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  1. Awesome piece here. I love the smooth texture and the overall pace. The inclusion of the IV chord versus the iv gave a nice dorian feel to it. One of the better closing sections I've heard too, well done! A few notes: -why was there a 3/8 section? Could have been written in 6/8 since it had a similar feel? -page 9 was a bit cluttered, I'd spread the measures out to page 10 -bar 238-253 felt a little unnecessary to me. Adding the melody on top was a nice touch in the previous measures, but took a bit long to get to your closing section -spots like bar 53-64 felt a littl
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  2. I like how you develop that initial idea/ostinato into a more involved pattern. I think some of those lonesome notes that you have could use a damper pedal sustain from the previous chord to keep the texture more consistent. As is those notes seem very barren/desolate by themselves. I like the middle march-like section which is a good contrast from the previous part. When listening without the score the piece seems to seamlessly segue from one section to another. When I first heard this piece I thought some of your melodies were like run-on sentences but on second hearing that impression
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  3. @Theodore Servin thank you very much, that's very nice of you to say! Thanks, I'm glad you like all of those parts! That's a really good idea, that makes me want to go back and add this actually. Thanks for the suggestion! Thanks, I'm glad it works well! I'm trying to use it more as well. I've never been a fan of the more extreme styles of dissonant music, but I'm finding using it in moderation is a useful tool for the toolbox. Thanks, I definitely drew some inspiration from Rachmaninov on the saxophone. And for the euphonium I found it helpful to
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  4. @PeterthePapercomPoser thanks for your kind words and review! Thanks for the comparison! Admittedly I'm not nearly as familiar with Tchaikovsky's Symphonies as I should be, this makes me want to check them out. Thanks, I'm glad you thought so! Great, I'm glad it painted such a vivid image! That was the idea: create a bunch of dissonant tension before the nice relaxing chord at the end. Thanks again for your thoughtful review! Your tireless listening and feedback are a large part of what makes this site a great community for budding composers.
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