chris replied to Danny Williams's discussion A Clown on a Bike
"This piece is fun.  The beginning could be pulled and used as the intro titles to some quirky horror movie, while the middle is a crazy jazz number.  Great job!"
Jul 27, 2012
Noah Fraioli replied to Danny Williams's discussion A Clown on a Bike
"Hey Danny,

This piece is very properly titled, I must say. The saxophones give it that clown-ish sound about halfway through. Honestly, though, since my ear is not well-tuned outside of diatonic modes, I had some difficulty listening to the…"
Jul 18, 2012
Gavin Brown replied to Danny Williams's discussion A Clown on a Bike
"It is well named and well composed. Congrats!"
Jul 18, 2012
Danny Williams replied to Danny Williams's discussion A Clown on a Bike
"Thanks for the comments, guys; the discussion certainly took an interesting (and warranted) turn.
Just to clear things up a bit... this project was done several years ago. I have since acquired quite a few of the "high end" libraries which I use…"
Jul 18, 2012
Boneman replied to Danny Williams's discussion A Clown on a Bike
"Ray, error??"
Jul 18, 2012
Boneman replied to Danny Williams's discussion A Clown on a Bike
"But it is one efficient way to communicate said music to each other O great one!"
Jul 18, 2012
Boneman replied to Danny Williams's discussion A Clown on a Bike
"Isn't it great to listen to something that was born from notation! That has drive and excitement. Each note is there to be read and worked on by the player. (Oops am I going on about notation too much!)
 
Thanks for the music Danny, keep the faith…"
Jul 18, 2012
Danny Williams replied to Danny Williams's discussion A Clown on a Bike
"I whole-heartedly agree with your assessment here, Raymond. In fact, when I put this together (about 5 or 6 years ago), I owned only Garritan Libraries (including strings). I do, though, need to defend them as more than just "nowhere" -- I've heard…"
Jul 17, 2012
Danny Williams replied to Danny Williams's discussion A Scottish Pair (a symphonic band piece)
"Jon and Bob, thank you both for your observations and comments... and how astute they were!
I'm fond of Celtic-influenced music so -- although this piece was not intended as an "authentic" Scottish piece -- I thought something derivative of that…"
Jul 7, 2012
Danny Williams replied to Danny Williams's discussion A Scottish Pair (a symphonic band piece)
"I'm with C. Alan Publications, a fairly large school music publisher in the States.Kevin Riley said:
Thanks for the information about the side drum noteheads. I did not know that. It is good that your publisher is prepared to tidy the score for you,…"
Jul 5, 2012
Boneman replied to Danny Williams's discussion A Scottish Pair (a symphonic band piece)
"Thanks for the information about the side drum noteheads. I did not know that. It is good that your publisher is prepared to tidy the score for you, not that it needed much.

May I ask who your publisher is Danny?"
Jul 4, 2012
Danny Williams replied to Danny Williams's discussion A Scottish Pair (a symphonic band piece)
"Thanks for such astute and careful observations, Kevin!
The grade (3+) indicates a fairly difficult piece for American high school bands. That assignation is pretty much out of my hands; it's designated by the publisher (and they take care of my…"
Jul 4, 2012
Boneman replied to Danny Williams's discussion A Scottish Pair (a symphonic band piece)
"A good score visually Danny (but you know that!) not sure about the noteheads on the snare drum part, they go from traditional to cross heads, A couple of clashes of dynamics and note heads and some of the dynamics could be placed nearer to the…"
Jul 4, 2012
Danny Williams replied to Matthew Pelandini's discussion Concerto for Euphonium and Wind Band
"Didn't realize this was a first effort in this genre... awesome!"
Jul 3, 2012
Danny Williams replied to Matthew Pelandini's discussion Concerto for Euphonium and Wind Band
"I do think this does work out better with the longer length, Matthew. Some challenging stuff in there, to be sure, but really nice stuff going on compositionally. Some of the "tight" harmonies spoken of already might prove to be a little problematic…"
Jul 3, 2012
Danny Williams replied to Petr Machane's discussion My soundtracks to nonexistent films :)
"Very sensitive scoring technique here, Petr; beautifully flowing lines in the strings. Maybe divide the main featured melodic chores between the trumpet and another contrasting instrument (much more of a suggestion than criticism)?
Quite impressive…"
Jul 3, 2012
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