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Suite for the Ocean By Bob Forrest

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob Forrest Mar 5. 3 Replies

This is a piece I wrote about a year ago and have been revising it after taking orchestration lessons I think it finished I would like to know what people think of it . Its the longest piece I've…Continue

Fantasy for Oboe and Strings in F

Started this discussion. Last reply by Larry Elliott Jun 10, 2016. 5 Replies

I would like some comments on this piece I was told my other works had nice melody but my use of orchestra is too flat. Here I use only strings with the Oboe. It starts and ends in Quartal chords and…Continue

 

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Bob Forrest commented on H. S. Teoh's blog post Mahler 4
"I think it quite normal not to like certain "great composers" even if you know their great. To make you feel better History has shown that great composers themselves didn't always like each others music. Tchaikovsky. didn't like…"
Aug 28
Bob Forrest replied to Paul Wegmann's discussion Miniatures for Electric Guitar
"I don't know this media very well but I listened to your 3 pieces. What I would want in music like this is a wide variety of sound and a good mix of pitches low middle and high. This would have to be done with interesting and varied timing.…"
Mar 11
Bob Forrest replied to Lawrence Aurich's discussion Sputnik March
"Its a light sounding piece , but extremely heavy on orchestration from a cost outlook as you have divided some instruments you have 4 oboes 4 clarinets ok but 2 bass clarinets , when the regular clarinets are playing 2 flutes and a piccolo normally…"
Mar 8
Bob Forrest replied to Ingo Lee's discussion Brass choir plus
"I listened to this piece as best I could , musically and its quite interesting , I was surprised though at the sound technically and that you choose the piano and the oboe to go with the brass , for fun copy at paste the whole thing and change the…"
Mar 6
Bob Forrest replied to Daniel DiMercurio's discussion What Piece Drives You to Tears?
"I normally like the classics but I thought I'd give you somthing different . Jimmy Web can really write and here Joe Cocker is in his element https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SW9O77Eocmo"
Mar 5
Bob Forrest replied to Bob Forrest's discussion Suite for the Ocean By Bob Forrest
"Here are the balance of the movements all in concert pitch Thanks Regards Bob"
Mar 5
Bob Forrest replied to Lawrence Aurich's discussion Apollo 8, Ode to Earth
"I found the same problem in articulation in Finale , the volume setting I use to suit playback would not be good for human playback so to keep it simple I just copy and paste the work rename the copy publish version and change for human performance…"
Mar 5
Bob Forrest replied to Bob Forrest's discussion Suite for the Ocean By Bob Forrest
"Here is a pdf copy of mvt 1 it is in concert pitch and the articulation is shown to suit garritan not a live performance I feel the sound technically is not as good as parts 2-4 maybe I did too much copy and paste in the program The other parts to…"
Mar 4
Bob Forrest replied to Joel Becker's discussion Mastering Modern Composition
"I read what you said . I can understand where your coming from . I guess now your finished with school so the possibility of a public performance of your works is unlikely unless you have lots of contacts . The list below shows what mediums you…"
Mar 3
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Suite for the Ocean By Bob Forrest

This is a piece I wrote about a year ago and have been revising it after taking orchestration lessons I think it finished I would like to know what people think of it . Its the longest piece I've done about 22 mins if you listen to all four parts . Any advice would be appreciatedRegards Bobhttps://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLTni6yoTPhyPcSlmXpsqYDqxFqpfcvJ42See More
Mar 1
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Mar 1
Larry Elliott replied to Bob Forrest's discussion Fantasy for Oboe and Strings in F
"Greetings Bob, I like the Fantasy for Oboe and Strings in F.  Nice cello work. Very best, Larry Elliott"
Jun 10, 2016
Bob Forrest replied to Bob Forrest's discussion Fantasy for Oboe and Strings in F
"I want to thank the 3 of you who offered advise and even samples of improvement of what I could do. This is the first piece I composed with a teacher where we were,nt just using the piano and not looking at the instruments themselves. I am traveling…"
Jul 21, 2015
H. S. Teoh replied to Bob Forrest's discussion Fantasy for Oboe and Strings in F
"This is a gentle, calm piece that's pleasant to listen to. Since you asked about the string writing, I'd say that I found it a little dull after a while. Some things I would consider to improve it: 1) Every now and then, have one of the…"
Jul 20, 2015
Michael Lofting replied to Bob Forrest's discussion Fantasy for Oboe and Strings in F
"Hi Bob There are some good moments in this piece. Like the 'cello movement at 34. The oboe is a fatiguing instrument and should be given more downtime. I think it is wasted on the quaver movement at 34 which could be given to the inner…"
Jul 20, 2015
Gav Brown replied to Bob Forrest's discussion Fantasy for Oboe and Strings in F
"Hi Bob, I like quartal harmony and I like some of the way you used it, particularly in the opening. It always brings a modern feel to a piece and is something I myself use and look for. I found the piece overall a little slow and monochrome and the…"
Jul 15, 2015

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What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Orchestra
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
conservative modern classical ie Samual Barber , Copland
Is music your main income source?
No - Not at all.
Where do you live?
Montreal Quebec Canada
About Me (Must include biographical information about you as a composer):
I generally studied music at Concordia University and did Classical Guitar for about 6 years . I tried studied composition privately one on one and enjoyed it very much . My interest is now peeking because their are programs that can play back what you write. A consider myself an amateur and i'm 68 so I'm starting late but I really enjoy this and hope to be come good at it I use Finale print music and Garritam personal orchestra .

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