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Waltz in umbra


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algabatz

 Genre: Classical

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Well going from punk and metal this is my first classical endevour!
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Uploaded: Mar 17, 2008 - 05:31:15 PM
Last Updated: Jul 10, 2011 - 04:58:39 PM Last Played: Mar 31, 2018 - 06:24:06 AM
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drakonis said 3929 days ago (March 17th, 2008)
wow, cool stuff!
and in 3/4 time, even! A rather fast waltz, almost a polka. Very nice work here, good writing for the instruments, kept everything nicely separated (both by panning instruments apart, but also by having different pitch ranges for the instruments so they didn't overlap). I wish my first classical piece was that good! The only things I could hear to improve for now might be to watch the clipping, it sounded like some instruments were a little too loud and got distorted... and for us orchestra purists, our ears are used to hearing each group of instruments in a regular position in the orchestra... so if you changed the seating of your performers it would sound a little better (brass on the right, woodwinds to the left, etc.) But those are very small suggestions. Fun piece!
ttfn,
Drakonis
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algabatz said 3929 days ago (March 17th, 2008)
Thanks!
That's very interesting. Positioning the instruments... never struck me. I'll have to find a scheme of how the positioning of the instruments is usually done. Thanks for the input, very much appreciated!

/Al
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Feter said 3928 days ago (March 17th, 2008)
Waltz in umbra
quite interestin ...great arrangment and sure a
joyous theme ..I realy like it ..thnx for sharin !
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algabatz said 3928 days ago (March 18th, 2008)
Thanks!
I really enjoyed doing this and I'm happay that someone dared listening to it! Comment much appreciated!

/Al
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magnatone said 3928 days ago (March 17th, 2008)
Waltz in Umbra
it takes courage to make such a genre change and I totally applaud you for doing it - and doing it so well! As someone who writes pretty much only classical-y stuff, I doubt I'd have what it takes to take a plunge into the punk or metal genre (and live to tell about it.) Drak has some good points about the arrangement of the instruments relative to each other (in an orchestra), but like Drak said, that's small stuff to think about for the future. Great job, congratulations on your walk to the classics side. (ain't it cool here?)
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algabatz said 3928 days ago (March 18th, 2008)
Thanks!
Well there's quite a different thinking, but the harmonies are still the same. In a way it's easier creating an airy sound picture when You have soo many instruments to choose from. A metal song is usually much more compact with more sounds all the time and fewer instruments to play around with. Of course not using real instruments is much more a giveaway in this genre, You can fake a distorted guitar pretty well but a violin in real life has quite another dimension, not to mention the brass sections. I've always listened to classical music, old style jazz, rock, pop, punk, metal, You name it. And the fun part is that all music has a common element that sounds good. I think that a good songwriter probably is able to bring out that good regardless of the genre. I'm definitely not one of them, but Your praise is encouraging! :-)
Thanks a million for Your kind comment.

/Al
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craighalkett said 3928 days ago (March 18th, 2008)
really enjoyed
gave me a feel good feeling going of to work cheers craig
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apb said 3928 days ago (March 18th, 2008)
Fun piece Tony

.. classical is the new punk/metal ;o) lol. I applaud anyone who just tries something out of their comfort zone just for fun .. that's an important and very enlightening, fun and satisfying way to be jamming.

I do it all the time... no pretence of being clever .. as I often really quite plainly R's it up .. lol.

Enjoyed your artwork and comics too btw.
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said 3928 days ago (March 18th, 2008)
Waltz in Umbra
This is quite well done for your first 'classical' type piece. I like the sense of joviality in this piece. Genre jumping is fun, and it really stretches the writer.
ktb said 3928 days ago (March 18th, 2008)
wonderful
If I hadn't read your forum thread and stumbled into this on my own, I would have thought "wow, this guy must have some serious classical training". That may in fact be true, but for a first venture into this Genre its fabulous. I am completely intimidated by this style of composition. Now I must listen to all your other comps!!!
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davisamerica said 3928 days ago (March 18th, 2008)
what a great leap
amazing really ... if the knock out composers are only discussing placement "nits" should be a great boost to you and a very cool compliment ... as it should be ... this is great fun .... enjoyed!
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WeAreNotPerfekt said 3928 days ago (March 18th, 2008)
Nice and interesting
Nice and interesting piece .. I try to pinpoint what it sounds like, but there are many styles in here in a nice mixture .. Rather interesting listening and a really nice piece!

Johannes
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