Results 1 to 11 of 11

Thread: TC composition contest, round 4

  1. #1
    Senior Member EdwardBast's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Posts
    3,963
    Post Thanks / Like
    Blog Entries
    8

    Default TC composition contest, round 4

    Specifications for this round:
    Submissions should be a single movement or multiple movements of six minutes or less total duration composed for 3-5 instruments chosen from among:

    Piccolo, flute, oboe, English Horn, clarinet, bass clarinet, bassoon, contrabassoon
    Violin, viola, cello, double bass.

    More than one of any instrument is okay. You will notice that this allows standard wind trios/quartets/quintets, string trios/quartets/quintets, clarinet quintets and the like, as well as eccentric mixed ensembles like that of Prokofiev’s quintet (ob, cl, vln, vla, cb) and numerous other possibilities.

    If your piece has a title, descriptive or generic, it will be posted with the sound file.

    Entries are due by Monday, December 17, 2018 — a little extra time to compensate for holiday season distractions. Please send me a link via PM to the audio or the audio and score uploaded to Dropbox, google drive, youtube, soundcloud or any other clickable link to the file(s). I will then post these links into a new thread with a poll and we can begin the voting round. Whoever gets the most votes can decide what the next round will be.
    Last edited by EdwardBast; Dec-06-2018 at 02:44.

    What greater comfort does time afford than the objects of terror re-encountered and their fraudulence exposed in the flash of reason?
    — William Gaddis, The Recognitions

    Originality is a device untalented people use to impress other untalented people and to protect themselves from talented people.
    Basil Valentine

  2. Likes shirime, Tchaikov6 liked this post
  3. #2
    Senior Member EdwardBast's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Posts
    3,963
    Post Thanks / Like
    Blog Entries
    8

    Default

    Revision to the specifications ^ ^ ^:

    Oops!: I intended but forgot to put French horn on the list of available instruments (otherwise a standard wind quintet would be out).

    So:

    Horn can be used too!
    Last edited by EdwardBast; Dec-06-2018 at 17:30.

    What greater comfort does time afford than the objects of terror re-encountered and their fraudulence exposed in the flash of reason?
    — William Gaddis, The Recognitions

    Originality is a device untalented people use to impress other untalented people and to protect themselves from talented people.
    Basil Valentine

  4. Likes shirime liked this post
  5. #3
    Senior Member shirime's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2016
    Location
    Melbourne, Australia
    Posts
    1,606
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    I’ll do my best to enter this one! I haven’t really found much time to compose whilst on holiday but I’m liking the options and amount of time we have here....

  6. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2016
    Location
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Posts
    139
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    I started writing a piece for this, but it turned into a piece for full orchestra

    maybe I should arrange it for some group of 5 players.

  7. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2016
    Location
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Posts
    139
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    ok sorry I shouldn't tease. I decided to not arrange it (after trying - it doesn't work).

    So here it is.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfMb...C7mledkZdft6SA

    Hope you enjoy it. Any criticism welcome

  8. #6
    Senior Member shirime's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2016
    Location
    Melbourne, Australia
    Posts
    1,606
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Actually I’ve discovered I still have no time to compose a piece.
    When January comes around I’ll definitely participate more!

  9. #7
    Senior Member EdwardBast's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Posts
    3,963
    Post Thanks / Like
    Blog Entries
    8

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by adrien View Post
    ok sorry I shouldn't tease. I decided to not arrange it (after trying - it doesn't work).

    So here it is.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfMb...C7mledkZdft6SA

    Hope you enjoy it. Any criticism welcome
    Very nice waltz. I found myself thinking a little more motion or even some countermelody would be nice in the bass line, especially where it is pizzicato? And the return to clarinet in the end is nice, but could the piece use a little more variety in the orchestration? Like some of the string melody and/or countermelody give to woodwinds or horns?


    While we are posting things we didn't submit, here are two little pieces, one of which I meant to submit last month for the duo round. Alas, I started the Monday they were due, I think, believing the submission date was a week later.

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/my5zp3czk7...20Duo.wav?dl=0

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/wnc1ei11ue...TCDDR.wav?dl=0
    Last edited by EdwardBast; Dec-15-2018 at 06:27.

    What greater comfort does time afford than the objects of terror re-encountered and their fraudulence exposed in the flash of reason?
    — William Gaddis, The Recognitions

    Originality is a device untalented people use to impress other untalented people and to protect themselves from talented people.
    Basil Valentine

  10. #8
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2016
    Location
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Posts
    139
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by EdwardBast View Post
    Very nice waltz. I found myself thinking a little more motion or even some countermelody would be nice in the bass line, especially where it is pizzicato? And the return to clarinet in the end is nice, but could the piece use a little more variety in the orchestration? Like some of the string melody and/or countermelody give to woodwinds or horns?
    Thanks! When you mention the pizz bit is that the first intro theme, or the recap of it? Do you mean the bassi pizz or the other strings? Problem with swapping out the bass for some counter melody is you need to retain a strong first beat for everything to hang off, or it can descend into chaos. I could give the pulse to another instrument, or this can be done with a melody rather than bom...bom...bom but I currently lack ideas for it

    There's not much to live for as a bass player in this piece. Or horns. Or upper winds. LOL

    I did give the counter melody to the winds/trumpets in the penultimate section.
    Last edited by adrien; Dec-15-2018 at 23:30.

  11. #9
    Senior Member EdwardBast's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Posts
    3,963
    Post Thanks / Like
    Blog Entries
    8

    Default

    Come on people! This is the last day to submit entries for round 4 of the composition competition. PM your links to me, EdwardBast, at TC. I will post links to the submissions and a poll for voting tomorrow. The winner will get to set the parameters for the next round.

    What greater comfort does time afford than the objects of terror re-encountered and their fraudulence exposed in the flash of reason?
    — William Gaddis, The Recognitions

    Originality is a device untalented people use to impress other untalented people and to protect themselves from talented people.
    Basil Valentine

  12. #10
    Senior Member EdwardBast's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Posts
    3,963
    Post Thanks / Like
    Blog Entries
    8

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by adrien View Post
    Thanks! When you mention the pizz bit is that the first intro theme, or the recap of it? Do you mean the bassi pizz or the other strings? Problem with swapping out the bass for some counter melody is you need to retain a strong first beat for everything to hang off, or it can descend into chaos. I could give the pulse to another instrument, or this can be done with a melody rather than bom...bom...bom but I currently lack ideas for it

    There's not much to live for as a bass player in this piece. Or horns. Or upper winds. LOL

    I did give the counter melody to the winds/trumpets in the penultimate section.
    I just meant the bass pizz in the first statement, although in the recap where it mostly used fifths and roots perhaps a little more variety there wouldn't hurt? But I wasn't suggesting an elaborate countermelody. I still figured it would hit every strong beat with a chord tone, but perhaps walking up from the root to the third or the fifth with the passing tones on third beats? In any case it works well as is.

    What greater comfort does time afford than the objects of terror re-encountered and their fraudulence exposed in the flash of reason?
    — William Gaddis, The Recognitions

    Originality is a device untalented people use to impress other untalented people and to protect themselves from talented people.
    Basil Valentine

  13. #11
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2016
    Location
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Posts
    139
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by EdwardBast View Post
    I just meant the bass pizz in the first statement, although in the recap where it mostly used fifths and roots perhaps a little more variety there wouldn't hurt? But I wasn't suggesting an elaborate countermelody. I still figured it would hit every strong beat with a chord tone, but perhaps walking up from the root to the third or the fifth with the passing tones on third beats? In any case it works well as is.
    OK thanks!

    Sorry was fully intending to enter a submission, but the thing took on a life of it's own.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •