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    Ballet Scene (How Tonal Can I Get?)

    Well, why on earth should I do someting so tonal? Even melodic. Includes a sprightly waltz complete with swirling strings, and a hoe-down. Actually, I did this in my younger years, when I was only about 60. This was used as soundtrack music in a film presentation at the California Academy of Science, Golden Gate Park, in San Francisco.

    The original score was written complete (and legible) with pencil and manuscript paper. At that time, I had no other way. So primitive was life in those days!

    The real reason I did this now was to get some practice with GPO. Most of my music is piano or organ, sometimes with a solo instrument, and some practice was needed. Still more study needed, but for now, here it is. I really ought to work on the brass to allow some breathing times.

    Ballet Scene
    http://my.opera.com/rwayland/homes/f...et%20Scene.mp3

    Richard

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    Re: Ballet Scene (How Tonal Can I Get?)

    Richard,

    Yup...very tonal bug sounding like a work that you had fun creating. But I too remember the days of real paper and pencil, now long since put into notation and most ported to Finale and GPO/JABB.

    Gary

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    Re: Ballet Scene (How Tonal Can I Get?)

    They had to drag me kicking and screaming away from
    pencil and paper, Richard. I still sometimes relapse.

    Gosh this is tonal, you're right. You sure this is you?
    I know you were just a kid when you wrote it, but...

    Seriously, I still hear Wayland in there... an interesting
    piece, replete with the underailable and unique Wayland
    train of thought.

    On the rendering, I'd suggest more attention to dynamics
    and articulation (but of course, I mutter that to myself
    constantly, too... lol).

    Best,

    David
    www.DavidSosnowski.com
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    Re: Ballet Scene (How Tonal Can I Get?)

    Well, there is a strong hint of the direction I was to take. The ballet suite for which this was originally intended was the point of departure for me.

    The dynamics and articulation, particularly the trumpet, are indeed in need of attention. But I felt pleased that I had achieved this much success with the transformation to GPO, not always such an easy job. It is much easier with piano or organ. Not such effot required for the articulations!

    Well, I had fun composing it, and learned something in the transfer to GPO.

    Actually, everything I write has at least a strong outline with pencil and paper before it meets the computer.

    Richard

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