Motifs for Wind Ensemble

Motif for Wind Ensemble is a piece I had started to write while the last part of my undergrad. It wasnt until after graduating did I finish the piece to an extent of which I thought it was worthy to show here.

The title describe what the piece is doing, Mofits come in and out through out the entire piece in various shapes the forms. The piece is written with slight Post-minimalism traits, and has heavy use of poly rhythms.

 

The piece is still in editing form, but this is the point in where I ask my fellow composers for help as a fresh pair of eyes and ears. I would love to hear back on the overall impression of the piece, any section you felt need more work, and notation and orchestration mistakes.

I know the mix of the mock up isnt the best, nor do I have the best samples, (especially with the sax) but if you can over look that and focus on the music it self that would be of great help to me.

Motif for Wind Ensemble.pdf

Motif for Wind Ensemble smaller.mp3

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  • Very good. Very flexible Wind Writing.
  • I really like it.  The bass provides the energy and the wind instruments provide a happy tone.  There is much to like here. :)
  • this could be a game theme! haha!
  • There are some really good parts and there are some terrible. I'm not sure what is it excacly that makes them horrible but the carmonies just doesn't work. I'm making same mystakes thought so I moving thorwars simpler but good sounding arrangments now.

     

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    yeah XD

    Kane Aoki said:

    this could be a game theme! haha!
    Motifs for Wind Ensemble
    Motif for Wind Ensemble is a piece I had started to write while the last part of my undergrad. It wasnt until after graduating did I finish the piece…
  • Which Harmonies did you think didnt work

    Mikolaj Holowko said:

    There are some really good parts and there are some terrible. I'm not sure what is it excacly that makes them horrible but the carmonies just doesn't work. I'm making same mystakes thought so I moving thorwars simpler but good sounding arrangments now.

     

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    yeah XD

    Kane Aoki said:

    this could be a game theme! haha!
    Motifs for Wind Ensemble
    Motif for Wind Ensemble is a piece I had started to write while the last part of my undergrad. It wasnt until after graduating did I finish the piece…
  • Hi tyler,

     

     There are two problems with this composition from my point of view. One is the woodwinds section itself, it could have been more realistic, but then, that can be processed even at the last stage..  :)

    The second problem that I see is from the creative side (compositional), the transitions from one scale to another. If I am correct it has been attempted in this composition. The transitions could have been more natural. If you are interested I can give you some ways of approach, but then I am not sure If I am that qualified Tyler...

     

    So if you find me interesting, I am willing to help you ...

     

    Thank you...

     

    Shiv...:)

     

  • What did you mean by more realistic, the samples or the actually writing of the woodwinds


    and as far as transitions, yeah those were not the strongest ones, some weaker then others. Which ones were a miss for you?
    Shivaranjan Raghuraman said:

    Hi tyler,

     

     There are two problems with this composition from my point of view. One is the woodwinds section itself, it could have been more realistic, but then, that can be processed even at the last stage..  :)

    The second problem that I see is from the creative side (compositional), the transitions from one scale to another. If I am correct it has been attempted in this composition. The transitions could have been more natural. If you are interested I can give you some ways of approach, but then I am not sure If I am that qualified Tyler...

     

    So if you find me interesting, I am willing to help you ...

     

    Thank you...

     

    Shiv...:)

     

    Motifs for Wind Ensemble
    Motif for Wind Ensemble is a piece I had started to write while the last part of my undergrad. It wasnt until after graduating did I finish the piece…
  • Hi tyler, 

     

    Firstly sorry for being unclear. I meant your samples and thats why I said it could be corrected at last. The scores are more important...    

     

    And regarding the transitions, I felt it wherever it occures and to be precise, at :20 the notes leading to the transitions could ve been smoother... then at 43... the same issue... I would not further mention as you can understand what i mean.. The landing notes that act as the link for the transition has to be chosen correctly...

     

    There are certain methods I follow, but if you can understand what I mean, I think you can rectify that... Sorry for terminologies thats what I know.. 

     

     

    With love,

     

    Shiv....

  • oh yeah, the samples are quiet bad, but its what I can afford and what my computer can handle. I have to work with what I have until I get a performance of the piece.

     

    As far as those transitions, those were suppose to be very sudden, like a sudden right turn. so I am not sure what you mean by the notes leading to the transition, since I try to create a sense of sudden change.

  • Yes tyler, you are right.. This is what i wanted.. The sudden change of scales should also be connected.. i would take a simple example... How many notes do u think differenciates the major and minor scales??

     

    Think over this... Play with the differences.Travel along with them.. if a piece is composed this manner, there are two roads ahead of you. You can either reach the major scale or the minor scale and travel back and forth between them.. 

     

    Even this approach can create a sudden unnoticed change. That is more important. The listener should feel the change but it should not be uncomfortable.. In our case, I mean your piece, it is like catching up with the scales trying to decipher as to where the pattern is travelling. 

     

    That illusion can be created even with continuous transitions. What i mean by this is, to use two or more common notes to travel between the scales.. simple.. Hope I did not offend you...

     

    With love,

    Shiv

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