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tried to use a lot of fourths since I mainly think in thirds. Idk if that makes sense.

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I love this piece.  It's got a great and multi-faceted introduction part of which you bring back near the end with the quick woodwind gestures in the background.  It's very bright and happy and I know you were worried about sounding like a copy of John Williams (he does have a particular way of using 4ths and 5ths that can be cliche) but I don't hear that - it sounds very unique and individual.  Great job!

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17 minutes ago, PeterthePapercomPoser said:

I love this piece.  It's got a great and multi-faceted introduction part of which you bring back near the end with the quick woodwind gestures in the background.  It's very bright and happy and I know you were worried about sounding like a copy of John Williams (he does have a particular way of using 4ths and 5ths that can be cliche) but I don't hear that - it sounds very unique and individual.  Great job!

 

Papercomposer told me about using 4ths (although I didnt stack many). Expect more exercises! Thanks man

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11 minutes ago, Quinn said:

As an exercise that really is excellent. It's a fanfare in its own right. Came over as triumphal. Very engaging harmony. gives the impression of pushing forward. Bright and airy. 

Great.

 

I really appreciate you being so kind to my works over the years. Thanks.

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5 minutes ago, AngelCityOutlaw said:

I like it! I would say my only gripe is that the harmony when the choir comes in might be a bit too loud in dynamics, but I like it all the same.

This is Hollywood Orchestra, right?

 

yes I think so too, I really wanted that harmonic overlay to shine, probably a bit too high in modulation on the choir and inexperienced orchestration. Thank you! Yes it is good ear. I like Hollywood orchestra a lot

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On 10/8/2021 at 5:44 PM, PeterthePapercomPoser said:

I love this piece.  It's got a great and multi-faceted introduction part of which you bring back near the end with the quick woodwind gestures in the background.  It's very bright and happy and I know you were worried about sounding like a copy of John Williams (he does have a particular way of using 4ths and 5ths that can be cliche) but I don't hear that - it sounds very unique and individual.  Great job!

 

also thank u for such a thoughtful response, feel like I didnt say how much I appreciate it. 

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Hey! I really like this piece. Love the harmonies all over, and the staccato rhythm of the first bars. And it's a good exercise to kill your darlings once in a while! I should do exercises like this myself

 
On 10/8/2021 at 10:02 AM, Left Unexplained said:

tried to use a lot of fourths since I mainly think in thirds. Idk if that makes sense.

 

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