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    Although it's now November....

    Now that the Halloween contest seems to be winding down, I’m going to post my entry here just to see what people think of it.

    One quick preliminary – I want the beginning to be that quiet… pppp ….

    Anyway, here is Halloween 2006. Let me know what you think.
    Trent P. McDonald

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    Not enough scary...

    It seems more a modern chamber music piece...but a good one

    (the citation of dies irae may be more effective with a dissonant aggressive harmonization as halo...just an idea... )

    You had fun...didn't you?

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    Re: Although it's now November....

    Hi Fabio.

    I guess I was trying more for "dark" than "scary".

    When the Dies Irae comes in I want it big, surprising and simple. Maybe after it starts a harsh, dissonant treatment from the two violins or something... hmmmm.

    Anyway, thanks for listening and for your comments. And yes, I had a lot of fun
    Trent P. McDonald

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    Re: Although it's now November....

    Trent,

    Now this is very different Halloween music. Sort of Halloween ala baroque ghosts in powdered wigs and the like. With Beethoven sitting in on the piano.

    Gary

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    Re: Although it's now November....

    Not scary, but nice violin and woodwind work in there - well done.

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    Re: Although it's now November....

    Quote Originally Posted by GaryBric
    With Beethoven sitting in on the piano.
    www.garybricault.com
    I've been studying the Beethoven piano sonatas lately so no matter how hard I try to keep it out, it's been creepying in.

    I've also been watching the original Addams family TV show a lot - Lurch is often playing dark semi-baroque stuff on the harpsichord. That, of course, had to make its way in. Ghosts in powdered wigs... hmmmm, sounds like an interesting movie for the PBS set

    Anyway, thanks for listening and for the comments.
    Trent P. McDonald

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    Re: Although it's now November....

    Quote Originally Posted by L0W
    Not scary, but nice violin and woodwind work in there - well done.
    I guess I was trying for dark more than scary, yet I tend to think of a haunted house with a chamber orchestra instead of a huge Hollywood orchestra. Maybe for next years contest I'll try more spooky...

    Thanks for listening and for your comments.
    Trent P. McDonald

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    Re: Although it's now November....

    Quote Originally Posted by trentpmcd
    I've been studying the Beethoven piano sonatas lately so no matter how hard I try to keep it out, it's been creepying in.
    I can certainly hear old Luddie's influence in places,
    Trent... but hey, you must admit, the man was a
    little strange around the edges at times, so he's not
    an unapt source of inspiration.

    Nice job on this!

    David
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    Re: Although it's now November....

    Quote Originally Posted by etLux
    I can certainly hear old Luddie's influence in places,
    Trent... but hey, you must admit, the man was a
    little strange around the edges at times, so he's not
    an unapt source of inspiration.

    Nice job on this!

    David
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    I'm sure there were few composers quite as spooky in person as LvB. Maybe Scriabin or Paganini. As far as scary music in the classics, I've heard few pieces used quite as often as Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D minor for scary situations, at least the toccata is often heard.

    Thanks David for listening and commenting.
    Trent P. McDonald

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