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My Lament - elegy for piano

Started this discussion. Last reply by Saul Gefen Apr 14. 2 Replies

In the last days I was working on this little elegy for piano. I call it My Lament. It starts rather sad , has some eruptions in the middle but resolves peacefully towards the end.Unfortuneately I…Continue

Symphonic Poem - THE SUN

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sean Pollaro Feb 28. 9 Replies

This work wants to paint the rising of the sun, the sun beaming through the clouds and mirroring in a mountains brook, it's merciles power in the desert, it's life giving power and it's sunset at the…Continue

String quartett on Beethoven's last sketches - LIVE RECORDING - I. Andante Maestoso / Allegro

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gerd Prengel Feb 21. 3 Replies

I am very excited to present to you the first LIVE RECORDING of the 1st movement of my string quartett which I wrote on the basis of the 1st movement of Beethoven's last project, a planned string…Continue

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Kyrie for a-cappella or string quartett

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tillerich Feb 2. 1 Reply

Hi, everyone, in 2016 I composed a Kyrie for a-capella choir. At this time I was very much touched by the spiritual music by Palestrina and I wanted to write something that would express this kind of…Continue

 

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Saul Gefen replied to Gerd Prengel's discussion My Lament - elegy for piano
"Hi Gerd, Really nice concept. I would like to say that I don't know why there are those sudden changes in mood and volume. The piece started with a charming melody like a story and then unexpectedly there are those harsh or aggressive…"
Apr 14
Dane Aubrun replied to Gerd Prengel's discussion My Lament - elegy for piano
"A wonderful piece, Gerd, exactly as you describe it and very well done entering it note by note. Nothing to crit. As you say, the eruptions around the 2 minute mark do come as a surprise but fit in with the work well and the slight rallentando gives…"
Apr 14
Gerd Prengel posted a discussion

My Lament - elegy for piano

In the last days I was working on this little elegy for piano. I call it My Lament. It starts rather sad , has some eruptions in the middle but resolves peacefully towards the end.Unfortuneately I cannot record it easily like Saul by playing it on a  keyboard but have to edit every single note but now listening to it with my headphones I am quite happy with the result ...www.gerdprengel.de/my_lament.mp3www.gerdprengel.de/my_lament.pdf GerdSee More
Apr 12
Gerd Prengel replied to Saul Gefen's discussion The Fisherman's Song
"Saul, again a  gem of music - a beautiful ballad as Mendelssohn might also have written it. Do you have score? I marvel about the speed you create your pieces, it seems every day you present us a new gift ... :-)"
Apr 12
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.."
Apr 11
Gerd Prengel replied to Saul Gefen's discussion Bagatelle In A minor for Piano
"Dear Saul, as almost all your piano pieces also this one is pure enjoyment for me to listen to. It has a beautiful flow... Gerd"
Apr 10
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…"
Apr 10
Dane Aubrun replied to Gerd Prengel's discussion Song 'Like a Torch in the Night'
"Can hardly say much. A pleasant song in a modern vein. Carefully balanced scoring and the voice about just right for it. Very nice."
Mar 21
Jon Corelis replied to Gerd Prengel's discussion Song 'Like a Torch in the Night'
"A very good song, both words and music and certainly as good as many commercially successful popular songs nowadays. I thought though that the line "you are in my sight" was a little stilted.  It might have been better to use a phrase…"
Mar 18
Gerd Prengel replied to Gerd Prengel's discussion Song 'Like a Torch in the Night'
"For my recent birthday my children made me a beautiful present by performing the song of this thread in an altogether different – folk – style (we all are huge Bruce Springsteen fans ;-) ) with guitar and harmonica to which later on I…"
Mar 18
Sean Pollaro replied to Gerd Prengel's discussion Symphonic Poem - THE SUN
"Wow, Note Performer looks cool! I multi track with midi in Logic which is an entirely different animal. I'm interested in writing a piece using the traditional scoring approach so I may try this software out. Perhaps it will result in a more…"
Feb 28
Gerd Prengel replied to Gerd Prengel's discussion Symphonic Poem - THE SUN
"Dear friends, thank you you all for your appreciation for my work.  Especially, Sean, your emotional words move me and I am grateful that this work has such an effect on you. To answer your question: all of my instruments are created directly…"
Feb 28
Sean Pollaro replied to Gerd Prengel's discussion Symphonic Poem - THE SUN
"Gerd, if you don't mind me asking, what horns library do you use? I just listened to this again and it brought tears to my eyes and gave me goosebumps. It's really great"
Feb 27
Jos Wylin replied to Gerd Prengel's discussion Symphonic Poem - THE SUN
"Hi Gerd, Very intriguing work and extremely well done as to orchestration, thematic material and recording (for an older work). Of course with present day means it could sound a lot better and realistic (strings mainly). But that aside, it's a…"
Feb 22
roger stancill replied to Gerd Prengel's discussion Symphonic Poem - THE SUN
"Kudos Gerd. Well done."
Feb 21
Gerd Prengel replied to Gerd Prengel's discussion String quartett on Beethoven's last sketches - LIVE RECORDING - I. Andante Maestoso / Allegro
"Dear James and Jos, thank you for your Feedback! I was afraid that they would not meet my expectations but actually they surpassed it! The Allegro they took faster than in my former mp3 file and so I find it now much better! Only in the final…"
Feb 21

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What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Orchestra, Small Ensemble
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
Classical + neo Classical Music
Is music your main income source?
No - Not at all.
Where do you live?
Darmstadt, Germany
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 mostly influenced by (Vienna) Classical music and so this is also the style I love to compose. So far I wrote a symphony, a string quartett, a piano sonata, a violin sonata and some smaller pieces. Also I love to orchestrate classical piano or string quartett pieces (Well tempered piano by Bach, Beethoven's last 3 piano sonatas, . . .), I
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At 6:51pm on April 20, 2020, Markus Boyd said…

I have visited your website and very impressed with your works. Your symphony is a remarkable achievement 

At 10:57am on February 8, 2020, Gav Brown said…

Welcome Gerd!

 
 
 

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