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I took a music composition course at the local community college and had to write a piece to be performed at the end of the semester. Quite different than my usual work, but it helped me expand my style.

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I absolutely love this piece! I was wondering if it would be possible to have the sheet music as I would adore attempting to play this myself as well as in an upcoming piano recital. Credit and ownership will of course be given where its due. Thanks :)

Your music is so just perfect!! my all time favorite Artist for this Type of music<3

BlazingDragon responds:

Thank you so much! :D

Hey there!

Beautiful piece! Its very chopin-style and has wonderful chords and harmonics. The main-theme is lyrical and the variations / modulations are felicitous. The interlude @ 0:30 is super pleasant (inspired by chopin pianosonata No.2 III? :D). The variation of the main theme @ 0:57 brings in more drama - cool! The end is great and solves all the tension you have created in a wonderful way.

Overall well done and a good imitation of the chopin nocturnes!


BlazingDragon responds:

Hey, thanks for another review! (Though I suppose this one actually came first)

The interlude was actually not inspired by anything in particular, but I can see how you might draw that connection. I did try to make the music a bit more complex at :57, but there is so much more I'd like to do! More runs and trills, ornaments and polyrhythms, but that is outside of my playing ability at the moment and it is difficult composing such things effectively with as little experience as I have. I enjoyed the runs that you did in your piece 'In a Strange Rapture'.

Thank you for reviewing!

It is a great honor for me to perform this piece for you. For a thousand of time I do not believe this was all mouse work, fuck me please!

Wonderful composition, I love the piece so much. Gosh, I gotta play it tonight again.

BlazingDragon responds:

Thanks again for sending me your play-through, and thanks for the review! Yeah, the mouse work was a pain, but I've gotten pretty fast at it.

Marvelous work; I thought it was very Chopin-Like, indeed. Overall fantastic. I'd have done things slightly differently at times - but that's me, and this is your work, not mine. But, if it were mine..

00:34 Slightly more rubato, right hand louder, left hand more romantic/nimble, to contrast more with what was played before.

1:28 I would have carried on with the chords going up and down the piano at the same time, for perhaps 5 more seconds - a more powerful crescendo could have been attained, which would have acted like a spring board into the latter section of the song.

2:10 You ended the piece here, but I think it could have gone on - a return to the original melody would have been nice, with slight tweaks of course - and then repeat the crescendos etc and THEN end it. Just to give the piece a bit more depth/dimension.

Anywho this is me in my nitpicking mode, I truly think you've done a fine job here; I don't like most of the piano that is posted on here - it's tasteless and sounds more to me like a little kid playing with a toy, but this indeed is not in that category!
Bravo. ^_^

BlazingDragon responds:

00:34 You are right in this regard. In my mind, I hear this piece being much freer. But this is totally sequenced with mouse clicking and not performed by me. Admittedly, I grew lazy and wanted to move on to a new project. Shame on me. >.<

1:28 Ah, a keen ear you have. My professor actually made the same recommendation, and I very much wanted to extend that phrase. Especially due to how different it is from the rest of the piece, I wanted to give it more time to work into the listener's ear. I tried so many different things, and none of them came out right...I got a bit sick of the piece and gave up in order to get it done by the deadline. Shame again... :(

2:10 I originally planned to make this more like a three and a half minute piece, but I've never been good at crafting long pieces for some reason. A weakness of mine that needs overcoming! I absolutely agree with you though.

The sad thing is that I thought about every criticism you mentioned while composing this but did not address them. That's kind of embarrassing. :p You do provide excellent advice though. thank you for the constructive review!

Credits & Info

4.94 / 5.00

Feb 24, 2012
3:04 PM EST
File Info
3.6 MB
2 min 14 sec

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