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Here is the 4th movement of my Symphony no. 2 "Laura Lee":
Rondo - Allegro con Fuoco.

The mix still needs some improvement, it's not easy to get everything in perfect balance, but I hope I am getting close. Comments and suggestions are always welcome!

André
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Uploaded: Aug 07, 2011 - 01:38:50 PM
Last Updated: Aug 09, 2011 - 07:37:29 AM Last Played: Jan 30, 2017 - 02:22:45 AM
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andreasvanharen said 2295 days ago (August 7th, 2011)
New recording...
Btw. This is the same rondo as I posted before but now with a new orchestral software package. I hope this one will be even more realistic than the previous one.
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XMaramena said 2295 days ago (August 7th, 2011)
Love it
This is the first of your symphony that I've heard, and I've got to say, I simply love it. Definitely in need of performance and radio airtime! Not sure about the change at 1:04 - it doesn't quite seem to fit with the first minute, maybe not from a harmonic or melodic point of view, but from an orchestration view. Also, the steady feel of rhythm is lost somewhat - I find it a little hard to work out what's coming in where.
2:15 - on the descending sequences here there seem to a be a couple of harmonic clashes that don't quite work for me.
I can't comment on the mix as I'm currently deaf in one ear, and gradually losing my hearing completely. 04:15 - I feel this one fits in with the complete piece more than the change at 1:04. And wow 5:05 - I wasn't expecting the key change. If it's there to take people by suprise, it does the job very well indeed. I love the strings at 5:35. Overall though, the piece is just simply awesome!


andreasvanharen said 2295 days ago (August 7th, 2011)
Thanks
Hi, thanks so much for the long comment. I would love to hear it performed live and on the radio, oh yes!
The piece does mix styles a little, yes. I believe it's because I'm very influeced by Beethoven but love the late romantics as well. Maybe the first movement of this symphony that I still have to orchestra, will be more balanced. I saved it for last because it's going to be the most difficult movement to work on.
So sorry to hear about your hearing problems, that is the worst thing that can happen to a musician.
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PatriciaGirl said 2295 days ago (August 7th, 2011)
Lovely...
More of a cinematic piece to me, with all the crescendos and little dynamic changes :) I would love to see inside the composers thought process when you created this. Music wise, your instrumentation worked for me. The mix (for me), I would of preferred a little more depth or space, but that could be my old speakers talking. I check it out through my studio headphones. Other than that, great job! Thanks for sharing-patty
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andreasvanharen said 2294 days ago (August 9th, 2011)
Thanks
Thanks Patricia, there's a lot of thought process going into creating a piece like this and my thoughts are going in all directions, difficult to follow!
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ShadowofNine said 2294 days ago (August 8th, 2011)
Rondo
Fabulous work, masterful....instrument rendering is awesome very realistic instruments what ever the software it is excellent...
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andreasvanharen said 2294 days ago (August 9th, 2011)
thanks
I experienced that it takes almost the same amount of time writing a piece like this as afterwards recording and mixing it. Although it does help when the sound library is good. I used the Sonixov Complete Symphonic Collection for this, a great present from Richard Schletty. Almost no editing necessary.

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DWL said 2294 days ago (August 9th, 2011)
Never fail to disappoint!
Lovely use of textures and rhythm. The orchestration is excellent with only the brass sounding a little synthesied. I'l dlove to hear this with a proper orchestra.

It's romantic in sound but I think has earlier classical stylings. The lack of dissonance is refreshing as so much modern "classical" music often overdoes the dissonance imo.

I was waiting for the final chord though ;-)

Excellent work Andreas.

Cheers

Dick
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andreasvanharen said 2294 days ago (August 9th, 2011)
thanks
Hi Dick, yes it would be great to hear it performed by a real orchestra. I am curious if I would get to hear that same church organ effect when played live. I think though it's because of the octave doubling I used in the woodwinds on those moments. I never was so much in the typical modern sounds, maybe I am old fashion. As with Beethovens 5th, I love to make it clear that the piece is over by using some extra final chords!

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michaeljayklein said 2293 days ago (August 9th, 2011)
Wonderful....
...I don't know how you do it, but it's excellent!
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andreasvanharen said 2293 days ago (August 10th, 2011)
Thanks, Michael!
It takes a lot of work to get it like this, glad you like it!
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