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I was going to let this piece go, but H. S. Teoh's objection that the ending C major sounded like the dominant of F has haunted me, and eventually prompted a major revision of the penultimate section before the Coda. I am still considering this…
19 hours ago
David Owen replied to Liz Atems's discussion Sinfonia Solenne for String Orchestra, Chamber Strings, and Solo Strings
"my mention of Bach was a mistake really -- this was simply a reference to what many see as an archetype of counterpoint and has frequently been mentioned on this forum -- and not a suggestion of influence. And of course Renaissance polyphony is…"
Jan 3
Liz Atems replied to Liz Atems's discussion Sinfonia Solenne for String Orchestra, Chamber Strings, and Solo Strings
"Hi David, thanks again for your comments on my piece. The lack of rhythmic variety may be an actual weakness of the work, or it may be another case of what the listener is expecting and how he approaches the work, I'm not sure. I've tried to…"
Jan 3
Liz Atems replied to David Owen's discussion latest symphony for audition
"Thanks for the score to your Symphony, David, I've perused it briefly but not followed the rendering with it yet. That might be difficult since your orchestra is so large that it's difficult to see the entire page on the computer without zooming out…"
Jan 3
David Owen replied to Liz Atems's discussion Sinfonia Solenne for String Orchestra, Chamber Strings, and Solo Strings
"I listened to the latest version of your Sinfonia. I have problems in deciding whether, contrapuntal brilliance aside, the main theme can stand quite such a length with relatively little rhythmical variation. The tempo varies certainly and most…"
Jan 3
Liz Atems replied to David Owen's discussion latest symphony for audition
"Hi David,
Happy New Year to you as well.
I took another listen to your 14th Symphony today, this time on Reelcrafter where the dynamic range is wider and the audio level isn't so badly attenuated as it is on Soundcloud. I'm not sure that I have any…"
Jan 2
Liz Atems replied to Liz Atems's discussion Sinfonia Solenne for String Orchestra, Chamber Strings, and Solo Strings
"Hi H. S.,
Although he didn't say so explicitly, my impression from the conductor's email was that even gathering in a socially distanced way was something that was either forbidden for now, or else something not enough of the players were willing to…"
Dec 31, 2021
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Dec 31, 2021
H. S. Teoh replied to Liz Atems's discussion Sinfonia Solenne for String Orchestra, Chamber Strings, and Solo Strings
"Among my acquaintances is a cellist who is basically out of a job because the symphony he was working for was "in recess". :-(
It makes one wonder, though, why orchestras haven't adapted to the so-called "new normal". I've seen videos of orchestras…"
Dec 31, 2021
Liz Atems replied to Liz Atems's discussion Sinfonia Solenne for String Orchestra, Chamber Strings, and Solo Strings
"Just wanted to update this thread with some news: I finally contacted the Australian conductor to whom I had sent an earlier version of the score. He replied almost immediately, and the news was not good... his orchestra is "in recess" - meaning…"
Dec 31, 2021
Liz Atems replied to David Owen's discussion latest symphony for audition
"Hi David,
Just returned from a long hiatus to find this work of yours and listened all the way through. I must say I'm very impressed with your lyrical invention here and the scoring, which strikes me as masterly, if sometimes let down a little by…"
Dec 31, 2021
David Owen replied to Liz Atems's discussion Sinfonia Solenne for String Orchestra, Chamber Strings, and Solo Strings
"I meant to add (but editing a post seems very time-limited for some reason) I'm afraid I have no explanation for why you say you don't get a "live velocity" field in the Inspector when activating Live Playback. It works fine with me. Possibly…"
Nov 22, 2021
David Owen replied to Liz Atems's discussion Sinfonia Solenne for String Orchestra, Chamber Strings, and Solo Strings
"I do use a MIDI keyboard but use Step time input. This means that there is actually no difference in practice in playback from someone who enters notes from mouse and keyboard as I understand it such as yourself. The crucial thing is that you cannot…"
Nov 22, 2021
Liz Atems replied to Liz Atems's discussion Sinfonia Solenne for String Orchestra, Chamber Strings, and Solo Strings
"Hi David,
It's not switched off, it's just that the active tab in that screenshot was "Home", and Live Playback is on the "Play" tab in my version of Sibelius. But here's a quote from the most recent User's Guide:
"So if you provide Sibelius with an…"
Nov 22, 2021
David Owen replied to Liz Atems's discussion Sinfonia Solenne for String Orchestra, Chamber Strings, and Solo Strings
"Found the solution, I think. Looks like you have switched off "Live Playback" from the ribbon. I didn't think of this as I always had it activated as per default but if you're not using it, you lose the dynamic control feature. Section 6.5 in the…"
Nov 22, 2021
Liz Atems replied to Liz Atems's discussion Sinfonia Solenne for String Orchestra, Chamber Strings, and Solo Strings
"Yes, I have "Sibelius Ultimate", not plain Sibelius.
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Nov 21, 2021
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  • Welcome Liz. I think I sent a friend request. This was simply to offer putting your work to instruments libraries.

  • Welcome Liz!

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