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This familiar work is arranged by Kay Greisinger for string quartet and recorded here using Spitfire Sacconi Strings. Notion was used to record all dynamics and technique changes, then sent to Studio One Pro for phrasing adjustments and final mixing and mastering.

Let me know what you think!

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by Marcato on Sat Apr 21, 2018 6:38 am
Absolutely beautiful, Michael!
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by michaelmyers1 on Sat Apr 21, 2018 3:38 pm
Thanks, Marcato!

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by Rudi_UK on Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:16 am
One of my favourite English composers. A beautiful elegiac piece.
I like the way the strings swell in and out and their tone especially in the lower registers.
It is a much more intimate sound than the usual orchestral renditions.
Did you add any reverb? It sounds a tad dry without the chance for the sound to bloom.
Thank you for sharing,
Rudi
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by michaelmyers1 on Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:05 pm
Rudi, thanks for listening and your comments. Yes, there is reverb. I try not to use too much with quartet ensembles, as I like to hear the nuances of the strings, and I find that the Spitfire strings can sound like they're in a hollow box very quickly as they are recorded in situ at Air Studios. I haven't finalized this yet, though, and I'll try a bit more push to the reverb and see if it improves the sounds.

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Nektar Impact 49-key MIDI keyboard
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JBL LSR310S subwoofer
Studio One 4 Pro

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by Rudi_UK on Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:15 am
You are right about the reverb - there is a very delicate balance between an unobtrusive one, and one that detracts from the ambience and realism of the piece.

I have very few classical scores in my small library but Elgar is there. I had the great fortune to attend a performance of his Cello Concerto in E minor in London a couple of years ago. It was thrilling.

I am looking forward to listening to more of your pieces. Being new here I have quite a lot of catching-up to do!
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by michaelmyers1 on Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:38 pm
Rudi_UK wroteI have very few classical scores in my small library but Elgar is there. I had the great fortune to attend a performance of his Cello Concerto in E minor in London a couple of years ago. It was thrilling.

I am looking forward to listening to more of your pieces. Being new here I have quite a lot of catching-up to do!


Nice that you caught that concert. I once had the good fortune to listen to the Cleveland Orchestra under Dohnanyi play Elgar's Introduction and Allegro for strings. It was very moving.

I post many pieces here that are in-process. If you want to hear my finished singles you can listen to them here:

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And thanks again for taking the time to listen!

Michael

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by Rudi_UK on Sat Jun 09, 2018 12:13 pm
Yes, it was a wonderful experience - very touching and very emotional. You could hear the intensity and the passion of soloist as she performed every single note. It was at the Barbican in London and it is a cherished memory.

Thank you for sharing your website - I have made a note of it :)
From the few renditions I listened to, I was very impressed by the Costwold Hills Tune, by Orr.
I wasn't aware of the particular composer - a nice discovery!

Many thanks,

Rudi

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