Hey, Luis. I knew of its operatic meaning; I chose the title based more on the literal meaning of "airy." I could see how the cello part may seem under-utilized, but I also feel a little can go a long way, and that the strong emotions the cello can effect do not require a large volume of time or notes. Of course, this is my interpretation, and I'm still new to writing for the cello. Thanks, as always, for the criticisms!
I knew about the slurs in the strings. I read somewhere that Brahms used to write double slurs in this case: one indicating the movement of the bow, other the legato.
About your work, Jared, I'm curious about the "arioso" in the title. This word was used in opera indicating a part between recitativo an aria. I guess this was a transition to the vanishing of the recitativo.
I feel this more as an aria, because, although it is slow, it is cantabile. It's beautiful, as every aria you write. It's true what Monarcheon said that the cello is under-utilized... Just treat it like a voice, you do this wonderfully... More than that, an instrument like the cello is able to do more difficult coloratura, leaps, and a wider tesitura.
I've been away from the forum (holidays) for a long time... Sorry I didn't get back sooner
@Luis HernándezThanks for the comment and glad you liked it :)
@phython I'm not sure I get what you mean exactly... Maybe you're right, but maybe you're hearing that because in most places the voice hits each phrase's final note one 16th before the actual change of harmony, like in "anticipation" I don't know the technical term in english... ;)
About the dynamics, note taken. You're not too harsh, the point of critique is not only praise, but also getting good advice from people... So thx :)
Thank you man for your great comments and the support!!! It's true, this piece was intented as a blockbuster/ tour de force piece, and I think there are many (maybe too many) elements that one cannot hear with one listening of it. Especially nowdays that everyone listens only to let's say 1st minute of a song, a lot of what goes on with it goes unoticed. I've had friends telling me "wow, it's nice" and when I ask them "did you like the counterpoint?" they just stare at me like "What counterpoint?", and I tell them listen to it again please and not only the first 30sec of it :ppppp
But, you know, it is my first song. Besides expressing, and really letting out some things in my mind with it, I intended it as a "showcase" of what we can be done/ what we can do, if we're given a chance.
There will be more coming out before 2016 ends ;)
Thank you again, you made my day!