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    Symphony in C I. Allegro moderato

    2 months ago I discovered a symphony fragment of about 80 measures (till 2:25) and some sketches for the development of a wellknown composer (you can guess the name!) which fascinated me so that I wanted to complete it. Here it is:

    www.gerdprengel.de/symphony_C_Major_1.mp3

    http://www.gerdprengel.de/Symphony_in_C.pdf


    I hope it speaks to you!

    Gerd

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    Re: Symphony in C I. Allegro moderato

    You did a good job of puttingt all together. I’m not sure about the composer other than were were probably male, living some where in Europe in the 1800s?

    Technically, I occasionally heard the machine gun effect. That probably has to do with audio play back using a notation app.





    Phil

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    Re: Symphony in C I. Allegro moderato

    Hi Gerd,

    You've brought up a wonderful composition here, worth a closer look and a good recording. Phil already mentioned the machine gun effect in the violins and violas. As such it doesn't disturb too much here, since the triplets are made in a sustain-like sample, with camouflages the so called gun effect. But the composition would definitely benefit from a clear spiccato or soft staccato (or portato, or a short articulation with a distinct attack) to execute all these triplets in a light and joyful way. The melodic themes would be supported in a playful way as a nice contrast. So if possible (if you have the articulations at your disposal to do so) could you review these triplets? Your massive, marvellous work would shine a lot more by such simple change!

    Well done, I really like the overall composition.
    Jos
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    Re: Symphony in C I. Allegro Moderato

    Some new development with this symphony fragment from Mendelssohn: When I first was working on it I had only a piano arrangement from the original score. I didn't even know that there was a score exisiting! By know I was informed that there is a score in the city of Leipzig and a copy as PDF file I could order there. Can you I magine how exciting it was for me to compare my orchestration with Mendelssohn's original score? Interestingly my first version wasn't even so far away from Mendelssohn's :-) The biggest difference was that Mendelssohn made much more use of the timpani (with great tremolos!) and that I had tremolis in the violins in the beginning which I kept . And his brass instruments were better .... :-)

    So here now a new version with Mendelssohn's original score of the first 2 minutes and my completion (the same links as before):

    www.gerdprengel.de/symphony_C_Major_1.mp3

    www.gerdprengel.de/Symphony_in_C.pdf


    Gerd

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