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    "White Velvet"

    Y'all,

    I wrote "White Velvet" this morning.

    All of the instruments are GPO. I made extensive use of the violas in their lower range. Don't overlook the viola section in your own works. Their low notes can add a chordal lushness and sonority. Double-stopped or divisi violas combined with celli that are playing the root of the chord, can be very effective. It's a very full sound and involves only two sections of the orchestra.

    My best to all,

    Larry

    http://www.alexandermusic.com
    Larry G. Alexander
    www.alexandermusic.com

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    Re: "White Velvet"

    Larry, you certainly seem to be prolific! I have trouble imagining being able to complete a project so quickly. You wrote this piece "this morning"--!

    "White Velvet" made for very nice listening, I thank you for it.

    rbowser

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    Re: "White Velvet"

    Quote Originally Posted by rbowser-
    Larry, you certainly seem to be prolific! I have trouble imagining being able to complete a project so quickly. You wrote this piece "this morning"--!

    "White Velvet" made for very nice listening, I thank you for it.

    rbowser
    ...and I thank you, Brother Bowser for having a listen and then commenting.

    Yes, I wrote it this morning. (11/10/06) Speed doesn't equate to quality.

    Regards,

    Larry
    Larry G. Alexander
    www.alexandermusic.com

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    Re: "White Velvet"

    Hi Larry,

    I'm listening to White Velvet as I write this - very smooth, indeed! Is there a story behind the title?

    Regards,

    Jim
    RealSax.com "When you need real sax in your tracks."
    http://www.realsax.com

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    Re: "White Velvet"

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Clark
    Hi Larry,

    I'm listening to White Velvet as I write this - very smooth, indeed! Is there a story behind the title?

    Regards,

    Jim
    No story except for the fact that I had previously written a string thing called "Red Velvet" and I just went from there. There was an old pop tune called "Blue Velvet" (I think that it was Bobby Vinton.) from years ago so I'm steering clear of that title.

    Thank you for listening.

    Regards,

    Larry
    Larry G. Alexander
    www.alexandermusic.com

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    Re: "White Velvet"

    mozartish, it is, I think...
    nice piece
    thanks for sharing

    /Anders

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    Re: "White Velvet"

    Quote Originally Posted by engson
    mozartish, it is, I think...
    nice piece
    thanks for sharing

    /Anders
    100% Alexanderish.

    Thank you for reviewing it.

    Regards to you,

    Larry
    Larry G. Alexander
    www.alexandermusic.com

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    Re: "White Velvet"

    A sound pointer on orchestration, Larry; the
    violas are vastly underused and neglected --
    and you've certainly exercised them to a fine,
    full richness in this!

    My best,


    David
    www.DavidSosnowski.com
    .

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    Re: "White Velvet"

    When I was in music school, I was good friends with a violist. Through our friendship I really learned to appreciate it. Now I love its lovely mellow sound, particularly at the bottom of its range. Basically I'm in 100% agreement with you Larry. Thank you for sharing another lovely selection from the Alexander Catalogue!

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    Re: "White Velvet"

    Quote Originally Posted by etLux
    A sound pointer on orchestration, Larry; the
    violas are vastly underused and neglected --
    and you've certainly exercised them to a fine,
    full richness in this!

    My best,


    David
    www.DavidSosnowski.com
    .
    Thank you, Sir. Lord knows, I try.

    My best,

    Larry
    Larry G. Alexander
    www.alexandermusic.com

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