Tim Marko replied to Charley Hankins's discussion Very short piece for viola and cello
"I just did a "quick and dirty" and recreated what Charley had in his score.  I merely wanted him to see what John had offered regarding the clef changes."
May 19, 2018
Tim Marko replied to Charley Hankins's discussion Very short piece for viola and cello
"Charley, This is what John was suggesting.  It keeps the part from going into extreme ledger lines and has an overall neater appearance.  (Note the clef changes).
Hope you don't mind that I did this.  Hope it helps.

Tender%20Toes.pdf"
May 19, 2018
Tim Marko replied to Charley Hankins's discussion Very short piece for viola and cello
"If you use C4 as a designation for middle C, the viola and the guitars low c is C3.  Because it was in treble clef, he actually wrote a G#3.  In alto clef this places the note on the first space of the staff.  
Does that help?"
May 19, 2018
Tim Marko replied to Charley Hankins's discussion Very short piece for viola and cello
"John has a good idea.  Most advanced viola players are able to read treble clef, so when you extend the range, it's not uncommon to switch clefs.  The goal is to keep the page clean and eliminate ledger lines.
Cellists often move to tenor clef and…"
May 19, 2018
Tim Marko replied to Charley Hankins's discussion Very short piece for viola and cello
"The only thing I see is your final double stop in the cello.  To play this would involve spanning a string, so it wouldn't be playable as written.  If you lower the G# an octave, or raise the C# an octave it should be alright.
Just as a side note,…"
May 19, 2018
Tim Marko replied to Charley Hankins's discussion Very short piece for viola and cello
"I agree with everything Dave said, except, the low G# is fine.  It's well within the range of the viola.  (Dave, he wrote in treble clef, it will be fine when he changes the clef to alto.)"
May 19, 2018
Tim Marko replied to Julie Harris's discussion Shortnin' Bread - Finding an American Voice
"Sorry for taking so long to reply to this.

The whole work is exquisite, Julie. I have to admit, the "Hush-a-bye" was my favorite movement. Anticipation to finally hear the theme was perfectly created. (Would it be possible to see a score for it?)…"
Apr 27, 2018
Tim Marko replied to Stephen Lines's discussion La Folia
"Well done Stephen.

I like what you've done with this "simple" theme. Nice variety to the variations, but like Socrates, I would like to hear what it could be with some variations in the harmonic movement as well.

Again, well done."
Apr 27, 2018
Tim Marko replied to John Driscoll's discussion 2nd Interlude from My Opera
"I'm looking forward to hearing the entire work.

Will this segue into the next scene, or is there a break? (Just curious)

I'm slowly working my way through the other scenes and interludes you have so far and they are all very good."
Apr 27, 2018
Tim Marko replied to Brandon Schwab's discussion Blastoff - Brandon Schwab
"Brandon,  BRAVO!!!  This is a wonderful piece for Concert Band/Wind Ensemble.  It uses the forces and instrumentation of this ensemble very well.
Greg, concert band scores are written as transposed scores and up until recently, in the key of the…"
Mar 7, 2018
Tim Marko replied to Gavin Brown's discussion Celebrating Black History Month
"Many remember his swing classics, but Duke Ellington created a number of longer more orchestral works.  Many were not well received at the time, but are great examples of "orchestral jazz.
Black, Brown and Beige"
Feb 18, 2018
Michael Lofting replied to Tim Marko's discussion String Piece
"I like this piece for it's simplicity. I think the length is right.

The dynamics have been compressed I think so not much difference between pp and f

On thing missing is the phrasing (Think of every note being accented). MIDI will sound a lot…"
Sep 12, 2016
Tim Marko replied to Gavin Brown's discussion Great Songs
"Here's one from one of my favorite PR bands.  Gentle Giant.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6WSLG5r-wE
The best album to hear a good cross section of their music is "Playing the Fool".
Vary eclectic stuff!"
Jul 7, 2016
Tim Marko replied to Tyler Hughes's discussion Composer Hangout
"Will you be posting the info for getting into the chat?"
Jul 7, 2016
Tim Marko commented on Stephen Lines's blog post English Folk Song Suite No.1 & American Folk Song Suite No.1
"Stephen,
First, the link to the American Suite didn't work.  I found it through the original post, but this one couldn't be found.
I liked both of these.  Your English Suite had a very "British" feel to it which suited the material well.  (Think,…"
Jun 30, 2016
Tim Marko replied to Tyler Hughes's discussion Composer Hangout
"Count me in!
Stephen, a group video chat was set up and we had a chance to talk and see each other.  It was great fun getting to actually talk to others here on the forum."
Jun 30, 2016
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  • I greatly appreciate the kind words, Tim.  I'm listening to your "Elegy for Strings" as I write this message and I must tell you I'm very impressed!

     

    So good to have met you on this site.

  • Thank you for the feedback! I do not have much experience with orchestration, so I am very grateful for your critique. I haven't touched that piece for a while but will be making adjustments to it as it comes along.

  • Thank you, I've never heard of claude bolling and for you to say I sound like someone i haven't heard makes me feel unique.
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