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Trio for Horn, Violin & Piano



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I hope you enjoy this rehearsal recording of the 2nd movement from my Trio for Horn, Violin & Piano. It is the first recording of the piece, duration 6 minutes.

I played the horn, and my dear friend Rae Ann Goldberg was the violinist. We performed this piece two days later, along with Nevada County local pianist Aileen James, at a house concert/fundraiser for the Laura Keranen Memorial Scholarship Fund on February 24, 2013.

I began composition on this movement last July while playing the Midsummer Mozart festival in the San Francisco Bay area. In fact, I was staying at Rae Ann's house at the time.

After a few months' break, I put the finishing touches on the piece a month ago.

The first movement is nearly complete and I will then compose the third and final movement.

It was very exciting to experience a "world premiere" of one of my compositions, performing in front of Nevada County's "movers and shakers", including a major composer. Now I hope to become known as a composer as well as a French horn player!
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Reinholt56 said 2426 days ago (March 2nd, 2013)
Hi Cameron......
This is a very enjoyable 2nd movement. I enjoyed the dynamics and colours that came together in this rehearsal.

Take care.

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Feter said 2426 days ago (March 2nd, 2013)
Such joy listen to original classical piece live recording ..thanks a lot for sharing !
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thetiler said 2426 days ago (March 2nd, 2013)
Incredible description
I really like the way the violin did the plucking of the strings and how well that fit into the music. Plus so much more, the picture is very fitting for the music and as the music continues you get the feeling of days gone by for some reason, the way the piano rolls along telling a story of days past. So much you can put ones own story in this. Like a universal instrumental. with all the emotions that classical music so purely and wonderfully portrays! Way to go Cameron. nice to hear such a wonderful composition for beginning to end!
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Philip18 said 2425 days ago (March 2nd, 2013)
A lovely flow to the composition. The musicians work well together, producing a delightful piece of music. Beautiful work, Cameron!
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VicDiesel said 2425 days ago (March 3rd, 2013)
Horn trio
I really like this music. Very sonorous harmonies, going between gratefyingly comfortable and pleasantly surprising.

I have to ask: where was the microphone placed? Under your chair? Your horn seems to have a different ambience from the violin, and there is some distortion in your louder passages. No matter; I enjoyed this.
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Cameron said 2424 days ago (March 3rd, 2013)
The ZOOM H2 digital recorder was positioned on a low table about 10 feet away from the trio, with the violin and piano more on the left and the horn on the right.

It was the first time I used this device to record. This was the first rehearsal and the recording was originally intended for my use only; I didn't think I'd release it to the public.

Then somehow the ZOOM was in stand-by mode for the performance and wasn't recorded! So I decided to work with the rehearsal recording, even though there was some distortion in the loudest sections.

I'll know how to operate the ZOOM better next time. I think I'll set it further away from the musicians when I record all three movements in the Fall.

Thanks for your comments.
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kristyjo said 2424 days ago (March 3rd, 2013)
I do like the meditative quality of the first section, but then I like the accelerando about two minutes in. Nicely flowing, but balanced with those more energetic bursts of pizz. and forte phrases. You really make that horn sing. Even high notes have that lyrical quality. (I know you're a pro, but it is nice to hear.)
I can't wait for the complete trio!

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DWL said 2424 days ago (March 4th, 2013)
Composer Cameron
I have no doubt that will be a reality after hearing how well this piece has been written. A wonderfully balanced composition. Each instrument clearly articulated and working beautifully together.

I look forward to the the next installments.


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Monkaton said 2421 days ago (March 6th, 2013)
Not your normal trio instrumentation, but very well arranged. Good luck as you finish your trio.
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Parichayaka said 2190 days ago (October 23rd, 2013)
Such great news!
Not only that we have a new Cameron post here on MJ but also your tremendous achievement as a composer. Such clarity and delicacy in the composition. In fact the photo does match the images that come to my mind, and if I'd have to pick a time of the year to match the mood, it would be exactly what New York is right now - colorful trees, saturated blue sky and a clean, but cold wind to keep you moving:)

The performance sounds very good too. To me it sounds livelier than most live recordings of a similar genre (there is a just a little bit of clipping in the last third, but it doesn't take away from the experience). A certain life energy and sense of immediacy. I can also imagine this being performed in a larger concert hall, with warm, long reverb.

Congratulations again, this is not only a remarkable composition and performance, it's also a revelation to me, how beautifully these three instruments sound together!
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Doug Somers said 2160 days ago (November 23rd, 2013)
Soft emotion
Fine performances here to bring to life the conversation between the three instruments. Interesting use of staccato on the horn and pizzicato on the violin as a variant to their normal dialog. There are times where I feel that the piano could have more to say in parts to add a little more variety and further develop some of the themes you have introduced.

l wonder now, hearing the restful pace of this emotional piece what the first and third movements are like and how it is book-ended. It would be great to hear the other movements as they are ready.

This was a lovely listen. Congratulations on the premiere too! Thanks Cameron.
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Warren Smith said 2081 days ago (February 10th, 2014)
It's great to hear you posting an original composition. Now that you aren't endlessly touring, hopefully there will be more time for this kind of musical experience.
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