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    • Books/treatises on musical composition in the Renaissance and 20th/21st century
      Hi, I'm preparing my Bachelor's thesis which I have decided is going to be an in-depth study and comparison of composition techniques in the Renaissance era and in modern times. While I consider myself to be fairly well versed in the literature and have a decent idea what the conclusion will be, I'm not yet fully qualified to conduct my own research through score study and would like to read as many books on the topic as possible. Can anybody recommend treatises written by theorists of the time or books written by experts on the subject for me to read? I'm looking for books such as Messiaen's "Technique of My Musical Language", which take the technique of composition under a microscope. It's best if it's written by a real practitioner but I realize there are not many of these from Renaissance times and will gladly accept expert research. Thanks in advance.
    • A Synthetic Mind
      Hi I like the way it is.... Something like an "electronic thapsody". The sounds you get are amazing.... I am used to write for piano or other  "acoustic" instruments. So, this stuff would be very difficult for me. I also think that the changes keep my attention and it's not boring, at all. It would be different if this music was intended to go with images, a film or whatever. In that case you should rewrite some parts to adjust them.
    • Fugue in 5 Voices
      Ok, first of all, this is awesome. I absolutely LOVE the pipe organ and it's always great to hear new music written for the instrument. I very much enjoyed this. It is quite nice! I will say it felt a little short and when it was over, it was like "Aww... that's it?" I felt like it definitely could have gone on even longer and developed more. Better yet, it could be made into a movement for an epic pipe organ suite! Just my two cents... something to consider possibly? Very nice! :)
    • Soliloquy for Viola No. 5
      This is very nice! It's always great to see the viola getting some cool repertoire. I love the viola. It's been under-represented in the past, imho. I liked the fourth one even better! It's a bit of a different style for me, but very nice regardless. Would be cool to hear a soloist perform this.
    • Sonata For Solo Tenor Saxophone (Needs MAJOR Revision)
      Thanks for the feedback! I think, if you compare the recording to the midi, you might notice a lot of the differences. Especially in the third movement. He had to take a lot of passages down the octave from what was written and even had some almost improvisational moments and I am wondering how playable it is. He couldn't really give me a definitive answer on that because he barely had time to look over it and he practically sight-read the performance (again, that's on me, not him. lol) But my main concern is if there are parts where I am legitimately asking too much of the performer. Another notable case of this is that big scale at the end of the first movement. He wasn't able to take it all the way up to the final note at that speed and volume and I wonder if it was just because of the circumstances of the performance, or if it is just simply too demanding on the instrument?