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I agree with the others -  it is a wonderful landscape for a movie - a Film noir from the 1940's.  I enjoyed the orchestration and texture/fabric of the work which strikes a good balance between spareness and fullness in mood.  The harp is a nice touch as is the supportive strings which gives the work a lush feel.

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A very nice pastorale-styled piece.

I felt it was rather densely scored (as if you worked straight into full score rather than start with a short score) but it brings beautiful melody and warm, languid harmonies. Very much a late evening atmosphere.

I couldn't see the score in enough detail on my laptop so can't comment too much. If you insist on bringing the brass in in bar 11, it could be a little quieter. The less dense moment are gorgeous. Perhaps less doubling would make it more translucent. But these are just my views. It's your work and if you're happy with it, that's what counts.

Well done.

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I wouldn't even say that it would accompany a film - definitely should stand on its own a concert piece. Although, perhaps it would present difficulties in a performance due to its complex scoring (those orchestras that do play in films will of course be used to that). I think your harp part is particularly well composed: not being overshadowed by the much louder orchestra, yet not a mass of glissandi and cadenzas (cadenze?). Well done!

aMC

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On 7/3/2021 at 6:23 PM, Quinn said:

A very nice pastorale-styled piece.

I felt it was rather densely scored (as if you worked straight into full score rather than start with a short score) but it brings beautiful melody and warm, languid harmonies. Very much a late evening atmosphere.

I couldn't see the score in enough detail on my laptop so can't comment too much. If you insist on bringing the brass in in bar 11, it could be a little quieter. The less dense moment are gorgeous. Perhaps less doubling would make it more translucent. But these are just my views. It's your work and if you're happy with it, that's what counts.

Well done.

 

Thank you for all of the comments - I appreciate them all. And thank you - I wanted to post a somewhat older piece (this is from around a year ago) to see how it might be received. The issue of density is something that I have been working on improving, although I am not sure how well I have progressed (I plan to post some more large ensemble music in the near future).

 

Thank you for pointing out the detail of the score as well - I am still pretty new to making videos like this, so I haven't quite perfect it yet. Thank you for the feedback! 

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I really liked this! Your harmonies are very beautiful, and I like the melodic consistency. The orchestration is very mysterious and colorful, the harp passages are very evocative. This reminds me of some late romantic American orchestral music, in the vein of Dvorak's Largo from the New World Symphony. I really enjoyed this!

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