Gordon Francis Blaney Jr. replied to Gordon Francis Blaney Jr.'s discussion "Suite (in 10 movements) for Bassoon"
"Ray,
Interesting thoughts/feelings.
All the Best,
Gordon"
Jan 26, 2014
Gordon Francis Blaney Jr. replied to Gordon Francis Blaney Jr.'s discussion "Suite (in 10 movements) for Bassoon"
"Thanks Ray."
Jan 25, 2014
Gordon Francis Blaney Jr. replied to Gordon Francis Blaney Jr.'s discussion "Suite (in 10 movements) for Bassoon"
"Fred,
I did indeed consider a rewrite for cello unaccompanied. I will give it further consideration, esp. since I have a friend who makes the cello really, really sing.
Thanks,
Gordon"
Jan 25, 2014
Gordon Francis Blaney Jr. replied to Gordon Francis Blaney Jr.'s discussion "Suite (in 10 movements) for Bassoon"
"Tim,
Files have been updated for "listening pleasure".
All the Best,
Gordon"
Jan 25, 2014
Tim Marko replied to Gordon Francis Blaney Jr.'s discussion "Suite (in 10 movements) for Bassoon"
"Gordon,
That would be great.  I'd love to be able to hear it.
Look forward to it.
Tim"
Jan 24, 2014
Gordon Francis Blaney Jr. replied to Gordon Francis Blaney Jr.'s discussion "Suite (in 10 movements) for Bassoon"
"Tim,
I had no particular performer in mind. I, however, have a bassoonist that has agreed to provide me with their thoughts and feelings on it. I hope that the bassoonist will agree to a performance and recording. I felt that the lowest notes on…"
Jan 24, 2014
Tim Marko replied to Gordon Francis Blaney Jr.'s discussion "Suite (in 10 movements) for Bassoon"
"Gordon, quite an undertaking.
Is this being written for a particular performer?
I didn't play all the way through each one (not that accomplished a piano player), but each mvmnt has a unique personality and yet the whole work is cohesive.  Very well…"
Jan 24, 2014
Gordon Francis Blaney Jr. replied to Per-Erik Rosqvist's discussion PER - Piece for Larsson
"No problem. I aim to help not hurt: sometimes I think/feel some folks on here love to go from work to work to work on here leaving all their dislike and hate for the universe onto colleagues' works."
May 29, 2013
Gordon Francis Blaney Jr. replied to Per-Erik Rosqvist's discussion PER - Piece for Larsson
"It sounds beautiful: it looks dreadful. It's not notated well (e.g. a note of one value tied to a note of half the value of the original should be dotted, expression marking should be in the middle of the grand staff, score order should be Clarinet…"
May 29, 2013
Gordon Francis Blaney Jr. replied to Tyler Hughes's discussion How often are you in the concert hall?
"It's rare I'll attend a live classical program. The last live classical program I attended was in Dec. 2012 near Jan. 2013. Said event included classic classical Christmas works; twas a full-house. I left before the concert came to a conclusion,…"
Mar 4, 2013
Gordon Francis Blaney Jr. left a comment for Jack Hookey
"Welcome!"
Jan 31, 2013
David Unger replied to Gordon Francis Blaney Jr.'s discussion What's Your Method?
"1) Who do you compose for? (a higher power or power(s), people, and or yourself)
Myself and at times others. I often have others in mind that I dedicate the pieces to, sometimes as a gesture, sometimes for them to perform. But mostly for myself, but…"
Jan 25, 2013
Gordon Francis Blaney Jr. left a comment for Ann Rodela
"Thank you for your compliment regarding my talent. I sometimes doubt myself as a person and as a musician. I always welcome a confidence boost."
Jan 20, 2013
Gordon Francis Blaney Jr. replied to Ann Rodela's discussion My music experiment
"I'd be glad to provide you with advice whenever you'd like, and I'd hope you'd be glad provide me with your advice whenever I'd like. I believe we're friends on this website, and if not, then I'll friend you. Ann Rodela said:
I heard your version.…"
Jan 20, 2013
Gordon Francis Blaney Jr. replied to Ann Rodela's discussion My music experiment
"Missed the point, and not going to explain it, but will suggest you read History of Western Music (8th Package / Regulation Edition) by J. Peter Burkholder, Donald Jay Grout and Claude V. Palisca.
Raymond Kemp said:
Gordon, I'm neither of the…"
Jan 20, 2013
Gordon Francis Blaney Jr. replied to Ann Rodela's discussion My music experiment
"The goal, before the fall of the church and the aristocrats, was to please so as to be paid, thus, bearing in mind that beauty is in the ear of the patron, it isn't erroneous to state that the goal of music was to create something that a patron felt…"
Jan 19, 2013
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