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Symphony in the old style Movement 3


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Hello. Completed the 3rd movement! I used windows video editor and exported at 1080px so you can see the music better. I also used Finale with Garratin VST's and then imported into Ableton Live10 standard which allowed me to improve the sound. I have ordered Spitfire Discovery BBC Orchestra and may do a remix with it , perhaps a video with all 3 movements together. 

 

 

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Can I suggest that in future you post all Movements of this work in a single post? That way the discussion is tied to one post only. 
pas I have mentioned before, you are obviously seeking inspiration from a number of Mozarts early symphonies, and that’s okay. There are a number of decisions of yours, such as doubling the bass in the the oboe Part, which from my experience is a little unusual. The oboe in early classical works typically compliments the melodic line. You might want to listen to JC Bach’s early symphonic output (op 3 & 6) to help understand how woodwind instruments were typically used in orchestral works. His practices were very much an embodiment of the common practice of his day. 
Overall you are applying the right sort of patterns, though there are areas of your work that are in need of refinement. 

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Fairly good short piece, I appreciate that it isn't overlong as some compositions can be (yes, even some classics of Mozart and Beethoven). I would say that there's a lot of idiomatic writing there but some fine tuning needed. At the end I would make sure the V7 chord over the tonic pedal includes a Bb as well as the D/F/Ab, so the 'diminished sound' isn't as harsh to the ear (tritone between D and Ab). The rhythm of bar 8 sounds very odd in context, so I would change that (though I can see what you're getting at).

At 1:22 I would have the strings playing in semiquavers so an exact repeat is avoided and more excitement created. At some point I felt that there should be a texture where the scurrying semiquaver figuration of the opening bars is contrasted with dancing quavers over the top, or at the very least some sustained notes, like a dominant pedal to lead back into the recapitulation. On the other hand, I like the sparse texture at 1:51 - like a classical version of Copland 😉

Overall I found it very listenable, and I would agree with Markus that all movements together as one post would be better. Thanks for posting!

 

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