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    Billings

    Hi,

    The title is a bit odd, I admit. It is a reference to William Billings, the early American composer. When I began writing this, the hymn part after the introduction) reminded me of his music. Of course, the work evolved, but I kept the dedication, nonetheless, as it was the original inspiration.

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    It's a good thing you put that explanation in. I thought it might be a reference to Barbara Billingsly.
    Wow! Where do you guys find the time? The strings are awesome effective. Are you using all GPO? Man! Love it immensely! This is sweet work with the strings, sweet! Thanks for sharing.
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    Wow! This is very inspirational. As I listened it came across as being early American. I envisioned our ancestors in moments of relaxation and reflection. The string work is superb. Thanks.
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    Re: Billings

    Quote Originally Posted by Styxx
    It's a good thing you put that explanation in. I thought it might be a reference to Barbara Billingsly.
    Wow! Where do you guys find the time? The strings are awesome effective. Are you using all GPO? Man! Love it immensely! This is sweet work with the strings, sweet! Thanks for sharing.
    Yes, indeed - all GPO.

    Thanks for listening!

    R. Pearl

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    Exquisite writing.Spacious and grandiose without being pompous.Beautiful harmonies.I love the Viola writing,so often ignored in these string pieces.Your music is truly inspirational,in that I wanted to drop everything I am doing,and write a string orch piece.
    My sincere congratulations on a wonderful composition,wonderfully realised.
    regards

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    Re: Billings

    Quote Originally Posted by joaz
    Exquisite writing.Spacious and grandiose without being pompous.Beautiful harmonies.I love the Viola writing,so often ignored in these string pieces.Your music is truly inspirational,in that I wanted to drop everything I am doing,and write a string orch piece.
    My sincere congratulations on a wonderful composition,wonderfully realised.
    regards
    Joaz,

    Thanks for your kind comments. Yes, viola parts are important. When Mozart played string quartets, he preferred playing the viola as he enjoyed the inner voices.

    So, drop everything and get going on a string orch piece - I'm certain it would be well crafted.

    All the best,

    R. Pearl

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    Enjoyed every minute of it. It's expressive and somehow warm.
    Thanks
    sfiks

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    rpearl:

    All of the above and more..............A very well-crafted string composition and so well orchestrated by GPO. By the way, did you get your string volume in the mix portion or did you have CC1 up above 100 for the louder parts. I haven't upgraded yet so maybe I was just hearing the string ag sounds of the upgrade. Need to do that before Advanced.

    Thanks for a great piece of music and Billings is proud of you, believe me.

    Jack
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    Re: Billings

    Quote Originally Posted by Rhap2
    rpearl:

    All of the above and more..............A very well-crafted string composition and so well orchestrated by GPO. By the way, did you get your string volume in the mix portion or did you have CC1 up above 100 for the louder parts. I haven't upgraded yet so maybe I was just hearing the string ag sounds of the upgrade. Need to do that before Advanced.

    Thanks for a great piece of music and Billings is proud of you, believe me.

    Jack
    All the volume was done with CC1 - yes, it broke 100. I don't have any skill, and less knowledge of mixing...

    Thanks for listening.

    R. Pearl

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    I like this kind of string writing, well done rendition anyway IMO.

    Thanks for posting it.

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