Geert ter Horst replied to Jos Wylin's discussion 6 Whole Tones of Blue
"Sorry to interfere, but this is not correct. There are 12 tones in the chromatic scale. 6 are used in a whole tone scale. Consequently, the other 6 form another whole tone scale. Together that's two scales. No other possibilities.
Which makes it an…"
Feb 8
Geert ter Horst replied to James Gilmour's discussion comments/constructive criticism requested for a capella SATB quartet arrangement: "Of The Father's Love Begotten"
"James,
In my opinion this is extremely good. Very beautiful. The atmosphere is one of a sweet lightness and joy without ever losing the sense of the majestic. The harmonies are refreshingly new without sounding artificial or forced. And the whole…"
Dec 24, 2020
Geert ter Horst replied to Jan-Frederik Carl's discussion Whirlwind
"Hello Jan, Although it is more modern, I find something rather Chopinesque in this piece, particularly in the first section. This is meant as a compliment, since I consider Chopin to be the first composer who really discoverd the essence of the…"
Dec 4, 2020
Geert ter Horst replied to Jan-Frederik Carl's discussion Whirlwind
"Hello Jan-Frederik, When clicking your link, I always get the message that the page cannot be found."
Dec 1, 2020
Geert ter Horst replied to Geert ter Horst's discussion Diatonic Symmetries III (Finale) for Harpsichord & Strings
"Ingo,
I completely agree. Ingo Lee said:
Geert I think you're right that it would be interesting to see what various musicians might do with your piece in terns of interpretation but at the same time it might be a disappointment as well. Providing…"
Nov 24, 2020
Ingo Lee replied to Geert ter Horst's discussion Diatonic Symmetries III (Finale) for Harpsichord & Strings
"Geert I think you're right that it would be interesting to see what various musicians might do with your piece in terns of interpretation but at the same time it might be a disappointment as well. Providing at least some guidelines might prevent…"
Nov 24, 2020
Geert ter Horst replied to Gavin Brown's discussion Orchid for piano, Rock drums, and small orchestra
"Hello Gav,
This is a very enjoyable piece. The first association as to its genre that comes to my mind is the opening music of a James Bond movie. It is a long time ago that I watched some of them, but I was always curious about the introductory…"
Nov 22, 2020
Geert ter Horst replied to Geert ter Horst's discussion Diatonic Symmetries III (Finale) for Harpsichord & Strings
"Ingo, I appreciate your attentive listening. I agree with some of your remarks, in particular what you said about the possibility of more variation in dynamics. It has gone through my mind to insert dynamic directions into the score that are much in…"
Nov 22, 2020
Geert ter Horst replied to Saul Gefen's discussion Concerto for Strings In E minor
"Hello Saul,
Undoubtedly this is professional work, showing real mastery of typical Italian style features. Yet at the same time it sounds a bit unreal to me, because it repeats a historical style, that culturally died out centuries ago, in a very…"
Nov 20, 2020
Ingo Lee replied to Geert ter Horst's discussion Diatonic Symmetries III (Finale) for Harpsichord & Strings
"I found this interesting Geert, I listened with and without the score. After a while I was able to pick out the lines without the score for the most part since they repeat so much. The exception was the harpsichord which I was only able to hear at a…"
Nov 20, 2020
Geert ter Horst replied to Geert ter Horst's discussion Diatonic Symmetries III (Finale) for Harpsichord & Strings
"I guess I need software that gives better sound quality for this type of thing. When I listen to it while at the same time reading the score I hear everything, but without the score it is sometimes difficult to follow the diverse musical lines. …"
Nov 19, 2020
Gavin Brown replied to Geert ter Horst's discussion Diatonic Symmetries III (Finale) for Harpsichord & Strings
"Hi Geert,
I am somewhat interested in this piece, but I don't have time to listen to all 22 minutes. I did listen to the first two minutes and heard some interesting tonalities which seemed rather pleasant at times. You clearly have some phrasing in…"
Nov 19, 2020
Geert ter Horst replied to James Hutchings's discussion Computer-Generated First Species Counterpoint : Second Try.
"PS.,
For first species counterpoint specifically, there seems to exist a generator already on the web, at Tonesavvy: https://tonesavvy.com/music-practice-exercise/241/first-species-cou... Geert ter Horst said:
A computer program which…"
Nov 18, 2020
Geert ter Horst replied to James Hutchings's discussion Computer-Generated First Species Counterpoint : Second Try.
"A computer program which generates counterpoint is, I guess, nearly impossible. There are simply too many possibilities in making a counterpoint melody and one cannot predict beforehand which ones are musically acceptable. 
Perhaps another way of…"
Nov 18, 2020
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A diatonic-serialist composition
Nov 15, 2020
Jörfi Terríson replied to Geert ter Horst's discussion Diatonic Symmetries
"I'll weigh in, too.
The piece seemed to have elements of dissonant counterpoint, particularly the rhythmic "dissonances." I found that interesting.
And in terms of a thought exercise, this piece does wonderfully. On the planes of enjoyment and…"
Jun 15, 2020
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  • Hi Geert,

    MP3 is the best format for a direct upload to the site, and the one which is recommended. If you want something more than that, I suggest you put on another site and embed here. Youtube and Soundcloud are common formats people use -

    Gav

  • Welcome Geert!

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