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Gaffster, I know you want comments, but I'm not sure what to say off hand. It starts off nicely, but when the cello comes in (cello is my main instrument) and I listened for a bit, I was thinking, "Is that it?" I mean, the cello part adds nothing to the piece. It would be better without it. Unless you were specifically intending a static, minimalistic approach it just doesn't work. If we were talking in person I think you'd tell from the tone in my voice that I'm not putting it down, I'm just giving my impression. Just take it as that, OK?


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gaffster,

The piano work is very nice. The piece has a feeling of emptiness and seems to move along nicely. As ScottM noted, however, the cello is really not used in the piece. Usually when one composes for two instruments the melody (or, if counterpoint, a melody) is passed back and forth between them. In this case it appears that you used the strings to provide a little color, but so little that it really doesn't seem to work well.

If this is a work in progress, consider tossing the melody over to the cello while the piano fills in, then move it back. Perhaps have them play counterpoint to each other -- I think a two voice approach would work well with what you have going.

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Just a little technical point, Eb is a horrible key for Violin, well, that's what I've been told.

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I like it!
The role of the cello could be improved though. Ed's approach seems like a great idea.

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thanks for all your insight..I have started pondering about multipart pieces a bit more. It does take more time and effort to do the point/counterpoint and I usually just wanna have a finished piece right away. I think patience should be my new goal... Thanks !


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