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Jared Steven Destro

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About Jared Steven Destro

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    Intermediate Composer
  • Birthday 08/19/1998

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    Twitter: @jsdestro

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    Buffalo, New York
  • Interests
    Music, Poetry, Sports, and Cooking
  • Favorite Composers
    Carl Nielsen, Frederick Delius, Sergei Prokofiev, Dmitri Shostakovich
  • My Compositional Styles
  • Notation Software/Sequencers
    Finale; Garritan
  • Instruments Played
    Piano & Organ

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  1. Jared Steven Destro

    Viola Concerto in A major - Traveller

    I am very grateful for your comment, thank you; I am glad you enjoyed it and it helped spur you. You are quite right that I am not a string player, so you really gave some insight and remind me to be a little more careful -- you get in such a rush that your ideas really take over. While I doubt the piece will ever be truly taken up, if ever it does, my plan really always is to follow the advice of the player and make what adjustments I can. I had the opportunity to do just this in a sight-reading, and hearing what the players had to say was really rather exciting -- I enjoyed the challenge. With that said, I could still use a bit more caution ahead of time, regardless of instrument. Thanks again, I'll come back to this one for sure.
  2. Jared Steven Destro

    Concertino for Soprano Saxophone & String Ensemble, Op. 16

    I very much appreciate your feedback, it means a lot! The fate of this piece's performance is rather uncertain, but it was a fun experiment into the form, anyway.
  3. As an experiment, I wanted to compose a piece for soprano saxophone, as my friend plays the instrument. It begins in a drifting, dream-like state with the strings providing a variety of colors. From the conclusion of the dream-state, an idea in the saxophone is presented. In a story type manner, this faster theme is progressed until it devolves back into the dense strings again with the initial iota being reiterated. This becomes an intense outburst at full volume until it ends quietly. The music begins again, replicating the three-movements of a concerto on a miniature scale, reintroducing previous themes. The music ends with a repetition of the intense contrary theme, re-notated from before. Let me know what you think! Also, I finally re-organized all my music, so I have proper opus numbers now.
  4. Jared Steven Destro

    Viola Concerto in A major - Traveller

    You make a good point; this was actually something with which I was battling while I was composing it, but I liked the challenge. I am already making some plans for another big project like this, but it'll probably take some time (I have been a little exhausted with writing and travelling). And, yes -- definitely the length is a bit of a factor in the lack of feedback (I don't blame it if people just sort of skim through, honestly -- this is why I try my best to make the recording as enjoyable as possible), but I really appreciate that you took the time to stick with it and comment. Thanks! :)
  5. Jared Steven Destro

    When The Night Speaks

    Excellent piece -- very organic progression of texture, harmony, structure etc. The harmonic language is very nice as well, in my opinion.
  6. Jared Steven Destro

    Pastel in B minor - Blue Portarit

    Thanks! You definitely make a good point -- I think I just over-think that stuff since I have such a clear idea of what I want from a performance.
  7. Jared Steven Destro

    Oboe Sonata in D major - Fable

    Thank you so much for the kind words!
  8. Jared Steven Destro

    Humoresque in F-sharp minor, for Bassoon and Piano - Roma

    Thanks for your input! I'm not entirely sure how you mean "pseudo-syncopations," (material introduced in m. 5?) but the notational tip on the clef is much appreciated.
  9. Jared Steven Destro

    3-4-5 (Mathematics in music)

    Very enjoyable! The changes in momentum and the key shifts are very fluid and organic, and the ending was by far what tied the piece together in a very impactful way.
  10. Jared Steven Destro

    Morning Bird Alarm

    This is quite pleasant; it's a style with which I'm not particularly familiar, but it's very soothing and definitely fulfills it's intended purpose. Good job!
  11. Jared Steven Destro

    Pastel in B minor - Blue Portarit

    This is a merely short, improvised piece for piano which is a depiction of one of my favorite paintings by Georgia O'Keeffe; and, while composing, I only thought of the color blue. Enjoy!
  12. Jared Steven Destro

    Oboe Sonata in D major - Fable

    I present another sonata, this time for oboe (English horn) and piano. While I have included a program which outlines my thought-process, I find it important to include that this work is one that is important in defining my individual style and voice. It is energetic and narrative, and it progresses in such a manner which it highlights the leader of the duo -- the oboe. Enjoy!
  13. Staying in Prague (which is in the heart of Europe), I used the Romani people and their culture as inspiration for this very short piece, that is in a dance-like character. I was approached by a Gypsy soothsayer whilst here, and this encounter inspired me to write music. The material is short and concise, and it borrows influence from Central European nomads as such. I'd love to hear your input and enjoy!
  14. This is a piece of which I am very proud. In part, it is dedicated to the city in which I am currently staying -- Prague. This is more than likely my most complex work (structurally), and I hope to use this piece as a learning experience. Here, the viola acts as the leader of the orchestra, which experiences a tremendous journey that spans more than 30 minutes in a contiguous manner. I have included an analysis and I hope that you enjoy!
  15. Jared Steven Destro

    Novella for Flute, Clarinet, and Bassoon

    Thanks for the feedback! I might still add the score; I was curious what people thought. Also, I appreciate the thought on pacing/climax development -- I will keep it in mind!