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Royal Tea

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My piece is a play on the words 'royalty' and royal tea'. i wanted it to sound like queen Elizabeth is having a party with all her freinds. It's a light and airy tune for a summer day.
Grade Level: 5
Intended For: Live Instrument Performance
Software Used: Other
Instrumentation: Flute, Violin
Key: C Major
Meter Signature: 4/4
Tempo: 104
Status: Work in Progress
File 1: application/pdfDownload
File 2: application/pdfDownload


#7 Michael Close 2017-04-07 12:01
Hello Zoe,

I wanted to congratulate you on this composition. I'm sorry it was not chosen for inclusion in the Opus concert. There is simply not room on the program for all the fine pieces that deserve a performance. I'd encourage you to keep working on this piece and try to get it performed.

Best Wishes,

Mike Close
#6 Matthew LaRocca 2017-03-21 14:32
Hi Zoe,

You should be able to delete the two pdf files and then upload a new one (add the date to it, so we know which one it is). Try that, and if it doesn't work I will set up a google drive folder for you.

#5 Zoe Bernstein 2017-03-09 18:03
It doesn't seem to be uploading. Could you suggest a new website?
#4 Michael Close 2017-02-15 05:51
Hi Zoe,

This looks like the same file that was posted last time. Did you remember to post the updated score?

Best Wishes,

#3 Zoe Bernstein 2017-02-14 19:27
I also updated the description. This is a light tune that's a spin on the words 'royalty' and royal tea'. I want it to sound like queen Elizabeth is having a tea party with her friends. It's supposed to represent a lovely day in a beautiful garden with live music!
#2 Zoe Bernstein 2017-02-14 19:18
I changed some of the flute and violin notes, making the harmony higher. I changed notes in measures 5, 6, and 7. I hope it sounds a little better. If you want to email me with notes (which might be more convenient) my gmail is . Also, when are you coming back to Browns River, we have vacation in two weeks!
#1 Michael Close 2017-02-10 18:31
Hello Zoe,

It's great to hear your composition. Could you please tell me a little about it?

The parts fit together well and it is pleasant and playful. Nice work!

At m. 4 the violin part should be notated: quarter rest, eighth rest rather than 3 eighth rests in a row.

At m. 5, the parallel 4ths between the instruments starting on beat 3 sound a little strange to me. Perhaps change the C in the violin to a dotted quarter. Try it and see what you think.

At m. 6 the unison on the last note of the measure sounds out of place to me after all that harmony- maybe change the last flute note to an A.

You are using a very limited range in both instruments. I would start by with experimenting with taking sections of the flute part up an octave (or even the entire part).

Keep up the good work!

Mike Close

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