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Canon in C


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Andronis

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This was a quick little canon for a string quartet I wrote last summer before I had a Mac. Even though it's not a true Mac song like some of the ones I'm now working on, I really wanted to post something I was pleased with completing.
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Comments: 13
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Plays: 1953
Downloads: 367
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Uploaded: Jan 16, 2006 - 09:17:37 PM
Last Updated: Jan 17, 2006 - 06:53:58 PM Last Played: Jun 28, 2018 - 05:24:20 AM
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Hardware:
Dell Inspiron 600m
Software:
Noteworthy Composer 2
Edirol Orchestra
Comments
kristyjo said 4661 days ago (January 16th, 2006)
cute and quirky
i like it. I like the variations in rhythmic ideas. you should be pleased with
this. Has it been performed by a real quartet?
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Andronis said 4661 days ago (January 16th, 2006)
cute and quirky
Thanks for listening! To answer your question, a violinist friend of mine said she was going to record it with her friends some time, but I haven't talked to her in quite some time.
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Leon said 4660 days ago (January 17th, 2006)
Canon in C... Scores in A
Tell me this are real instruments, right? 'casue if this is MIDI, you must
have some technical genius to make it sound this good. I have a
weakness for the sound of violin, so this ranks high in my lit of favorites.
It is a little short of a full orchestra though. I'm not a classical aficionado
but i have heard enough classical music to say this is well done .
8-9-8-9.
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Andronis said 4660 days ago (January 17th, 2006)
Canon in C... Scores in A
Thanks for listening! :)
<p>Truth be told, it took far longer to get the strings to synthesize right than it did to write the thing. The first third of the song flew together in about 10 minutes. I spent a good deal of time tweaking things and figuring out what I wanted to do with the rest of the song, eventually writing two very different middle sections than the one I finally went with. Anyway, the real trick is using spiccato strings (with a few switches to pizzicato). String synths otherwise run far too smooth and fail to properly attack shorter notes.
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RickW said 4660 days ago (January 18th, 2006)
Bright and lively
I really like this! I take it from your comments that the instruments were
played with MIDI. Which controller did you use?


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Andronis said 4660 days ago (January 18th, 2006)
Bright and lively
I'm glad you like it! Thanks!
<p>To answer your question, I used a commercial VSTi plugin, Edirol Orchestra, in my sequencer and channeled the MIDI output through it. I still haven't figured out how to save stuff directly rendered through it, so I just did an audio mix capture while it was playing. If I ever figure out how to properly save the output from Edirol Orchestra, I can do even higher quality recordings.
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Mystified said 4660 days ago (January 18th, 2006)
Well done!
I like all the other adjectives that have been used here, so I'll just repeat
them: cute, quirky, bright, lively...indeed!

I like the last third of this, especially--some really nice rhythmic changes
of pace going on.

(Tell your violinist friend to record this! :)

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John Stebbe said 4655 days ago (January 23rd, 2006)
Makes me imagine . . .
. . . riding in a carriage up the long drive to a grand mansion in the
French countryside.

Well done! The string sounds are very good, and I think this would be
wonderful to hear with real players.

Keep them coming! Glad you've got a Mac. I'm sure you're not
regretting that decision!
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thetiler said 4652 days ago (January 26th, 2006)
Terrifc
Like John Stebbe's comments about "riding to the mansion" , love the way
back feel to this. Love the whole tune. Really like the bass how it works so
well with the melody!

Way to go!
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thetiler said 4652 days ago (January 26th, 2006)
Terrifc
Like John Stebbe's comments about "riding to the mansion" , love the way
back feel to this. Love the whole tune. Really like the bass how it works so
well with the melody!

Way to go!
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haribo said 4573 days ago (April 15th, 2006)
fantabuloso !!
i love the flow!!!
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perceptualvortex said 4480 days ago (July 16th, 2006)
Very cool
Reminds me of painting, actually making the painting, painting the
canvas, being in a tunnel vision painting-the-canvas kind of state of
mind. Or not just painting, but when ya get obsessive doing
[something] and hours suddenly whiz by. This is excellent. A little
chamber music to spice the place up. I think this is a great
composition.
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Andronis said 4480 days ago (July 16th, 2006)
Very cool
Wow, I was a bit surprised to see a recent comment on this one, which is now probably exactly a year old from when I wrote it, my first <i>real</i> piece (I wrote it sometime in June or July of 2005, not sure which). :)
I like your interpretation! Since it came from a period when I really still didn't have much of an idea what exactly I was doing, I still don't know quite what I was thinking about when I wrote it, so the piece continues to mystify even me.
Thanks for listening. :)
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