Luci Holland replied to Luci Holland's discussion Composition for small ensembles
"Hi Charles,

No problem to upload the performed score, it's attached here. As I mentioned earlier there were some slight changes pencilled in for performance, mainly the harmonic notations in the strings, and the harmonic work-arounds in the cor,…"
Mar 9, 2013
Luci Holland replied to Luci Holland's discussion Composition for small ensembles
"Thank you Christopher for listening, I'm pleased you enjoyed it! Christopher Mracna said:
Quite superb ............. I enjoyed the music much more than the film. Thank you for sharing."
Mar 9, 2013
Charles E Gaskell replied to Luci Holland's discussion Composition for small ensembles
"Hi Luci,
 
Any chance of uploading the final score - it would be interesting / instructive to see how it has changed from the version that you uploaded before, assuming that you made changes after you had the rehearsal with live musicians?
 
Charles"
Mar 3, 2013
Christopher Mracna replied to Luci Holland's discussion Composition for small ensembles
"Quite superb ............. I enjoyed the music much more than the film. Thank you for sharing."
Mar 3, 2013
Luci Holland replied to Luci Holland's discussion Composition for small ensembles
"Thank you Janet! And thank you for all your input. Janet Spangenberg said:
"Nostalgic" and "human" are things Blade reflects, for sure, so I'd say you've done a great job reaching your objective."
Mar 3, 2013
Janet Spangenberg replied to Luci Holland's discussion Composition for small ensembles
""Nostalgic" and "human" are things Blade reflects, for sure, so I'd say you've done a great job reaching your objective."
Mar 2, 2013
Luci Holland replied to Luci Holland's discussion Composition for small ensembles
"It's quite hard to describe the film - but it's certainly not trying to convey a 'story' in conventional terms. It is more of an art documentary film, I guess. I believe the film was made as part of a set (there were several others at the…"
Mar 2, 2013
Janet Spangenberg replied to Luci Holland's discussion Composition for small ensembles
"Thanks for posting the final product! Unfortunately, this film and music felt mismatched to me. The music is great. The film? Not so much... On it's own, I'm not sure what the film was trying to convey, or what kind of music could help that along.…"
Mar 2, 2013
Luci Holland replied to Luci Holland's discussion Composition for small ensembles
"Hello all,
So one last development: you can view the film with the piece here: https://composersforum.ning.com/video/weapons-by-luci-holland-at-red...

I hope you like!
Best,

Luci"
Mar 2, 2013
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Traverse Theatre Bar, 10th December 2012 Featuring Macdonald Armouries www.macdonaldarms.com/armoury Film by Laurie Irvine
Mar 1, 2013
Luci Holland replied to Luci Holland's discussion Composition for small ensembles
"I've been a victim of the misread too Ethan, no worries. However please note that this thread isn't about basic composition elements. I was looking for more specific insight into the technique of writing for small groups of musicians - in this case…"
Feb 25, 2013
Luci Holland replied to Luci Holland's discussion Composition for small ensembles
"Thank you for listening Janet! I'm delighted that you enjoyed it. I will certainly keep you posted when it is put up with the film.  Janet Spangenberg said:
This worked out beautifully, Luci! Even though I hadn't posted in this thread earlier, I've…"
Feb 25, 2013
Greg Brus replied to Luci Holland's discussion Composition for small ensembles
"Oh my. Last three posts - priceless. Especially the first, innocent one."
Feb 25, 2013
Ethan Hitch replied to Luci Holland's discussion Composition for small ensembles
"Sorry, I thought that the most recent comments were at the top. Right after I read it, I saw that she had posted something. I am sorry, I'll do a better job this time. This is just my first time on here, so I am new at this. I was mislead by…"
Feb 25, 2013
Ethan Hitch replied to Luci Holland's discussion Composition for small ensembles
"Small groups are harder to write for. But you need to remember some very important things for composing for these types of groups:
1. Melody- almost always the most important piece of the music. But don't make it such a big deal that you forget…"
Feb 25, 2013
Janet Spangenberg replied to Luci Holland's discussion Composition for small ensembles
"This worked out beautifully, Luci! Even though I hadn't posted in this thread earlier, I've been following it, and appreciate that you posted the performance. It is sparse enough to not compete with a film, and yet still very compelling and…"
Feb 25, 2013
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  • Thank you Luci for adding me.  I really enjoy the work you've done...very inspiring indeed!  Hope to see you on line.

  • the folk melodies I used are sourced from traditional american folk music and church hymns. 

    As far as grad school, I would see what classes are required first and determine from their what to take. Each university is different in its requirements. 

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