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« Reply #120 on: February 16, 2018, 10:43:35 PM »
A funny thing happened...I was trying to compose the 1st mov. for a string quartet and after a few hours I was ready to toss the music. It was too whimsical. Then it occurred to me to arrange the music for  the Piano Quintet (p+ 4 winds) that needed a finale. It works! I might have been writing for strings but the music is for winds in character. It's the 4th movement...

https://soundcloud.com/ronald-roumanis/sets/8-works-for-piano-and-4-winds

And here's the 5th piece from the piano suite. I'm calling the pieces "Meditations for Piano" since three of the five are slow and reflective--not suite-like at all :)

https://soundcloud.com/ronald-roumanis/suite-for-piano4-2?in=ronald-roumanis/sets/suite-for-piano
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« Reply #121 on: February 22, 2018, 04:45:24 AM »
I've changed a bit of last month's quintet for winds and piano. It's now 5 movements and a little faster :o

https://soundcloud.com/ronald-roumanis/sets/8-works-for-piano-and-4-winds

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« Reply #122 on: February 22, 2018, 05:47:18 AM »
Crank it up!  8)
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« Reply #123 on: February 22, 2018, 07:12:04 PM »
My latest work (opus 129, and I really need opus numbers to keep things organized) is for Fl, Cl, Vln, Cello, and Piano. The 1st movement is based on a rhythmic motif and a 10-note set based on three chords in succession. It's "Fall" in my 4 Seasons at 6AM

You can follow the score at my blog...

https://soundcloud.com/ronald-roumanis/sets/the-seasons-6-am-1

Additionally, I have the 2nd piece: A Winter Morning which I just completed. It's not too long (3:30) but was an intense experience to compose. Here it is...I'll put the rough score on my blog..

https://soundcloud.com/ronald-roumanis/bseasons?in=ronald-roumanis/sets/the-seasons-6-am-1
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« Reply #124 on: February 26, 2018, 12:54:30 PM »
I've just finished the "Spring" movement of the 4 seasons at 6AM. The only spring-like element is the sound of a unison pitch dividing into several lines. It's kinda "Canadian Spring"; short and a little bleak. The motif is longer than usual for me--a 5-note looping figure you here first in the violin. I watched some John Coltrane youtube last night and I think my motive resembles his Giant Steps motive, though it's hard to here in this less tonal context.

https://soundcloud.com/ronald-roumanis/spring?in=ronald-roumanis/sets/the-seasons-6-am-1

(the unedited score is tops on my blog)

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« Reply #125 on: February 26, 2018, 12:57:23 PM »
Looking forward to taking a listen to these. Unfortunately I can't listen today as I am so busy with my own music stuff.....but I will write this meaningless post as a reminder to myself to check out your cool new music as soon as I can 8)

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« Reply #126 on: February 27, 2018, 05:22:29 AM »
Whew! I just finished "Summer Morning" from my seasons for fl, clarinet, violin, cello and piano...2-27-18 It's not like the other movements...

https://soundcloud.com/ronald-roumanis/bwinter?in=ronald-roumanis/sets/the-seasons-6-am-1
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« Reply #127 on: February 27, 2018, 05:37:42 AM »
Good!  Is the van a hybrid?  8)  (Sorry, my eye does delight in the odd typo.  We all mkae typos.)
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« Reply #128 on: February 27, 2018, 02:23:49 PM »
Good!  Is the van a hybrid?  8)  (Sorry, my eye does delight in the odd typo.  We all mkae typos.)

 :)  haha! It was the auto-correct...I meant to write van  vln...Now I'll spell it out!

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« Reply #129 on: February 27, 2018, 03:33:57 PM »
Whew! I just finished "Summer Morning" from my seasons for fl, clarinet, violin, cello and piano...2-27-18 It's not like the other movements...

https://soundcloud.com/ronald-roumanis/bwinter?in=ronald-roumanis/sets/the-seasons-6-am-1

As I listen to this on a summer morning down under (with a fan blowing in my face), it certainly feels appropriate! I love the way the ensemble sounds so well balanced. I really would like to hear these season pieces performed with real instruments at some stage.

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« Reply #130 on: March 02, 2018, 07:45:33 AM »
As I listen to this on a summer morning down under (with a fan blowing in my face), it certainly feels appropriate! I love the way the ensemble sounds so well balanced. I really would like to hear these season pieces performed with real instruments at some stage.

Thanks! I wish it felt appropriate up here in Canada!

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« Reply #131 on: March 03, 2018, 05:56:36 AM »
Whew! I just finished "Summer Morning" from my seasons for fl, clarinet, violin, cello and piano...2-27-18 It's not like the other movements...

https://soundcloud.com/ronald-roumanis/bwinter?in=ronald-roumanis/sets/the-seasons-6-am-1

Charming, winsome.  Well done!
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« Reply #132 on: March 06, 2018, 06:43:49 AM »
Charming, winsome.  Well done!

Thanks! I think
 the dissonant first two movements scared some people off!

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« Reply #133 on: March 06, 2018, 06:45:22 AM »
Could be good filtration!  8)
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« Reply #134 on: March 06, 2018, 06:45:46 AM »
The just-completed 1st movement of my 19th sinfonia. 3-06 I'll varnish it later.
https://soundcloud.com/ronald-roumanis/sets/sinfonia-19-opus-130

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« Reply #135 on: March 06, 2018, 06:47:20 AM »
Could be good filtration!  8)

Like they say in Maine:" You don't deserve the summer if can't take the winters." :laugh:

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« Reply #136 on: March 06, 2018, 01:37:21 PM »
Really liking the counterpoint in Summer Morning, it feels loose and swaying but always deliberate. Also the way you use a simple gesture to build up the sound at the beginning is very nicely done. All in all a well balanced piece with a naturally flowing structure.

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« Reply #137 on: March 06, 2018, 05:04:48 PM »
Really liking the counterpoint in Summer Morning, it feels loose and swaying but always deliberate. Also the way you use a simple gesture to build up the sound at the beginning is very nicely done. All in all a well balanced piece with a naturally flowing structure.

Thanks!

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« Reply #138 on: March 06, 2018, 05:09:21 PM »
I just finished the 2nd movement of Chamber Symphony 19.  It gets very hard and fairly tender all in 3:25. I will probably extend it...

https://soundcloud.com/ronald-roumanis/b19thsinf-1?in=ronald-roumanis/sets/sinfonia-19-opus-130

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« Reply #139 on: March 10, 2018, 10:45:08 AM »
Have now completed the draft of my latest Chamber symphony. The final movement will be the Vivace, which has been extended a bit.

https://soundcloud.com/ronald-roumanis/b19thsinf-2?in=ronald-roumanis/sets/sinfonia-19-opus-130

The second movement will be this...

https://soundcloud.com/ronald-roumanis/csinfonia19?in=ronald-roumanis/sets/sinfonia-19-opus-130

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24 hours later... I composed a lyrical short, tonal work for Violin and Piano.

https://soundcloud.com/ronald-roumanis/sets/lyric-pieces-for-violin-and
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