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Vieux Carré Prelude



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This is a prelude to a suite of mine first posted five years ago about the old French Quarter of New Orleans which is
known more by locals as the Vieux Carré. I have made various modifications with the tempo transitions from the original. I hope to add more to the suite, but so far I do have five movements for it. The whistle/horn heard is that of the old Steamboat President that called New Orleans home. The artwork is by William Spratling (1900-1967), Professor of Architecture, Tulane University. View of the Saint Louis Cathedral on historic Jackson Square. circa 1925.

*Today marks my 12th year at MacJams and I want to say thank you to all of the MacJammers who have been kind and given support to me and encouraging me to arrange and compose!

Miroslav Philharmonik
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VicDiesel said 980 days ago (February 7th, 2017)
Let me start by saying that this is really a lovely piece of music.

But it doesn't feel like a prelude to me. In its contemplativeness it feels more like a postlude. It doesn't feel like opening the door to a suite of music, more like concluding something that went before.

Nice orchestral sounds though!
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Narad said 979 days ago (February 8th, 2017)
Vieux Carré Prelude
Brilliant work ! Bravo !
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richard13 said 979 days ago (February 8th, 2017)
First, congratulations
on the 12 years: you are, in my mind, one of the stars of this show. I've always enjoyed the depth and complexity of your music as well as the high production standards. This one is a worthy addition to your catalogue, pre or post. Way to fit the steamboat horn in ;-)
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H3nry said 977 days ago (February 10th, 2017)
Symphonic blues
A genre of music not heard often enough. Reminiscent of Gershwin, if he had been from New Orleans. I hope to hear more of the suite some day. Outstanding !
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Calchas said 976 days ago (February 11th, 2017)
Simply beautiful... and I have to agree with Henry's Gershwin reference.

Be well friend!
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DWL said 976 days ago (February 11th, 2017)
Yes, elements of Gershwin with those blue notes and also perhaps Copeland.

Very well done. Lovely control of texture.
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blaky smith said 976 days ago (February 11th, 2017)
French Quarter
Great piece Scotty, yes simply beautiful, a pleasure to listen.
Thanks & Bonjour de France
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PeterB7858 said 973 days ago (February 14th, 2017)
Vieux Carré Prelude
Congrats on 12 years at MJ, Scotty. What's that in human years? :-) Lovely piece with some nice slow jazz elements blended in. Great finale. Thanks.
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Doug Somers said 963 days ago (February 24th, 2017)
Those blue notes
Wonderfully orchestrated Scotty. You bring forth the echoes of local musical styles and wrap them in a blanket of Americana. Very creative and wholesome - it feels strong, and just right but doesn't have to exert itself. I agree with Vic in that it sounds conclusive but that takes nothing away from the composition in the least. Wonderful!
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Bowman said 910 days ago (April 18th, 2017)
I heard
an earlier incarnation of this wonderful work. I loved it then and am thrilled to hear it again now. As great as this sounds coming from your computer I’d loved to hear this played live by a fine orchestra.
If we’re lucky maybe one day it will.
Cheers Scotty,
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paul f. page said 833 days ago (July 4th, 2017)
An American...
...in New Orleans. A PRELUDE it is, suggestive of interesting things to come. You have a real command of "the big things" in your orchestration. And the Gershwinesque bent Mendocino elements are just so refreshing in this simple expository statement. Very very nice. What a pleasure to hear this fine music. Sorry I'm 4-5 months late to the party.
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