Antonio Freixas replied to Charles Burns's discussion My wind quintet, first draft
"I can't claim to have spent a ton of time reviewing your piece (who has the time?). The work is nice, but there is not much variation. While playing the piece on YouTube, I clicked random points in the timeline. Whatever had been playing before the…"
Jan 6, 2018
Mike Hewer replied to Charles Burns's discussion My wind quintet, first draft
"Hi Charles,
I enjoyed this and especially liked your tight, disciplined control on the material. Is there a chance of a performance for this? If so, I hope you get it recorded because then we will get to hear the musics' true quality,  because as…"
Jan 2, 2018
Bob Morabito replied to Charles Burns's discussion My wind quintet, first draft
"Thanks--and to you and yours also, Dave.
And to all here!
Thanks Bob https://soundcloud.com/bob-morabito"
Dec 31, 2017
Bob Morabito replied to Charles Burns's discussion My wind quintet, first draft
"It may be restrictive to prefer a composer uses a DAW for a higher quality mockup, but your stance is restrictive to those listening
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Maybe everyone here "should" be able to interpret score-only or NS playback - god knows there are many…"
Dec 31, 2017
Bob Morabito replied to Charles Burns's discussion My wind quintet, first draft
"Hi Charles--IMHO the playback is fine and more than adequate to present your work.
Each composer decides for themselves, what playback they will use for their recording. They may not have expensive libraries or a DAW, or even know how to use either,…"
Dec 31, 2017
Charles Burns replied to Charles Burns's discussion My wind quintet, first draft
"Hi again Ray - Yes, it's so important to consider the breath when writing for wind players.  Besides saxophone, I double on flute and clarinet, so I feel I have a pretty good handle on those. I've written a fair bit for horn and feel reasonably…"
Dec 31, 2017
Charles Burns replied to Charles Burns's discussion My wind quintet, first draft
"Hi Ray - Sure, the sounds are just a reference, since it's just a draft.  When the piece is a bit further along, I plan on getting some friends together to play through it.  I'm lucky to know a fair number of legit musicians who are willing to come…"
Dec 31, 2017
Charles Burns replied to Charles Burns's discussion My wind quintet, first draft
"Hi Ingo -
Thank you for the feedback, and for taking the time to listen!  I agree, that it could use a bit more "bite" though dissonance - especially in the first half - which will make the transition to the development section a bit smoother and…"
Dec 30, 2017
Charles Burns replied to Charles Burns's discussion My wind quintet, first draft
"Thanks Dave!  I've checked out the stuff on your page a few times now, and always enjoy it!  You really run the gamut from orchestral to chiptune :) Dave Dexter said:
I'm not a fan of this style so can't offer useful critique there (the playback…"
Dec 30, 2017
Charles Burns replied to Charles Burns's discussion My wind quintet, first draft
"Hi Gav - Thanks for taking the time to listen.  I agree completely about the piece's lack of melodic strength.  Though I feel it has strong, recognizable motifs, it does lack a certain singable.... something.  Something more over-arching maybe....…"
Dec 30, 2017
Bob Morabito replied to Charles Burns's discussion My wind quintet, first draft
"Thanks so much Charles--very kind of you:)
And again  I enjoyed your quintet VERY much, and look forward to hearing more of your music!

Thanks Bob https://soundcloud.com/bob-morabito  Charles Burns said:
Bob - nononono Please DO :) Bob Morabito…"
Dec 30, 2017
Charles Burns replied to Charles Burns's discussion My wind quintet, first draft
"Bob - nononono Please DO :) Bob Morabito said:
Thanks so much Charles..and yes Id ALSO love to hear it with live instruments! I really enjoyed working with the colors of a WW Quintet..I might do another one in the future :)
(Ok, WHO was that that…"
Dec 30, 2017
Ingo Lee replied to Charles Burns's discussion My wind quintet, first draft
"I enjoyed this Charles, thanks for posting it here.  You have good ideas and sounds and the lines have interesting rhythms and harmonies and counterpoint as well. There is an overall "sameness" to it that is punctuated nicely at 3:46 and 4:70 by…"
Dec 30, 2017
Gavin Brown replied to Charles Burns's discussion My wind quintet, first draft
"Hi Charles,
I listened to this twice, the second time after I downloaded the score so I could follow it more closely. There are some aspects of this that I liked and some that I didn't. I feel that the work is well-crafted and that you know how…"
Dec 30, 2017
Bob Morabito replied to Charles Burns's discussion My wind quintet, first draft
"Thanks so much Charles..and yes Id ALSO love to hear it with live instruments! I really enjoyed working with the colors of a WW Quintet..I might do another one in the future :)
(Ok, WHO was that that yelled "PLEASE DON'T!!" LOLOL:)
Thanks for your…"
Dec 29, 2017
Charles Burns replied to Charles Burns's discussion My wind quintet, first draft
"Thank you Bob!  I see that you wirte for Quintet as well.  Yours is very interesting - I'd love to hear it with love instruments!  As good as the mockup is, I suspect that it doesn't quite do some of those brilliant textures justice... Bob Morabito…"
Dec 29, 2017
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