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2nd Interlude from My Opera

Started this discussion. Last reply by Timo Schuemer 7 hours ago. 10 Replies

Hi All,This is a short orchestral interlude between two scenes in Act 1 of my opera, Everything Is Possible.JohnContinue

Holst's Japanese Suite

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Driscoll Apr 12. 23 Replies

Found this on YouTube and was particularly impressed.  Maybe this piece is better known across the pond, but this Yank had never heard it before.  I am usually not a fan of *orientalism* but Holst…Continue

Articulation Discrepancies between Spitfire Manuals & Interfaces

Started Mar 20 0 Replies

Hi All,I recently rebuilt my Spitfire orchestral template in great detail. As I went through, I made the following notes regarding discrepancies/errors between the lists of articulations in the…Continue

Seeking Orchestration/Score Feedback - ELECTRIC (Full Orchestra)

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Driscoll Mar 3. 17 Replies

Hi All,Looking for feedback on the orchestration/score for this 90 second cue...  Really any constructive criticism is welcome!I realize the tempo is on the edge of playability, but I think it's all…Continue

 

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Timo Schuemer replied to John Driscoll's discussion 2nd Interlude from My Opera
"Yes, it means I would probably want to change the trills from 0:04 to 0:20. I can’t say what I would exactly do to them but I would probably try to change the notes of the trill until I find some trill intervals or ostinato I like…"
7 hours ago
John Driscoll replied to John Driscoll's discussion 2nd Interlude from My Opera
"I have my rough draft Finale score.  It's scored for a standard orchestral forces."
yesterday
Lawrence Aurich replied to John Driscoll's discussion 2nd Interlude from My Opera
"Did you write a score for this, or is it computer produced? Is it intended to be performed by live musicians."
yesterday
John Driscoll replied to MM Coston's discussion Compromised
"MM, are you looking for notation comments?"
yesterday
John Driscoll replied to Timo Schuemer's discussion Fantasie No. 3
"Thanks, Timo.  I'm not sure what you mean about the electronics?  The synth stuff I have there was all done with software (I just pulled images to go with them that look like machines).  :D"
yesterday
John Driscoll replied to John Driscoll's discussion 2nd Interlude from My Opera
"Thanks, Timo.  Can you say more about what you mean by "not sure about some of the trills"?"
yesterday
Timo Schuemer replied to John Driscoll's discussion 2nd Interlude from My Opera
"Hi John, I really like this a lot! Nice, how you melt in some dissonances without completely loosing the grip on (consonant) harmonic progressions. If this would be my composition I would probably work on two things: 1. I‘m not sure about some…"
yesterday
John Driscoll replied to John Driscoll's discussion 2nd Interlude from My Opera
"Thanks, Jon.  Yes, definitely a transitional piece! Roger, the rough outline of the plot to this point (we're still in Act 1) is that we've been introduced to the female lead, a strong, quasi-mythological heroine.  In the prior…"
yesterday
John Driscoll replied to MM Coston's discussion Commenting
"Other than technical comments, I find it most useful to hear from others what doesn't seem to *work* in a piece I've written, even if they're not able to articulate why exactly they feel that way (this includes the opinions of people…"
yesterday
roger stancill replied to John Driscoll's discussion 2nd Interlude from My Opera
"This is intriguing John...I'm hearing potential. Could you set the stage just a bit and put a frame around it?"
Sunday
Jon C Sebastian replied to John Driscoll's discussion 2nd Interlude from My Opera
"I quite enjoyed, held me in mystical moments,,,, most def a second movment"
Sunday
John Driscoll replied to MM Coston's discussion Commenting
"Or to put it another way: if I write a critical comment, it's because I think the composer maybe hasn't achieved what he or she set out to do with a piece and my comment might be able to help them.  But if I think the composer was…"
Sunday
John Driscoll replied to MM Coston's discussion Commenting
"I usually don't comment unless I think I have something positive to offer the composer.  If I really like something, I will say that.  But if the music doesn't strike me, I'll only comment if there's some perspective I…"
Sunday
John Driscoll replied to Gav Brown's discussion ELEMENTS CONTEST - MEMBERS VOTE HERE
"I'd say it's pretty pathetic to feel the need to vote for yourself in this contest..."
Sunday
John Driscoll replied to John Driscoll's discussion 2nd Interlude from My Opera
"Thanks, MM!"
Sunday
MM Coston replied to John Driscoll's discussion 2nd Interlude from My Opera
"This is enjoyable, John. The music seems to be telling a story and, of course, I try to imagine what that story might be. Given that its within a stage production, I imagine stage lights telling the story by shining on different portions of the set…"
Sunday

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What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Choir, Orchestra, Small Ensemble, Big Ensemble, Songs, Contemporary Ensembles
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
Vocal, Opera
Is music your main income source?
No - Not Yet
Where do you live?
Southwest USA
About Me (Must include biographical information about you as a composer):
Just some guy writing an opera...
Website:
soundcloud.com/driscollmusick

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