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The Meadow

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This is a piece I wrote last spring, trying to capture a very mellow, nature-y feel. I got a couple of musicians together last week and did a quick recording (just on one of those recording thingamajicks, though - hence the slight buzziness).

You can view the sheet music here (though you have to delete the spaces): https://docs.google.com/f ile/d/0BxsT7xHZWU2mVURuM0 RKQjJKSXc/edit?usp=sharin g

Out of my relatively few tonal pieces that I really put myself into, it is by far my own favourite. I hope you enjoy it!


Interesting string melodies. They are very warm and bright, which is a great thing. I feel the tension and build-up but they haven't get it right yet. The ending is not quite good, probably some legato plays that fade out might be better.

Recording quality aside, I can tell that you had put your all into this piece. It starts by evoking this feeling of being in an open, wide field of flowers with heavy pouring rain, and you allow yourself to be drenched in the rain because you don't want your tears to be seen.

Then as the piece builds up tension, I get the impression that the person in the open field gets flashes of whatever could've been -- time spent with a loved one who is gone, fragments of a broken dream. I can't tell what, but those would have otherwise been sweet thoughts. He/she goes back to mourning and wondering.

Then towards the end (I find it seems unresolved, because of that abrupt cut......), it seems as if someone is ominously approaching the person in the field.

At any rate, I did enjoy the piece. Being classically trained, I do love things like these. If you manage to record a higher quality version of this, I will most certainly look forward to it.


Very interesting textures you've got going on in there, there really is nothing like actual interpretation when it comes to string quartets!

Excellent playing for the most part, although certain parts aren't as tight on the tone as could have been. Then again, you can't really expect much from a quick session on the fly, so no points taken!

In any case, great work once again, looking forward to hear more from you!


P.S. tried to open the sheet music, but all I get is a grey box, am I doing something wrong?

descara responds:

Thanks for the comment! Way tired so I'll edit in a more detailed reply later, but I did a newspost with a fully functioning link :)

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4.00 / 5.00

Feb 4, 2013
3:30 PM EST
File Info
6.7 MB
2 min 57 sec

Licensing Terms

Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.