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DanJTitchener last won the day on August 26 2015

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About DanJTitchener

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    Intermediate Composer
  • Birthday 02/22/1991

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    Mozart, Beethoven, Handel, Chopin, John Willliams, Howard Shore
  • My Compositional Styles
    Classical Period
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    Sibelius 7
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  1. Thanks for the review Monarcheon. I agree about the section after the counterpoint, that could do with a complete workaround. I'll experiment with doublings and update this post with a new version if I am still unable to finish it! Is there anything you'd like me to review in return?
  2. Hello How are you all doing? It's been a very long time since I've posted anything on this site! This short, incomplete piece is intended to be the first half of an exposition for a Classical-esque woodwind quarter + piano piece. The idea is for it to be a showcase for piano, in the same way as a piano concerto, but with only four woodwinds. To this end, I want the piano to deliver it's own themes, which is why when it finally arrives after a minute or so, it has new melodic material. Anyway, that's the idea, but I'm stuck with this one and think some feedback would be helpful. Is it worth continuing to finish? Dan
  3. This is an outstanding piece, with a beautiful melody and enough variation and contrast to keep me enthralled throughout.
  4. Well, I thought this was a nice piece in a style reminiscent of Ludovico Einaudi. Perhaps a little bit too much repetition,. Maybe a more concise and shortened version would have more impact, but I think: good job. One question, how do you create those piano note visuals?
  5. ...build a complex classical sonata? 😁
  6. Thanks for sharing these. I liked the first piece more - the main theme is quite distinctive. However, I would agree that there is too much repetition for such a short piece. At the end of bar 10 I wanted the music to continue developing those contrasting ideas more, instead of returning to the beginning. I agree with the previous comment on developing ideas - good luck and I look forward to hearing what you post next!
  7. This is an attractive piece. I do like the main theme and it did not feel repetitive because there was enough new material throughout to maintain interest. If your intention was to write a piece as an exercise for the pianist then I would say mission accomplished: this is a nice piece to play through as a beginner/intermediate to practice rolling arpeggios. However, if your intention here was a fully-fledged piece then I think your attractive opening few bars could have more impact if the music went off in a different direction before finally repeating the main theme again at the end. That said, the introduction of the right-hand doubled crotchets midway through were indeed effective in adding interest.
  8. Hello, It looks like I have been affected by this and missed this forum thread when it was originally posted. Is there any way for me to recover works from this site before it was changed? Thanks Dan
  9. Hey all! It's been a while since I posted anything, but I thought I'd mark my return with this new piece! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlqDGZ5r0uw I hope you like it! Dan
  10. Very nice playing, however I do agree with some of the other reviewers that this sounds too Romantic compared with the Mozart material which bookends the cadenza. I would have enjoyed more Cantabile sections: let those beautiful Mozart themes sing as you write variations on them. Also, I was missing a more definite lull in proceedings before the return of the Orchestra to end. That being said, very nice job and really good work recording the performance!
  11. Hello - I'm back, with four very short piano pieces for your enjoyment and valued criticism! It's been a very sad year, but emotion is at the core of creativity ! The first piece is dedicated to my grandparents both of whom we lost this Autumn. Currently in the works is a piece for woodwind and timpani, which is intended to depict a battle, but we'll see how that goes... Dan
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