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My first recording release in the WORKS series for 2023, this is Gabriel Fauré's Sicilienne, Opus 78. It's a beautiful work for a small orchestra and I've imagined it as a dark night piece rather than as sunny and bright, which is how many might view it.

The score was downloaded from Musescore, exported to an XML and then imported into Notion for adjustment and setup of the tracks for each individual instrument and tempo conducting using the nTempo function, then exported as MIDI to Studio One for instrument assignment, fine tuning of tempo, and recording of control automation for the instrument parameters.

I'm using Aaron Venture Infinite Winds with a breath controller to control dynamics for heightened realism in the sounds. The LASS3 strings are really beautiful, and the Emotional Strings First Chairs add detail and life.

Enjoy, and feedback is always appreciated!

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iMac (Retina 5K 27", 2019) 3.6 ghz I9 8-core 64 gb RAM Fusion Drive
with small AOC monitor for additional display
macOS Ventura 13
2 - 500 gb + 2 - 1 tb external SSD for sample libraries
M Audio AirHub audio interface
Nektar Panorama P1 control surface
Nektar Impact 49-key MIDI keyboard
Focal CMS40 near-field monitors
JBL LSR310S subwoofer
Notion 6 + Studio One 5 Pro

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by Surf.Whammy on Tue Jan 24, 2023 12:02 am
Very nice! :)

THOUGHTS

I listened with SONY MDR-7506 headphones (a personal favorite) at full volume on a MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2012), and it was quite enjoyable . . . :+1

I like the selection of high-quality VSTi virtual instruments, and everything is good, including the deep bass . . .

It's a nice ensemble of instruments, and it reminds me of the music for BBC drama series (in particular "Endeavour", a Masterpiece Mystery series) . . .

I like the interplay and mixing of the woodwinds and strings, which is always a challenge due to the similar textures of woodwinds and bowed strings--more so clarinets, saxophones, bassoons, oboes, and everything that has reeds . . .

Lots of FUN! :)

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by michaelmyers1 on Tue Jan 24, 2023 11:44 pm
Thanks for listening and the kind words Surf! I believe at some point that this particular piece was used as the theme music to a series of Hercule Poirot dramatizations.

iMac (Retina 5K 27", 2019) 3.6 ghz I9 8-core 64 gb RAM Fusion Drive
with small AOC monitor for additional display
macOS Ventura 13
2 - 500 gb + 2 - 1 tb external SSD for sample libraries
M Audio AirHub audio interface
Nektar Panorama P1 control surface
Nektar Impact 49-key MIDI keyboard
Focal CMS40 near-field monitors
JBL LSR310S subwoofer
Notion 6 + Studio One 5 Pro

http://www.tensivity.com
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by Surf.Whammy on Wed Jan 25, 2023 8:38 am
michaelmyers1 wroteThanks for listening and the kind words Surf! I believe at some point that this particular piece was used as the theme music to a series of Hercule Poirot dramatizations.

Yes, you're right! :)

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The Hercule Poirot version is stylized and puts the melodic emphasis on the saxophone and adds a grand piano, yet the original flavor is there . . .

It's nice to hear your version of the original composition and its flavor . . . :+1

Lots of FUN! :)

P. S. My favorite is the theme for "Jeeves and Wooster"-- especially the Stéphane Grappelli-style Gypsy violin and Django Reinhardt-style rhythm guitar which I characterize as "do-wack-a-do" and is an intriguing strumming pattern, which is fabulous . . .

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[NOTE: Django Reinardt's left hand was injured in a fire, which left him with only two working fingers on his left hand; so he taught himself how to play with just two fingers, which is amazing. For reference the "do-wack-a-do" strumming pattern has an extra very rapid strum that is so fast it's not easy to see in the film, since it occurs between frames, but it's there . . . ]

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Fabulous! :)

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