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    Tango pizzicato

    Had some fun writing this. All GPO pizz. string ensembles.




    http://indigo.ie/~edolan/Demo9.mp3

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    Re: Tango pizzicato

    Nice, light bouncy and fun to listen to. I like the feel you have given this Tango, though my fingers feel callouses starting from all that pizzicato-ing.

    Very enjoyable listen.
    [Music is the Rhythm, Harmony and Breath of Life]
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    Re: Tango pizzicato

    Eugene,

    Very nice light work. The GPO strings really work well in the pizzicato mode. Thanks for sharing it with the forum.

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    Good light, airy feel to this, Eugene. I wonder
    about quite that much pizzicato all at once
    (string players tend to tire from it); but the
    sound is just irresistible... lol.

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    Re: Tango pizzicato

    Quote Originally Posted by etLux
    Good light, airy feel to this, Eugene. I wonder
    about quite that much pizzicato all at once
    (string players tend to tire from it); but the
    sound is just irresistible... lol.

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    Yes but consider the Tchaikovsky #4 Scherzo as an example in the extreme of pizzacato playing. I think Eugene's piece is playable.

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    Re: Tango pizzicato

    Thanks for posting this, great fun using only pizzicato, good compostion and rendering.

    Ray

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    Smile Re: Tango pizzicato

    Thanks David and Garry for your feedback.
    I don't think my piece would prove particularly unplayable for a good string section, as it's really not that fast, and is under 4 minutes. The Tchaikovsky scherzo from his 4th is much faster, with many dynamic gradations, and far more formidable technically than my humble effort!
    Also more examples that come to mind are the Strauss Pizzicato Polkas (both of them), Delibes' pizzicato movement from "Sylvia", and the "playful pizzicato" movement from Benjamin Britten's "Simple Symphony".
    I had thought of making the middle section arco, but it didn't really work.
    Anyway back to "normal" composition now!
    Eugene

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    Re: Tango pizzicato

    Quote Originally Posted by rayzalaf
    Thanks for posting this, great fun using only pizzicato, good compostion and rendering.

    Ray

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    Thanks Ray - your comments are appreciated.
    Eugene

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