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Liravethan Processional (Rondo and Fanfare for Organ and Two Trumpets)


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Andronis

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This was posted in a previous incarnation as "Rondo for Organ and Trumpet." After adding a second trumpet and tweaking the sound mix based on some thoughtful suggestions, I pulled the old version down so that this may become the definitive version.

I started this as a simple piano piece and it took a life of its own once I figured out a counterpoint melody.

In response to some helpful comments to me on previous works, I worked to have a little more development and a more obvious ending this time. ;)

This was entirely loop-free--I notated every last note myself. I'll eventually figure out GarageBand, but not yet. :)

Anyway, I hope you enjoy it!

(For a different outlook, try extra hard to listen for the nuances of the right hand of the organ every once in a while.)
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Uploaded: Apr 14, 2006 - 08:03:05 AM
Last Updated: Apr 14, 2006 - 11:58:55 PM Last Played: Dec 08, 2018 - 07:00:08 AM
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Keith O. Edwards said 4632 days ago (April 14th, 2006)
Easter Processional
Fine melodies, good bass lines, and the sounds are leagues beyond those in GarBand. I hope that others take a cue from you and modulate like that.
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Andronis said 4631 days ago (April 14th, 2006)
Easter Processional
It is a rather processional sound, isn't it? What coincidental timing for writing this, I guess.

Thank you for your generously kind words and for listening! :)
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drakonis said 4631 days ago (April 14th, 2006)
much better
I like the call/response trumpets, nicely done. Sounds like you pushed
the organ back a little? It is still hard to follow the organ notes, but that
may be, as you pointed out, that this is a pull-out-all-the-stops type
organ, so its a little big and muddy... I think those RH nuances should
stand out more, not sure how you can make the high register more
pronounced though. But this is great fun, almost turning into a fanfare.
ttfn,
Drakonis
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Andronis said 4631 days ago (April 14th, 2006)
much better
Thanks for listening--again! :)

Without your past suggestions, I wouldn't have been able to improve it to this point. I'm glad you have even more suggestions too!

I suppose the piece is now at the part where I take off my musician hat and put on the engineer hat. If I were to re-record this with each instrument on a new track, I could probably hike up the levels on the upper frequency range of the organ. I'll get to that before I manage to make a real compilation CD, but for now, I think it's time to start my next piece, utilizing everything I've learned on this one! :)

Thanks once more for all your help thus far.
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caroline said 4630 days ago (April 16th, 2006)
this reminded me of being at school...
in the nicest possible way!! we had a teacher who showed us how to listen for each instrument, one at a time, so - after your reminder - i enjoyed following each strand as it wove in and out of the melody - sheesh - i'll be telling the story of tubby the tuba next!! thank you - to my ears you really do this well x
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Andronis said 4630 days ago (April 16th, 2006)
this reminded me of being at school...
Glad you enjoyed it and that it brought back what sound like fun memories.

And Teddy the Tuba? Tell us, tell us all about it!
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kristyjo said 4629 days ago (April 16th, 2006)
Uplifting and regal
This was beautifully done. It would indeed fit into any Easter service as a
processional, also as a wedding recessional. This has the right stuff to be
published, IMHO. The right hand of the organ is great. It only needs to be
brought out a bit more. This is the mixing/mastering stuff that would
take a pro to make better, probably. You say you notated this. Does that
mean you wrote it out in traditional notation, or used the green bars in
GarageBand?
Faved & downloaded.
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Andronis said 4629 days ago (April 16th, 2006)
Uplifting and regal
Thank you for listening! And "right stuff to be published"? Wow, thank you!
I am particularly proud of the organ since I came up with that part a little differently. When I write, I generally just do it all in the notation software, occasionally coming up with the melody at the piano. The organ part here up to where the trumpets enter I completely made up at the piano a few minutes before getting started, and as I went along, I had fun playing out new parts for it. The other time I broke with my usual tradition of writing was for Then Slumber Hold Me Tightly, which I wrote the melody for by hand away from both the piano and the computer.
Anyway, this was done in traditional notation in Finale 2006. I'll eventually get around to using GarageBand to compose, but not quite yet, since I'm very comfortable using Finale to write music.
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Bubowski said 4629 days ago (April 17th, 2006)
Ahhh, Boroque Trumpets!
I really like what you did to add a second tumpet, it really enlivens this piece. I like the harmonies you added to the trumpet lines work well together and make a whole greater than the sum of the two separate parts.

OK...I know you're probably sick of this piece by now :-) ...but... how about a little boroque orchestra! Convert the organ part to work with a string ensemble and harpsichord. Then throw in a flute and oboe to help differentiate the different lines in the organ (since you don't have additional organ sounds to work with.) You could also look for some soundfonts of different pipe organ sounds.

Anyway, nice work!


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Andronis said 4629 days ago (April 17th, 2006)
Ahhh, Boroque Trumpets!
Adding the second trumpet really worked out well! Thanks again to you and Drakonis for that.

Rescoring it for a Baroque ensemble had crossed my mind, but I really am a little tired of this piece for the short term. :)

Thanks again for listening and for your insight!
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Andronis said 4629 days ago (April 17th, 2006)
Finding performers
I went in and had juries on a few of my compositions today only to be informed that I'm expected to find two trumpeters for the recital and have them be ready to play by May 13. Fun, fun.

And I also found I'm in charge of doing a recording there if there is to be one. I know nothing about using the microphone system the church where this and a bunch of voice and piano pieces are to be performed. I'll have to call and find out what they're using, I guess.
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MacSpudster said 4502 days ago (August 22nd, 2006)
Bring out the organ!
Andronis,

I decided to listen to 41 "random" songs on MacJams this morning.

This song is the best of all I have listened to.
I decided to listen to your Canon in C; also an excellent piece.

Brass is delightful, the organ ending is compellingly moving, calling all
to come and enjoy!


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