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Re: A Work by CATO, Who Is NOT A Composer! (?)
« Reply #40 on: December 01, 2018, 03:53:26 PM »
I listened to 'New Year's Resolution' just now. I liked it, especially the opening movement and I liked the juxtaposition of different tempos in places. Powerful and thought-provoking music.
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I must admit that I was wondering for a while, while tediously entering all those 32nd notes  :P  , whether or not I was wasting my time on something of little value.

 But even if one person has been positively affected, then the effort was indeed worth it. Many thanks!  0:)
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Re: A Work by CATO, Who Is NOT A Composer! (?)
« Reply #41 on: December 01, 2018, 11:58:54 PM »
:P

I must admit that I was wondering for a while, while tediously entering all those 32nd notes  :P  , whether or not I was wasting my time on something of little value.

 But even if one person has been positively affected, then the effort was indeed worth it. Many thanks!  0:)
Not at all Leo. I thought I'd just sample the work (it was quite late last night) and I ended up listening to it all as it intrigued me - it's not like any other chamber music I'm aware of.
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Re: A Work by CATO, Who Is NOT A Composer! (?)
« Reply #42 on: December 02, 2018, 06:47:58 AM »
Not at all Leo. I thought I'd just sample the work (it was quite late last night) and I ended up listening to it all as it intrigued me - it's not like any other chamber music I'm aware of.

Now THAT is high praise indeed!  Many thanks for taking the time to listen!
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Re: A Work by CATO: Trio for 2 Violins, Piano: (Slightly) Improved Version
« Reply #43 on: December 12, 2018, 07:49:58 AM »
Greetings!

I have tinkered with the MIDI/mp3 and with the score here and there (e.g. I found some wrong notes upon the 29th through 37th examinations  8) (to quote Mrs. Cato: "Nobody would notice those except for you!"  ;)  ) and would like to offer this again to everyone: a Trio with the title New Year's Resolution, about 25-30 minutes long in four movements.

No, I still have no memory of what the title is supposed to mean!  The work dates from probably the late 1960's or early 1970's, and was composed (I think) during a Christmas vacation.

For those who did hear the earlier version, please try this one and see if your impressions remain the same...or not!  8)

The mp3:

http://www.mediafire.com/file/y53ua1yug5by5cy/New_Year%2527s_Resolution_%25282%2529.mp3/file

And the 90+ page score!   ??? :o ??? :o  (This ain't no 18th Century Trio!   8)   )

http://www.mediafire.com/file/wnh1zexs3k2e9qv/New_Year%2527s_Resolution.pdf/file
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Re: A Work by CATO: Exaudi me for 9 Voices (SSAATTBB + Solo Soprano)
« Reply #44 on: December 12, 2018, 08:57:52 AM »
Here is an mp3 MIDI Chorus "performing" my choral work Exaudi me: the score was edited by Karl Henning (he kindly added the two-piano rehearsal apparatus at the bottom).


Score:

http://www.mediafire.com/file/bgm446csffvy8hy/Schulte_Exaudi_Me_with_keybd_-_2016-07-16_%25282%2529_%25281%2529_%25281%2529.pdf/file


MIDI mp3 file:

http://www.mediafire.com/file/db79ny3b2wqd4re/Exaudi_Me_%25283%2529.mp3/file

Earlier comments:

The generous praise is making me blush.  I am glad to have helped, the piece is highly engaging, so that work on the project (the typographical and proofing work on my part, that is) never became tedious, because I found the music ever rewarding, its crystalline austerity setting off the Psalm text with a rich poignancy.  The score has a ritualistic monumentality which I find powerfully impressive;  and I believe it no exaggeration to call it a major new contribution to the unaccompanied choral literature.


A gorgeous piece, Cato. Sounds even better now in Karl's realization. I listened to it twice yesterday and will listen again today.

Sarge


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: Exaudi me for 9 Voices (SSAATTBB + Solo Soprano)
« Reply #45 on: December 12, 2018, 01:06:21 PM »
Here is an mp3 MIDI Chorus "performing" my choral work Exaudi me: the score was edited by Karl Henning (he kindly added the two-piano rehearsal apparatus at the bottom).


Exaudi me, hmmm... Now that Karl is on his way to full recovery, do you think the subject and his contribution were mere coincidence?
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Re: A Work by CATO: Exaudi me for 9 Voices (SSAATTBB + Solo Soprano)
« Reply #46 on: December 12, 2018, 01:18:39 PM »
Exaudi me, hmmm... Now that Karl is on his way to full recovery, do you think the subject and his contribution were mere coincidence?

Verrrry interrrrresting!   0:)
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Re: A Work by CATO, Who Is NOT A Composer! (?)
« Reply #47 on: December 12, 2018, 03:20:53 PM »
Karl would be pleased and I am mightily impressed myself. Though, mind you, it would ne nice to know what the title means...just a little thing... :)

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Re: A Work by CATO, Who Is NOT A Composer! (?)
« Reply #48 on: December 12, 2018, 03:43:51 PM »
Karl would be pleased and I am mightily impressed myself. Though, mind you, it would be nice to know what the title means...just a little thing... :)


Verily!


I suppose I could make something up!  :D

Sorry, but unless somebody invents Memory Juice specifically targeted for the era c. 1967-1977, I doubt we will ever know what it was supposed to mean.

Possibly - and this is only a vague impression which came to me while transferring the work from manuscript to printed score and (occasionally) revising things - I gave it the title simply on a whim, because I finished it around New Year's Day.


Again for those interested, the mp3:

http://www.mediafire.com/file/y53ua1yug5by5cy/New_Year%2527s_Resolution_%25282%2529.mp3/file

And the score!

http://www.mediafire.com/file/wnh1zexs3k2e9qv/New_Year%2527s_Resolution.pdf/file
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Re: A Work by CATO, Who Is NOT A Composer! (?)
« Reply #49 on: December 26, 2018, 05:56:11 AM »
A member has informed me that the files for New Year's Resolution will not open,

Has anyone else had a similar problem?

http://www.mediafire.com/file/wnh1zexs3k2e9qv/New_Year%2527s_Resolution.pdf/file

http://www.mediafire.com/file/y53ua1yug5by5cy/New_Year%2527s_Resolution_%25282%2529.mp3/file

Thank you!  And with the New Year only a week away, maybe this would be an appropriate work for your listening pleasure/meditation (?)   0:)
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Re: A Work by CATO, Who Is NOT A Composer! (?)
« Reply #50 on: December 26, 2018, 07:48:39 AM »
A member has informed me that the files for New Year's Resolution will not open,

Has anyone else had a similar problem?

http://www.mediafire.com/file/wnh1zexs3k2e9qv/New_Year%2527s_Resolution.pdf/file

http://www.mediafire.com/file/y53ua1yug5by5cy/New_Year%2527s_Resolution_%25282%2529.mp3/file

Thank you!  And with the New Year only a week away, maybe this would be an appropriate work for your listening pleasure/meditation (?)   0:)
I could download and open both the pdf and mp3 files without problems.
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Re: A Work by CATO, Who Is NOT A Composer! (?)
« Reply #51 on: December 26, 2018, 08:11:15 AM »
I could download and open both the pdf and mp3 files without problems.

Thanks for the verification!
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A Work Called New Year's Resolution
« Reply #52 on: January 01, 2019, 05:50:09 AM »
If you have not yet had time to listen to New Year's Resolution, I thought you might want to hear it today!

The score:

http://www.mediafire.com/file/wnh1zexs3k2e9qv/New_Year%2527s_Resolution.pdf/file

The mp3 MIDI (which has problems following the score, but...)

http://www.mediafire.com/file/y53ua1yug5by5cy/New_Year%2527s_Resolution_%25282%2529.mp3/file

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Re: A Work Called New Year's Resolution
« Reply #53 on: January 09, 2019, 11:07:45 PM »
These are exciting works! You might want to spice up the rhythms a bit (more metric and tempo change within phrases, etc,) but it sounds like you're having fun in your writing and the music is better for it.







If you have not yet had time to listen to New Year's Resolution, I thought you might want to hear it today!

The score:

http://www.mediafire.com/file/wnh1zexs3k2e9qv/New_Year%2527s_Resolution.pdf/file

The mp3 MIDI (which has problems following the score, but...)

http://www.mediafire.com/file/y53ua1yug5by5cy/New_Year%2527s_Resolution_%25282%2529.mp3/file

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Re: A Work Called New Year's Resolution
« Reply #54 on: January 10, 2019, 09:04:40 AM »
These are exciting works! You might want to spice up the rhythms a bit (more metric and tempo change within phrases, etc,) but it sounds like you're having fun in your writing and the music is better for it.

Many thanks!  Yes, if the work ever goes anywhere, I intend on giving the performers more freedom (within limits) to introduce rubato: part of the problem is that the MIDI ignores or incompetently follows directions on slowing down or speeding up. 

Yes, it was fun to revisit this long dormant manuscript!  Again, many thanks for your reaction!

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Re: A Work by CATO, Who Is NOT A Composer! (?)
« Reply #55 on: February 16, 2019, 11:57:42 AM »
I like it a lot, it has a good narrative across the four movements, there is a kind of geometric severity to the character which works very well, and the finale is a very good summation of the musical material and drive to a finish.
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Re: A Work by CATO, Who Is NOT A Composer! (?) + New Year's Resolution
« Reply #56 on: February 18, 2019, 03:47:46 AM »
I like it a lot, it has a good narrative across the four movements, there is a kind of geometric severity to the character which works very well, and the finale is a very good summation of the musical material and drive to a finish.

Thanks for the review, Karl!  I like that phrase "geometric severity" !   0:)   


For those who are new to Good Music Guide, or who have not yet had a chance to listen to New Year's Resolution:

The score:

http://www.mediafire.com/file/wnh1zexs3k2e9qv/New_Year%2527s_Resolution.pdf/file

The mp3 MIDI (which has problems following the score, but...)

http://www.mediafire.com/file/y53ua1yug5by5cy/New_Year%2527s_Resolution_%25282%2529.mp3/file


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Re: Exaudi me by "Non-Composer" Cato
« Reply #57 on: May 27, 2019, 05:34:58 AM »
For new and newer members who have not had a chance to criticize the work:

Here is a link to the MIDI performance and an attachment with the score

https://www.dropbox.com/s/i9mlhnvdn88z7gv/Schulte%20Exaudi%20Me%20voix%20-%202nd%20mix%20-%2030%20Dec%2016.mp3?dl=0

For newer members who perhaps have not noticed...

Two years have passed since I offered my cantata Exaudi me : the score can be downloaded on page 1 at Reply #13.

I happened to see the topic "Despair in Music" and thought my cantata would be appropriate for it.
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