BRANDON WALKER replied to BRANDON WALKER's discussion A Mother's Devotion (orchestra)
"Gav, thank you for the kind words.  "
May 17
Gavin Brown replied to BRANDON WALKER's discussion A Mother's Devotion (orchestra)
"Hi Brandon, 
Everything about this nicely done tune says "movie." It is well orchestrated and sentimental in a good way. I think your mother would be proud of this. Thanks for sharing!
Gav"
May 16
BRANDON WALKER posted a discussion
https://youtu.be/CIAQKAX9lK0Just in time for mother's day....   "A Mother's Devotion" for orchestra.  I wrote this piece last week in memory of my mother, who passed away Easter Monday. I gleamed my creative side from her, no doubt.  She was an…
May 8
BRANDON WALKER replied to Saul Gefen's discussion Presto In A major for Piano
"Ahhhhh.  That is beautiful.  Wonderful playing, developing counterpoint lines.  Some nice quickly dissonant moments. Love the build 2/3 of the way to the end.  The long reverb is a bit distracting to the nice lines for me.   Would love to hear this…"
May 8
BRANDON WALKER replied to Jos Wylin's discussion Trio for Flute, Viola and Cello, part II: Chasing Dorian Grey
"Jos - I enjoyed this lively piece, full of life. The flute blends very nicely with the strings. It would be nice if the timbre of the viola was a bit more distinct than the cello to distinguish the lines. Perhaps you wanted them to blend, but this…"
May 8
Gavin Brown replied to BRANDON WALKER's discussion "Frolic" for String Quartet
"Hi Brandon,
This is lovely! Soft and tender, with real emotion in it, and fresh-sounding. It has a headlong forward momentum that kept my interest from beginning to end, engaging harmony, and a variety of color that held my attention. Shout out for…"
Apr 17
BRANDON WALKER replied to BRANDON WALKER's discussion "Frolic" for String Quartet
"FYI - I have now compiled all three movements of the suite into one video.  The new score format is easier to follow as well.  Enjoy. 
https://youtu.be/YtHXJqOLz_c"
Apr 15
BRANDON WALKER replied to BRANDON WALKER's discussion "Frolic" for String Quartet
"Thank you again, Dane.  Appreciate the feedback.  While I have done a fair amount of orchestration, this is my first string quartet. It is good to know I am on the right track for this format. 
Dane Aubrun said:
Good morning, Brandon,
Well, it's…"
Apr 15
Dane Aubrun replied to BRANDON WALKER's discussion "Frolic" for String Quartet
"Good morning, Brandon,
Well, it's certainly a frolic, full of exuberance of the renewal that spring carries. An accomplishment. I agree with Ali - your quartet writing is excellent.
It might be possible to do more with the dynamics, particularly…"
Apr 15
BRANDON WALKER replied to BRANDON WALKER's discussion "Frolic" for String Quartet
"Thank you, Al
I'm not sure what aspect you are asking about? The writing or the production or ?
Ali Riza SARAL said:
Hi Brandon,
Your string quartet writing is noteworthy... Where/How did you get that? Excellent.
Al"
Apr 12
BRANDON WALKER replied to BRANDON WALKER's discussion "Bloom" for String Quartet
"Perfect, thanks for the recommendations"
Apr 12
Gerd Prengel replied to BRANDON WALKER's discussion "Bloom" for String Quartet
"Brandon, if you want to get to know Dvoraks quartets then try op. 96 and 97, also 106 mov. 2 - 4.."
Apr 11
Ali Riza SARAL replied to BRANDON WALKER's discussion "Frolic" for String Quartet
"Hi Brandon,
Your string quartet writing is noteworthy... Where/How did you get that? Excellent.
Al"
Apr 11
BRANDON WALKER replied to BRANDON WALKER's discussion "Bloom" for String Quartet
"Ali, thank you for the feedback and keen observations.  I will look closer to see how to avoid any parallel voice movement.  The observation of ensemble placement is of interest. As a listener, I enjoy recordings when feeling as if I'm down in the…"
Apr 11
BRANDON WALKER replied to BRANDON WALKER's discussion "Bloom" for String Quartet
"Thank you, Gerd.Although I am a big fan of Dvorak's symphonic music, I am not familiar with his quartets.  I will check them out.  Thank you. I will be posting the third and final movement on the forum soon.   Gerd Prengel said:
Dear Brandon, just…"
Apr 11
Ali Riza SARAL replied to BRANDON WALKER's discussion "Bloom" for String Quartet
"Hi Brandon,
The general character is beautiful and really blooming.  Congratulations.

You have not  provided the score... Hence I cannot indicate the bar numbers.
22nd second has a parallel 5th btw cello and vln2 sol - re fa - do
31st second has a…"
Apr 11
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