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  1. Exhibition I

    Thanks :). The second movement was definitely my favorite too. I figured that after Vir Heroicus Sublimis, it would be good to have something more refreshing. I was going to add a movement based on Kandinsky in between III and IV but I ran out of time.
  2. SUMMER 2017, Submissions Link

    Here's my submission. Thanks for setting up this competition: I've really enjoyed writing these pieces.
  3. Exhibition I

    This is my entry for the forum's summer competition. The 4 pieces in the suite are based on the following abstract expressionist art: 'Vir Heroicus Sublimis' by Barnett Newman https://www.moma.org/collection/works/79250 'Autumn Rhythm' by Jackson Pollock http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/works-of-art/57.92/ 'PH-129' by Clyfford Still https://clyffordstillmuseum.org/object/ph-129/ 'Landscape at Stanton Street' by Willem de Kooning http://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/kooning-landscape-at-stanton-street-p77158 Here are the score-videos for each the pieces. 'Vir Heroicus Sublimis' https://youtu.be/q9g-3ff7m24 (for this piece, I'd strongly recommend reading the program note at the beginning of the video before listening to it) 'Autumn Rhythm' https://youtu.be/vTQBn4VWz4c 'PH-129' https://youtu.be/IgPXB1T1cRg 'Landscape at Stanton Street' https://youtu.be/iB8_38S7jdY There's also a YouTube playlist of all the score-videos https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5bWnXp9PjtS8mePM3xsTz5ebT3z8ZxWp NB: The full program note is in the pdf score.
  4. The Omen

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bapp6RO9eiU Voila :)
  5. The Omen

    High praise! Thank you :)
  6. The Omen

    I assume you're talking about the clarinet part. It's high but I'm pretty sure it's all playable. It's all quite comfortably within the ranges given in Adler's Study of Orchestration. The only note that could perhaps be a problem is the clarinet's final high e being played pianissimo. Idk, I'm still learning :D
  7. The Omen

    Hi everyone. I just thought I'd share a piece that I was working on this summer. (In case you're wondering, the piece doesn't have anything to do with the film The Omen) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bapp6RO9eiU

    I'm fine with it! I look forward to seeing what you end up writing :)

    Okay. I get it now

    Thanks for the response. Sorry if I'm being thick but I'm still a bit confused about the distinction between the points: "a short, written description of the criteria linking the art you chose" and "a written description of the relevance of each artistic work to each movement." I would have thought that what you said was the latter rather than the former.

    How short can the description be? Is "based on works by abstract expressionist artists" sufficient or is that too short?
  12. Le Jardin

    Don't apologise for being fastidious. If I'm writing for real instruments, the parts should be playable for real people. :) You definitely have a point about the harp writing. I don't think that the speed of the celesta would be a problem though as it has a very similar mechanism to the piano and I've tried bits of the celesta part at that speed and its been ok. Also, which bar is that screenshot from. For some reason i can't find it.
  13. Le Jardin

    Thanks for you're feedback. Much appreciated. Are there things as well as the pedal markings which would make the harp parts clearer? Like when the harpists are playing the 4 note chords, would it have perhaps been better to have the chord on one stave instead of dividing the notes between the grand staff? Once I've finished the summer competition piece, I probably revise and expand it. I'll definitely work on the fugue/canon section as it's probably my favorite of the three.
  14. [Old Piece] Miniature for Clarinet and Piano

    I've messaged you the parts. Thanks for doing this, I really appreciate it! :D
  15. Le Jardin

    So I wrote this piece little over a year ago and it was my first time writing for harp. If any of you play the harp, I'd especially appreciate it if you could just have a look through the harp part as you listen, just to see if there are any mistakes that should be fixed. Also ... Harp Question: Should I put pedal diagrams in; leave it blank, so that the harpist can work out the best pedalling for themselves; or somewhere in the middle (like maybe at the beginning and at certain rehearsal marks)? Program Note (if you're interested): The inspiration for the piece came from Rautavaara’s Cantus Arcticus, subtitled Concerto for Birds and Orchestra, in which Rautavaara incorporates tape recordings of birdsong’s in northern Finland and near the Arctic Circle. In “Le Jardin”, I transcribed the call of the cuckoo and used it as a leitmotif for the middle piece. In “Dawn”, at rehearsal mark A, flute 1 plays a bird song like melody which at rehearsal mark B, is imitated by the rest of the woodwind. This imitation at B represents the birds calling and responding to each other as well as the animals waking up and the day beginning. For the third piece, I wanted a contrast to the first two pieces. I decided to write a light, humorous, polyphonic piece and ants seemed like the clear choice. In “Ants”, I have the melodies enter one after another, like ants walking in a line.