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Introspection #1

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While cleaning up my various notes and sketches from my computer, I came across this piece I did a while back.  

I've long been a fan of "Appalachian Spring", and in particular, the original version for chamber.  I decided to attempt to use this type of ensemble but added horns oboe to have a full wind quintet.  The second horn was for added color.

It was more an exercise in smaller mixed group writing for me.

Comments appreciated.  Thanks

Tim

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Not going to lie, the minor 6th appoggiatura on the dominant is a little distracting for me, and I'm not really sure why; perhaps because of the overlapped chord the melodic fragment creates.
Also, I'm missing a bit of the low tones in general... it's just slightly sonically depthless but by no means a problem.
Interesting work, and a good example of lush chamber sounds.

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Upon hearing the first note, I said to myself, "not another piece in C minor." Then after listening more, I said, this has a lot to offer.  My biggest gripe it the lack of counterpoint and it ends too soon. Develop this some more.  With what you have, this piece could be at least 5 minutes longer.

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Luis, thanks for listening.

Monarcheon, is the lack of low tones a writing problem or a rendering problem?  (Sorry about the minor 6!)

Maestro, I'm definitely going to revisit this and try to expand it into a bigger work.  

Again, thanks to all for your comments.

Tim

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