Space Shuttle Challenger was launched in January of 1986. The space ship disintegrated a minutes after launch as O-ring seals failed killing all seven crew members. This piece commemorates this fatal…Continue
Space Shuttle Challenger was launched in January of 1986. The space ship disintegrated a minutes after launch as O-ring seals failed killing all seven crew members. This piece commemorates this fatal accident and honors all the 18 brave men and women who have lost their lives during space flight, among them were 14 astronauts and 4 cosmonauts.This is the first half of the finale to The Space Odyssey. It begins somber and mournful. The second half turns more upbeat and eventually finishes…See More
"Interesting music. It seems to start with helicopter sounds, so I assume the freedom is recent in history. The vocal has an Islamic quality. Is the freedom from Spain? Islam? The U.S.? W.W.II? Some recent…"
I would like to comment but I cannot read the score. You have too many lines and the notes are microscopic. This is a good score for printing out parts, but too big for performance. Put the 4 horns on…"
"You are incorporating every bit of Williams that I would leave out. Just like the movie, it's too busy, over the top. It gives me a head ache. Scale or chromatic runs are for introductions or maybe climactic…"
I also thought that the intro didn't fit with the rest of the piece which is more improvisational. You could lose the first page. It reminded me of a piece, Zug zer rug, or something like that. …"
"In playing from the first to second measure I would omit the last sixteenth in order to have time to slide to the first double stop in the second measure. At a quick tempo it would be nearly impossible to slide down…"
"Aha! Excellent point. How often does a piece begin in 4/4 and go to 3 or 6? Big deal. But how often does a piece begin in 4/4 and go to 5/8 or 7/8? Life does not always march forward in 4/4, or dance in 3/4 or flow in 6/8. Sometimes, or rather most…"
I am very leery of the ill defined genre known as minimalism. I don't consider your Boson piece minimalism in that it contains all the necessary elements of music, melody, chords, dynamics, even tonality. A better example would be that of…"
I guess only one of the two themes is a march, like you would hear at Carnival i.e. Marde Gras. I'm poking a little fun at what was a toy satellite. Hey, if they wanted it taken seriously why did…"
I just listened to your 'Etude In G'. I really liked being taken on such an authentic Baroque journey. It sounds a little like the music that was used in the early Warcraft computer games. They were always notable for their very high quality Baroque style soundtracks. Have you every had ambitions in that area?