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Offline relm1

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Probably my darkest work yet
« on: January 23, 2022, 05:40:18 PM »
This is the ending of what is probably my darkest work.  Loud music warning.  It is a 25 minute symphonic poem.  Sort of like Tchaikovsky's Francesca da Rimini but without the romantic music. 

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The general idea was composed in 2011.  I revised it in 2015 to a complete work but revisioned it just now in 2022 to this current form which is how I imagined it back in 2011.  It is very loud and very dark.  Definitely not for everyone. 

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Re: Probably my darkest work yet
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2022, 06:17:06 PM »
Turbulent indeed, and so atmospheric too. Man, this is loud!!! I must say I really liked this. Thanks for sharing.

Have you ever tried the option of composing a symphony of a considerable ambition? I'm quite sure you can create works like that.

Congratulations, and thanks for sharing your talent with us!
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Re: Probably my darkest work yet
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2022, 06:35:11 PM »
Turbulent indeed, and so atmospheric too. Man, this is loud!!! I must say I really liked this. Thanks for sharing.

Have you ever tried the option of composing a symphony of a considerable ambition? I'm quite sure you can create works like that.

Congratulations, and thanks for sharing your talent with us!

Thank you!  I posted excerpts of my Symphony No. 1 and No. 4 here.  but not the entire works because I'm not that great at mock ups. 

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Re: Probably my darkest work yet
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2022, 09:21:25 AM »
Sort of like Tchaikovsky's Francesca da Rimini but without the romantic music. 

IOW, sort of like Tchaikovsky but not Tchaikovsky at all.  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
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Re: Probably my darkest work yet
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2022, 02:37:15 PM »
I'm not sure if I would say it's dark as my associations with such an adjective are vastly different than your own BUT, and this is important, I liked your work very much. Turbulent is certainly what springs to mind, but also unsettling it is, too. It actually reminded me a bit of Myaskovsky's Symphony No. 24 (particularly the 2nd movement). So definitely Soviet composers came to mind when I was listening to this work of your own. Anyway, it's wonderful, although I wish it were longer with perhaps some more developmental sections, but you might not have had this in mind.
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Re: Probably my darkest work yet
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2022, 05:48:29 PM »
I'm not sure if I would say it's dark as my associations with such an adjective are vastly different than your own BUT, and this is important, I liked your work very much. Turbulent is certainly what springs to mind, but also unsettling it is, too. It actually reminded me a bit of Myaskovsky's Symphony No. 24 (particularly the 2nd movement). So definitely Soviet composers came to mind when I was listening to this work of your own. Anyway, it's wonderful, although I wish it were longer with perhaps some more developmental sections, but you might not have had this in mind.

Thanks.  Soviet composers have been a major influence in my development.  As well as the Russians (Rimsky-Korsakov, Scriabin, Mussorgsky, and Rachmaninoff I don't consider Soviet but Russian), but others as well.  The full piece is 25 minutes long and this is an excerpt of the coda only.  It is dark in that there is no levity in it.  That doesn't mean other descriptive adjectives such as "turbulent" don't also apply because they do but the piece is pessimistic throughout except for a chord here or there like the F major near the end but that was used to highlight the sense of despair by tasting hope.

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Re: Probably my darkest work yet
« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2022, 08:00:26 PM »
Reminds me a little of Tubin's 8th. Very atmospheric, and gripping. I was listening for that F major chord and did not hear it, nor any major-key chord. Sounded unremittingly dark... not that that's a bad thing. :)