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Baroque Suite No. 1 in B minor



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Baroque Suite No. 1 in B minor
1 - Prelude
2 - Allemande
3 - Courante
4 - Sarabande
5 - Gavotte
6 - Bourrée
7 - Loure
8 - Gigue
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pablatone said 4043 days ago (June 20th, 2008)
Are you kidding?
this is amazing! did you write this? I am very impressed.
Thank you so much for sharing it.
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gisli said 4043 days ago (June 20th, 2008)
Yes i wrote it and thank you for listening. It's a kind of experiment, because I was learning about these baroque dances at the same time I was writing them.
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Feter said 4042 days ago (June 20th, 2008)
Baroque Suite No. 1 in B minor
I always enjoyed your style and its a real clear
how much you digst this style ..your writing very
rich and creative .wish someday I can write this
kind a strong steady beat .the understanding to the
dances and movements all just amazing to me ....
one of your best pieces my friend thnx alot for
sharin this fanastic suite !!!
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Ibstrat said 4042 days ago (June 20th, 2008)
is some seriously good writing.It sounds stylistically correct- you could play this at a recital and list it as a recently discovered Handel suite.If you could add some ornamentation it would sound even better.(Don't know how hard that is to do on the computer) Amazing work- you are really talented.
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magnatone said 4042 days ago (June 20th, 2008)
Baroque Suite
wow - ditto all the previous kudos - this is fantastic! What talent you have!
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said 4042 days ago (June 21st, 2008)
Have you thought about addidng more/dofferent instruments?
michael2 said 4042 days ago (June 21st, 2008)
as always, i'm a big fan.
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VicDiesel said 4042 days ago (June 21st, 2008)
Trying not to lose count
while I listen to the movements.

First off, my admiration for trying to write in an old style. It's not easy to get the idioms right. (Check some of my renaissance & baroque tracks.)

Prelude: I find this one the least interesting movement. You're spinning chords, but melodically not a whole lot happens. If you want to take a single figure and make a whole movement out of it, make sure it's a memorable one. Take a look at Bach's inventions, or many of the preludes from the WTC.

Allemande: much better. This one actually has a melody, and you vary on it nicely.Hm. Most of these dances should have an AB strcture, where you repeat the A and B sections optionally. You seem to compose in one movement.

Courante: again a lovely melody. May I remark that your playing is quite nice too?

Sarabande: very nice, that slow 3/4 time.

Gavotte: right off the bat, this one sounds the most authentic to me. And I love the little chromatic passing notes. The suite was getting a bit very diatonic at this point. Much needed variation!

Bourr'ee: nice. I like that you pay attention to your inner voices and have some real polyphony. However, I'd like to see a bit more structure, this seems to be again a one-long-phrase movement.


Gigue: a fugue no less. Nice!

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gisli said 4041 days ago (June 22nd, 2008)
the Prelude might be more elaborate, I agree with that. It was the last movement I wrote and I should have given it more time. On the contrary I'm quite satisfied with some of the other movements, especially the gavotte.

It's always nice to get such a exclusive and fair review. Thanks.
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TobinMueller said 4037 days ago (June 26th, 2008)
Well rounded & balance pieces
Very rounded, balance compositions. The metronomic MIDI (?) playing is much too rigid, and I hope you consider performing the music with a more human feel and resubmitting. I agree with Vic that the first movement is least interesting, which is unfortunate for an opening number; it pushes relentlessly and doesn't provide enough melodic content. The stately, metered manner of the following pieces is very nice. There is not enough of the breaking the rules element that I would want in a work written by a contemporary, even if you are writing to a genre. Bach, for example, almost always surprises me, even on several listenings, which I delight in. Your music is, perhaps, too predictable, too chord progression driven, and doesn't breathe as if sung. Except the Sarabande (which, I thought, could have used some Baroque style ornamentation to add a greater sense of personality to the playing) and the fugue, which I loved. The finale relies on too many eighth notes, I felt, not enough dance, not enough dotted rhythms. I have always felt that Baroque music should make you want to dance, and think. There is not enough lightness and surprise here, in both the writing and the performance, yet.
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said 4029 days ago (July 4th, 2008)
You Rock !
Very creative work my freind. Well done I love it.

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Cameron said 3954 days ago (September 16th, 2008)
what tobin said
I'm disappointed that you didn't respond to Tobin's critique, which I thought was exactly right. I would very much enjoy hearing your excellent compositions performed live. Or at least I hope that someone is playing them that way!
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