"This is the second movement in F major - Andante.
Some thoughts about this. It was much more difficult to write the second movement then the first. I think the primary reason was the voicing. I wanted each string section to be clear and not drown…"
"Most people will be discouraged to pay $60 in one shot, I wouldn't mind it but I think most would.
I don't get the 'taking control of the flow of your money' why would anyone be concerned about this give this is such a low…"
"I personally think that there should be a membership between $5 to a month for anyone that is accepted as a composer in this site. Those composers who join and almost never post then their membership should be conditioned on payment this fee. I…"
"All valid points and the symphony could have been written in many other different ways, some even better ways, and the final product could have been even better. Currently working on the second movement lets see where it leads me.
Glad you liked…"
"This is purely my personal opinion, so please take this with a suitably-sized grain of salt.
I found the main theme very beautiful and the rhythms very invigorating. However, I felt that in many places a lot of opportunities to build momentum were…"
"Wow. Then either my ears are really defective or the Albion 1 sound is a bit off because I could swear I heard the main theme being doubled in the low brass a couple of times! I should add, though, that that is the ONLY clearly non-string sound that…"
"Thank you Liz.
The harmony for this symphony is pretty conspicuous to give it that cheer feeling. Funny about the pizzicato I thought I over done it a little but you said you wanted more of it, its interesting how different musicians differ on…"
"Saul, this is beautiful! I like the opening theme and the way it is developed. At first I thought the harmony was too static, but you do go into the dominant for a while midway. There were a few places I thought the pizzicato strings could stand out…"
"This is a very nice piece Saul with good sound, very enjoyable.
Composer's forum is a great place to get encouragement and to learn stuff as well, I always appreciate that Gav Brown makes the effort to maintain this place for us. Spitfire…"
"By the way after watching some of the videos posted here I'm currently incorporating some of these ideas into my next project. So therefore thanks again for everyone's input and assistance.
"Tim, all these info is valuable and appreciated for future projects that one may consider when composing in a certain way, but I don't think that these methods are for every compositional style, on the emphasis on improvisation based…"
" Saul, I am only now getting deeper into the best ways to play some of these instrument libraries which is a shame as long as I've been at this.. I still have a lot to learn.
For such a long time I simply "played the patches"…"
What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Film, Web, Orchestra, Small Ensemble, Songs, Other
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
fantasy film soundtrack classical
Is music your main income source?
No - Not Yet
Where do you live?
New York City
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.
Hi my name is Saul Gefen I'm a composer and a pianist from New York City. I have been composing since a young age. I first began with piano lessons and then that developed into an interest in composition. I have composed over 60 Works ranging from classical piano works to more modern and soundtrack film related music particularly in the fantasy genre which I really love and enjoy.