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Offline Robert101

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Re: A Work by CATO, Who Is NOT A Composer! (?)
« Reply #20 on: June 20, 2017, 08:01:59 AM »

Many thanks for taking the time to read the score and listen to the MIDI version!

A performance would be nice!  8)

It's very expressive. I like the way the harmonies flow-- shifting in intensity. Good work!

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Re: A Work by CATO, Who Is NOT A Composer! (?)
« Reply #21 on: June 23, 2017, 02:50:49 AM »
It's very expressive. I like the way the harmonies flow-- shifting in intensity. Good work!

Many thanks for taking the time to listen!

As a general rule, the harmonic function comes from the contrapuntal possibilities in the melodies: this is limited in the sections using only three notes (C#, E, G), but even there - I believe - a certain expressive power comes through.
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Re: A Work by CATO, Who Is NOT A Composer! (?)
« Reply #22 on: August 01, 2017, 04:23:21 AM »
A nagging idea...

in 2018 Mrs. Cato and I will have been married 40 years: I composed the Wedding March for our Nuptial Mass.  The organist was no professional, so the march could not be too complicated, and even so, there were various blunders during the actual event.

I have been thinking of revising it slightly, and finding a decent organist to record it and offer it as one of the anniversary presents.  0:)

The manuscript did not survive the famous massacre of 1995, but everything has remained in my head.  $:)
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Re: A Work by CATO, Who Is NOT A Composer! (?)
« Reply #23 on: August 01, 2017, 04:39:49 AM »
I know a couple of organists we can ask to play it!
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Re: A Work by CATO, Who Is NOT A Composer! (?)
« Reply #24 on: August 01, 2017, 05:17:19 AM »
I know a couple of organists we can ask to play it!

Okay!  I will need to re-subscribe to NoteFlight to create the manuscript: to keep it a secret, I will need to buy some sort of gift card to buy the subscription, since Mrs. Cato oversees all of our financial transactions.   0:)
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