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Spring Waltz

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Hi, Here a Waltz I wrote last week. Because of the mood I named just Spring Waltz. 

It's written for a late classical period orchestra: 1Piccolo, 2Flutes, 2Oboes, 2Bb Clarinets, 2Bassoons, 4Horns & Strings. I added also Glockenspiel and Vibraphone, because I like its percussive effect when doubling the winds. I think the style is also of the period. 

I appreciate your feedback.

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hello guliem, i like your melody and motifs. (I listened to your previous works) I cannot review, I am not competent in this regard, but I can say that your orchestration is successful and your melody are interesting.

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Thanks ClasiCompose, I'm happy you like that!

I also listened to your Works...I like the Oboe Adagio and the Keyboard Concerto. 

 

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First off, I absolutely LOVE the theme you have. It's a beautiful and very charming melody!  You have that late classical/early romantic flair and it's expressed beautifully. I rather enjoyed listening to it. 

As for criticism:

1. Since the horns and clarinets are transposed, their parts should have different key signatures. This is for the sake of proper scoring.

2. While I love the melody, I do think that it's repeated a bit much. I think that at measure 28, after the strings and other instruments have had the melody, you could move on to a variation or development of the theme and build off of that. The reason is because, since you have such a charming melody, you wouldn't want the listener to hear it too much and get tired of it. You'd want to present it just enough, so that it's that much more satisfying when you bring it back. You added some nice variation when you altered the melody after the repeat, but I wouldn't advise reusing the same melody for an entirely different section. It just keeps the piece from being stagnant.

Overall, I think that this is a wonderful piece with a brilliant melody and harmony! I think you can expand on it. 😄

Great work! 

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That's right, The main Theme is presented many times in differents arrangements, so I could think in a longer contrasting section or developing some more variations on it. I have already changed the key signature on horns and clarinet. 

Thanks for your comments @Arthurbrown!

 

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Hey dude, this is really good. The structure, melodies and orchestration are nice and I think the piece is charming. 

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1 minute ago, Ivan1791 said:

Hey dude, this is really good. The structure, melodies and orchestration are nice and I think the piece is charming. 

 

Thanks Ivan 🙂

Un saludo!

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