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    "Hornish Rhapsody"

    This is a piece that I wrote for an iron-lipped horn player.

    Here is my "Hornish Rhapsody".

    Regards,
    Larry G. Alexander
    www.alexandermusic.com

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    Re: "Hornish Rhapsody"

    Beautiful horn sound. Nice tune.
    Fabio
    Arrigo Beyle / Milanese / Lived, wrote, loved -- Stendhal
    Being Italian is a full-time job -- B. Severgnini

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    Re: "Hornish Rhapsody"

    Quote Originally Posted by fabiolcati View Post
    Beautiful horn sound. Nice tune.
    Thanks, Sr. Fabio. I'm glad that you like it.

    Addio,
    Larry G. Alexander
    www.alexandermusic.com

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    Re: "Hornish Rhapsody"

    "iron-lipped"--probably a good descriptor for the horn player this would call for! But I'm sure a good musician could pull it off and have a good time doing it.

    It made me smile, Mr. Larry, the way you made this weighty, somewhat ponderous instrument sound so light and agile. The outstanding attribute of this piece is the great juxtaposition of the meaty instrument and the bouncy, tripping line it plays. Neat, I like it.

    There's a less successful quality with your string sound. There's something keyboard-playerish, like they're being played by a single musician at the keys, you know what I mean? I feel the Length control is too choked off on most instruments in ARIA, and that's part of it, along with no apparent reverb in the string mix, and the solid chord nature of their track, quantization also. You're very likely aware that there's a "synthy" result in your string tracks, Larry, and what I've assumed is that just having the bed of chord structure is probably sufficient for you. There's just such a contrast between your strings and your lead tracks which are always so well done, I decided to mention it.

    As always, I sure enjoyed the music, Mr. A - thank you.

    Randy

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    Re: "Hornish Rhapsody"

    Thanks for listening.
    Larry G. Alexander
    www.alexandermusic.com

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    Re: "Hornish Rhapsody"

    Ahoy Larry! This was a very fun listen! I'm not sure what it was, but something about listening to this while making my Peanut Butter and Jelly just seemed...right. It was very difficult to not get overzealous in the spreading of the peanut butter, perhaps it was just the buttery sound of the horn

    Thanks for sharing!
    Michael Obermeyer, Jr.
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    Re: "Hornish Rhapsody"

    Hi, Larry...

    In that register, you were probably thinking that this really should have been for EUPHONIUM, weren't you?

    I started to dance around the basement to this...good thing nobody else is home.

    Yer ol' pal Snorlax
    Jim Williams
    Professor of Capitalism
    N9EJR
    Indianapolis Brass Choir
    All Your Bass Sus&Short Are Belong to Us.

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    Re: "Hornish Rhapsody"

    Quote Originally Posted by sanyarem View Post
    Ahoy Larry! This was a very fun listen! I'm not sure what it was, but something about listening to this while making my Peanut Butter and Jelly just seemed...right. It was very difficult to not get overzealous in the spreading of the peanut butter, perhaps it was just the buttery sound of the horn

    Thanks for sharing!
    Very descriptive!

    Are you peanut "buttering me up"?

    I'm obliged to you for your support. Thanks.

    Regards,
    Larry G. Alexander
    www.alexandermusic.com

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    Re: "Hornish Rhapsody"

    Quote Originally Posted by snorlax View Post
    Hi, Larry...

    In that register, you were probably thinking that this really should have been for EUPHONIUM, weren't you?

    I started to dance around the basement to this...good thing nobody else is home.

    Yer ol' pal Snorlax
    I am told that you will never make it on the TV program, "So You Think You Can Dance".

    Good horn players can play in all of the registers that I used in this piece. I will admit that this composition is extremely difficult to play even for a virtuoso performer like Dennis Brain.

    Thanks for your input, my friend.

    Best,
    Larry G. Alexander
    www.alexandermusic.com

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    Re: "Hornish Rhapsody"

    A while back I was listening to some Jazz horn players (I think
    our elder statesman Bob DeCelle sent me the link -- which of
    course I cannot now find) -- and these guys can get truly
    astonishing agility out of the instrument, seemingly anywhere
    in the range. Regardless of their gymnastics, I do think any
    accomplished player could handle this fairly well.

    Thanks for another good listen, Larry!

    Best,


    David
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    David Sosnowski
    www.DavidSosnowski.com

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