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    Dag Wiren - Serenade for Strings...........

    Hi GPO Folks,

    Dag Wirén (October 15, 1905 – April 19, 1986) was a fabulous Swedish composer.

    His most famous work was his Serenade for Strings (Op.11). Be aware though that he also composed 5 symphonies, some string quartets, numerous orchestral pieces, and many film scores.

    This post is from his "Serenade for Strings (Op.11)" - the "March", arranged for *complete orchestra* by a good friend in the UK, George Pollen.

    George was gracious enough to allow me to use his arrangement of this work to render into a very listenable piece of music. It was fun to render, trying to decide which samples sound best.

    Of course, GPO won out on most of 'em.

    http://www.classicalmidiresource.com...test/wiren.mp3

    Steve

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    Re: Dag Wiren - Serenade for Strings...........

    Steve,

    It reminded me of an oompah band at Oktoberfest. I mean no disrespect... it is simply a high octane roller coaster ride of a piece. A romp through the countryside during the first frost-filled night of the Fall. Infectious and fun!!!

    When was this written?

    This is great!! Well done!

    Thanks,
    Paul

    Prowland the posting Ninja

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    Re: Dag Wiren - Serenade for Strings...........

    Very nice rendering, Steve, it's beautiful. Thanks for posting it, and also thanks for turning us on to this composer, I was unaware of him.

    David

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    Re: Dag Wiren - Serenade for Strings...........

    Very nice rendering, Steve, it's beautiful. Thanks for posting it, and also thanks for turning us on to this composer and George Pollen, I was unaware of them.

    David

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    Re: Dag Wiren - Serenade for Strings...........

    hmm -not sure what Wiren would have had to say about this reworking. Of course it completely changes the character of the piece. I have to say that I rather enjoyed it though and it remains on the tasteful side of the "Oktoberfest"!

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    Re: Dag Wiren - Serenade for Strings...........

    Beautiful job of rendering this fine arrangement, Steve.

    Dag Wirén is an unfamiliar voice to me -- I'd be interested
    to hear more!

    My best,

    David
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