Wesley Lawrence Curry II replied to Jack Pickett's discussion Hiccup Waltz
"Ahh, the oboe seems a little too loud. Good work."
Aug 18, 2014
Jack Pickett replied to Jack Pickett's discussion Pentire
"Thanks Frederick. Any thoughts on this piece in particular?"
Feb 23, 2014
Jack Pickett replied to Jack Pickett's discussion Pentire
"Hi Bob,

Thanks for taking a listen. Its part of a ballet I have been writing for a few years called the Black Rose. I'll revisit the 6:35 section and see if I can find some scope for development. My personal reasons for writing are complex but I…"
Jan 31, 2014
Jack Pickett left a comment for James Mulvale
"Did you ever finish that minimalist peace you were working on? Leaving the Job? I always enjoy it when it turns up on my iTunes. Best, J"
Dec 24, 2013
Jack Pickett replied to Gavin Brown's discussion Must it be new?
"Greg - I agree with this - and further more could it be argued that music itself is losing its latent potency. There is so much of it around now - especially in media - that it is a drug that simply isn't as good (or as effective) as it used to be."
Aug 15, 2012
Jack Pickett replied to David Stowell's discussion English National Opera - Minioperas competition
"Thanks David."
Jun 25, 2012
Nick Capocci replied to Jack Pickett's discussion The Black Rose - Act I scene I
"re copying etc.. This is a really interesting theme which might warrant a separate thread. I've noticed more and more studio composers coming for lessons and help with in the academic side - harmony, counterpoint, form etc.. I wonder if this is a…"
Jun 23, 2012
B Gray replied to Jack Pickett's discussion The Black Rose - Act I scene I
"Ditto on Glass/Adams     I was concerned with the start of your Black Rose (I guess the best word would be restless "where is this going to go") but really enjoyed the development . . liked where it grew.  Much more interest.

RE copy editing -- do…"
Jun 22, 2012
Jack Pickett replied to Jack Pickett's discussion The Black Rose - Act I scene I
"Quinn - I am afraid the score is a mess yet worry that this is after I have spent more time on it than I really had anyway. I think the best course of action regarding this would be to hire a copyist to straighten things out. It makes me feel like a…"
Jun 22, 2012
Jack Pickett replied to Steven O'Brien's discussion Twenty Four Preludes for Piano
"I am very, very impressed by this cycle of preludes. I notice you have Chopin as one of your tags on Soundcloud but I have to say this is one composer who doesn't spring to mind as I listen. I would say they share more similarities with…"
Jun 22, 2012
Nick Capocci replied to Jack Pickett's discussion The Black Rose - Act I scene I
"It's a tad minimalist for my tastes, but interesting. I'm particularly drawn to the fact that it is intended as a ballet - anyone with the balls to write for the stage gets my vote! Best of luck with this."
Jun 21, 2012
Jack Pickett replied to Jack Pickett's discussion Hiccup Waltz
"Hi Johan. Well remember that it is part of a ballet so will be bookended by other music that will hopefully allow the piece to make more sense. I will be posting up the first act for dissection in due course and (at the moment) this is either scene…"
Jun 11, 2012
Jack Pickett replied to James Mulvale's discussion Free Adventure game with my music in it!!
"Good work fella - as with all your music I have heard its not afraid to make a statement and is fun and engaging to listen to. Its to be commended that very often it sounds like you do what the client or project wants you to do rather than your own…"
Jun 11, 2012
Johan Halmén replied to Jack Pickett's discussion Hiccup Waltz
"You have a beautiful harmonic structure there, the chord sequence. And a beautiful melody and some counter melody, too. And the orchestration seems good, too. As a part of some stage drama like this ballet this works very well, I guess. But just…"
Jun 8, 2012
Jack Pickett replied to Felipe Andres Montero Diaz's discussion A Hopeless Wasteland
"Is this something to do with My Little Pony? I'm a bit confused by what this precisely is. Anyway the music is ok I suppose - just a bit dull and melancholic and doesn't change its mood for the rather dreary 2 and half minutes I sat through."
Jun 4, 2012
Jack Pickett replied to Jack Pickett's discussion Hiccup Waltz
"Thanks David - I think it is because of the Augmented 5th chord progression that it sounds a bit Elfman-y. Most of the rest of the piece (The Black Rose) is available at my website: http://jackpickett.com"
Jun 3, 2012
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  • The waltzes are my favourites. Nice clever unexpected chromaticism and modulations

  • I love your music.
  • Beautiful work.
  • I like 'Splitsound'. It's very modern and like the sunrise; fresh and full of anticipation for the day but equally can be savored in itself.
    Nice choice of instruments!
  • Hi Jack,
    Thank you very much for your nice comment. Your music is wonderful! 'Gothic Overture' is my favorite one.

    Marie-Anne
  • Great!! your compositions, fantastic!!
  • Jack,
    Great stuff. LOVE the Waltz and Overture! Reminds me of Elfman. I'm very impressed!
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