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    Default I composed a symphony.

    I know that this thread is duplicated. (also in 'orchestral music' forum, posted yesterday)
    I just realized that this work is supposed to be here, but I couldn't find how to move or delete a thread.

    Anyway, this is my work.

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    Symphony - 'Neuro'

    Composer : Yang Junha(양준하)
    Contact : junhayang1@gmail.com
    Started : April 2017
    Finished : October 2018

    Structrue :
    I : 0:00
    II : 15:40
    III : 25:00
    IV : 40:05

    Instrumentation:
    1st Violins, 2nd Violins, Violas, Cellos, Double Basses
    1 Piccolo
    ute, 2 Flutes, 2 Oboes, 1 English horns, 2 Clarinets, 2 Bassoons, 1 Contrabassoon
    3 Trumpets, 4 Horns, 2 Trombones, 1 Bass Trombone, 1 Tuba
    1 Harp, Organ
    Timpani, Gong, Cymbals, Snare, Base drum, Glokenspiel, Vibraphone, Crotales, Chimes, Woods

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    This is some very "modern" music.

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    I am going to say something that will get me into trouble with some members.

    I think that when a composer here writes modernish music it is more interesting than someone who is trying to sound like Chopin.

    It is OK to use a synthesizer but I hope someday to here it with a real orchestra.
    It is impossible to make anything foolproof because fools are so ingenious. And I am a very ingenious fellow

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    To me it sounds quite neo-romantic in style! I have only heard a little bit so far but I will try to listen to the whole thing at some stage and give some more constructive comments...............

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    Had some interesting parts, especially the beginning of each movement. I thought the tempi between movements weren't varied enough, and the character was too much the same between movements. Not sure if it is 12-tone, but in a large form as a symphony is very hard to pull off.
    "Forgive me, Majesty. I'm a vulgar man. But I assure you, my music is not.“ Mozart

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    Why should a lengthy 12-tone work be difficult to enjoy ? it may have needed to be a few moments longer

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tikoo Tuba View Post
    Why should a lengthy 12-tone work be difficult to enjoy ? it may have needed to be a few moments longer
    Sure anyone can enjoy it. But I don't see it as a symphony. That's all.
    "Forgive me, Majesty. I'm a vulgar man. But I assure you, my music is not.“ Mozart

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    I'd like to understand : How did Yang not compose a symphony ? Whatever may have happened ?

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    Again, I'd say because the movements are somewhat similar in tempi and character. Also I don't feel the dramatic arch(s) is exactly what would be a symphony's. Sounds more like a Suite to me.
    Last edited by Phil loves classical; Oct-31-2018 at 02:19.
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    I do not care what it is. For me it is an interesting work.

    My only complaint is that I prefer the sound of a real orchestra over a synthesizer.
    It is impossible to make anything foolproof because fools are so ingenious. And I am a very ingenious fellow

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil loves classical View Post
    Sounds more like a Suite to me.
    Ok , sweet . And then I might think anything symphonic requires an orchestra to exist . It's possible the piece was too intentionally shaped for synthetic orchestra and that's all it will be . Seems it could be exceedingly difficult to ever get a living orchestra to work-shop anything ... unless one happens to own some university musicians .

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    Interesting work, but it isn't a symphony in my opinion.

    Also, the musical content can feel a bit sparse at times. I don't mean having it quiet, I mean that there is often a single melodic figure that is all by itself. Adding in some quiet textural parts could make the quiet sections feel fuller without losing the quietness.

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    Thanks all of you. Any other comments will be appreciated. (By the way, whether this piece is a symphony or not wouldn't be that important I think)

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