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Cascade for Harp and Orchestra


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davidsmith99

 Genre: Classical

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An orchestral piece featuring an arpeggiated chord progression on harp, doubled with glockenspiel and vibes, plus winds, brass and strings. "Cascade" as in multi-drop waterfall.
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Uploaded: Apr 09, 2013 - 09:18:31 PM
Last Updated: Apr 09, 2013 - 09:18:31 PM Last Played: Jan 27, 2017 - 01:04:37 PM
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ste said 1591 days ago (April 9th, 2013)
i
especially like the vibes in this. lovely balance of sounds. enjoyed
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paul f. page said 1591 days ago (April 9th, 2013)
You've captured....
...a beautiful few moments of delicacy in nature. The pizz strings are particularly effective. and I like the somber chorale around 1:40 or so which provides a peaceful respite from the "flow" that precedes it. I am curious about your choice of an ascending 5-note scale to be your representative motif for a waterFALL. This is not at all a criticism. I just find it a curious choice that is nonetheless very effective in this gentle number. ... You've orchestrated this with restraint and carefully planned imitations that are all so effectively placed in the sound spectrum, too. What a wonderful composition.
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davidsmith99 said 1454 days ago (August 25th, 2013)
cascade direction
The "fall" motif in my mind is the descending bass note of the main chord progression. Until you pointed it out, I hadn't really thought about the secondary 5-note motif other than as a contrasting element; I suppose it's like a ripple outward from a droplet splash...
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Char said 1591 days ago (April 10th, 2013)
This sounds like music
that could easily accompany a play like Midsummer's Night Dream or a ballet. Sweetly ethereal throughout. I enjoyed it very much. Thanks.
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Philip18 said 1591 days ago (April 10th, 2013)
Cascade
Beautiful music - I love the interplay between the instruments and the flowing melody. Delightful work, David.
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Skean said 1591 days ago (April 10th, 2013)
Cascade for Harp and Orchestra
What a delightful composing, so calming and just perfect after my stressful day, thanks for sharing, peace.
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SylviaD said 1590 days ago (April 11th, 2013)
Wonderful
Wonderful late afternoon respite. As I closed my eyes to listen, I saw myself in a lovely garden path, with little trickles of a distant waterfall somewhere ahead of me. Totally beautiful!
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PeterB7858 said 1589 days ago (April 12th, 2013)
Cascade for Harp and Orchestra
Paul said it nice, "... a few moments of delicacy in nature". I concur. A beautiful, subtle, languid arrangement that warms the heart. Thank you, David. Regards, Peter.
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richard13 said 1589 days ago (April 12th, 2013)
Another beauty
Apparently your mind and soul are in an enviable, peaceful place at this time.
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davidsmith99 said 1588 days ago (April 13th, 2013)
Thanks...
Thanks for all the nice comments on this piece!
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Name: David Smith
Location: California United States
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Composer, mostly contemporary classical music for orchestral and chamber ensembles. Delving into cinematic works blending orchestra with pop and ethnic percussion. I live in a rural town on the edge of the Redwood forest in Northern California. ... [see more]

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