OK, this is a long shot. However, I've been informed (like I didn't already know) that the above muic makes more sense if one listens to it all from start to finish. Which isn't surprising as it was composed using the cyclic model. So if any of you have the time (and the inclination), please feel free to listen and leave a comment. I've actually provided links so that you may also download it to burn if you so wish (for personal listening purposes only......naughty). Allegro (sonata form) - http://www.box.net/shared/3blp9yzp1k Adagio (slow movement ternary form) - http://www.box.net/shared/h5qdm09lxt Allegretto alla marcia (scherzo and trio) - http://www.box.net/shared/xyyogvbghx Molto vivace (theme and variations) - http://www.box.net/shared/644701yddn

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  • I'll comment while listening.

    First movement:
    The beginning really woke me up for the first theme. I felt the first theme lacks memorability and I donn't think it's a convincing symphonic theme.
    I'm really impressed by the build up so far though.
    The second theme is a lot better. The way you 'mix them up' is great. I.o.w. great exposition.
    Impressive first movement except the first theme was a bit lacking I feel.

    Second movement:
    I hear a bit of Beethoven in these opening measures. Really heartfelt. I felt it got a bit yarring just before the solo. But that's just minor. Really impressive orchestration. But that has been impressive since the opening notes from movement 1. This movement fits the first like a shoe. The ending really got to me. Amazing second movement.

    Third movement:
    Well, this is a great theme! Lovely march theme. I like the more solemn part reflecting from the first movement. Again the built up is outstanding. Your use of the percusion instruments is great too. This goes for the entire symphony (uptill now)

    Fourth movement:
    Hmm..Due to some connection(?) problems it won't play. I'll try it again later.

    For now this is a really great symphony Simon! As a first this a superb foundation to built on.
  • Thanks Gijs. If you can't get the 4th movement to play, try the uploaded version on my home page. The finale's really important too.

    Gijs van Beusekom said:
    I'll comment while listening.

    First movement:
    The beginning really woke me up for the first theme. I felt the first theme lacks memorability and I donn't think it's a convincing symphonic theme.
    I'm really impressed by the build up so far though.
    The second theme is a lot better. The way you 'mix them up' is great. I.o.w. great exposition.
    Impressive first movement except the first theme was a bit lacking I feel.

    Second movement:
    I hear a bit of Beethoven in these opening measures. Really heartfelt. I felt it got a bit yarring just before the solo. But that's just minor. Really impressive orchestration. But that has been impressive since the opening notes from movement 1. This movement fits the first like a shoe. The ending really got to me. Amazing second movement.

    Third movement:
    Well, this is a great theme! Lovely march theme. I like the more solemn part reflecting from the first movement. Again the built up is outstanding. Your use of the percusion instruments is great too. This goes for the entire symphony (uptill now)

    Fourth movement:
    Hmm..Due to some connection(?) problems it won't play. I'll try it again later.

    For now this is a really great symphony Simon! As a first this a superb foundation to built on.
    Symphony No.1 (in its entireity)
    OK, this is a long shot. However, I've been informed (like I didn't already know) that the above muic makes more sense if one listens to it all from…
  • Listening right now....very impressive orchestration! The opening had a very nice brass build-up.

    What instrument sampling do you use?
  • Thanks Paul. I used
    Miroslav for everything except the strings which are HALion.


    Paul Jacobs said:
    Listening right now....very impressive orchestration! The opening had a very nice brass build-up.

    What instrument sampling do you use?
    Symphony No.1 (in its entireity)
    OK, this is a long shot. However, I've been informed (like I didn't already know) that the above muic makes more sense if one listens to it all from…
  • Tell me about some of your inspirations for your piece. It sounds like you draw from many composers like Bruckner in the 1st and John Adams in the 4th. Enlighten me a little on how you put something like this together because I'm impressed! Your use of percussion is powerful. 1st movement is my favorite, nice themes, excellent transitions, and continually keeps my interest. Can you post the score to follow along with?
  • I haven't finished preparing the scores yet, but I can send you the midi files. You can read those. Just send your e-mail address to alphabetgreen1996@googlemail.com.

    Cheers

    Simon

    Paul Jacobs said:
    Tell me about some of your inspirations for your piece. It sounds like you draw from many composers like Bruckner in the 1st and John Adams in the 4th. Enlighten me a little on how you put something like this together because I'm impressed! Your use of percussion is powerful. 1st movement is my favorite, nice themes, excellent transitions, and continually keeps my interest. Can you post the score to follow along with?
    Symphony No.1 (in its entireity)
    OK, this is a long shot. However, I've been informed (like I didn't already know) that the above muic makes more sense if one listens to it all from…
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