This is a work written for concert band/wind ensemble. My goal was to write to about a grade 3-3 1/2 range. It uses a standard band instrumentation. My working title at this point is "Overture to…Continue
"I assume the note colors match the boomwhacker for each player.
Even key changes and modulations!?!?! (Were they using professional boomwhackers ? lol)
Excellent writing for a very unique ensemble yet easily obtainable by the students. Great…"
"Excellent advice Rodney.
If I may add, another important thing that band directors look for is the "level" the piece was written for. Here is a link to the American Band College Music Grading Chart. This will give an idea of…"
It seems you go back and forth between the melodic minor and a Lydian(?) mode (mm 4-10). This change of modes happens a number of times. I think this is what keeps it from being able to have a "tonal centre". (I…"
I see what your saying now. Sorry, didn't mean for that to happen. To your point, yes, anything below the A is probably best scored somewhere else. It's a poor register for the instrument.
I do seem to remember…"
F# is easily played on any trumpet. All three valves. It's the lowest non pedal note on the instrument. If writing for a Bb Trumpet, the composer can write down to a "concert E". Intonation is problematic, and…"
You might try looking here.
A quick search came up with composer Moritz Moszkowski. Jupiter may be a subtitle or movement title in one of his works.
Hope this helps.
"Congratulations Tyler! I seem to recall this was for your dissertation wasn't it? It's a marvelous piece of music.
Did the conductor prepare the ensemble or was that up to you? I loved the use of the harmonics…"
Very nice use of the flute voice. You've allowed it to show many of the colors of the instrument. The original question regarding the flutes range in 17, the 4 bar phrase shouldn't be a problem in this…"
"This is very good. The interplay between all four voices is wonderful, especially at B, when you finally bring the quartet together en masse.
The only thing I noticed in the score was the use of a few enharmonics; ie m45, should that F# be a…"
I liked this. You had a lot of really good ideas here for an "Epic" piece.
I only had two concerns;
The piece starts big and stays big all the way through. It sounds like there are places where you wrote for a bit…"
"Thanks Tyler. I appreciate the feedback.
My intent was to use motifs as periods between phrases, but I think I overdid it a bit. I got wrapped up in making each one a tad different that I overlooked how many times I had used the…"
"Very good piece, Good orchestration, good development of ideas.
The only thing I would critic is the pacing. Often the piece felt like it stopped and started, especially at the end of phrases. I would prefer a more fluid flow of the…"
Is tail something you do to each individual voice, the full mix or a combination of both? Sorry if these are simple questions, but I do want to improve the quality of my renderings and I hope this is what you started this thread…"
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 be more than 10 words to be approved):
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.