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Tied to Another


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David Homan

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Tied To Another, for violin and piano, was composed in April of 2004 and premiered at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall on May 26, 2004. I premiered the piece with violinist Pauline Kim, for whom it was written. The piece is dedicated to Adi Hlavin, and the many other beautiful women I’ve met in my life who for some reason or other--whether it be friendship, timing, circumstance, or, well, just life--were unrequited romances.
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Uploaded: Mar 03, 2005 - 07:15:37 PM
Last Updated: Mar 03, 2005 - 12:24:03 PM Last Played: Mar 21, 2017 - 09:20:16 PM
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Tom Atwood said 4435 days ago (March 3rd, 2005)
Intimate perfection
A wonderful echo of the Romantic era. And what a sweet
violin. I'm not sure how large Weill Recital Hall is, but this
recording and performance has the feel of a house
concert, of friends gathered in a living room, listening to
this perfect piece.

Incomparable!


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Peter Greenstone said 4435 days ago (March 3rd, 2005)
lovely again
This is a lovely piece, indeed.
In response to you comment in your bio about wanting to
"bridge the gap between mainstream culture and classical
music", I say just let them hear it without any distractions.

I'd like to hear your pieces in a better recording. Do you
plan to do any recordings with Garage Band or other Mac
software?
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White Hawks said 4435 days ago (March 4th, 2005)
Great.
This song is incrediblely ultimate great! violin tunes and
piano
tunes are matching very well. I love it.

Thanks for sharing!

-White Hawk
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Rebsie said 4435 days ago (March 4th, 2005)
I'm impressed
Wow, this piece is a stunner. Thank you so much for
sharing it. Soulful, heartfelt and beautiful.

I agree with pgreenstone that it would be nice to hear
this in a cleaner recording ... there is a slight flatness
on the sound at the moment ... but the quality of the
performances do shine through so magnificently.
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David Homan said 4435 days ago (March 4th, 2005)
I'm impressed
As per several of the comments. This was a live recording, so you have to
record for the space, not the instrument, and the sound does come out
flatter. But the cost of doing a studio recording is very prohibitive, and with
recording all acoustic music, you won't get the finished quality that one
expects.
Thanks for the feedback!
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thetiler said 4435 days ago (March 4th, 2005)
Thanks so much
I love this piece!

Very, very inspiring. It is one of the best violin piano duets
I've heard.

I am a fan!


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Kevensor said 4435 days ago (March 4th, 2005)
sweet and sincere.
very nice composition. I'd like to hear a studio version, the piano is a little quiet for my taste.

with that said it still is a wonderful piece and the performance is exceptional! Bravo!
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TobinMueller said 4435 days ago (March 4th, 2005)
Wonderful pacing and expressiveness
This piece has a wonderful contemporary lightness within
its dramatic scope, like Chopin or Schubert writing for a
modern audience. The pop chord changes and lyrical
melody are romantic and sustaining. The violin could
have been a tad louder in the mix for me in most sections,
more of a solo setting as opposed to a duet. Very nice
accompaniment variations, and the explosive moments
that crescendo out of your quieter moments are thrilling.
Wonderful pacing and expressiveness.
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said 4434 days ago (March 4th, 2005)
Bravo
A great performance. A wonderful dedication. Makes me
want to be embraced more by classical music.
aclarke said 4434 days ago (March 5th, 2005)
Beautiful
What an amazing piece of music! I appreciate you posting
this fascinating duet.
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Cameron said 4433 days ago (March 6th, 2005)
improvisatory and episodic
Violin and piano has always been a favorite instrumental
combination of mine. This piece has a good blend of the
two instruments. The violin has some nice melodies
throughout.

I would have liked to hear the piano as more of a soloistic
instrument rather than a largely accompanying one.

Although this piece is reminiscent of some of the
Romantic composers like Schubert and Schumann, even
some Brahms in spots, the chord structures and many of
the rhythms are more contemporary, "New Age".

This piece flows from one idea to the next. It has a very
free, improvisatory feel to it. The "episodic" nature of it is
a bit unsettling to my ears, though, because there are so
many ideas that I am distracted as the piece goes through
its various twists and turns. It rather diffuses the overall
effect of the piece, to me anyway. There are enough
melodic ideas here for half a dozen pieces.

All that said....it is REALLY, really nice to hear this kind of
submission on MacJams, with this instrumental
combination and excellent performance of this piece.

I look forward to hearing your other submissions currently
in Weekly Picks. Welcome to MacJams!
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mandolinquent said 4432 days ago (March 7th, 2005)
Maybe an esoteric comment...
...in this context, but I'd like to have less vibrato on the
violin. I know it's a bit of a tatse call, but it would bring
out what's a simple, beautiful piece of chamber music. I
loved the pizzicato section and the playing immediately
after for that...
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jschultz76 said 4432 days ago (March 7th, 2005)
emotional
this is a great piece! there is so much emotion expressed
here. I love the violin. It fits perfectly with the atmosphere
of the music. very nicely done.
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solidwood said 4402 days ago (April 6th, 2005)
Truly breathtaking.
Truly breathtaking.
said 4388 days ago (April 20th, 2005)
Standing O!
More please. Quickly.
zallaz01 said 4336 days ago (June 10th, 2005)
moving
just great, thanks for sharing!
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Ming said 4083 days ago (February 19th, 2006)
Love it!
This is a great piece. This song is stuck in my head for a couple of weeks
now!
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Name: David Ramsden Homan
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I received a B.A. in Music and Drama/Dance from Bard College, and a M.A. in Music from NYU. My music has been performed at Weill Hall, Merkin Hall, the Harmonie Club, and by such groups as the Da Capo Chamber Players and the American Symphony Orches... [see more]

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