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Jazz waltzes

Started this discussion. Last reply by Victor Eijkhout Feb 12. 5 Replies

Or maybe just waltzes with lots of major 7ths.This is an entry for a recorder composition competition; it needs to be for SATB, so my use of Great bass is actually optional; there is a version with a…Continue

We keep pushing the boundaries of writing for recorder

Started this discussion. Last reply by Victor Eijkhout Feb 10. 6 Replies

This is scored for two alto recorders, one bass recorder, and one contrabass recorder. The slightly unnatural sound comes from the fact that I let Logic speed it up from 70 bpm to 80.I had some…Continue

Black Recorder

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob Morabito Nov 3, 2017. 6 Replies

I haven't been on this forum in a while......The other day I tried to write a dense piece for 12 recorders. It's largely tonal but I think it has some creativity to it anyway.Here's the music with…Continue

Snowflakes

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gav Brown Feb 25, 2015. 4 Replies

I wanted to picture snowflakes gently falling from the sky. Since recorder is the main instrument I'm interested in writing for, I thought I'd take the limitation of the limited range of each…Continue

 

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What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Small Ensemble
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
Neo-renaissance
Is music your main income source?
No - Not at all.
Where do you live?
Austin, TX
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.
I mostly write pieces for recorder, solo, with continuo, or ensemble. My music is more intended to be fun to play and listen to than to break new ground. Much of it is in an anachronistically renaissance style. Apart from formally composed music I record lots of half or completely electronic music, often using real instruments in the mix.
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Victor Eijkhout replied to Stanley King's discussion Angry!
"" I think a piece on anger (which this doesn't really reflect) would be single theme focused" Maybe. But given how many instruments you're using here you can write much denser, much angrier, textures. It is not required to…"
Feb 22
Victor Eijkhout replied to Stanley King's discussion Angry!
"Nice piece. My main comment would be that the information density is not very high. In most places there is one melodic idea going on with maybe a couple of chord notes sustaining it, but no counter melodies or anything. You're using the…"
Feb 21
Victor Eijkhout replied to Victor Eijkhout's discussion Jazz waltzes
"I fixed the rehearsal letter. Thanks. No, it's not actually a jazz waltz. More like a salon orchestra. The first part should be played like a ballroom waltz at 95bpm or so. Second part is probably closest in feeling to a jazz waltz, 130 or…"
Feb 12
Greg Brus replied to Victor Eijkhout's discussion Jazz waltzes
"You have rehearsal letter C twice. Also, is it actually supposed to be a jazz waltz? Because C #1 goes there a bit, but the rest not so much. Jazz waltz is a bit bouncy thanks to the syncopation, and it basically has to swing."
Feb 12
Victor Eijkhout replied to Victor Eijkhout's discussion Jazz waltzes
"Polka video: I just use whatever gratuitous marginally applicable video I can find. That's only to make it easier to share on Facebook. "much not in 3/4", well, a couple of 2/4s in the beginning. Something like 95 percent is 3/4. I…"
Feb 11
Bob Porter replied to Victor Eijkhout's discussion Jazz waltzes
"Nah. Piano is boring. This is more fun. Interesting that the title is "Rocky Mountain Waltzes" (much not in 3/4) and the video is folks doing Polka in San Antonio. I suspect that an amateur group would not have access to a great base. If…"
Feb 11
Victor Eijkhout replied to Victor Eijkhout's discussion Jazz waltzes
"Maybe I should write for piano?"
Feb 11
Victor Eijkhout replied to Stanley King's discussion This week's accidental composition.
"Well, you could combine the G bass with a D7 chord. Bach uses that quite a bit. It was outlining the full chord that jarred for me."
Feb 10
Victor Eijkhout replied to Victor Eijkhout's discussion We keep pushing the boundaries of writing for recorder
"Update: This piece is my submission to the SRP composers competition. I made it to the finals. Winner to be determined in April. Victor."
Feb 10
Victor Eijkhout replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion Farewell Theme (Strings - 2'55")
"Score? I'm hearing strange things, for instance at 0:10. But I can't tell if that's an artifact of the rendering or my listening equipment. On the whole this sounds like a really charming salon piece. Nice work! Victor."
Feb 10
Victor Eijkhout replied to David Carovillano's discussion Phoenix Rising for String Quartet
"My scores are for sale too. So I post them here with stuff blanked out.  Hey, we're composers among ourselves here, not in the business of stealing from each other. (Recently I tried hanging out on r/composers which at least had going for…"
Feb 10
Victor Eijkhout replied to Stanley King's discussion This week's accidental composition.
"You're using extremely simple harmonies here. This could be a dance movement from a baroque composer (minus the instrumentation of course) so the couple of violations of these harmonies stand out. For instance at 0:20 the bassoon has already…"
Feb 10
Victor Eijkhout replied to David Carovillano's discussion Phoenix Rising for String Quartet
"I'm trying to gauge what I'm listening to here. The individual parts sound fairly tonal, but many times there are no clear resulting hamornies from the parts. Other times there are. How do you describe the idiom you're using here? If…"
Feb 10
Victor Eijkhout replied to David Carovillano's discussion Phoenix Rising for String Quartet
"Score?"
Feb 10
Victor Eijkhout replied to Tadagumi's discussion Journey Through the Galaxy
"Game music? Film music? As a standalone composition it doesn't work for me. Synth background with endless note spinning over it that is not quite a melody."
Feb 10
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Jazz waltzes

Or maybe just waltzes with lots of major 7ths.This is an entry for a recorder composition competition; it needs to be for SATB, so my use of Great bass is actually optional; there is a version with a couple of low notes flipped up.Also: this needs to be playable by an amateur ensemble, hence the fairly relaxed writing.Victor.Music: https://vimeo.com/313481512See More
Feb 10

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