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Offline krummholz

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Re: String quartet in A Minor
« Reply #20 on: June 29, 2021, 04:04:58 AM »
So here is the new demo of my Quartet, plus the score. I haven't re-listened to the version on SoundCloud, the two may be identical as far as the notes are concerned, I'm just not sure. But anyone who's interested and hasn't heard the piece should listen to this demo, as all the previous ones done with Sibelius/NP were really cringeworthy in places.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1h4l7v2DSLbLygMmrjb6tK0SBs9D2tb0k/view?usp=sharing

Though I'd love to hear a real string quartet play this, I'm afraid some of the double-stops in the cello part might require superhuman hand sizes to realize it. I'd work with any cellist who's interested to find a way to make it playable, though.

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Re: String quartet in A Minor
« Reply #21 on: September 29, 2021, 12:55:36 PM »
So here is the new demo of my Quartet, plus the score. I haven't re-listened to the version on SoundCloud, the two may be identical as far as the notes are concerned, I'm just not sure. But anyone who's interested and hasn't heard the piece should listen to this demo, as all the previous ones done with Sibelius/NP were really cringeworthy in places.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1h4l7v2DSLbLygMmrjb6tK0SBs9D2tb0k/view?usp=sharing

Though I'd love to hear a real string quartet play this, I'm afraid some of the double-stops in the cello part might require superhuman hand sizes to realize it. I'd work with any cellist who's interested to find a way to make it playable, though.

Very nice! That you were able to resume the compositional process after a decades-long hiatus, and make substantial revisions, is quite the feat. Your quartet has an innate lyricism about it - it definitely reminded me of Berg, but at the same time it has its own distinctive voice. Well done!

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Re: String quartet in A Minor
« Reply #22 on: September 29, 2021, 07:20:38 PM »
Very nice! That you were able to resume the compositional process after a decades-long hiatus, and make substantial revisions, is quite the feat. Your quartet has an innate lyricism about it - it definitely reminded me of Berg, but at the same time it has its own distinctive voice. Well done!

Thanks! I can definitely tell the difference between the parts that I wrote 45 years ago and the more recent stuff though - after all, back then, I had no way to really hear what it sounded like.