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Adagio in e minor for string quartet


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djdrshaman

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meditative piece for strings - roughly in sonata allegro form, with a 21st century touch- i conceived of this with a lazy antique court scene in mind - lounge music for the royals. In Sonnyjim's words: "parlor music for parasites" -

Per drakonis' request ;) I must mention that this is an actual live performance of my work by professional Julliard-trained LARK QUARTET - they are fantastic internationally-renowned players, and I am fortunate to have had the privilege of having them interpret my music. Not many effects here- 2 mikes - one in the center of the ensemble and another to pick up the room's natural acoustic- AKGc414Bxls - one of my favorite mics- mixed minimally in protools.
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Uploaded: Aug 07, 2007 - 10:02:48 PM
Last Updated: Mar 09, 2013 - 12:43:15 AM Last Played: Aug 30, 2016 - 07:31:50 AM
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said 3663 days ago (August 8th, 2007)
What a nice ..
... music is this DJD ??
is that your playing in a keyboard or it's not ??
if it was you, WOW man, i'm glad to find you in MJ and talk to you and being one of the 1st fans ! you're truly great and perfect. I enjoyed your Spanish piece and thanks for your kind words on I REMEMBER !
Keep up the great work, PEACE TO YOU !

Take Care
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Yeman Auf Al-Rawi
djdrshaman said 3663 days ago (August 8th, 2007)
yemen:
This is m composition-= but I do not play strings- that is an actual string quartet- that's why it sounds so real. :) they did a great job with the phrasing and played a lot of emotion into a piece that would otherwise be "absolute music" peace to u

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DWL said 3663 days ago (August 8th, 2007)
Very accomplished!
If these aren't real strings then that is very, very good programming ;-)

Good harmonies and well structured.

Splendid stuff.

Cheers

Dick



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djdrshaman said 3663 days ago (August 8th, 2007)
real strings!
yes, a real string quartet playing - thank u for listening!

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DWL said 3663 days ago (August 8th, 2007)
Real instruments?
Whatever next ;-)

Welcome to MJ.

Cheers

Dick

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drakonis said 3663 days ago (August 8th, 2007)
extremely impressed
Wow, what a great, listenably enjoyable composition, and so nicely performed too! I heard the "human" rustling between the notes right away, as well as the kind of "real" playing that cannot be computer-generated... so I knew it was a real performance. However, you should mention in the description that this is a live performance of your music, just to toot your own horn a little (and to give kudos to the excellent performers here)... not many people get to hear their classical compositions performed live! Very nice piece... when did you write this, and who performed it? Also, very nicely recorded, very crisp and clean, nice separation. And the artwork is very cute, reminds me a bit of the cover of Claude Bolling's Suite for Flute and Jazz piano. I did not see it in your Bio, but I sense a lot of music training... and a lot of energy and passion. Boy did you come to the right place... please accept a belated and humble welcome to Macjams from me! You are now added to my fave-list, so I can be alerted to new pieces from you!
ttfn,
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Feter said 3663 days ago (August 8th, 2007)
Adagio in e minor for string quartet
ahh Incredible .. now this is another
genious work here ..its very wide and
sensation with no end of imagination
Kudos to the Composer and Kudos to
the Players ..thank you so very much
to share such gem here ..PLEASE more more
more ...!!
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said 3663 days ago (August 8th, 2007)
music to plot to
Does Peter Greenaway know about this?
I have run out of superlatives, I'm afraid. Looking over the variety and depth of the work you've posted over the past 3 days, I am stunned at the degree of understanding and -perhaps more important- real sympathy you have for so many types of music. You're an extremely gifted guy, and I am very glad you're here.


said 3663 days ago (August 8th, 2007)
That said,
Now, let's go kick some major ass on that colabo........
djdrshaman said 3663 days ago (August 8th, 2007)
my friend sonnyj
i am so glad to have made ur acquaintance - we ARE gonna kick some major @@@ on that collabo- get the work out to dancers/choreographers (mia and wade r my favorite) - and it's gonna be cool and hip and make people wanna dance! :) - thank u for being one of the first jammers to welcome me to this site!

peace

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Ibstrat said 3663 days ago (August 8th, 2007)
Mozart
Very beautiful Mozartian composition.Nothing beats the sound of real instruments-they do a wonderful job playing it.
Is this part of a longer composition or a stand-alone piece?
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djdrshaman said 3662 days ago (August 9th, 2007)
part of a suite
of string pieces, al of varying moods

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guitapick said 3663 days ago (August 8th, 2007)
Well....
...how lucky we are to be able to just click and hear such a wonderful piece of music.

I love this...yes, you're lucky to have the Lark Quartet perform your works. And they're fortunate to be able to perform your work.

Kudos and deepest respect, sir. Beautiful piece.


Bob
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djdrshaman said 3662 days ago (August 9th, 2007)
bob:
it means a great deal to me that a musician of your caliber could relate to and appreciate my work- my deepest and warmest thanks. I am a fan of yours as well. :)

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jiguma said 3663 days ago (August 8th, 2007)
Great band ;)
I don't listen to much classical music, but I do enjoy a good string quartet. This is very nicely written - it must be quite amazing to have a string quartet of this quality at your disposal.
A really good listen.
Neil
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Dj French Toast said 3663 days ago (August 9th, 2007)
mmmmmmmm
delicious ! Thanx
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djdrshaman said 3662 days ago (August 9th, 2007)
to my fellow DJ
thanks 4 stopping by!

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Bowman said 3662 days ago (August 9th, 2007)
Beautiful contemplative piece.
I could see this in a film like Barry Lyndon. It has that sense of melancholy. Excellent writing and mastery playing by the Lark quartet.
A real treat.
Best,
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djdrshaman said 3662 days ago (August 9th, 2007)
thx mr bowman
yes there is melancholy built into this piece by virtue of its key- but even more so, there is longing in my soul that I wanted to express through the interweaving of the musical lines-- rising and falling like waves, equal partners all- death and life- the eternal cycle- never-ending. thank u for your kind words

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Mystified said 3662 days ago (August 9th, 2007)
Ahhhhhhh ...... :)
This is sheer bliss.

Thank you for sharing this here.
I will have to go and listen to more of your music. :)

thanks again
beautiful music...
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djdrshaman said 3662 days ago (August 9th, 2007)
mystified:
i enjoyed your experimental piece as well- thank u for listening - bliss is a state of inner contentment- i am glad i was able to touch your soul-

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thetiler said 3662 days ago (August 9th, 2007)
I always love tunes I can envision
A pretty lady sitting at in a beautiful couch with her fan fanning on a hot summer's day. Talking with the other ladies on a hot summers day in the 1700 etc. One that is the envy of all around, with her hair up in a bun so neatly done with drop dead gorgeous attire. :)

I don't know but it is tunes like this the really get me seeing a movie in my mind. In is sad that the hot radio stations have to be glitz, glitz and more glitz and not enough cultural heritage! Thanks for helping break the mold :) !
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djdrshaman said 3662 days ago (August 9th, 2007)
the tiler:
yes, that is the beauty of absolute music also: that you can create your own visions- summon internal perception and bring to light the caverns of your subconscious-

pretty lady fanning herself on a hot summer's day- ahhhhh.

thank u for stopping by

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HOKEY POKEY said 3662 days ago (August 9th, 2007)
what a nice surprise
what a nice surprise to find this piece. It is wonderful. Kudos to you!
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djdrshaman said 3662 days ago (August 9th, 2007)
let's do the hokey pokey
life is just full of surprises :)

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DOCTORBIZARRE said 3662 days ago (August 9th, 2007)
AMAZING
Wow you are a great composer and these wonderful musicians did your song justice! I'm amazed! Great work!
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djdrshaman said 3662 days ago (August 9th, 2007)
doc biz
thx- ur definitely a kewl kat- looking forward to our collab- peace out -cya

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J.A.Stewart said 3662 days ago (August 9th, 2007)
A Lovely Piece of Writing...
and performed very well.

I am always jealous when I hear real strings played by musicians who can bring so much emotion and subtle nuance to a piece of music like this.

It must be very satisfying to hear your composition come to life. ;)

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djdrshaman said 3662 days ago (August 9th, 2007)
thank u
yes i think that in today's day and age we are losing touch with our humanity - the soul of music is still in live playing - and nothing can replace the yearning that can only be expressed by a soul in flux

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said 3661 days ago (August 10th, 2007)
Welcome
Very impressive...looking forwards to hearing more

(Now where can I go and find a real string section to play some of my stuff???)

;-)


MissChaos said 3661 days ago (August 10th, 2007)
fluid
As an ex-violinist myself, I can attest to the talent required to perform to this exquisite level (not sure I can even say that in this company given your background!) But the thing I love most about the string quartet is the intimacy of it -- you can almost hear their bodies moving in unison as the music swells up and down, side to side. Like fret noise on the classical guitar, I love to hear the players breathe like I do in this performance. It makes this all the more human. Lovely composition. Welcome!
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djdrshaman said 3660 days ago (August 11th, 2007)
dear miss chaos
thank u for the kind words- i love the sound of a string quartet - so lush, rich - u should keep playing! send me a loop with ur string improvs and i'll spin it into a tune! peace

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djdrshaman said 3660 days ago (August 11th, 2007)
miss chaos:
i know what u mean about the breathing- u can feel their bodies in the recording - it is powerful energy

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kristyjo said 3660 days ago (August 11th, 2007)
Beautifully written and performed-
This is so wonderful to be able to click and listen. You are fortunate to have a live group play your composition, but you obviously have paid your dues to get to that point. Despite your humble comments about the mixing, you did an awesome job in getting the sound of a string quartet beautifully - did you do your own technical work?
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djdrshaman said 3660 days ago (August 11th, 2007)
thank u
i labored over crafting this piece because the interweaving of the musical lines is so intricate- and i really wanted the themes to ring clearly - re: mixing- i try to do my own when i can - i like to use 2-3 mics to capture more sonic dimension ... it's hit or miss- practice makes perfect... :)

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Cameron said 3660 days ago (August 11th, 2007)
wonderfully performed
This piece is so nicely conceived and performed, and very well-recorded.

I couldn't really detect any "21st century touch" here, however; the composition is very straightforward in a 19th century way, reminiscent of Beethoven, and later, Dvorak.

Very pleasant listening in any case.
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B. Flat said 3660 days ago (August 12th, 2007)
Stunning!
I want to hear this on a great stereo in a good listening room. Even on my little iMac speakers this is gorgeous! Very melodic and very listenable. Thank you!
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Magritte said 3658 days ago (August 13th, 2007)
Speechless.
The piece itself is heartbreakingly lovely and the performance even more so. This just tugs at my heart. How wonderful that you were able to have it played by such a talented quartet. I need more of this.
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djdrshaman said 3658 days ago (August 13th, 2007)
thank u magritte
yes i believe that in any of the music that we write vital life energy is present - and through the organization of sound is manifested aspects of the soul... heartbreaking 4 u, catharthis 4 me when the piece came to be... thank u

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lazojamz said 3657 days ago (August 14th, 2007)
spellbound
that is absolutely beautiful. . . I'm glad there are still composers such as yourself who can write music like that, and what a treat to hear it performed by the LARK Quartet! Thank you, you've made my day.
smokey bacon jnr said 3657 days ago (August 14th, 2007)
lovely
Very measured, which brings out the emotion in a paradoxical way. How did you come into possession of an entire string quartet? Are you a teacher, or are you fabulously wealthy. Whatever, good job!
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Cori Ander said 3623 days ago (September 18th, 2007)
Wow
Yes, just wow! Contemplative and at the same time such a joy!
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Char said 1706 days ago (December 16th, 2012)
You are
some kind of mad genius. remarkable composition played by skilled hands. Lush. Lovely. Thanks.
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peacepiano said 1693 days ago (December 29th, 2012)
Scene
You do know how to paint a musical scene. Great music! Thanks.
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