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Symphonic Poem - THE SUN

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sean Pollaro Feb 28. 9 Replies

This work wants to paint the rising of the sun, the sun beaming through the clouds and mirroring in a mountains brook, it's merciles power in the desert, it's life giving power and it's sunset at the…Continue

String quartett on Beethoven's last sketches - LIVE RECORDING - I. Andante Maestoso / Allegro

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gerd Prengel Feb 21. 3 Replies

I am very excited to present to you the first LIVE RECORDING of the 1st movement of my string quartett which I wrote on the basis of the 1st movement of Beethoven's last project, a planned string…Continue

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Kyrie for a-cappella or string quartett

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tillerich Feb 2. 1 Reply

Hi, everyone, in 2016 I composed a Kyrie for a-capella choir. At this time I was very much touched by the spiritual music by Palestrina and I wanted to write something that would express this kind of…Continue

2 Scherzi in c-minor for string quartett

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tillerich Jan 29. 5 Replies

Hi, for my string quartett I wrote 20 years ago this Scherzo, which somewhat has the character of a wild horse ride, with a development part at 0:36 which I am very fond of and a lovely Trio:[url]…Continue

 

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Sean Pollaro replied to Gerd Prengel's discussion Symphonic Poem - THE SUN
"Wow, Note Performer looks cool! I multi track with midi in Logic which is an entirely different animal. I'm interested in writing a piece using the traditional scoring approach so I may try this software out. Perhaps it will result in a more…"
Feb 28
Gerd Prengel replied to Gerd Prengel's discussion Symphonic Poem - THE SUN
"Dear friends, thank you you all for your appreciation for my work.  Especially, Sean, your emotional words move me and I am grateful that this work has such an effect on you. To answer your question: all of my instruments are created directly…"
Feb 28
Sean Pollaro replied to Gerd Prengel's discussion Symphonic Poem - THE SUN
"Gerd, if you don't mind me asking, what horns library do you use? I just listened to this again and it brought tears to my eyes and gave me goosebumps. It's really great"
Feb 27
Jos Wylin replied to Gerd Prengel's discussion Symphonic Poem - THE SUN
"Hi Gerd, Very intriguing work and extremely well done as to orchestration, thematic material and recording (for an older work). Of course with present day means it could sound a lot better and realistic (strings mainly). But that aside, it's a…"
Feb 22
roger stancill replied to Gerd Prengel's discussion Symphonic Poem - THE SUN
"Kudos Gerd. Well done."
Feb 21
Gerd Prengel replied to Gerd Prengel's discussion String quartett on Beethoven's last sketches - LIVE RECORDING - I. Andante Maestoso / Allegro
"Dear James and Jos, thank you for your Feedback! I was afraid that they would not meet my expectations but actually they surpassed it! The Allegro they took faster than in my former mp3 file and so I find it now much better! Only in the final…"
Feb 21
Jos Wylin replied to Gerd Prengel's discussion String quartett on Beethoven's last sketches - LIVE RECORDING - I. Andante Maestoso / Allegro
"Wonderful performance and mainly a very good interpretation. The quartet has read the score very carefully and played the phrases with some fantasy, but strictly in the classical style. (No romantic hyperbolism or exaggeration in dynamics and…"
Feb 21
Tarun Prajapat replied to Gerd Prengel's discussion Symphonic Poem - THE SUN
"Hi Gerd, ...and describe all those visuals, you certainly did! The Sun gives life, but you gave it back! A wonderful rollercoaster. All the best"
Feb 21
Dane Aubrun replied to Gerd Prengel's discussion Symphonic Poem - THE SUN
"Hello Gerd, Another example of your commensurate skill at all aspects of composition: proportion, balance, production. In the absence of a score I can't comment on details (not that I would anyway without cause!). Purely my response it came…"
Feb 21
Saul Gefen replied to Gerd Prengel's discussion Symphonic Poem - THE SUN
"Very well done Gerd! I hope you don't mind me saying that it sounds Beethovenian. It sure would sound so much better played by an Orchestra. Regards"
Feb 20
Gerd Prengel replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion Waltz - 1'50"
"Eventhough this is not the style I usually listen to I can say that this little waltz is really very beatiful with these exciting harmonies and an exquisite sound quality. Very good, Dane!!"
Feb 20
Sean Pollaro replied to Gerd Prengel's discussion Symphonic Poem - THE SUN
"This really blew my hair back. Awesome stuff! "
Feb 19
Gerd Prengel replied to Saul Gefen's discussion Concerto for Strings In G minor
"Bravo! A true enjoyment to listen to these delightful and passionate string sounds, especially in the first movement (not so much in the second)!"
Feb 19
Gerd Prengel posted a discussion

Symphonic Poem - THE SUN

This work wants to paint the rising of the sun, the sun beaming through the clouds and mirroring in a mountains brook, it's merciles power in the desert, it's life giving power and it's sunset at the end of a day. Just as well it may describe the rise, splendour & passing of a man . . . one of my favourite works . . .http://gerdprengel.de/the_sun.mp3Gerd See More
Feb 19
James Gilmour replied to Gerd Prengel's discussion String quartett on Beethoven's last sketches - LIVE RECORDING - I. Andante Maestoso / Allegro
"Gerd, it is wonderful to hear one of your works performed by professional musicians! Nothing beats real musicians, and the piece was wonderfully developed, and well performed. You have much to be proud and excited about!Jim"
Feb 15
Gerd Prengel posted a discussion

String quartett on Beethoven's last sketches - LIVE RECORDING - I. Andante Maestoso / Allegro

I am very excited to present to you the first LIVE RECORDING of the 1st movement of my string quartett which I wrote on the basis of the 1st movement of Beethoven's last project, a planned string quintett from Nov. 1826, WoO 62 (piano arrangement by Diabelli of the introduction and the main theme of the Allegro and another Allegro theme at. m.51). The main theme starts in the cello at the beginning of the Allegro and is developed in manifold ways throughout the whole movement  :0:00  Andante…See More
Feb 15

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What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Orchestra, Small Ensemble
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
Classical + neo Classical Music
Is music your main income source?
No - Not at all.
Where do you live?
Darmstadt, Germany
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 am mostly influenced by (Vienna) Classical music and so this is also the style I love to compose. So far I wrote a symphony, a string quartett, a piano sonata, a violin sonata and some smaller pieces. Also I love to orchestrate classical piano or string quartett pieces (Well tempered piano by Bach, Beethoven's last 3 piano sonatas, . . .), I
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At 6:51pm on April 20, 2020, Markus Boyd said…

I have visited your website and very impressed with your works. Your symphony is a remarkable achievement 

At 10:57am on February 8, 2020, Gav Brown said…

Welcome Gerd!

 
 
 

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