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Excerpt from my WIP Symphony No. 4

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relm1:
I’m currently working on my Symphony No. 4.  It is in three movements and scored for a Mahler sized orchestra lasting 50 minutes.  It reaches a cataclysmic fury which subsides in to a long, slow building apotheosis complete with organ.  Still very much a work in progress but I’m happy with how it is turning out.  I’m about half finished.  This is an excerpt from the start of the last movement which is terse and violent. 

https://clyp.it/mb5sqwjv

classicalgeek:

--- Quote from: relm1 on September 30, 2021, 03:01:59 PM ---I’m currently working on my Symphony No. 4.  It is in three movements and scored for a Mahler sized orchestra lasting 50 minutes.  It reaches a cataclysmic fury which subsides in to a long, slow building apotheosis complete with organ.  Still very much a work in progress but I’m happy with how it is turning out.  I’m about half finished.  This is an excerpt from the start of the last movement which is terse and violent. 

https://clyp.it/mb5sqwjv

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Excellent! I really want to hear more - and I'd love to see the score too, but that's up to you. I actually just listened to the excerpt from your Symphony no. 1 yesterday - and it's apparent your harmonic language has expanded significantly! Very atmospheric... chilling and ominous! I really like some of the little details: the way the muted trombones (I think) emerge from the pounding timpani at 0:19, the flourish of the celesta at 0:31, and the piccolo at 0:42 reminds me of a passage in the finale of Mahler 6. The way the violins lacerate through the texture at 1:03, the pounding rhythm that starts at 1:09, the fast figuration in (piano or organ?) starting at 1:22, and the diminuendo that begins at 1:51 only to be interrupted by the ostinato starting at 2:01. And your orchestration is magnificent! Keep up the great work, I look forward to your continued progress.

relm1:
Thanks for listening, glad you enjoyed it. :)

John Copeland:
Wow!!  Following you on Clyp.  Arctic Dawn...awesome...

krummholz:
Wow indeed! A truly magnificent start to a symphonic movement... really want to hear more of this!

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