I've been toying with the theme of this piece for a few years now. It's a version of the Hebrew hymn/prayer "Ani Ma'amin". There's just something about it that appealed to me. While working on…Continue
I had this piece on my homepage, but took it down a while back. I wasn't satisfied with it as it was.I reorchestrated parts and changed some things. I'm happier with it now and wanted to know what…Continue
I agree that the style and format of title pages are subject to publisher nuance, but I do think they are important. As I said, I would never present a work for consideration without one. Not so for posting to a forum.
This has improved greatly since your original post. Good for you!
Since you questioned in your other post regarding notation, I hope you don't mind, but I took the liberty of doing some quick edits to your score to show you some of…"
"I wonder, though, what if the dynamic is intended for effect independent of the melody line? Would it be interpreted as such? Would that be considered hyper- notating and best not done?
The short answer is: it depends. If you are trying…"
"My apologies in advance if this gets over long.
As Dave said, harp pedaling is important even if the player chooses to disregard it. It shows you care (see below quote from Gardner Reed).
1. You need to make your intention clear. if you have 4…"
"I like this piece for it's simplicity. I think the length is right.
The dynamics have been compressed I think so not much difference between pp and f
On thing missing is the phrasing (Think of every note being accented). MIDI will sound a lot…"
"Couple things to consider here.
First, the score should be printed out in tabloid size (A3 where you are I believe). This is going to give a lot of real estate to work with. You can still make the staves large enough to easily be read…"
First, the link to the American Suite didn't work. I found it through the original post, but this one couldn't be found.
I liked both of these. Your English Suite had a very "British" feel to it which suited…"
"Dave, for all the reasons you stated, that's why it's important for your score to follow accepted conventions. A musician/conductor gets used to seeing things in certain places. In trying to help, you are actually creating the…"
I checked this one with the Gould text.
She suggests pp cresc. _ _ _ _ _poco_ _ _ _ _a_ _ _ _poco_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ff
Fill in the appropriate dynamics for your purposes.
How much of the cresc./decresc. is…"
First, I like the cue. It has a very cinematic feel to it, so I think you accomplished what you set out to do. Good work!
As to your score questions:
The score can be in C, but the parts have to be identified by key, ie, Horn in F,…"
What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Choir, Orchestra, Small Ensemble, Big Ensemble, Other
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
Is music your main income source?
No - Not Yet
Where do you live?
About Me (Must include biographical information about you as a composer):
My background is in education and performance. Trumpet was my major instrument. I have performed with symphonys, chamber groups, big bands, combos, and even picked up elec bass and traveled with a country band. Worked a bit in the studios when live players were needed also.
I taught primarily at the high school level.
My desire to compose came from spending many years as an arranger back in the day of pen and paper, (followed by attending rehearsals to fix all the oops!)
I am now working to fill the gaps in my education as it relates to composition, and trying to develop beyond the I-IV-V7-I mentality. (It's getting better I think!?!)
I discovered many years ago that ego is the biggest obstacle to learning, so any comments or criticisms are not only appreciated, but welcome. I look forward to both. I am also working to learn DAW and use of the computer for production.
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Thank you for the feedback! I do not have much experience with orchestration, so I am very grateful for your critique. I haven't touched that piece for a while but will be making adjustments to it as it comes along.