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June 2008 Blog Posts (2)

Reorganized my music player list and added a couple of new tracks

I just reorganized my music player list on my profile and added a couple of new tracks: "The Autumn Mist" & "A Spring Rain."
My goal is to eventually turn this into a demo reel with about 10 tracks that I can put onto CDs.

As always, comments are welcome! A Spring Rain was especially challenging in the orchestration. I spent a lot of time on it and I'm not sure if I quite got it right yet.

Added by Leon Portelance on June 21, 2008 at 3:22pm — No Comments

Would winds work here?

Well this really is a bold post because (like most people I suspect) I still really have no idea how to use the woodwind section.

I would say that they really are the least liked and least understood section of the orchestra for many modern composers. I also notice that they are often the first section to be omitted in many of the robust, modern action scores. Even Danny Elfman who always seemed to love them in his early works (like The Nightmare Before Christmas) has abandoned them… Continue

Added by James Semple on June 5, 2008 at 9:22am — 2 Comments

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