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Cello high range limitations

Started this discussion. Last reply by michael diemer Sep 24, 2019. 8 Replies

A discussion on this topic at http://composersforum.ning.com/forum/topics/sonata-for-duo-cello was recently curtailed so…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob Morabito Jun 19, 2018. 2 Replies

I've been reading through some older posts before saying anything and from what I've found I think I'm going to be very happy here!I'm privileged to have had a successful career in what might still…Continue

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Charles Holt replied to Saul Gefen's discussion Night at the City
"Are you saying racism doesn't exist saul? Because it definitely exists and is not an excuse!"
Jul 2
Charles Holt replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion Music for Orchestra 1 (5'00")
"Could you use a sound cloud page as you seem to run into problems with the uppload limit here frequently."
Jun 6
Charles Holt replied to Kjell Prytz's discussion Origin of Species
"The trouble is that there isn't a god Saul. Anything taken from the asumption that there is of course will be quesitonable! Ordained information my word! If it is ordained wht is it not exact? In any case I have noticed any criticism of your…"
May 27
Charles Holt replied to Gav Brown's discussion I’ve Been Accepted By a Publisher question
"Congratulations Gav! 10% does seem a little low but I am nor versed in these things. I would be very rigorous with the contraact and query any points you are not sure of. A reputable publisher should be happy to explaIm. Is there a period of…"
May 23
Charles Holt replied to Kjell Prytz's discussion Origin of Species
"So there aren't seven 7000 year cycles for the earth? This is why interpreting scripture can only give loose results there seems to be no real consensus. I believe mention is made in the Qur'an of the earth being shaped like an eGG and…"
May 22
Charles Holt replied to Kjell Prytz's discussion Origin of Species
"Funnily enough I have spoken to Muslims who claim vry similar things apropos their scripture predating scientific study and in a very similar fashion their claims dont hold up being often based on tortuous interpretation and retrospective…"
May 21
Charles Holt replied to Pascal ECHEMANN's discussion Nocturne in C minor, Op. 2 No. 2
"Perhaps it also is because the trill is always (almost?) on the same notes which beCome more or less consonant as the harmony changes. But I like that as an effect it reminds me of a piece by Ennio Moricone. I cant recall which one though! So I…"
May 18
Charles Holt replied to Pascal ECHEMANN's discussion Nocturne in C minor, Op. 2 No. 2
"This was lovely. Simple melodies given time to grow and fluorish. Very much a sense of control and precision in your writing. I am hesitant to suggest outrght changes to a composers work bUt I do think the repeated left hand trill motif is wearing…"
May 16
Charles Holt replied to Saul Gefen's discussion Two Works for Solo Piano - Scores Included
"Might I suggest you clarify your scores a little Saul? There are many engraving issues such aas notation collissions, redundant rests, ties in the wrong direction, stems in the wrong direction. i noticed you have two notes beamed over an inserted…"
May 11
Charles Holt replied to Ali Riza SARAL's discussion Has anybody used Sonatina Symphony Orchestra with Cakewalk?
"Reverb helps unreaalistic samples as were used to hearing these instruments in large spaces esp in symphonic contexts. Hearing them dry immediately draws attentention to them even further."
Apr 2
Charles Holt replied to Saul Gefen's discussion A New Beginning
"Saul did you repost this because I asked what you wanted us to say about it and you couldn't delete the comment? It seems a fair question to me! Are you looking for suggestions or just priase?"
Feb 5
Charles Holt replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion Brexit Brass - fragment 1'0"
"We can have our country back now. I think the piece needs to be more cheery and unashamed like the proud nation we may become again!"
Feb 5
Charles Holt replied to Saul Gefen's discussion Three Ancient Jewish Melodies
"Hello Saul! Very interesting pieces. Its been some time since I saw you here but why have you changed your name from Dzorelashvili to Gefen? You have the same photo and tracks on your soundcloud so I suppose it must be you but I'm just curious…"
Jan 12
michael diemer replied to Charles Holt's discussion Cello high range limitations
"Edit to above post. I meant C# actual sound, not C# written. "
Sep 24, 2019
michael diemer replied to Charles Holt's discussion Cello high range limitations
"Great idea. I once wrote a cello sonata and gave it to a member of the Portland Symphony. He said it contained some very high notes. I don't remember exactly, but I'm pretty sure I had an F in there. I have been careful ever since with…"
Sep 24, 2019
Dane Aubrun replied to Charles Holt's discussion Cello high range limitations
"I think I'll have to sit out for a while. This is a one-sided continuation of exchanges between Charles and Ali, thinly veiled as a discussion about how much a composer should know about an instrument before writing for it. Were I Ali, I have…"
Sep 24, 2019

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What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Multimedia, Choir, Songs
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
Choral
Is music your main income source?
No - Not at all.
Where do you live?
UK
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 a choral and sacred composer with four decades of experience, now beginning to move away from the rigorous strictures surrounding such work into a more harmonically unbound future. I'm hoping to meet fellow practitioners and get some meat on the skeleton of my output! Talk to you soon, Charles

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