Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

Gifts and supplies for the musician
SEARCH
the Forums & Piano World

This custom search works much better than the built in one and allows searching older posts.
(ad 125) Sweetwater - Digital Keyboards & Other Gear
Digital Pianos at Sweetwater
(ad) Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad) Pianoteq
(ad) P B Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Guide
Ad (Piano Sing)
How to Make Your Piano Sing
Who's Online
128 registered (Anita Potter, accordeur, A Guy, 36251, 39 invisible), 1508 Guests and 14 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Quick Links to Useful Piano & Music Resources
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers
*Organs

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano & Music Accessories
*Music School Listings
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Piano Books
*Piano Art, Pictures, & Posters
*Directory/Site Map
*Contest
*Links
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Screen Saver
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords
(ad) Estonia Piano
Estonia Pianos
Topic Options
#2246769 - 03/14/14 10:24 PM My latest work: "Side Effects" for piano and strings
Thomas Nielsen Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 02/05/14
Posts: 4


Inspired primarily by two musical styles I have explored while composing -- post-minimalism and post-romanticism (with small doses of dissonance), Side Effects is a large (15') composition for piano and strings (2 violins, viola, cello, and double bass/alternatively, string orchestra) that, while played as one continuous movement, has several parts.The first part introduces the main theme and elaborates on it. The second part introduces the secondary theme and intertwines it with the first theme. The third part is an optimistic, joyfully emotional climax, the first of two in the piece. The fourth part contains a long climactic development to a different, second climax of the piece - one rooted in despair and sadness, where the tension of both themes is ramped up to the maximum.The final portion is a recapitulation of the first theme with little snippets of the second theme struggling to shine through.To me, this piece is very literary, much like Chopin's Ballades, with conflicting and battling emotions, passion, and of course, romance.

I. The Church Basement
II. The Playground
III. Amsterdam
IV. The Hospital
V. The Memory

Enjoy, guys! Your comments would be much appreciated.
_________________________
Currently working on:
Beethoven Op. 26, Brahms Op. 79/2, various Preludes and Fugues from Bach's WTC I

Top
Piano & Music Acc. / Sheet Music


Sheet Music Plus Homepage
#2246832 - 03/15/14 05:00 AM Re: My latest work: "Side Effects" for piano and strings [Re: Thomas Nielsen]
Dara Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 06/18/09
Posts: 1046
Loc: west coast island, canada
Thomas, this a beautiful composition !
Thank you.

There is the possibility of lots of critiquing ....
Though just enjoying listening your piece again.

Top
#2247930 - 03/17/14 02:16 PM Re: My latest work: "Side Effects" for piano and strings [Re: Dara]
Thomas Nielsen Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 02/05/14
Posts: 4
Thank you for your kind words smile
_________________________
Currently working on:
Beethoven Op. 26, Brahms Op. 79/2, various Preludes and Fugues from Bach's WTC I

Top

Moderator:  Piano World 
What's Hot!!
Christmas Header
Christmas Lights at Piano World Headquarters in Maine 2014
-------------------
The December Free Piano Newsletter
-------------------
Forums Rules & Help
-------------------
ADVERTISE
on Piano World

The world's most popular piano web site.
-------------------
PIANO BOOKS
Interesting books about the piano, pianists, piano history, biographies, memoirs and more!
(ad) Yamaha CP Music Rest Promo
Yamaha CP Music Rest Promo
(ad) HAILUN Pianos
Hailun Pianos - Click for More
Ad (Seiler/Knabe)
Knabe Pianos
(125ad) Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
Sheet Music Plus (125)
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Need help picking a Beethoven Piano Sonata Slow movement
by oaklandraiders76
Today at 04:50 PM
What are some great ways to learn the blues?
by brucepiano
Today at 04:37 PM
Do you recommend a back cover on upright with Dampp-Chaser?
by thestar
Today at 03:56 PM
kawai model SA-8E upright
by EthanHawaii
Today at 02:28 PM
Piano Felt
by Modern Conner
Today at 01:37 PM
Forum Stats
77375 Members
42 Forums
160021 Topics
2349946 Posts

Max Online: 15252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM
Gift Ideas for Music Lovers!
Find the Perfect Gift for the Music Lovers on your List!
Visit our online store today.

Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
|
Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World | Donate | Link to Us | Classifieds |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter | Press Room |


copyright 1997 - 2014 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission