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Symphony no. 2: Allegro con Brio

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Hi all! After not being active for a long time on Macjams, I finally could find the time to work on music again (also due to the fact that I am sick home with serious damaged hand and arm nerves). I am extremely pleased with a new orchestral library I recently bought and am bouncing my second symphony with it now. This library called East West Gold really blows my off my socks so to speak! Here is the first movement: Allegro con Brio
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richard13 said 1798 days ago (April 17th, 2013)
Mucho brio!
Welcome back, Andreas: this is an exciting piece with which to make a return, and the instruments sound excellent. Great clarity and dynamics. For some reason I hear circus music at the opening, and that 5 note motif makes me think of clowns running about energetically. It may not be what you had in mind, but I enjoyed it. Thanks.
Sorry to hear about your hand/arm, usually a critical piece of equipment for a musician. Here's hoping it gets better very soon.

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andreasvanharen said 1798 days ago (April 17th, 2013)
Hi Richard, thanks for taking the time to listen to this piece. Funny that you mention circus music, my wife does actually hear that in another part of this symphony. Not sure what is going on with my hand and arm though, I went to a couple of doctors and nobody can find the cause of the pain although one thinks there could be joint inflammation because of some accident that I don't remember I had.

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Parichayaka said 1798 days ago (April 17th, 2013)
Impressive in so many ways!
Any community needs talent and accomplishment from many individuals to help it grow and thrive. MacJams is lucky to have you help set the standard for classical composition and arrangement!

Such clarity in your ideas and execution and you're right - the library sounds great - organic and full but also transparent and present. Amazing how you make midi sound so real without resorting to reverb, but instead by composing a score with a tremendous variety of musical ideas and overall fulness.

So glad you are finding the time and energy again. And if this beautiful piece is any indication, I am sure that things must be getting much much better for you from now on!

I keep getting a newsletter and the scoring session dates from an orchestra in Macedonia that offers fairly affordable recording sessions. A piece like this would warrant a real orchestra performing it. I'm not affiliated in any way, but check them out if you like: www.fames-project.com

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andreasvanharen said 1798 days ago (April 17th, 2013)
Thanks for the kind words, I hope for a performance by a live orchestra some day. I will have a look at that webpage, but I am sure recording sessions will cost a lot of money, more then I can afford.

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magnatone said 1798 days ago (April 17th, 2013)
Symphony no. 2: Allegro con Brio
Hi Andreas: what a breathtaking work this is! i'm very sorry to hear about your hand/arm nerve damage and hope it will resolve quickly for you. thanks for this incredible gift!
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RichardSchletty said 1798 days ago (April 17th, 2013)
I am excited about your purchase of EWQL Symphonic Orchestra Gold. You are getting a very good sound with it, right out of the box. I'm happy you went back into your Logic project to make the adjustments I suggested to take the shrapnel edge off the horns. This sounds warmer. It just about passes for a live performance. The dynamics and tempo changes make all the difference. Again, my prayers for healing of the nerve damage in your fingers and wrists. That fish kitchen took its toll on your body. Now it's time for your spirit and creativity to soar!
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DWL said 1798 days ago (April 17th, 2013)
Wonderful work Andreas
So much movement and interest in this composition.

That EW software sounds really good. I'm still struggling the Garageband Jam Pack for orchestra!

Best wishes for a full and swift recovery of the arm and hand.



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Symphony101 said 1797 days ago (April 17th, 2013)
I'm so sorry to hear
about the nerve damage.

Andreas, this work is unique, I can't tell to what extent I'm amazed ! This is just ... beautiful ! I always wanted to know what format rules exist writing a symphony, it's very interesting.

This is such a brilliant work Andreas, truly genius. I'm looking forward for the other movements !
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andreasvanharen said 1797 days ago (April 18th, 2013)
Hi and thanks for your kind words. I hope it will have a performance some day by a real orchestra. I contacted some orchestras in the past, but it was not possible to get this unknown piece on the repertoire. I am planning to try again soon now I completed the new layout for score and parts. Maybe I have more luck this time.
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