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Nocturne No. 2 "Under the Canopy of the Giant Oak"



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"Under the Canopy of the Giant Oak"
duo for Piano and Cello
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Uploaded: Oct 15, 2011 - 12:24:07 AM
Last Updated: Oct 15, 2011 - 12:24:07 AM Last Played: Feb 25, 2019 - 01:16:07 PM
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Philip18 said 2718 days ago (October 15th, 2011)
A gentle piece that is evocative of sitting in thoughtful mood under a giant oak tree! Precise touch and clean recording. Much enjoyed.
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richard13 said 2718 days ago (October 15th, 2011)
Lovely work
It is such a pleasant change, at least for me, to hear contemporary classical music which is not atonal, discordant, etc. So much of that stuff may be coming from educated composers, but it is still just noise. This piece is real music. Thanks.
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magnatone said 2718 days ago (October 15th, 2011)
Hi David - this is just GORGEOUS!!! your composing really wows me - i'd like to know more about how you made this.
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davidsmith99 said 2709 days ago (October 23rd, 2011)
Almost everything I do now is done directly to the score from a qwerty keyboard (as opposed to a piano kbd). I use Notion, as I find it vastly faster to create in than Sib. or Fin. It used to be that I'd find the idea while sitting at a piano. More often than not, I build it as I go with the mouse hearing what's next. Then I develop (add harmony and rhythmic responses in other parts), and look extend by repeating a section, often with one or more modulations.

The sounds are also done at the score with my sound libraries; mostly the built-in Notion lib, and supplemented by the GPO orchestra, and sometimes the K4. In this case, both piano and cello are N3 library sounds. The mix and reverb are also done directly within the program using its mixer (level, pan, reverb).

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Reinholt56 said 2718 days ago (October 15th, 2011)
Hi David.....
I love the Nocturne form and this is a beautiful example of this form.

Loved the playing and the slow, serene movement of the piece.


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Feter said 2717 days ago (October 15th, 2011)
the Giant Oak
This felt like live performance ..nice composition ,thanks a lot for sharing !
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Name: David Smith
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Composer, mostly contemporary classical music for orchestral and chamber ensembles. Delving into cinematic works blending orchestra with pop and ethnic percussion. I live in a rural town on the edge of the Redwood forest in Northern California. ... [see more]

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