Started by relm1, July 07, 2023, 03:41:01 PM
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Quote from: relm1 on July 07, 2023, 03:41:01 PMMy newest piece is a cantata called "Across the Sea of Time" and scored for soloist, chorus, and orchestra and is a setting of texts by John Gillespie Magee, Jr. and Walt Whitman. The title and spirit of the work come from a quote from Carl Sagan, "'Across the sea of space, the stars are other suns" which I feel captures the spirit of the texts perfectly...of one being spellbound and in awe of the drama and spectacle all around us. I had loads of fun setting the poems and hope to do more choral music in the future but maybe on a more intimate scale. https://clyp.it/d4xd5gad
Quote from: VonStupp on July 08, 2023, 07:49:04 AMMost enjoyable!VS
Quote from: lunar22 on July 11, 2023, 11:12:35 AMa curious piece which has a good deal of individuality. In places, esp. around the main climax from about 7'36"to 9'10", it became almost unbearably bombastic for my taste (the same applies to some extent to the coda but I think there's more genuine power there) but before and after it was often harmonically and instrumentally really haunting. Certainly one of the most interesting things I've heard recently on a forum. I look forward to hearing more like this, or perhaps on a more intimate scale! I myself for secular choral music have tended to go in for fairytales a bit.
Quote from: lunar22 on July 11, 2023, 11:56:37 PMwell I would say that it's better to go a bit too far with emotionality than to express very little which is the more common problem nowadays
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