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Colors of the Water


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Einarus

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This is a piece for clarinet quintet I wrote this fall and it was performed at a school concert last week.

The sound quality could be better on this one, seeing as this just the Finale Garritan software instruments, but I hope to record the piece sometime in the next couple of weeks.

Enjoy.

©2009 Einar Sverrir Tryggvason
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Uploaded: Jan 22, 2010 - 08:57:03 AM
Last Updated: Jan 22, 2010 - 08:57:03 AM Last Played: Jan 29, 2017 - 11:24:30 AM
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MarkHolbrook said 2649 days ago (January 22nd, 2010)
Firsties?
I hope
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MarkHolbrook said 2649 days ago (January 22nd, 2010)
Well Ein
I think it sounds just fine! Very cool sound! The melody is provoking... I found myself lingering for more of it... That is a good thing... Especially during the break at 2:40 or so... I didn't want the previous passage to stop! But then you took off into something equally as cool...

Nice work Ein... Really excellent!
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Einarus said 2648 days ago (January 23rd, 2010)
Thank you so much
I worked quite hard on that opening melody and it makes me very happy that you liked it.

Thanks for the kind words :)

-Einar S.
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crissew said 2649 days ago (January 22nd, 2010)
like the intertwining
instruments. the instrument sounds are not all that great but I surmised that you will be recording the real ones? Love the string parts the best in this tune. Very well written melodies. The final song should be stellar
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Einarus said 2648 days ago (January 23rd, 2010)
Thank you
Thanks for the kind words - I really appreciate it!

And yes, I hope to record this live sometime soon. Of course I will upload it here when I do so :)
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caroline said 2649 days ago (January 22nd, 2010)
lush...
thank you for sharing xoxo
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Einarus said 2648 days ago (January 23rd, 2010)
My pleasure
Thank YOU for listening :)

-Einar S.
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thetiler said 2649 days ago (January 22nd, 2010)
Enjoyed
your such a great contributor of fun music to listen to. To me I think your one of the best here at Mj that contributes very "fun to hear" music. And to me that is very important music wise!
Way to go, not only for this piece of music but for so many gems you
have done! Like to hear your classical music style like this. I don't think you have done many classical pieces that I can remember. Wow another great style for you! Keep going ! Impressed with your multi faceted styles. From Cool Rock to Cool Classical !

Way to Go!
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Einarus said 2648 days ago (January 23rd, 2010)
I'm blushing like crazy over here
I'm always so flattered to read your comments, Bill - I truly appreciate them, especially coming from someone as talented as yourself.

This is my second classically written piece, and I can only presume they will increase in numbers over the next months.

Thank you very much!

-Einar S.
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Char said 2649 days ago (January 22nd, 2010)
This could
be the soundtrack for a movie like Avatar where the scenery is lush and powerful. Wonderful aural journey. Amazing piece. Thanks.
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Einarus said 2648 days ago (January 23rd, 2010)
Thank you
To be compared to a composer such as James Horner is nothing short of awesome, so thank you very much :)

-Einar S.
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Char said 2648 days ago (January 23rd, 2010)
You
merit the comparison. May you have continued success. Thanks.
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moorlandt said 2648 days ago (January 22nd, 2010)
Great scenery
Very spic & span composition. I agree with the sound quality, but what the heck, this is such an enjoyable piece of classical music. Lots of respect, mate.
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Einarus said 2648 days ago (January 23rd, 2010)
Long time no see!
Always nice to hear from you, Walter, and thank you very much for the kind words.

And now for the classic question: How did you like Iceland?

-Einar S.
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moorlandt said 2648 days ago (January 23rd, 2010)
Well,
to answer the classic question: it was a great experience. A 5-day business trip which I co-organized, so unfortunately I could not fully enjoy every moment, but enough to come back with a very satisfied feeling. Just one thing: never in my life will I eat hakarl again...
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Feter said 2648 days ago (January 22nd, 2010)
Colors of the Water
Very moving ...deep with emotions you really
did great job with the writing and the
accompaniment ..the whole piece tells you this
been on the desk for a while you ve done alot
of work on this and it shows ..so brilliant ..
very nicely done ..kudos ..thnx alot for sharin !!!!
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Einarus said 2648 days ago (January 23rd, 2010)
Thank you!
I always value your input, Feter. Thank you so much for the comment.

You're right about this lying on my desk for a while - I started this in early November if I remember correctly, so this took some time to finish properly :)

Again, thank you!

-Einar S.
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Ed Hannifin said 2648 days ago (January 22nd, 2010)
Einar,
...you've got a great feel for melody and harmony, and you've also got a great sense of pace. You're very good at setting your music in its proper tempo, and you're not afraid of either slow or fast....

This has a lovely sense of unfolding and developing melody. It's sweetly melodic but not cloying. The composition sounds very mature to me.

If you ever get to play it through some truly great software instruments/samples, I'd love to hear it. It can only sound even better.

Ed
Einarus said 2648 days ago (January 23rd, 2010)
Thanks, Ed
Thank you for the nice comment!

I'm planning to record a live version of this in the next couple of weeks so that should improve the sound quality exponentially :)

-Einar S.
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Wummimann said 2648 days ago (January 22nd, 2010)
...
its not bad - but sometimes the instruments sounds like a playstation game - but its a well fusion between classical and folk
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Einarus said 2648 days ago (January 23rd, 2010)
Thanks
As long as I don't sound like a Sega game, I'm ok with it :)
Thank you for the honesty, man.

-Einar S.
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segiperkasa said 2648 days ago (January 23rd, 2010)
nice tune
really nice tune..... peaceful and calm .....
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kassia said 2648 days ago (January 23rd, 2010)
water
Einar this is so very beautiful and gentle. Exceptional arrangement and use of each instrument. I have recently been falling in love with the clarinet, so am especially enjoying this piece in listening to what you've done with it.

The dissonance during the opening passage is amazingly effective at moving the piece forward. You rest on each dissonance only long enough for it to be heard, and then move to a resolve, only to move to dissonance again in the next breath. It's excellently done.

The change in mood during the second half of the piece is really great and the transition from the first half to the second is wonderfully smooth. I barely even realized you had taken me to a completely different "color".

Really, Einar, this is an incredible piece and I can't wait to hear it performed by actual musicians. Will you be directing it?
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I.G.M. said 2647 days ago (January 23rd, 2010)
wow, you grow and grow :o)
I remember when I was new here and you composed
those nice songs. now you`re a professional composer it seems!!
very nice tune!!
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Jarvoid said 2646 days ago (January 24th, 2010)
I did enjoy
..love reed instruments..cannot play them but hey life is like that no? This reminded me of beingback at school and hearing the school orchestra ...brillant.

Jarvoid

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Cameron said 2646 days ago (January 24th, 2010)
Lovely
I hear echoes of Sibelius and Vaughn-Williams in this excellently put-together piece. It's definitely music from the cold Northlands; hauntingly beautiful and poignant -- a sense of yearning.

Nice interplay between clarinet and strings. I agree with Ed and the others that you have a very developed melodic sense.

In instrumental combinations like this, I would also like to hear the accompanying ones (the strings, in this case) be featured in short soloistic lines as well. But this particular "movement" showcases the solo clarinet which is also good. Maybe have other movements featuring the strings.

This would make an excellent second movement of a suite.

I look VERY much forward to having you perform this live and share it with us here.

Wonderful work!
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Gaylen75 said 2645 days ago (January 25th, 2010)
Great Sound
I love the sound you have here. It is like you mic'ed an amplifier. It has a warm sound. Great piece.
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VicDiesel said 2645 days ago (January 25th, 2010)
Simple and charming
Very nice piece. It sounds like it would be fun to play live.
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Skean said 2644 days ago (January 27th, 2010)
Nice
Very very nice, hey I hope everything goes well in yours so lovely country... One's again nice composing enjoyed a lot.
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Parichayaka said 2643 days ago (January 28th, 2010)
inspiring
Listened to this a few times now and have come to appreciate not only the structure and beautiful theme and variations of the main melody, but I'm especially impressed by your focus and ability to simplify the arrangement, placing each voice in the right spot to make for a full sound without ever crowding the musical space. The melody lends itself to variations but the way you do this towards the end is more subtle and satisfying than I could have imagined. Much easier to imagine a live performance of this piece - the dry sound of the instruments actually helps appreciate the composition and is pleasant enough for repeated listening. Congratulations Einar! You're starting to develop real arranging skills beyond your excellent intuitive and creative midi explorations - next time I'll see you in Iceland you'll have to teach me some of those 'mad skills' you're learning at music school:)
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SuperStarSmith said 2640 days ago (January 30th, 2010)
talent
here. opening melody esp beautiful. well thought out. good instrumentation. nice job
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Keith O. Edwards said 2638 days ago (February 1st, 2010)
Not So Simple
I spent this evening at the SibeliusMusic site (similar to Finale Showcase) listening to the latest scores there (mostly by Brits), and I heard nothing as fine as this.

First, you have a beautiful melody, which is not an easy thing to devise. Then, instead of mere repetition, you develop it in a real classical fashion. That's even more difficult. Nice, logical, progressions, too.

All in all, this is the best new thing for small ensemble I've heard in a long time.



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Doug Somers said 2637 days ago (February 3rd, 2010)
Water
Well crafted with a warm string backing to the soloist. Melodic and smooth, speaks of clarity and I can imagine a story about the flowing of water from rain to rivers to the ocean. This must have been rewarding to have your work played in a concert.

Nicely done!
Doug
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curtithird said 2620 days ago (February 19th, 2010)
i play
clarinet, and can't wait to practice this and play by ear! You are amazing!
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BirdmanWayne94 said 2569 days ago (April 11th, 2010)
I'm a sucker...
... for this type of music. Amazing composition and an even more amazing choice of instruments to play it.

Although it sounds good, I'd love to hear it in a better quality of instruments, or even better its live performance! ;)
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