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  • 1.
    At the Orchid Pavillion, all the Literati
  • 2.
    Passamezzo
  • 3.
    Qaynah
  • 4.
    Double double, toil and treble
  • 5.
    Piper on the ramparts at dawn

Victor Eijkhout's Discussions

A pensive piece

Started this discussion. Last reply by Victor Eijkhout Apr 14. 10 Replies

I had this idea for a rising interval motif, and it turned into this.I would have scored this lower if it weren't for the fact that I needed a piece for SATB quartet.Comments?Continue

Music for Covid-19

Started this discussion. Last reply by Victor Eijkhout Mar 17. 8 Replies

A little joke, based on an idea I had a long time ago.https://vimeo.com/397657494Continue

Sublunary

Started this discussion. Last reply by Victor Eijkhout Mar 14. 9 Replies

Maybe this should be called Moonrise.https://vimeo.com/396171257Victor.Continue

Jazz waltzes

Started this discussion. Last reply by Victor Eijkhout Feb 12, 2019. 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

 

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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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Latest Activity

Victor Eijkhout replied to Markus Boyd's discussion Sonata for Organ in 3 movements
"Thanks for the link. That was cool. What makes me say "Mozart" is things like measure 7, beat 3: that D#-E is very Mozartian, and I don't hear it in that JC Bach piece."
Apr 17
Victor Eijkhout replied to Markus Boyd's discussion Sonata for Organ in 3 movements
"Mozart on the organ! Fun! Did Mozart write anything for the organ? Also: is it a conscious decision not to use pedals?"
Apr 17
Victor Eijkhout replied to Kjell Prytz's discussion Debussy Inspired
"I'm not sure that I hear the Debussy influences. Your harmonies are more explicit and traditional than his. Ok, what I like is the bit between 1:00 and 2:00. It's not Debussy, but it's lovely anyway. The first minute. Hm. You're…"
Apr 15
Victor Eijkhout replied to Gilles C.'s discussion "La ronde..." (feedback, please)
"It started out really nice, but at 0:55 you go into a chord progression that has been done too many times....."
Apr 15
Victor Eijkhout replied to Victor Eijkhout's discussion A pensive piece
"Thanks for your comments. You're right about the phrase length. I use that to increase tension, and also to keep the piece fro becoming predictable. The other unifying element is the ascending 7th (or thereabouts) with the quarter-dotted half…"
Apr 14
Ali Riza SARAL replied to Victor Eijkhout's discussion A pensive piece
"'pensive' indeed.  Easy to perform but not simple. Well developed complex piece for recorders. I played recorder for a couple of years in my teenager years. It is difficult to find  works for recorder with this quality. Please…"
Apr 14
Victor Eijkhout replied to Saul Gefen's discussion Prelude
"It's a pretty piece. You should really do more with it."
Apr 13
Victor Eijkhout replied to Saul Gefen's discussion Prelude
"Pretty. 1. It reads really strange in 3/4 time, when the piece is completely in 2/4. 2. You're not asking much of the pianist. The melody goes up by an octave, but it stays essentially pretty simple to play. You could have thickened up the…"
Apr 13
Victor Eijkhout replied to Ali Riza SARAL's discussion Piece for Brass and Strings - 3rd movement - Frames 3min
"But the actual piece does the opposite of what you say here. It has the beautiful ending to end all beautiful endings. It's about as classical an ending as ever. Beethoven would have been proud. I know that you have a reasoning behind things;…"
Apr 13
Victor Eijkhout replied to Ali Riza SARAL's discussion Piece for Brass and Strings - 3rd movement - Frames 3min
"Cool piece. Two remarks. You have sort of an ABCA strcture. The frantic strings in the B part are very cool, but then C has an intensity level that is not much different from A, so to me that deflates the piece. I'm kinda wondering "what…"
Apr 13
Victor Eijkhout replied to Timothy Smith's discussion Ashokan Farewell
"The fiddle is one of those instruments that soldiers may have carried with them. I get images of them sitting around the camp fire and one playing this tune, half of them getting teary-eyed because of memories of home. Lovely."
Apr 12
Victor Eijkhout replied to Victor Eijkhout's discussion A pensive piece
"The recording has some EQ'ing and reverb on it. The "stereo spread" plugin from Logic. I wouldn't expect to hear more than phasing effects that you are likely to get with recorders. So, no: nothing microtonal. I try to play in…"
Apr 10
michael diemer replied to Victor Eijkhout's discussion A pensive piece
"Not many folks doing this kind of thing, Victor! Very unusual, and enjoyable. I once played a little recorder back in the day, and have always felt an affinity for this venerable instrument. There appeared to be almost microtonal elements in the…"
Apr 10
Victor Eijkhout replied to Victor Eijkhout's discussion A pensive piece
"Actually, the title is a work in progress. Since this piece is a commission, I'm kind of keeping things under wraps there."
Apr 10
Francois Jenno replied to Victor Eijkhout's discussion A pensive piece
"I liked it, and the harmonies are a good match to the title, it feels pensive indeed. Nice work."
Apr 10
Timothy Smith replied to Victor Eijkhout's discussion A pensive piece
"I am thoroughly impressed. You are quite the flute player. I thought this was very listenable Victor."
Apr 9

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