Geert ter Horst replied to Geert ter Horst's discussion Tetrachordium
"Thank you all for your input. The most important common criticism is that the piece is too repetitious, with which I agree. In my original plan I had in mind to avoid literal repetions of the main melody by varying the entry order of the violas in…"
Nov 21, 2021
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Nov 21, 2021
David Owen replied to Geert ter Horst's discussion Tetrachordium
"certainly I would put this very much in the minimalism category and it's not a fashion that I care for though plenty of others seem to go for it. Actually I found the slightly wild folksy harmony really rather appealing (certainly more interesting…"
Nov 20, 2021
Rowy van Hest replied to Geert ter Horst's discussion Tetrachordium
"You're obviously influenced by minimal music. That might be the reason that you don't vary much. To be quite honest, I'm not a fan of minimal music, so I don't like your composition, but that's just a matter of personal taste.
I listened to your…"
Nov 20, 2021
Rowy van Hest replied to Geert ter Horst's discussion Tetrachordium
""Basically, try to follow the rule of "never repeat yourself twice without some variation".
I second that, although it is not rare to repeat yourself twice and do the third time something different. Like in the bar form. Two Stollen and then an…"
Nov 20, 2021
ED W SHARPE replied to Geert ter Horst's discussion Tetrachordium
"Dear Geert,
 
H.S. Teoh has provided some very good advice which state my thoughts better than I could ever convey. I just have one question, just out of curiosity, why the non-standard instrumentation?
 
EWS
 "
Nov 19, 2021
H. S. Teoh replied to Geert ter Horst's discussion Tetrachordium
"I have trouble viewing the score, it wants me to sign up for musescore (which I don't need). Fortunately, the score is shown in the video, so it was quite easy to follow along.
My overall impression is that there is too much repetition.  Although…"
Nov 18, 2021
Geert ter Horst posted a discussion
I would like to share with a new composition of strings and woodwinds. In my view it sounds light and pleasant, but obviously it is up to you to agree with me or not. So I would enjoy if you offer me your opinion and perhaps critial remarks.It is on…
Nov 18, 2021
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, 2021
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
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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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