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    Mazourka Gentile

    This is a little piano piece that I wrote in November for a recital last night.



    I haven't been working on any orchestral pieces lately, most everything has been for piano...and since playing what I have written comes hard for me, I will leave those compositions as sheet music.

    Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas!

    William

    PS I will try to check in more regularly in the New Year. My bad!
    www.williamwest.org

    We are the makers of music and the dreamers of dreams.

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    William, Good to hear from you again..

    This was delightful. I'm fond of Mazurkas and have some piano music of them which I found in a second hand shop a number of years ago. I've always thought that I'd try and sequence them some day as the 'dot' to 'plain paper' ratio indicates that they might be beyond my meagre playing capability.

    It was good to hear something different.

    Regards

    Frank

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    Re: Mazourka Gentile

    Lots of depth there...
    C. Foster Payne
    Amateur Composer/Orchestrator
    http://FosterPayne.com/default.aspx

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    Re: Mazourka Gentile

    A fine piece, William! I'm sure it would have found itself quite at home in the music halls of Chopin and Liszt. The attention to tempi in this greatly enhances the realism of it.

    Perhaps you might consider doing a set of these!

    David
    www.DavidSosnowski.com
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    In a very charming way, this is the southern gospel version of the Mazourka. It amused me and put a smile on my lips.
    Samantha Penigar
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    Smantha! Thank you so much for clearing the dust off this little puppy! I haven't listened to this in at least a year - you know I couldn't play it now if I tried!

    Thank you for listening and your kind words!
    All the best!
    William
    www.williamwest.org

    We are the makers of music and the dreamers of dreams.

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    --!---This is an unusual day in The Listening Room. All sorts of things are being pulled out of archives two years old. Since I've only been here since November of last year, this is a great reminder that one can go back and hear things posted from the beginning of the Garritan Forums, whether or not new replies are added.

    William, it's a very touching recording, your Mazourka. Evocative, gentle and nostalgic. I'm very glad to have been led to your old post.---More music to be posted sometime I hope-?

    Randy B.
    (rbowser)

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    Re: Mazourka Gentile

    Quote Originally Posted by William West
    Smantha! Thank you so much for clearing the dust off this little puppy! I haven't listened to this in at least a year - you know I couldn't play it now if I tried!

    Thank you for listening and your kind words!
    All the best!
    William
    I went to the GPO website and the Garritan Libraries Demo Page. I wanted to see the orchestra and hear Richard Birdsall music again. I actually listened to Kentaro Sato first and then Birdsall. That is how I began my day yesterday morning. About 1:30 AM this morning I was working on my own composition and felt compelled to go back to the Garritan Libraries Demo Page to listen to Birdsall again. However, I started with Craig Reeves. I was so blown away by what I heard I wanted more of C Reeves. Next I listened to one of Roberto Ferrari's compositions and was hooked. I did not leave the listening rooom until 7:45 AM.

    I am so transformed by what I heard that I will be set aside some time at least once a week to spend quality time in the listening room an the Garritan Libraries Demo Page. This, I've discovered is the best for inspiration and education I could get anywhere.

    I think that if there were more examples of a live orchestra playing GPO compositions would be the most inspiring thing ever to composers on this site.
    Samantha Penigar
    http://www.myspace.com/samanthapenigar

    http://www.northernsounds.com/forum/...p?userid=13306

    Dream it! Then Do it! Good things come to those who work while they wait. [COLOR=purple]Persistence[/COLO

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    Re: Mazourka Gentile

    Quote Originally Posted by Samantha Penigar
    I went to the GPO website and the Garritan Libraries Demo Page. I wanted to see the orchestra and hear Richard Birdsall music again. I actually listened to Kentaro Sato first and then Birdsall. That is how I began my day yesterday morning. About 1:30 AM this morning I was working on my own composition and felt compelled to go back to the Garritan Libraries Demo Page to listen to Birdsall again. However, I started with Craig Reeves. I was so blown away by what I heard I wanted more of C Reeves. Next I listened to one of Roberto Ferrari's compositions and was hooked. I did not leave the listening rooom until 7:45 AM.

    I am so transformed by what I heard that I will be set aside some time at least once a week to spend quality time in the listening room an the Garritan Libraries Demo Page. This, I've discovered is the best for inspiration and education I could get anywhere.

    I think that if there were more examples of a live orchestra playing GPO compositions would be the most inspiring thing ever to composers on this site.
    Hello Samantha,

    I agree with you 100%. There are so many very good songs at Gary`s website, like this great piano piece from William.

    Very great, William!

    But, Samantha, because I saw today that you moved many old postings into the first page now, please don`t take too much older posts into the listeningroom at the same time.

    I know your enthusiasm, but for me I think the listeningrom is more for actually compositions with the actually librarys... .

    Please do not understand me wrong! Perhaps one in a week?

    My best

    Gunther
    "Music is the shorthand of emotion." Leo Tolstoy

    Listen to me, tuning my triangle http://www.box.net/shared/ae822u6r3i

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    *cough* excuse me it's little dusty in here. Wow, cobwebs too.
    I haven't heard this one either. Who is this William West anyway!?
    Great work William! Enjoyed.

    Michael
    "...Wiktor's a Jekyll-Hyde personality..." - Lycos Music
    http://www.miserymadebeautiful.com

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