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Symphony No. 1 in A minor, Op. 41 - Dublin

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Hello everyone. It's a rough few months for me in a lot of ways, so this is really the first piece I have put up in a while. I don't often talk in the forum, as I usually just post. Anyway, here is my first, proper symphony, my Op. 41, and it is about my stay at Dublin last spring. I loved my time there, and I plan on returning soon. It is in four, semi-programmatic movements, and the whole piece is about 40 minutes. I really wanted to share it with everyone, so let me know your thoughts and criticisms, which I always appreciate. Thanks! 

 

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wow, this is amazing. I'm in class right now so I can't listen to the whole thing, but from what I've heard you obviously have a good sense of orchestration. the harmonies are also very nice.

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On 5/16/2017 at 10:57 AM, bassoongirl123 said:

wow, this is amazing. I'm in class right now so I can't listen to the whole thing, but from what I've heard you obviously have a good sense of orchestration. the harmonies are also very nice.

 

Thanks! I know; it's sort of a lot, but I hope you get another chance to listen to it. I appreciate it! 

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Mr. Destro,

Just looking at the score, you have a respect for clarity of typesetting.  It is awesome to see someone take the time to make the score look great. KUDOS

Additionally, you know how to write a great melody and see economy!  I must be critical and say I don't see counterpoint or strong counter-melodies. 

For example, measure 13-23 is CRYING for counterpoint.  At 108 when you go classical Beethoven on us (well done by the way), it seems like it just missing that EXTRA voice.  Another critique is that your harmonic language seems contained.  Not bad, but perhaps extending the chords to give this composition more depth may fix this.

 

Musically Yours,

Maestrowick

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22 hours ago, maestrowick said:

Mr. Destro,

Just looking at the score, you have a respect for clarity of typesetting.  It is awesome to see someone take the time to make the score look great. KUDOS

Additionally, you know how to write a great melody and see economy!  I must be critical and say I don't see counterpoint or strong counter-melodies. 

For example, measure 13-23 is CRYING for counterpoint.  At 108 when you go classical Beethoven on us (well done by the way), it seems like it just missing that EXTRA voice.  Another critique is that your harmonic language seems contained.  Not bad, but perhaps extending the chords to give this composition more depth may fix this.

 

Musically Yours,

Maestrowick

 

Thanks so much for the kind words; I pride myself greatly on keeping things neat and clear! I can agree with your point on counter-point. I'm trying to think up the proper project to make that skill stronger. Also, your point on my harmony is appreciated; I'm experimenting every chance I can in terms of it. Thanks again!

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I heard the whole thing, I loved it. Rachmaninoff a big influence. Romantic. Loved it. Thanks for sharing. Sounds like a real orchestra. Great quality of sounds and dynamics. 

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On 6/12/2018 at 3:13 AM, Bukowsky said:

I heard the whole thing, I loved it. Rachmaninoff a big influence. Romantic. Loved it. Thanks for sharing. Sounds like a real orchestra. Great quality of sounds and dynamics. 

 

Thank you so much -- you have no idea how much your kind words mean to me! I spend a fair amount of time tinkering with GPO, trying to make it sound human.

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