Ouverture Mélancolique

Hi all,

here it is a brief overture for orchestra:

https://gargoyle.bandcamp.com/track/ouverture-m-lancolique

 

Despite my lack of a proper music education, I tried to evoke a sort of eastern european atmosphere, which means (to me) romantic melodies, sudden changes in tempo, colorful timbres.

I feel strings performance needs some tuning here and there, though, as I have just finished it today. I'm thinking of the legato specifically.

Some told me it ends brutally whereas others that it might be too short.

 

As always, thank oyu so much for listening and for your (always greatly appreciated) feedback.

 

Gabriele

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  •  Gabriele! It is wonderful! Waiting to see your melodies and scores on some musical platforms. As a musician you can't hide your music from the world. A friend of mine using https://musescore.com/user/login?destination=https%3A%2F%2Fmusescor.... I think it can be useful for your type of neo classic music!

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  • Too bad, I haven't caught any users' attention, beside some alleged spam :D :D :D

    Anyway, I made some changes to the ouverture, adding a segment for violin I & II only and rewriting the transition that leads to it.

    Also messed up with strings legato, of course. Still trying to figure out how to improve it.

    Hope this time the reverb is fit as I recall it was one the weak point of my Cinderella suite in forum users' opinion.

     

    Thank you all anyway :))))

  • Hi Gabriele,

    Gorgeous! 

    Only objection: Some sentences may appear to me a bit short.

    Such beauty makes itself to be longed for.

    Thank you for sharing.

    Al 

    • Hi Ali,

      thank you so much for listening. I'm so glad you find my work worthy.

      You're definitely right, my music generally lacks of a proper development of the melodic cells.

      I guess it's partially due to my lack of any music education, which takes me ages to compose even few seconds of music, and partially to my legendary laziness :D

      I'll give it a try to make it last longer, anyway.

      Thank you so much for your time, once again.

      Gabriele

       

       

      • I guess it's partially due to my lack of any music education, which takes me ages to compose even few seconds of music, and partially to my legendary laziness :D

        Wow, this sounds like me.  lol.  

        You're doing great.  I too enjoy this kind of music.  You do very well with dynamics and keeping things interesting.  I think the program you use kind of muddles things at time so that it's hard to hear individual parts when more than a few instruments come together.  Even so, the overall piece is very well done.  

        Thanks for sharing!

        • Hi Douglas,

          thank you so much for listening!

          You're 100% right, my skills in mixing and mastering are not enough to produce a clean sound. Beside applying few basic editings like cutting unwanted frequencies, I mostly rely on softwares presets, which leads to some "confusion" at times.

          Thank you once again for your time!

          Gabriele

           

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