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Topic: Ghostly Waltzes For Piano & Orchestra Opus 3 Please Critique  (Read 1239 times)

Offline j_joe_townley

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New Composition Would love some feedback, criticism, suggestions, etc. Thanks much in advance.
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Re: Ghostly Waltzes For Piano & Orchestra Opus 3 Please Critique
Reply #1 on: December 01, 2015, 06:33:47 PM
Anybody?    ???  The composition is only 10 minutes and consists of three waltzes.

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Re: Ghostly Waltzes For Piano & Orchestra Opus 3 Please Critique
Reply #2 on: December 02, 2015, 03:13:50 PM
 :-[  Am I radioactive? Did I forget to use underarm deodorant? Do I have a villainous reputation in here? Can't I get even the simplest "Hello?"

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Re: Ghostly Waltzes For Piano & Orchestra Opus 3 Please Critique
Reply #3 on: December 02, 2015, 06:42:30 PM
You obviously have some melodic gift and that was 10 pleasant minutes i spent listening to this work.

Perhaps it needs a climax as without that, it just drifts. I tend to gravitate towards piano dominant works myself, but this was obviously not your intention.

Spooky, but for me, it needs a bit more oomph.

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Re: Ghostly Waltzes For Piano & Orchestra Opus 3 Please Critique
Reply #4 on: December 02, 2015, 09:05:54 PM
You obviously have some melodic gift and that was 10 pleasant minutes i spent listening to this work.

Perhaps it needs a climax as without that, it just drifts. I tend to gravitate towards piano dominant works myself, but this was obviously not your intention.

Spooky, but for me, it needs a bit more oomph.

Thal

Thank you, Thal for the feedback. I worried about this, the drifting part, but you confirmed it. I suppose composers have a different perspective of things when writing but outside perspectives are always valuable. You're right. The first two are not piano dominated. Only the third is quite technically difficult and that because it originally was part of my Piano Concerto No 2 as a 4th mov. but I decided the spooky atmosphere was out of character for the concerto and so removed it and added the other two waltzes.

What is your concerto society about?

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Re: Ghostly Waltzes For Piano & Orchestra Opus 3 Please Critique
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Re: Ghostly Waltzes For Piano & Orchestra Opus 3 Please Critique
Reply #6 on: December 05, 2015, 06:38:20 PM


I am curious if piano is your primary instrument?  this sounds like a violin or guitar player maybe?  I don't mean that in a bad way at all...quite the opposite actually.   Pianists just have a way of sounding like pianists when they compose again usually not a bad thing... but sometimes pianists can be a bit over the top...   you also just don't act like a pianist...lol.

very cool...really :)   I would love to hear this performed live.   It reminds me of the haunted house at Disney world.   I am with Thal (my favorite banjo player :) ) on the need for a bit more drama.. 
The progression is pretty straightforward...  :)  every think of maybe having an improvisational piano element to this?  I could do some really, really, fun stuff with those themes.   Maybe a synth sound or two just for kicks -- a big airy pad sound.. or a nice saw wave... :o  I am of the opinion that maybe contemporary classical music should embrace modern technology instead of shunning it.   Improvisation is actually  an ancient concept... and pretty much ignored in the modern era. 

these ideas are heretical, I know...lol... I take no offense whatsoever if you haughtily rebuke me here on the forum...   I am a jazzer ;)
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