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A concert overture I just recently finished about Snowdonia National Park, Wales (Eryri in Welsh), which I recently visited. Let me know what you think! 

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I gave this piece quite a listen, and was left with a generally positive outlook. I must say, however, that my expectations were lowered a bit by the introduction, since you stuck with it for a bit too long and used the orchestra rather shyly, relying mainly on strings. I got that you were going for a melancholic, slightly grim atmosphere, but I guess you could have done it differently with a better effect. The faster section arrived a bit late, but it more than made up for the wait, as it regained a lot of my interest. It seems you're most at ease when writing in a Classical-period language, despite some touches here and there. Nonetheless, I guess your music would greatly benefit from a more aggressive orchestration, which would lend a lot more of color into an already joyful composition.

Thanks for sharing your work with us!

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10 hours ago, Austenite said:

I gave this piece quite a listen, and was left with a generally positive outlook. I must say, however, that my expectations were lowered a bit by the introduction, since you stuck with it for a bit too long and used the orchestra rather shyly, relying mainly on strings. I got that you were going for a melancholic, slightly grim atmosphere, but I guess you could have done it differently with a better effect. The faster section arrived a bit late, but it more than made up for the wait, as it regained a lot of my interest. It seems you're most at ease when writing in a Classical-period language, despite some touches here and there. Nonetheless, I guess your music would greatly benefit from a more aggressive orchestration, which would lend a lot more of color into an already joyful composition.

Thanks for sharing your work with us!

Thanks! Yeah, I could see the introduction perhaps being too extended. I might revise it some other day, but I thank you for your comment! My Inferno Suite might be somewhat better, in my opinion.

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To me the work sounded confident in its pacing regarding the introduction. After that I was expecting several themes to be introduced which is what I think overtures are for. But there was only one main theme, lovely though it was, the Allegrissimo. There was the brief brass chorale after the intro but that was never developed. So -backseat driving begins here - I would get rid of the short chorale. Go straight from the ether of the opening to the main theme. But to make the transition less jarring, incorporate the first three notes of the theme in a timeless gesture, two, maybe three times at the most before engaging in rhythm. The flute would be fine there, or a french horn, or an Irish flute ... I could split hairs about the title but I won't. To me it was a very nice pastoral work! 

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