Before I get too far I feel like I need to address the elephant in the room for anyone that might be familiar with what happened in my last discussion post.. I had initially decided to leave the forum though later reflection and discussion with members and administrators brought me to the realization of the value of this community. I want to be very clear that I greatly appreciate all comments, both negative and positive, and know that I have much to learn from everyone here. All I ask is that my posts, or any for that matter, don’t devolve into vitriolic personal attacks. This is a great place to be overall and we all have a part to play in keeping it that way.
Anyway, I’d like to offer up my latest track for critique. It’s a quasi arrangement of Beethoven’s 7th Symphony (2nd mvmt) and Fur Elise and inspired by my time in Bonn, Germany. I’m especially curious how the instrumentation works or doesn’t. Thank you all!
This was nice, but I didn't get much Beethoven from it. Stylistically it reminded me a lot of Michael Nyman, specifically his score for the film, The Piano--do you know his work?
Thanks John. I agree on the Beethoven point and I'm even hesitant to call it an arrangement. More like "composed with those pieces in mind" I suppose, whatever that might be called. I've actually not seen that film nor heard the music surprisingly enough.
Vert beautiful, reflective, touching music...written straight from the heart, that speaks to others, in kind and caressing, comforting words..
I enjoyed this very much and thanks so much for sharing!
Thanks Bob https://soundcloud.com/bob-morabito
Thank you Bob!
Bob Morabito said:
Nice work, and an enjoyable listen.
I see what John meant by the Michael Nyman reference, while it opens with the same rhythmic pattern at Beethoven 7, movt 2 (which I find very effective here) it develops into something very like Nyman's score for "The Piano" at 1 minute. Those arpeggios continuing through keeps that link more in my mind than the, similar, arpeggiation in "Fur Elise"
Thanks for sharing.