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Deverso Overture



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This is the type of song I'd love to hear live. It has a sort of westernish feel to it in some places. I think everyone will enjoy this one. It is probably the largest composition in terms of the number of parts I wrote for it. I named it Deverso because it was my mother's maiden name (thought i'd mention that)
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Uploaded: Feb 17, 2005 - 01:06:03 PM
Last Updated: Feb 17, 2005 - 11:47:27 AM Last Played: Jun 19, 2019 - 04:54:46 AM
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drakonis said 5356 days ago (February 18th, 2005)
Nice Holster!
Hey, this is a nice arrangement, and pretty darned good
sounding instruments too... what are you using for
software/hardware? This reminds me a little of Holst's
Suites #1 & 2 for band, which I played (long ago) in High
School marching band. I like it!

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BranDaMan said 5356 days ago (February 18th, 2005)
Thank you, I am glad you liked it. As far as hardware I have a Powerbook G4
512 MB SDRAM 867 MHz (I really should upgrade) and I am using Garageband
2 with Jam Pack 4: Symphony Orchestra. If you are composing classical music
Jam Pack 4 is a godsend. I could not ask for anything better. Well, I could, but
you get what I mean.
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drakonis said 5356 days ago (February 18th, 2005)
orchestral lust
Darn it, I was hoping not to lust after JP4, but if that's what it sounds like, I
may have to save my money... Those are some rather good sounding
samples, and orchestral instruments are what I mostly tinker with.


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said 5356 days ago (February 18th, 2005)
Very Well Done
I like the melodies, rhythms, dynamics, instruments and
arrangement. My only quibble might be would be to bring
the various percussion more forward in the mix (a
personal bias of mine) and I think I heard some clipping
near the end a couple of times in my head phones.
Cameron said 5355 days ago (February 19th, 2005)
THIS is great!
I listened to your other submission a few moments ago,
and immediately noticed how well you orchestrate for
band, but the piece needed more development....

Now there's THIS piece, which has all the necessary
ingredients which were missing in the other! Your
orchestration here is very good, and you developed the
themes nicely, even varying the tempo in spots.

The percussion did sound a bit far away, and also a bit
late in spots....just lagging just a tad behind the brass. I
noticed this especially when you used the bells.

The repeated running eighth-note theme at the very end
didn't seem to fit the earlier material, and also came too
late to really tie in with the rest.

I am VERY curious to know if you have transcribed this
piece in a notation software program. (Of course, GB 2
does this to a certain extent.) I really do think this piece
SHOULD be performed live. Please e-mail me about this,
let's talk!

The only instrument I would change here is the flute,
which seems like a rather lonely woodwind in the midst of
the brass. Make it an all-brass band with percussion.

I'm grateful to hear that JamPack 4 has such great brass

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thetiler said 5355 days ago (February 19th, 2005)
Really enjoyed this
I love your talent with Jam Pack Orchestra.
Very unique, not to many that I know that brought that
much out of Jam Pack 4

Thanks for sharing
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said 5354 days ago (February 21st, 2005)
Good arrangement
I like the overall texture of your overture.

The MIDI notes are too "quantized" -- i.e.the timing is too perfect. Feels rushed at first -- maybe pause a little at the ends of phrases. Later, you settle into some slower rhythms that are very lush. I'd love to hear this performed by a real orchestra. It is a solid composition.
Suzanne said 5353 days ago (February 21st, 2005)
musical naming
what an interesting name our mother has. was she named after someone, something? is that name in the family? what did she think about such a name, did it affect her personality in some way? i really like that name. do you pronounce it de-VARE-so? very cool.
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packosmokes said 5353 days ago (February 21st, 2005)
That's quite classical! A full orchestra pumping away on
those drums and horns. I'd have to say, you've presented
some of the more convincing midi horns on this site. They
don't pop out, slapping me in the face with their synthetic

Feels like it could go right in a parade in the old west,
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