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Everything posted by Guillem82

  1. Hi, here my new baroque piece. Any comments are welcome!
  2. It sounds great to me. It can perfectly fit for a movie. What VST are you using? I like the double bass doubling the bassoon one octave lower at the beginning. Interesting start: you just double different instruments by octaves with the same repeated-note pattern, first oboe, clarinet, bassoon and double bass (I'm not sure if those are the instruments). It's very simple, but it works. Thanks for sharing!
  3. I like the harmony you are using, with some aggregate notes. But I agree with Luis, the intensity flow sound kind of odd. Is it done on purpose, or it's just an effect of the virtual sounds and reverb you are using? I score would help to understand what you are aiming ;) Nice piece of music though!
  4. That's a very interesting topic. Anticipating music ideas is a good way to link different parts. Also a silence or a well placed pedal can be the perfect link beetwen parts, I find very elegant and effective. As an exemple it's used by F. Schubert in his Unfinished Symphony. The long pedal (about min 1:12) has a double function of modulating from Bm to GM and introducing a new music idea and section. The D pedal on Bassons and Horns works perfectly as a common note beetwen the two chords Bm and GM, and as a musical breath preparing the new section.
  5. Hi @fililando, thanks for posting! I really enjoyed that. The lyrical character caught me from the first bar all the way throught the 14min. Nice score and life recording....Harmony remind me sometimes of Mahler.
  6. Thanks for writing Luis! I will check it on the score later. Un saludo!
  7. Thanks Luis and Jean for listening and giving your feedback. I think I will add some divisi indications. About the non divisi effect on the viola I have to check how it sound like...but I don't know if it fits to the staccato acompaniment, and if my VST can reflect the effect of a life performance....
  8. I love the low brass section dynamics. I use Vienna Instruments special edition with Vallhala room. Vienna has very good sound quality, but I miss some dynamics (crescendo, diminuendo, pfp...)...and it seems Metropolis is very good at that.
  9. Amazing recording. What sound library are you using? It totally fits with an action movie, orchestra, voices and some sound effects, nice combination!
  10. Jean Szulc@ thanks for posting. I would also love to bring it to life, but I don't know any orchestra I can ask for it...anyway its never late for that. Thanks for the idea of arranging it for organ. What kind of organ/stopps would you suggest? Luis Hernández@ thanks for your comments. I know your taste are more modern than mine, but I really appreciate your critical point of view. About the contrasting melodies in which section/bar do you feel they can fit in? If you prefer you can post me private 😉 Gracias!
  11. Here my new composition for Chamber string orchestra and some short solo parts. The style is clearly Baroque inspired. I'm not sure if the doble notes in the same instruments should be divisi or non divisi, since I don't play any bow instrument. I think the double notes on viola accompaniment should better be played as divisi, but I'm not sure. Is it always needed in baroque music to indicate "div."/"non div." on the score, or the players/director would know in any case what's better or technically possible? I mean depending on the interval could be some technical limitations for the players. Any comments are wellcome!
  12. By Scandinavian music you mean composers like Eduard Grieg or Jan Sibelius? I was thinking to shorten the repetition section, but I can consider some change of texture as you suggest as well. Thanks for your comment!
  13. Lovely piece. I like the "Ecos" around 0:50 and the modulation that leads to the change of texture around 1:06...I expected more of those "Ecos" or countermelodies along the piece, but never came. I think you could have use that resourse a bit more. Anyway harmony and accompaniment are delicious!
  14. Here is my new symphonic movement in BbM with a romantic character. Maybe in the future I can include it as a middle movement of a three-movements symphony. It's the longest movement I ever composed and the first time I use an English horn in a composition, so I've been experimenting some sound combinations (unison/octaves) of the E. Horn with Bassoon, Oboe and Frensh Horn. I like its sound and since it has a middle register, it can double many orchestral instruments. I'm pretty new in that kind of long compositions, so any feedbacks are wellcome.
  15. I like your project idea and the result. What sound library and editing software are you using? (string sustains in low dynamic sound just amazing).
  16. Hola Luís, muchas gracias por tu comentario, me halaga que compares mi obra con el estilo de Haendel, que es mi compositor barroco favorito. Hi Luís, thanks a lot for your comment. I'm flattered to be compared with haendel style, who is my favourite barroque composer.
  17. @bkho and @ChorSymphonica, thanks a lot for your comments!
  18. I like the psalm. I reminds me of Bach's choral. I feel Fermatas are very well placed. Good job!
  19. Thanks for your comment Luis! Muchas gracias por el comentario!
  20. Hi @isuckatcomposing, I enjoyed that a lot, I like the style and the character of the piece very much. Your contrerpoint is simple, nice and effective. I would say it's a cantus firmus (bassoons, Trombones and Violas) with a string bass (Cellos and DB) and then flourished by violins in quarter notes. It Works great. Just a couple of comments: 1- I find it strange so many dynamics at the same point. I find it more elegant to have just one or two dynamic at the same time. Exemple: bar 3 you have pp, mp, mf and f by different instruments. I think you have to work a bit more on that. One option is to orchestrate the dynamics. Exemple: bar 5 you put ff to violins while other instruments play mf. Here you could just add flutes and oboes to emphazise the violin line and keep dynamics to mf for all. 2- I would consider replacing the flute by a second oboe, sinces the highest note of flute writing is a C-flat, which can be perfectly played by oboe. 3- Most of the time bassoons are doubled by trombones and violas. I wonder if you need three instruments playing the same all the time. Is it to get a certain color by blending the three instruments? You could just start with string section at the first bars and add bassoons, trombones and Woodwind when you need more power. Adding a bass trombone doubling double basses would also help when you are playing a tutti. Anyway, well done...and keep on posting, I would like to hear more like that one ;)
  21. Hi, here my new composition. Structure is quite simple and classic, i think, consisting of 3 phrases played alternatively by low brass and strings in the upper octave and then a tutti section with the same 3 phrases played by low brass + strings + trumpets + timpani + double basses + flute (AABBCC-A'B'C'C'A'B'). As always, I appreciate your comments Regards! Guillem
  22. Thanks a lot @isuckatcomposing! Comments like yours make me keep on working :) Of course it would be a dream to get it played by a real orchestra...
  23. Hi, I just uploaded a new version of the piece on YouTube. Luis Hernández@: I must retract myself. I tried it without the flute and the result is more than satisfiying...just muted strings and piano sounds great. So thanks again!!! I have also changed some volumes (it was recorded too low), changed some dynamics and articulations and I did slight changes on the second violins bars 42-65, for better voice leading. I hope you enjoy
  24. Wow, nice harmonies in there, notable work! What VST are your using?
  25. Nice piece! sounds very classical and the score is very simple, but simplicity is sometimes the best solution. Congratulations!
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