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Title: Sketch for orchestra - Ian Moore
Post by: Ian Moore on July 11, 2015, 09:50:55 am
Sketch is a very short composition written for the WES Orchestra. It is a draft idea for a larger piece entitled "Narcissistic".  As always, I would like to receive comments about the music, please.

https://youtu.be/2EnExe5LQhA


Title: Re: Sketch for orchestra - Ian Moore
Post by: guest2 on July 11, 2015, 11:13:47 am
Thank you Mr. Moore for posting this Sketch for orchestra. I have listened to it once already, and will listen again more carefully later this evening in bed a number of times. It is good to see and hear you now writing for orchestra! There are already a few questions: 1) what do you think about the concept "harmony"? Should it be a) controlled or b) an essentially random outcome of other, more important, musical factors? 2) Is there some principle you can tell us about that (for you) determines the way the form of a piece develops? And 3) what do the letters WES stand for? Is it this West European Symphony? http://www.wesorchestra.com/ (http://www.wesorchestra.com/)



Title: Re: Sketch for orchestra - Ian Moore
Post by: Ian Moore on July 11, 2015, 01:51:34 pm
what do you think about the concept "harmony"? Should it be a) controlled or b) an essentially random outcome of other, more important, musical factors?
The concept of harmony is something that I can not reply on a forum site very easily.  However, I can best reply by saying it is something personal.  The only composer I know of who didn't break the 'so called' rules of harmony is Palestrina. Inspired composers never follow rules; they create them.  If composers don't create their own rules of harmony, they won't sound individual.
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Is there some principle you can tell us about that (for you) determines the way the form of a piece develops?
The form of the piece is 'free flowing'.  This is mainly due to time constraints.  The music took three days to complete from start to finish.  There was no time to organise the structure of the music; what was in my head went straight onto paper(usually hand written before computer copied).
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what do the letters WES stand for? Is it this West European Symphony? http://www.wesorchestra.com/ (http://www.wesorchestra.com/)
Yes, it stands for West European Symphony Orchestra.


Title: Re: Sketch for orchestra - Ian Moore
Post by: Bobyor on July 11, 2015, 07:56:08 pm
As regards the harmony of this piece, I find it quite self-contained, in a good way, suggesting the start of something bigger (as you in fact suggest in your description). The same chords, as far as my ear tells me, reappear and are transposed and inverted, with the scoring bringing different emphases -- there is a lovely F sharp major moment about half way in, when such a triad is brought out of the texture.


Title: Re: Sketch for orchestra - Ian Moore
Post by: Ian Moore on July 11, 2015, 08:38:23 pm
there is a lovely F sharp major moment about half way in, when such a triad is brought out of the texture.
What you say I find fascinating but as I said before it is all subconscious - I wrote what I heard in my head and no other consideration influenced the composition.


Title: Re: Sketch for orchestra - Ian Moore
Post by: Ian Moore on July 22, 2015, 09:16:56 am
Anybody want to talk abut the orchestration? Funny, I thought people would be interested in this one.


Title: Re: Sketch for orchestra - Ian Moore
Post by: Ian Moore on July 23, 2015, 02:57:04 pm
I feel like I am talking to myself!


Title: Re: Sketch for orchestra - Ian Moore
Post by: Ian Moore on July 24, 2015, 10:07:15 pm
What a shame - I think I am.