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Dance for Alto Recorder

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Here is a piece I wrote in response to  ChristianPerrotta's call for solo recorder music. I apologize in advance for any oddities in the score. I attempted to make it look as good as possible while trying to use a particular notation program that I don't think I'll ever go through the trouble of using again. Thanks for listening, and although it's not relevant to the music, happy New Year!

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This is one of the best things I've heard here on this site for a solo instrument. You've managed to provide a lot of harmonic terrain for the player to engage in. I hear modal transgressions which are very welcome whenever they occur, though judiciously used. It is natural and organic, you would have been a contender for the theme and variations contest.

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Thanks a lot, @Ken320! I'm really glad you seem to think I was successful in what I was trying to do, and I'm flattered by your compliment. The last few months have been filled with distractions, but I think it's about time I started actively composing and contributing to these forums again.

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An interesting work, I like the modal flavor.

In my opinion the piece exploits too much the lower, muffled register of the instrument and thus sacrifices the fuller upper register. Nonetheless a great work!

Which program did you use for the score?

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@Emiliano Manna I'm glad you liked the piece! My natural tendency with woodwind instruments is to write lower than might be normally expected, I think because I have an irrational fear of a pinched, shrill sounding high register that doesn't really exist with a good player. You're right that the instrument is unnaturally low here too much of the time.

I used an app called Symphony Pro for iPad. I quite liked the functionality of it, but it was very difficult to engrave as cleanly as I normally like.

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