0 had an orchestral piece performed recently! (mp3 & sheet music) Posted by Kento on March 9, 2010 at 6:43am in Music Analysis and Critique Heya! I had an orchestral piece, Wandering Forest Spirits performed recently so I thought I'd at least post the performance recording and the sheet music here: Here's a Box.net link of it: http://www.box.net/shared/nm6x3uspbdWandering Forest Spirits (Full Score).pdfKento Watanabe - Wandering Forest Spirits (Contemplum Orchestra).mp3 Views: 6 You need to be a member of Composers' Forum to add comments! Join Composers' Forum Tags: live, orchestra, performance Email me when people reply – Follow
Trumpet: That's very true that the trumpet comes out prominently in the orchestra. How do you feel about the other brass instruments? Do you feel they're able to blend better with the rest of the orchestra if they want to? Or are there other brass instruments I should beware of using, especially in particular registers?
Themes: What do you think are good ways to stabilize themes, especially without using something too close to repetition? My teachers generally discourage me from literal repetition of melodies (although this can be nice for making the music more accessible, like in Faure's Pavane when the melody's kept but the accompaniment is changed a little). Because of this, I am trying to find creative ways to both create a sense of familiarity and novelty without repeating material too much. I've been struggling with how to satisfy both my New Music teachers and listeners on the first listening of a piece, since aesthetically they can conflict (for example, as much as I like Elliot Carter, I know his style is hopelessly dense for some audiences. I would love to do similar things but make it a little easier for audiences to understand the music quickly).
Pacing: I've also been thinking about how to create greater spaces, silences, held out chords, or just "mini-endings" for the end of phrases and sections without losing too much of the momentum of the piece (ie, so it doesn't sound like it just switched movements). I would love to hear more of your thoughts/insights on how to achieve this.