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A short and rather incomplete lullaby for my baby daughter. 

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Beautiful!  I love how the soft trumpet just sneaks into the texture - to me it almost sounded like a flute with it's low vibrato.  Very nice.  I love the way you also avoid the tonic basically throughout the whole piece (minus the very beginning of course).  Overall a very enjoyable and bittersweet piece!

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Yes, that's a very beautiful Lullaby!

Just a question, can a real trumpet play so softly? I always think of a trumpet as being one of the loudest instruments in the orchestra and sometimes is added a mute to make it softer and blend better with other instruments, but the one you used doesn't sound Sordino-like. 

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Such a serene quality to your lullaby, a nice "musical box" touch, very sensitive 

Your mix is switching a little bit the roles between accompaniment and solo  0:21; 0:30; 0:57  the bass+piano is popping a little bit. On the contrary the trumpet can be louder being the soloist of your piece and such an enveloping sound. If you lower the bass and increase the volume of the trumpet you will find a new balance that might please you.

I hope it was helpfull 

 

 

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15 hours ago, Guillem82 said:

Yes, that's a very beautiful Lullaby!

Just a question, can a real trumpet play so softly? I always think of a trumpet as being one of the loudest instruments in the orchestra and sometimes is added a mute to make it softer and blend better with other instruments, but the one you used doesn't sound Sordino-like. 

 

Hello Guillem,

The trumpet can play that softly, it is a real trumpet playing without mute and it resembles a solo trumpet in an orchestra playing p.

It's like the trumpet was in a concert hall and the other instruments much closer so we can imagine the trumpet being louder in a chamber music situation. Still the delicacy of the line will remain. 

 

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Just a question, can a real trumpet play so softly? I always think of a trumpet as being one of the loudest instruments in the orchestra and sometimes is added a mute to make it softer and blend better with other instruments, but the one you used doesn't sound Sordino-like. 

Also the trumpet can play softer in it's lower range than in the highest.  Usually, the higher you go on the trumpet, the more difficult it is to accomplish a soft attack.

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Thanks everyone for the nice comments. I’m still working on completing it and will post the complete version soon. 
 

in terms of the trumpet, I cheated and adjusted the volumes but the attacks are definitely still intact. 

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