have been fine using BFC for those parts as well.Yeah, the audio "playback" version…"
Apr 1
Michael Lofting replied to BRANDON WALKER's discussion "Bloom" for String Quartet
"Hi Brandon Very nice pieces. intense lyricism with just enough going on that doesn’t muddy the sound. I know it’s StaffPad, what solo set? and I’ve had to put in empty bars myself even with the new “comma”."
Apr 1
BRANDON WALKER posted a discussion

"Bloom" for String Quartet

https://youtu.be/PWMmd2ErqnIHello again, I posted the first movement of my "Spring Suite" last week.  Here is the second movement, "Bloom."Thanks in advance for any feedback, and I hope you enjoy listening.Brandon musicbybrandonwalker.comSee More
Apr 1
BRANDON WALKER replied to BRANDON WALKER's discussion Spring Suite String Quartet, mvmt 1"Awaken"
"Dane,   I may have a slight bias to the lower end of the strings :-).    This is good and timely feedback - I'm just outputting the 2nd movement now and will review the upper strings.  Thank you.  "
Mar 30
Dane Aubrun replied to BRANDON WALKER's discussion Spring Suite String Quartet, mvmt 1"Awaken"
"This seems to be a fine work, good string quartet writing - as far as I can tell. Listening was hampered by the rendering failing to bring out the upper violin parts which were too in the background. Normally I'd have a look at the score but it…"
Mar 30
BRANDON WALKER replied to BRANDON WALKER's discussion Spring Suite String Quartet, mvmt 1"Awaken"
"Thank you, Kjell for the feedback and kind words!  I will post the 2nd movement here soon.Brandon"
Mar 29
Kjell Prytz replied to BRANDON WALKER's discussion Spring Suite String Quartet, mvmt 1"Awaken"
"Delightful. Very well done. Rendering excellent. Look forward to hear more. /Kjell"
Mar 29

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What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Orchestra, Small Ensemble, Big Ensemble, Songs
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
Classical & Jazz
Is music your main income source?
Yes!
Where do you live?
Oakville, Canada (near Toronto)
About Me (Must include at least one paragraph of biographical information about you as a composer) - blank or minimal answers on this line will cause your request to be rejected. Include a link to your website if you have one.
I am an award-winning composer, musician, and producer. I am a member of the American Society of Music Arrangers and Composers, an
Associate Composer of the Canadian Music Centre, a member of the Canadian League of Composers, Screen Composers Guild of Canada, and a writer/publisher with the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers. My compositions have
won multiple awards in 2019 & 2020, including contests with The Brazosport Symphony
Orchestra, Reno Pops Orchestra, as well as The Professional Composers Forum.
Website:
https://musicbybrandonwalker.com

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At 9:45pm on November 19, 2020, Gav Brown said…

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