I wish to ask you for some comments about a symphony that I am revising.
Originally written in 1996, it is a Beethoven-style work for chamber orchestra in four movements, as follows:
- forma-sonata allegro
- tripartite andante
- tripartite fast movement based on a fugue (in the place of a scherzo)
- forma-sonata finale.
It was actually my first composition, and as I had studied only solfeggio before, it came out full of ingenuities and mistakes (i.e. no legato markings, wrong instruments range, bad harmony etc.).
But it has always been close to my heart. Therefore last year I started to revise it, in order to orchestrate it for a larger ensemble and to turn it into a professional, real-instruments-executable score.
I started from the last movement, the one I love more. You find in attachment the score in PDF and an MP3 generated using SIbelius.
I would like to know your opinion, positive and, more important, negative, about:
- The composition in itself
- Its orchestration
- Its executability.
Thank you for help.