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    Fantasia e fuga

    Thank you Ken320! Im sorry to say, its a recording done buy noteperformer. I did program some phrasings. I do agree that it would be hard to play this perfect legato, but as a organist who plays by the principles of historical performance it its no problem. If you are to follow the principle of the fugue, with the individual voices, it will be natural to perform it that way. So each voice will have its own phrasing. And that is very possible in this piece 🙂 Common practice is to play more or less non-legato. The important thing tough is to have space before the accents, dominant harmonies, dissonances, new figures, melodic lines, etc. Historical performance is pretty difficult and advanced interpretation of music. Thank you again for you kind comment, and that you took your time to listen to the piece! 🙂
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    Fantasia e fuga

    Hello Here is a little composition for organ in the north german musical language. I. Fantasia II. Fuga Please tell me what you think! 🙂
  3. Hey, Double concerto for violin and flute, strings and b.c. in E minor written to my dear one (Written 09.10 - 10.10.18). This is one of my more emotional and expressive concerto. I. Allegro II. Adagio (Ciaconna) III. Vivace Please tell me what you think! 🙂
  4. Hello, This is my collection of 12 concertos for solo violin(s), strings and basso continuo written in the italian baroque language (Read the preface in the score if you are interested in more information) 1. Concerto per due violini in d minor 2. Concerto per violino in d major 3. Concerto per violino in a minor 4. Concerto per violino in g major 5. Concerto per violino in a minor "la tempesta di neve" 6. Concerto per violino in d minor "al mio amore" 7. Concerto per violino in d minor 8. Concerto per violino in d minor "inferno" 9. Concerto per violino in c minor "temporale" 10. Concerto per violino in c major 11. Concerto per due violini in a minor 12. Concerto per due violini in d minor Please tell me what you think, SimenN
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    Venezia - violin concerto

    Hi there! Very nice music, an very impressive first concerto in the Italian baroque language! For the most part you keep to baroque technique and harmony, and that is very fine! Beware of very sudden harmonic changes though (like 01:00, maybe you could make the progression so bar 40 ends with the chord b minor 7? you would only need to change the bass, this would work better with the e major chord). * I would advice you to look over this for the whole piece where you have sudden harmonic changes. In general there is 3 main areas you can improve: 1. Form: This is very important for the listener, I know that it sound like Vivaldi have a very free form (it suddenly pops up unexpected stuff, but there is still a ground form. What I have done is to base my concertos more on form, i usually have a Rondo form. Ritonello - Solo 1 - Ritonello (modulated, with variation) - Solo 2 - Ritonello (original) - Solo1 with varation/Cadenza - Ritonello). I think you would benefit from that, from my point of view you are a "little too much", too much happening, to little base. One more thing is to let the melodic opportunity decide where it will take you. (see the example) 2. Use of orchestra: You use a lot of orchestral violins in unison, i think you could write more counterpoint. Its common to double the soloist with the first violin when the ritonello plays. Check your double stops in the violin!! 3. Harmony: Check your progressions and work on preparing the next chord. Keep it going, a very good concerto! Example: I found one place in you third movement (bar 57) where I think you did not follow the potential of the first motif in the bar. I wrote a little version on it, hope it can give you some ideas on how to move on from you base motif (in this case the first two beats of the solo violin in bar 57).
  6. Hi there! I cant give you any feedback on romantic technique , but I really like the style! What I cant say is that this is very good music! Congratulations! For me the best section is the opening, very classical in style! In my baroque mind that is a perfect ritornello, I was just waiting for the music to return to it.. That is my problem with romantic music though, a more free form and less structure, simply "too many notes" 🙂
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    Violin Concerto la tempesta di neve

    Some guy that writes music: Thank you so much, I'm glad you enjoyed the piece! My latest violin concerto XLIII (43) is in the chamber music section if you want to listen! 🙂 Youngc: Thanks for asking. My main orchestral/chamber music consist of 43 concertos (ATM) in the late Italian language, 13 concerto grossi and 6 trio sonatas in the early Italian language, 4 overtures, 4 keyboard sonatas, 2 sonatas for unaccompanied, and 1sonata for unaccompanied cello. I started writing the late Italian concertos back in June 2013. My plan was to write 20 concertos in two in two booklets of 10 each (la prima parte e seconda parte). I wrote the music for the musicians in my ensemble,my hard drive crashed, so i only have the first 10 on paper) Prima parte: I. Concerto for violin, 2. Concerto for harpsichord, 3. Double concerto for two violins, 4. Concerto for violin, 5. Concerto for recorder, 6. Concerto for Viola, 7. Concerto for cello, 8. Concerto for violin, 9. Double concerto for two violins, 10. Concerto for violin. Seconda parte 1. Concerto for violin, 2 Concerto for violin, 3. Double concerto for two violins, 4. Concerto for violin, 5. Double concerto for organ and violin, 6. Concerto for strings, 7. Concerto for strings, 8. Concerto for violin, 9. Concerto for violin, 10. Concerto for bassoon. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- My most productive years was from june 2013 - august 2015. I wrote concerto 1 - 30 in that period. My goal at that time was to end with 30, but could not stop... The concertos from august 2015 - have been very unproductive due to lack of time to compose. Hope i reach 50 by the end of 2019 😂 Those 12 concertos consists of 1 concerto for flute, 1 double concerto for two celli, 1 concerto for bassoon, 1 concerto for 4 violins, 1 concerto for strings, 2 double concertos for violin and 5 concertos for solo violin. Right now im working on a booklet with 12 of the concertos i like best from the period 2013 - 2018. Its titled: 12 concerti solisti per violini, scritti in stile italiano. Its content: 2, concertos for 4 violins, 4 concertos for two violins, 6 concertos for violin.
  8. Violin concerto XXXIX (39) la tempesta di neve (The winterstrom) in a minor for solo violin, strings and bc. The concerto was written in February of 2017 due to heavy snow and cold winds at the time. The concerto was edited yesterday, the only change is i added bar 279 to 294 to make the part more expressive with some written trills and some double stops for the solo violin. Personally I think this is some of my more expressive work. The music is full of affects and 16-notes figures that is to symbolic for heavy winds and snow. The dissonances in the slow movement is symbolic for the freezing cold. The third movement is the hellish weather itself, the other movements function is to support the finale. I. Allegro - 4/4 time - Unison opening 2. Adagio (Calm before the storm, the freezing cold) - Dissonances, chromatic passages, - The progression of la folia as solo section 3. Vivace - la tempesta di neve (The Snowstorm) - 3/4 time, - 16 notes figures/eight note beating rhythm. Please tell me what you think!
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    Prelude and Fugue in G major

    Great fugue! This is very nice, would be nice to hear a couple of sequences of fifth though, besides that great job! 😄
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    Sonata per oboe e organo

    Hello! Soanta for Oboe and organ written (05.09 - 06.09.18) in the early italian musical language. For me its good to be back to the roots. The early italian language has for me always been the style of music that is able to express the most emotions from joyful and elegant fugal themes to slow movements full of suspensions. Been a while since I wrote something in this style though. I hope i live up to the task.. So here it is, my" happy" sonata in c major. I. Grave II. Allegro III. Adagio IV. Vivace (Fuga) Please tell me what you think!
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    Violin concerto in d minor

    Thank you guys for taking the time to listen and comment on my music! 🙂
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    Prelude and Fugue in G-sharp Minor

    I think this is very nice! I really like both the prelude and fugue! 🙂 You are fairly baroque in melody and harmony, some unusual moves though, and a unusual key if you wan to be "autentic" (but as you say, its a long time ago, why do everything by the book?) 🙂 Fuges (as it was, and is now) is a craft, back in the day the melody was not what made the piece, but how it was used and developed with the techniques (figures, motifs, sequences, cadenses, etc). That is why i would argue why should you not follow the rules of the craft? (the rules are offcourse not written in stone, all the great composers bended the rules in practical writing of music) Is the fugue written for the Soprano, alto, and bass voice? at the beginning it looks that way, but it shift to alto, tenore and bass as we go. The suprise in bar 66 is very nice, but i think it was a bit anticlimax to go back to one voice, cut one is fine, but maybe not all of them in the middle of the fugue. But if you where to have the pause, you could use it to introduce a new countersubject or a second theme. The organpoint is very nice, but the ending at 80 made it stop again 😛 Besides that, a pleasant prelude and fugue for the ear! Good counterpoint and nice theme, well done! 🙂
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    Violin concerto in d minor

    Hello, Violin concerto in d minor (written 25.08 - 27.08.18) for solo violin, strings and basso continuo. I. Allegro II. Adagio III. Vivace This is concerto 43 written in the Italian school. Please tell me what you think!
  14. Hello. Posting some old works that was performed some years ago. Concerto nr. 36 in the late Italian baroque style, written to my better half! Sadly I lost the recording from the concert, so this recording is from a rehearsal. For me this second movement of this concerto is the most expressive slow movement I have written. I. Allegro II. Adagio III. Vivace (La danza dell'amore) Please tell me what you think! Performed by new baroque ensemble 2016.
  15. I think this sound nice :) You say that you found this difficult, the first thing that I noticed in this piece was the harmonic rhythm. Have you thought about that? When you write an in the baroque style, the harmonic rhythm is everything. Themes are bound by the harmonic rhythm. In this case your harmonic rhythm is not enough grounded, and that is why its hard to write. When writing a baroque theme, you need to think the entire structure at once, the rhythm, and the harmonies. If you do this, it will be easy to write good counterpoint :)