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Overture 1



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This is the beginning of the overture to Amokopera (Life in 12 parts)

I'm stil finding my feet with orchestration so any suggestions would be very welcome.

This covers the first 3 songs of the opera so is still very much a work in progress.
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Uploaded: Oct 28, 2006 - 05:38:37 AM
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BenS said 3799 days ago (October 28th, 2006)
Its very classical
Wow, nice classical tone.

The little sheep sound is very funny. i like it.
Just keep composing with this kind of orchestration.

I think the whole opera will be very fantastic.

Good work!!

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DWL said 3798 days ago (October 28th, 2006)
thanks Ben, the sheep is deliberate and makes an appearance later in one of the songs ;-)


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Feter said 3798 days ago (October 29th, 2006)
Excellent !!
now this is something to respect
you put alot of work on the percussions
very great job !!
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paul f. page said 3797 days ago (October 29th, 2006)
First thought: what's with the sheep?
Second thought: who cares? This is really cool. I hope you will continue working on this because you have already got something intriguing going. You have such a nice sense of the many avenues of orchestration. Please finish this so the rest of us can enjoy your work. Will there be singers and a chorus one day? And might you be able to record them?
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stevewhit said 3794 days ago (November 1st, 2006)
nice one!
This sounds great.
The sheep gets my vote.
I can't possibly offer you any prof advice other than to say I think it sounds good and you have worked hard on te orchestration.



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Monkaton said 3794 days ago (November 2nd, 2006)
A Short Overture
Is better than no overture at all.

Very good orchestration. As you get more of the songs completed other themes could be used to lengthen this piece, but the mood and feel is very good.
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Roxylee said 3793 days ago (November 2nd, 2006)
I'll be watching for the rest of this overture. Very cool. It sounds like the butcher's squaky shoes coming for the poor sheep. If that's totally off the wall, sorry.
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DWL said 3793 days ago (November 3rd, 2006)
The opera is about life. The squeaks are certainly squeaky but not shoes ;)

The big opening crash is either a baby being smacked into life or the inevitable result of rythmic squeaking. I do like the idea of the butcher though.....

Thanks for the comments, ther's much more to come, although probably next year at the speed I work!



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Char said 2227 days ago (February 15th, 2011)
I never could get this
song to play. Oh, well.
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