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Jared Steven Destro

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About Jared Steven Destro

  • Rank
    Intermediate Composer
  • Birthday 08/19/1998

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    jared.destro@gmail.com
  • Website URL
    Twitter: @jsdestro

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

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  1. 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! :)
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Jared Steven Destro

    Oboe Sonata in D major - Fable

    Thank you so much for the kind words!
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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!
  8. 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!
  9. 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!
  10. 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!
  11. 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!
  12. 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!
  13. Jared Steven Destro

    Symphony No. 1 in A minor, Op. 41 - Dublin

    Thank you so much -- you have no idea how much your kind words mean to me! I spend a fair amount of time tinkering with GPO, trying to make it sound human.
  14. Jared Steven Destro

    Novella for Flute, Clarinet, and Bassoon

    Hey, guys! I’ve taken a bit of a break from the site, but I want to share some of my music with everyone. This is a “novella” for flute, clarinet, and bassoon, so termed in reaction to the narrative quality of the piece, as well as the episodic vignettes that occur throughout the work. I finally feel more comfortable with my own, personal style and musical voice, and I am quite pleased with the result. I would love to hear your feedback on what you hear – e.g. the difficulty, the duration, the technique involved, etc. – so that I might be able to thoroughly improve the piece (especially since I am always learning)!
  15. Jared Steven Destro

    Oboe Sonata in D major, "Fable" - I. In the Frog Marsh

    @Rabbival507 Thanks for the input! I could see the case for 6/8 in hindsight, definitely; I think part of the rationale relates to a fair bit of the melodic material. Even with the first bars of the piano part, I was composing while thinking of the melody (and in those bars, the harmony as well) in 2/4. I might definitely consider returning to the piece in the final drafting process (wherein I rewrite and recompose the entire piece) and putting it in 6/8 in most instances. I quite enjoy the idea of the narrative, even if it is trivial (and unnoticeable to the audience). Also, you make an interesting point on the balance of the sound! My hope is that this could be easily worked out in practice, and that isn't necessarily a main concern to me at the moment (the thought certainly crossed my mind that it could be rather loud). Thanks for the suggestions, and I'll keep them in mind when I come back to it!
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