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Scherzo for Four Recorder Quartets


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VicDiesel

 Genre: Baroque

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Lots of fluties.

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Uploaded: Aug 12, 2015 - 09:12:19 PM
Last Updated: Aug 23, 2015 - 12:41:40 PM Last Played: Feb 21, 2017 - 11:35:32 PM
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kristyjo said 712 days ago (August 12th, 2015)
So, is this 16 instruments at once?
Did you play all of those recorders one at a time? I like the little modern type melodic and harmonic twists you throw in at the one minute and two minute marks. Is this your own composition? Well done!

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VicDiesel said 712 days ago (August 13th, 2015)
16
Aren't we all multi-trackers? Yes, I wrote this over the last week or two. I had the idea of doing something with 4 quartets.
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Fire_Angel said 712 days ago (August 13th, 2015)
Amazing.
Busy but not fussy, it's got a cheerful air to it that lifted my mood. The layering of all those recorders without making a confused mess is most impressive. Bach might have loved this.
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papag said 712 days ago (August 13th, 2015)
Jaunty
I like the bounce in this piece. No point in trying to count the number of instruments, just got in the flow.
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Philip18 said 711 days ago (August 13th, 2015)
Scherzo
Lovely lilting tune. Joyful. Skilfully played to get all those instruments complementing each other rather than getting in each other's way. Much enjoyed.
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MarkHolbrook said 711 days ago (August 13th, 2015)
Ok...
Did you play all of these!? Very cool!
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VicDiesel said 711 days ago (August 14th, 2015)
16 parts
times 3 minutes.... took me indeed barely over an hour to record it. The writing is a different story. That was more like 3 weeks.
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DWL said 711 days ago (August 14th, 2015)
Baroque and roll Vic
Like the others, I have no idea how you managed to get that many layers to have such clarity.

Amazing.

Cheers

Dick
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VicDiesel said 710 days ago (August 15th, 2015)
Layers
There are actually very few places where all voices are active. If you listen with headphones (or speakers with good stereo separation) you'll notice how much the melody runs from one quartet to the next. Many phrases have 4 subphrases, which run through the four quartets. They all overlap, but it's really a cascading effect. (With a lot of cutting and pasting between the voices you can probably reduce this piece to 3 quartets, maybe 10 players. But that would not be as nicely symmetric.)
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DWL said 710 days ago (August 15th, 2015)
Thanks for the explanation
although I am still in awe of the writing and how you managed to do that!
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Dadai.2 said 710 days ago (August 14th, 2015)
Flutist tapestry...
and no one even took a breath. Quite a piece of music. Talent galore from the one, the many...
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magnatone said 710 days ago (August 14th, 2015)
Scherzo
victor - you really are amazing! i'm taking a copy of this - and thanks sir!
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J_Gretch said 710 days ago (August 15th, 2015)
Scherzo for Four Recorder Quartets
"Sum is greater the it's parts" comes to mind here.....Very impressive.
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sammydix said 710 days ago (August 15th, 2015)
more whimsical
than usual from you and it fits just fine. Seeing that string quartet, I could hear that accompaniment added with some counter melodies. The recorders stand on their own, but that sort of played in my mind as I listened.
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Vic Holman said 708 days ago (August 16th, 2015)
surround sound
as cool as this piece, could you imagine how great it would be to hear this in surround sound? even in stereo this has a good sense of space.
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scaustrita said 707 days ago (August 17th, 2015)
Recorders
Once again a fabulous performance!!!
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Carrie71 said 706 days ago (August 18th, 2015)
Flutastic...
Very nice. Leaves you feeling happy and with pep in your step. Thank you.
paul f. page said 706 days ago (August 19th, 2015)
I agree with Carrie:
Leaves you feeling happy. Impossible to not smile while listening to this number. Layer upon layer, but you manage to keep them all pretty darned clear in the final mix. I admire your dedication to detail. And, gee, the tuning is awfully good, too. Amazing what you've done with a 5 note scale.
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PeterB7858 said 706 days ago (August 19th, 2015)
Scherzo for Four Recorder Quartets
Joyous and invigorating. Fine recording (pun intended :-)). Thanks, Peter.
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WesCurry45Nion said 703 days ago (August 22nd, 2015)
Scherzo?
Impeccable. Very very impressed. I am downloading this piece. Wonderful, freshly simple. Some sparkling chord arrangements. Brightened my day. I hope you will be composing more.
Wesley
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VicDiesel said 702 days ago (August 23rd, 2015)
Compose
In case you want to read the score: http://javanese.imslp.info/files/imglnks/usimg/0/0e/IMSLP389290-PMLP629935-Score.pdf
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Ed Hannifin said 625 days ago (November 7th, 2015)
Not where I can listen well...
But this FEELS like it has neat space...the intertwining parts seem to move in space even if they don't...

This could've gotten really busy and really out of hand, but it sounds simple, full and like it has a point...

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