Sam Umar replied to Brandon Schwab's discussion Sntax - Brandon Schwab
" Hi. This is an exciting piece! I like it. I can hear the progress from the first movement with its zeal and passion and then it transforms to the calm 2nd movement. Honestly, I can't really distinguish the 2nd and the 3rd. At first, I thought it's…"
Apr 19
Brandon Schwab posted a discussion
Sntax (prnounced syntax) is a piece for 7+ trombones by Brandon Schwab. This work is a collection of 3 distinct movements for an advanced trombone ensemble. These pieces are each modeled after a specific punctuation mark. Movement one is set to…
Apr 14
Ingo Lee replied to Brandon Schwab's discussion The Belly Dancer by Gordan Duncan, Arranged for saxophone ensemble and percussion.
"Great piece Brandon, a lot of fun to listen to.  I was not aware of Gordan Duncan, very interesting musician with a sad ending, kind of the Charlie Parker of bagpipes?  Your arrangement works very well with this music, I'm assuming you transcribed…"
Apr 5
Brandon Schwab posted a discussion
Mixed Meter grooves written originaly for bagpipe and latin percussion. Celtic-Latin Fusion.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4kq2PeFREf0
Apr 4
Kjell Prytz replied to Brandon Schwab's discussion Rocky Mountain Real - Brandon Schwab (High Quality recording)
"Majestic scenery. I experienced many different landscapes here and then I noticed the title and realized that this was probably your intention. So you were successful.
It is a very nice format, this string free orchestration, comfortable listening.…"
Nov 29, 2019
Brandon Schwab replied to Brandon Schwab's discussion Rocky Mountain Real - Brandon Schwab (High Quality recording)
"Thank you for your kind comments. Its actually crotales at the end so its supposed to have a tone. Stephen C. Doonan said:
Your hard work has paid off. Just Gorgeous!
Just a minor personal opinion, the single triangle tone at the end (if that's…"
Nov 22, 2019
Stephen C. Doonan replied to Brandon Schwab's discussion Rocky Mountain Real - Brandon Schwab (High Quality recording)
"Your hard work has paid off. Just Gorgeous!
Just a minor personal opinion, the single triangle tone at the end (if that's what it is) seems superfluous and a bit counteractive to such a beautiful, lush ending, but everything else sounds absolutely…"
Nov 22, 2019
Denzel Washington replied to Brandon Schwab's discussion I am submitting this work to a competition soon and was looking for some final feedback. This is one of my best works in my opinion. Euphonium Concerto with full band.
"Hello Brandon,
This piece is very beautiful and very lush. I only have a few comments as this seems to be already finished.
1. In competitions it is very important to pay attention to the very fine details in the score layout and formatting. There…"
Oct 17, 2019
Gavin Brown replied to Brandon Schwab's discussion Leading a Warm Hand Over the Water - Euphonium Solo
"Hi Brandon,
This has some good things in it. I hear an interesting melody and the harmonic development seems workable. It's a bit on the heavy side, the piano has a lot BUM-bum-BUM-bum accented sounds which to my ear, weigh the piece down. I would…"
Oct 17, 2019
Ali Riza SARAL replied to Brandon Schwab's discussion Leading a Warm Hand Over the Water - Euphonium Solo
"Soothing.  It has a characteristic mood.  The tune reminds me
a character but I am not an expert of American music.
The piano part is well written.
I do not know whether I am allowed to evaluate this work
but humbly: It is a well done seamless…"
Oct 16, 2019
Ingo Lee replied to Brandon Schwab's discussion An Interpretation of Punctuation Mov. 1 - "!" by Brandon Schwab
"Punctuation, that's a great idea Brandon.  I like the heavy emphasis and contemporary and pop motifs that you use here and there, a bit of Gershwin for the 21st century?  And a rock back-beat at 1:30, very cool. The sax players should enjoy this!"
Apr 4, 2019
roger stancill replied to Brandon Schwab's discussion An Interpretation of Punctuation Mov. 1 - "!" by Brandon Schwab
"Hi Brandon, I think this is fantastically 'bombastic' from start to finish, and I will punctuate that with a - well done.
This most certainly has high potential. I look forward to hearing it completed. It is a novel concept and, at least for me,…"
Apr 2, 2019
Bob Porter replied to Brandon Schwab's discussion An Interpretation of Punctuation Mov. 1 - "!" by Brandon Schwab
"Thanks for sharing this with us.
Some general observations.
Seems to me that music itself is an expression of language.
I'm not sure I hear what holds this movement together. Especially the complete mood change after the 2 minute mark. I like that…"
Apr 2, 2019
Dane Aubrun replied to Brandon Schwab's discussion Throwing Feathers - Brandon Schwab ---- All Feedback Appreciated
"Pretty energetic with intricate rhythms. A nice piece. Saying more would only repeat comments above. I like the calm opening and the way you bring in the more wild material. "
Jan 22, 2019
Timothy Smith replied to Brandon Schwab's discussion Throwing Feathers - Brandon Schwab ---- All Feedback Appreciated
"There's a lot of life in this!  To me it seems to take awhile to achieve the buildup and the two parts don't seem to be merging perfectly in terms of feel. It's almost like two different songs. Please understand this is the opinion of a hobbyist…"
Jan 22, 2019
Agustin Loreto replied to Brandon Schwab's discussion Throwing Feathers - Brandon Schwab ---- All Feedback Appreciated
"I can not give the technical feedback other professionals here can give. 
I liked the progressive intricate language between the instruments.  It reminded me of the third act in the "close encounters of the third kind" movie. 

I do agree with…"
Jan 19, 2019
More…