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    "Red Velvet"

    Y'all,

    Here is a bit of elevator (Brit. - lift) music that I wrote this morning while playing a game of computer cribbage.

    This is "Red Velvet" and it is all GPO strings.

    This is quite a change of pace for me because most of the things that I write are at a much faster tempo than this.

    Receptively yours,

    Larry A.
    Larry G. Alexander
    www.alexandermusic.com

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    Re: "Red Velvet"

    Shame on you, Larry. I understand you prepared a two-minute egg this morning for breakfast, but turned out only sixty measures while doing so.

    ~

    An adagio well done, Larry. There's a gentler, more reflective quality about this work that I don't hear too often from you; and would hope to hear more of!

    ~

    Side note: love the color of the strings around ~1:40 ffd.

    David
    www.DavidSosnowski.com
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    Re: "Red Velvet"

    This was great work Larry!


    There's some terrific harmonies here....
    A departure from your up-beat tempo works.... I think it could work well played even slower!...


    very nice!


    jeff

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    Re: "Red Velvet"

    Quote Originally Posted by etLux
    Shame on you, Larry. I understand you prepared a two-minute egg this morning for breakfast, but turned out only sixty measures while doing so.

    An adagio well done, Larry. There's a gentler, more reflective quality about this work that I don't hear too often from you; and would hope to hear more of!

    Side note: love the color of the strings around ~1:40 ffd.

    David
    www.DavidSosnowski.com
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    Yes, I'm a slackard, Dave.

    I'm glad that you like this bit of syrup. At the point that you mention (01:40) I wrote the cellos in the upper register playing harmony with the violas and the sound is fairly nice, if I do say so myself.

    Thanks for your input.

    LGA
    Larry G. Alexander
    www.alexandermusic.com

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    Re: "Red Velvet"

    Quote Originally Posted by jsp2
    This was great work Larry!

    There's some terrific harmonies here....
    A departure from your up-beat tempo works.... I think it could even work well played even slower!...

    very nice!

    jeff
    Thank you, Mr. Jeffrey. It's nice of you to listen and comment.

    LGA
    Larry G. Alexander
    www.alexandermusic.com

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    Re: "Red Velvet"

    Quote Originally Posted by Larry G. Alexander
    At the point that you mention (01:40) I wrote the cellos in the upper register playing harmony with the violas and the sound is fairly nice, if I do say so myself.
    Ah! Thanks on the info. That color's really striking...

    David
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    Re: "Red Velvet"

    Quote Originally Posted by etLux
    Ah! Thanks on the info. That color's really striking...

    David
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    You are pulling my leg, Dahveed. You have written that combination for years.

    LGA
    Larry G. Alexander
    www.alexandermusic.com

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    Re: "Red Velvet"

    Quote Originally Posted by Larry G. Alexander
    You are pulling my leg, Dahveed. You have written that combination for years.

    LGA
    That's true (I really like viola and cello in certain ranges).

    But it sounded really good on you, Larry, too... lol.

    Seriously, generally I'll double the two, though, for a rich melodic line; not use them in harmony.

    David
    www.DavidSosnowski.com
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    Re: "Red Velvet"

    Ahhh. Thanks for the info.

    I sometimes write the violas in harmony below the cellos in their upper register and that produces some nice, unusual texture.

    LGA
    Larry G. Alexander
    www.alexandermusic.com

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    Re: "Red Velvet"

    Quote Originally Posted by Larry G. Alexander
    Ahhh. Thanks for the info.
    You are pulling my leg, Lahreee. You have written that combination for years.

    Another useful technique, when doubling them, is to put the violas at a slightly higher dynamic level than the celli... in the viola mid-range, with that cello shadow, the color is lusciously rich.

    David
    www.DavidSosnowski.com
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