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El Cadejos, Op. 38 (excerpt, live)

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As a few of you already know, my tone poem El Cadejos, Op. 38 (a work resulting of another YC competition back in 2013) was selected by Costa Rica's National Symphony Orchestra for a live reading (and possibly a premiere in the near future). I was fortunate enough to have recorded a few sections of the rehearsal - and since none of YC members have ever heard a live recording of any of my orchestral pieces, I wanted to thank the community for its continued support by sharing a short excerpt of it (about 1:30 minutes, close to the piece's end).

So... here it is.

http://www.robert-f-beers.com/426370041

(BTW, that's my "official site" in Spanish, and the recording is the first listed piece). Let me know if the link is fine.

Thanks a lot!!

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Yes, the link works fine. The fragment is very powerful and it sounds wonderful. If this is a reherarsal, the recording will be fantastic. Please, let us know what happen (recording available, etc...)

Thanks and muy buena suerte y parece un trabajo de calidad exquisita (sorry for the Spanish words..., couldn't help it)

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The mixing could have used a bit of work... I felt like I was actually sitting right in front of the brass section :grin:

But this piece is cool. The "slower" section had really unique chord changes and was interestingly grandiose, but not in your face; I quite enjoyed it.

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11 minutes ago, Monarcheon said:

The mixing could have used a bit of work... I felt like I was actually sitting right in front of the brass section :grin:

 

LOL, indeed we were sitting right behind the brass section, facing the conductor. The recording was made with a cell phone (the "official" recording of the rehearsal session is not available yet - but I'll share it when it is, if possible).

Nevertheless, this obviously means a lot to me - it's only the second time I manage to hear an orchestral piece actually executed, and I don't think I've ever been this close to have one chosen for a premiere (especially considering that, as an amateur outsider, I have a tougher time being taken seriously by the professional musicians down here).

Thanks for your comments!

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You must feel very good about this and getting some vital time with an orchestra. Even though the recording was adhoc, the players were in tune! And that's always the best you can hope for especially when there is little time for rehearsal. I read much more Spanish than I can say or write, but I read your biography very carefully and was impressed by the many various disciplines that you manage. I hope that you keep writing music and sharing it with us. a tu salud.

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12 hours ago, Ken320 said:

Even though the recording was adhoc, the players were in tune! And that's always the best you can hope for especially when there is little time for rehearsal.

Indeed! I spoke with the conductor afterwards, and he was almost apologizing, telling me he had done his best with the available time. I told him I was actually impressed, since I knew it to be a complex work and the orchestra had handled it pretty well for the first time. It seemed to me he was willing to push forward with it, and I'd bet they'll be playing it smoothly within 3-4 rehearsals.

 

12 hours ago, Ken320 said:

I read your biography very carefully and was impressed by the many various disciplines that you manage.

Umm... Thanks a lot! :blush2: I'd want to excel in all of them, but if I had to pick only one, I think it would be music.

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So exciting! I can only imagine how satisfying it must be to finally hear your piece played by a real ensemble. I sincerely hope it gets chosen for a premiere, and I'll be holding on to whatever chance we have of hearing a full performance.

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Wow! That was very powerful. I´m glad there are so many talented composers like you around in this forum! I really need to learn a lot. ;) Congratulations.

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Thank you for your music! Must be very exiting to hear one´s music performed live. If i were to say something about the short recording I think sometimes brass can need "support" from other sections to not sound a bit empty. Hope you understand what I mean. Especially when there is a lyric phrase. But this might a recording matter as well since it sounds like you are closer to the brass section. Looking forward to hear the full recording soon!

Keep the good work coming :) 

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