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Composer Name: Quinn Shelley
My piece has many different parts which shift in dynamics and trade the melody with each other, so none of them is really the lead instrument.
Grade Level: 6
Intended For: Live Instrument Performance
Software Used: Noteflight
Instrumentation: 2 trumpets,piano,drums,and trombone.
Key: G
Meter Signature: Common time
Tempo: 120
Status: Work in Progress
Noteflight URL: Website Title
Located in: Opus 33 Grades 6-8

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#1 Michael Close 2018-01-30 10:17
Hello Quinn,

Thank you for posting the beginning of your piece. You are off to a good start. I like the back and forth between the trumpets and trombones as well as the energetic mood you've created.

First off, the order of instruments from top to bottom should be trumpets, trombone, percussion and piano at the bottom.

Next, I think the trombone will have trouble playing those fast sixteenth notes clearly at this tempo. I would consider assigning those notes to the piano or to a second percussionist on a melodic instrument such as glockenspiel or xylophone.

Where do you see this piece going from here? I could imagine a contrasting sustained legato idea for a middle section perhaps coming back to this driving theme at the end. You might also consider having a legato melody in one of the brass instruments layered ontop of the driving eighth notes.

Keep up the good work!

Mike Close
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