Thought I'd post my first st q piece (the 1st movement of my 1st quartet) which I started 10 years ago but didn't have the skills to finish it so finished 4 years ago(and named "the fury" )and found some people to perform it about 2 years ago! (patience required 4 composers...) Its an angry piece based on the notes abcba. Very thematic.

The Fury.mp3

TheFury.pdf

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  • Astounded again by your ability to hold interest, nice development of thematic material.

    I think "The passion" would be a better sub-title.

  • Thanks Michael. Actually u might be right re the name...Might use the fury for something more furious! Although The 4th movement is probably more furious... Ill post and see what u think re title ...


  • Thanks Fredrick,

    Yes I tend to write a bit densely, and often a bit too orchestral rather than string quartetty!

    How does one publish a work? And what exactly does it even mean ? Dumb questions im sure...

    Paul


    Fredrick zinos said:

    Congratulations. This is marvelous. Certainly much better than I can do.

    You have very attractive musical ideas that are developed with great effect. You treat the instruments idiomatically and with respect so this would be a joy to perform.

    If I would have one criticism, and it is a minor one, I felt that the uniform density of the sound needed to be broken up with passages of less dense sound, such as you did at 5:20.. a really glorious spot in the composition.

    I also felt that the little codetta at the end (about 9:59) was highly effective.

    Very good work. This should be published.  

    String Quartet : Flavour of the month? "The Fury"
    Thought I'd post my first st q piece (the 1st movement of my 1st quartet) which I started 10 years ago but didn't have the skills to finish it so fin…
  • cool thanks Fredrick

  • Yes they seem to still exist, ill shoot them an email. Have u published before Fredrick? Have many people here published before?

  • The score is an absolute mess though. Have you thought about going through, editing it, simply making it look good and readable?

  • Don't blame me, I'm just a product of my former teacher in which his words are engraved in my very being. lol.
     
    Bob Porter said:

    Absolute mess may be a bit strong. There are collisions that need to be addressed. I disagree with a few bowings.

  • Haha! It sounds like we had the same former wife!
     
    Bob Porter said:

    Lol. I'll have to try that. I can't help the way I am. My former wife made me do it that way : )
  • Its not readable? Ive played it through with friends and its quite readable. Perhaps u need glasses Rod? A few minor collisions with a bow mark and a word are pretty irrelevant I think, (if its still easily readable). Music is about sound not sight so I'd prefer to spend time on writing new notes than making an art masterpiece. So yes ive thought about it , then decided it's easily neat enough. Ill (hopefully) one day leave it to a professional to neaten up...
     
    Rodney Carlyle Money said:

    The score is an absolute mess though. Have you thought about going through, editing it, simply making it look good and readable?

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  • Well untrue but thanks nevertheless. You are almost certainly the most gifted comedian here Frederick! And you probably could give up your day job!
     
    Fredrick zinos said:

    Yes. Primarily through Kjos and a few local companies. So far I've made enough money to purchase a 6 pack of Miller Lite. So what I'm saying is this; You are probably the most gifted composer on this forum but keep your day job.

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