Robert Hunter replied to Bruce Baldwin's discussion Heroic Theme
"Really nice work. The sound is clear and the instrumentation quite good."
Sep 21, 2013
Bruce Baldwin replied to Bruce Baldwin's discussion Heroic Theme
"Thanks, Bob. That's valid feedback. I think what you're hearing is I got a bit restless in the middle section. I probably could have saved those ideas for a different piece, but I always enjoy contrast."
Sep 19, 2013
Mitchell Cloutier replied to Bruce Baldwin's discussion Thirteen
"I think it's very nice!  I agree with the other comments, and I'd like to add that it's a little repetitive for my tastes, and it feels short and slightly incomplete. It would work well as an introduction to a longer piece.  Keep up the good work! "
May 23, 2013
Per-Erik Rosqvist replied to Bruce Baldwin's discussion Thirteen
"Filmic. Nice melody on the cello.

In the right context this would work, maybe an actionfilm.

The only constructive thing I want to add, is the lack of dynamics. I, at least, want parts with lower intensity, and the simple phrase or"riff" on…"
May 23, 2013
Lawrence Aurich replied to Bruce Baldwin's discussion Thirteen
""Summer time and the living is easy.  Cat fish jumpin'".  Saul is right.  I think Gershwin composed that on a Baldwin.
Larry"
May 15, 2013
Bruce Baldwin replied to Bruce Baldwin's discussion Thirteen
"Thanks, all! Saul, I will ( shamefully) admit to never actually listening to Porgy and Bess, but I certainly could have arrived at the influence second hand, maybe through Mingus. I'm glad the jazz influence shines through either way."
May 14, 2013
Lawrence Aurich replied to Bruce Baldwin's discussion Thirteen
"I liked it.  Sounded like the theme for an action film. 
Lawrence Aurich"
May 14, 2013
Bruce Baldwin replied to Bruce Baldwin's discussion Hopeful Transitions (orchestral composition)
"Michael, I don't really understand what you mean, but I accept your criticism as a spur to keep pushing things forward.  I wrote the music for its own sake, not for any specific audience or purpose.  Maybe if I were thinking of a specific audience I…"
Mar 10, 2013
Bruce Baldwin replied to Bruce Baldwin's discussion Hopeful Transitions (orchestral composition)
"Thanks very much for the comments, gentlemen.  August, do have a recommendation for a woodwind library?  I was thinking about Berlin Woodwinds.  "
Mar 10, 2013
August Champlin replied to Bruce Baldwin's discussion Hopeful Transitions (orchestral composition)
"I enjoyed listening to Hopeful Transitions. It effectively built up from section to section, giving the listener a sense of development. I would love to hear the brass and woodwinds performed using a better sample library than Kontakt, but you did a…"
Mar 10, 2013
Bruce Baldwin replied to August Champlin's discussion Adoramus Te
"Lovely!   Well done and very nice to listen to.   The only criticism I  have is that the choir sounds seem slightly unnatural when there's a pause but fantastic when they are more legato.   I wonder if different reverb would help minimize that?"
Mar 9, 2013
Bruce Baldwin replied to Mihkel Zilmer's discussion 'The Monster Attacks!' (work in progress)
"I like it, Mihkel!  It's bold and interesting.   It sounds like it's sort of everywhere at once in a few spots, but I can definitely imagine it working in a scary yet offbeat film. "
Mar 9, 2013
Bruce Baldwin replied to Henri Vartio's discussion Lanka - a solo alto violin piece. (now with a recording)
"Henri, I really like the piece based on the recording.   It conveys some real emotion to me.   I'd agree with the others about the score... It's hard to interpret."
Mar 9, 2013
Bruce Baldwin replied to Bruce Baldwin's discussion Hopeful Transitions (orchestral composition)
"Thanks so much for the comment, Alex.   That's exactly what I was going for! "
Mar 9, 2013
Bruce Baldwin left a comment for August Champlin
"Thanks again, August - I've done a few videos but none I'm quite as proud of yet! I learned a lot making that one. I'll never forget the crazy looks I got from people while filming empty picture frames at the beach! We have plans to make at least a…"
Jun 22, 2012
Bruce Baldwin left a comment for August Champlin
"Thanks also for your comments on the video, August. Yes, I did all that editing in Adobe Premiere.... A huge but rewarding task!"
Jun 19, 2012
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  • Greetings Bruce,

    Nice open feel to 13. Thanks for sharing.

    Very best,

    Larry Elliott

  • Welcome to the Composer's Forum, Bruce! Thanks for your comments on Cor Agitur! I listened to Overture: Too Many Hammers and liked it. I'll write more specific comments on the discussion thread devoted to that piece. I also checked out your video. The visuals were very creative! Did you film and edit it?

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