How will I know when there is another competition into which I can enter a composition? Please let me know, I'd be happy to submit something. This is a really great site, by the way. Everything seems to work very well and it's easy to navigate. Great work! Hopefully, we'll stay in touch. Have a great day.
I have added a few notes to Remembrance while I was tweaking the dynamics on the opening string chords I heard the new phrase in my head and thought "that must go in". Not wanting to "over egg" I repeat it only one more time on bassoon following the clarinet lead.
Ornamentation on the solo has been altered but I've always assumed a good woodwind player would know better as to the most appropriate twiddly bits :) I'm thinking Branford Marsalis :)
Anyway, 'glad you enjoyed and I will update the score.
BTW I feel I'm starting to get a handle on this notation thingy. Maybe there is time yet that I may become a real muso.
Thank you very much, Julie. You mentioned a worn out cassette. If you want, I could send you a CD, or, actually, you can go to my website Lanette Lind.net. Also, I would like to learn more about your compositions.
Thanks for the kind words Julie and you're right about it being mainly ear training but also in controlling the tools (virtual instruments) where dynamic markings in themselves are only a general guide to loudness. There are no constants in level and timbre from real instruments so virtual representations must also emulate this. Of course, it's not something easy or probably possible to do in a notation app but in a DAW. Many would rather not get bogged down in the technology needed by concentrating on writing but as a veteran performer I live and strive for musicality from the equipment I own and write specifically for it. Having any of my music performed by real players is absolutely a bonus I seldom expect.
Many of my pieces including "Quiet Reflection" need to be revisited and tidied up (understatement) before committing to a score of.
Quiet Reflection is one of a few pieces I put together as suitable for a requiem mass project I started a few years ago. Initially I was fascinated by the so called drag phrasing used to hide the shuffling feet of those following the coffin. No! I'm not getting too morbid but when I thought I might be the brass falls were added on the final pass as if to lighten the mood. The voices are all EWQL Symphonic Choir library.