Hello Colleagues,

Here is a short piece I wrote for an event; the opening ceremony for some new student housing at a college I used to work at. It's written for trumpet, piano, and bass guitar, because that's the musicians who were available to perform (I played the piano). Score in the YouTube, and comments as always invited >

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  • This is very delightful and cheerful.

  • Thanks Saul!
  • Short and uplifting. It's always a pleasure to hear a good and powerful tune!

    Thanks for sharing, Gav.

    Jos

  • Thanks Jos!
  • Hi Gav, this sounds perfect for what it's intended for, very positive.  I think you need some more breathing spots for the horn player though. I guess a pro would just fit them in but you have 24 measures with no rests in the opening.

  • Thanks for pointing that out Ingo, I think I can make a correction for that, appreciate it!

    Ingo Lee said:

    Hi Gav, this sounds perfect for what it's intended for, very positive.  I think you need some more breathing spots for the horn player though. I guess a pro would just fit them in but you have 24 measures with no rests in the opening.

    Celebration for Trumpet, Piano, and Bass Guitar
    Hello Colleagues, Here is a short piece I wrote for an event; the opening ceremony for some new student housing at a college I used to work at. It's…
  • Is there any chance that you can make this longer - it seems so unfair to stop so quite suddenly...!

    It could be a nice "jingle" for a children´s program of some sort, as it really is rather catchy.

  • Thanks Tillerich, I have heard before that my music has a children's bent in it, a characterization which I would agree with. I have indeed thought about a longer version, which your comment provides a push for. Thanks!

    Gav

  • Great!

    I will post a really short piece in a moment, which I put together more than 30 years ago, which reminded me a bit of yours, although mine is far more simplistic

  • Hi Gav,

    Could you please give a few hints about how you do these...

    I remember, you had mentioned 'whistling', anything else?

    It looks simple but I have a feeling it is well structured,

    am I wrong?  How do you make it look simple while

    making it structured?  How do you make it look 'naive'

    or 'empfindsam'?

    Thanks.

    Ali

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