Thank you! Means a alot to hear it from you guys. :)
You have to understand, I made this music from pure love of genre film music. So if I hit the mark or not is not up to me to decide. I'm proud of the fact that I managed to get through it, with limited knowledge of music theory, but I always took compliments with a grain of salt. But knowing you guys liked it means alot! :)
Sorry for the unfounded generalization then! By the way, I had noticed that your music was fit for films. So it is not surprising that you are a film major. Good luck. It is obvious that your months of work for a first-time composition has paid off.
Thanks for listening guys!
It was never my intention to lower any expectations. I AM a first time composer, and I'm not all that confident about it. I'm studying film at university, but I decided to compose an album for my bachelor, at the behest of my professor. I spent a few months on this, and it wasn't easy, but I managed to pull through. I was completely honest in my modesty, so there's no need to call out an ulterior agenda. I'm just a huge fan of film music who needed to get my built-up inspiriation expressed in some way.
That being said, I really appreciate you guys checking it out. And I apologize if I let out a "douchy" first impression.
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.