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#1151407 - 02/25/06 03:22 AM My Latest Composition
Derulux Offline
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Registered: 06/06/05
Posts: 5321
Loc: Philadelphia
I'm going to keep this short (mostly because I'm fairly intoxicated). I went out to the bar tonight for the first time in many weeks. It was a special occasion. (My best friend took a job in NYC, and is leaving Philadelphia...so we went out to celebrate his last night in Philly.) Well, they all decided to go to a bar I really didn't want to go to. (One of the female employees there hurt me pretty badly over Christmas break....) To make a long story short, she was there...and I'm not quite over her like I thought I was.

So, I needed an outlet. I took the last hour or so to write this short little prelude (about 3 minutes), and though you can't hear me play it personally, you can hear the Finale Garrison Pianist play it (and he doesn't miss a note). I made sure to add accents and some minor dynamics to give you a feel for the piece, but the computer doesn't do the piece justice since rubato is just out of the question.

Still, I hope you like it. It's kept me company since 2am, and now I imagine I'll have to at least try to go to sleep....

Prelude in Db

Let me know what you think. \:\)

P.S. -- Yes, I know it's fairly simple. I'm half-drunk and quite emotional...what did you expect?
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#1151408 - 02/25/06 09:09 AM Re: My Latest Composition
hanna2222 Offline
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Registered: 12/26/05
Posts: 78
Loc: Northeast Ohio
Dear Derelux,
Ah...I was able to hear it on the Piano Forum.
Nice job! I particularly like the last half. It
builds to a nice passionate closing. You're
a natural musician to do something so lovely
so quickly. Quite impressive!
Sometimes the best use of "old loves" is
to inspire us to create something beautiful
out of the pain. Congratulations...you've
made lemonade out of a lemon.
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#1151409 - 02/26/06 01:05 AM Re: My Latest Composition
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Registered: 03/16/02
Posts: 389
Thanks for that Derulux.

I know what's it's like to just feel like composing something without worrying about making it perfect. I had that feeling today while I was playing the piano.

This composition has a certain plesantness to it. Like a pretty day on which coulds just temporarily obscure the sun's rays.

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#1151410 - 03/21/06 03:11 PM Re: My Latest Composition
iNBi Offline
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Registered: 12/22/05
Posts: 220
Loc: Switzerland
i didnt read the second half of your post and so I was just about to write "Damn, you're phrasing is almost perfect! dry, but perfect!!" then i saw that (as i greatly assumed) the computer played it and that explained the mysterious mechanical playing to such a nice piece. I like it, and would definitly prefer to hear a REAL person, perhaps umm.. YOU, playing it \:D

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#1151411 - 03/22/06 01:33 AM Re: My Latest Composition
L'echange Offline
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Registered: 11/10/05
Posts: 634
Loc: Romney WV
Nice piece! I liked some of your rhythmic things, and especially liked when you brought out more than one voice.
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#1151412 - 03/22/06 02:29 AM Re: My Latest Composition
Derulux Offline
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Registered: 06/06/05
Posts: 5321
Loc: Philadelphia
Thanks, all, for such kind words. I'd almost forgotten I'd posted a recording of the piece...and during the stressful times I've had this week, it was nice to come back and read these comments. \:\)

Currently, I can't play the entire piece the way I hear it in my head, so I suppose I take "composer's privilege" and let myself feel the music without playing it. If I ever get the time to sit in front of a piano and work out that late-middle section with the LH triplets and RH chord-octave jumps, I'll certainly record it for you all (and for me ;\) ).
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