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Vivid - Opus 32

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Vivid is an energetic, cheerful song full of changes and repeats in the key of G. I chose the name Vivid because I find the song clear and straightforward. The song started as an eight measure exercise and I just got carried away! Enjoy!
Grade Level: 6
Intended For: Live Instrument Performance
Software Used: Noteflight
Instrumentation: Violin, Piano
Key: G
Meter Signature: 4/4
Tempo: Mostly Fast
Status: Completed Work
Noteflight URL: Website Title
Located in: Opus 32 grades 6-8

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#11 Evan Premo 2017-04-05 14:29
Hi Annie,
You're very welcome!
Great work on your piece this term! Sorry you weren't chosen for live performance at Opus but I REALLY hope you'll write another piece next year.
Take care and be well!
Evan
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#10 Annie Siegel 2017-03-31 10:55
Thank you so much!!!! I couldn't have done it without you!!! I'm so blessed with this opportunity! it's been a real privilege working with you!
Thanks again!
Annie
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#9 Evan Premo 2017-03-29 22:32
Hi Annie,
Nice! It's sounding good! I like the surprises in the middle of the return of the A section (right before the end). It's kind of like the deviation of the exposition in sonata form - a very musical choice.

A few more dynamics (especially crescendos and decrescendos in the solo violin bits) would be helpful.

Good luck!
Best,
Evan
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#8 Annie Siegel 2017-03-29 10:58
I completely changed m. 18 not sure if it fits, but I personally like it. I think i'm ready! Any last minute suggestions are greatly appreciated! I'm gonna work on it tonight if I can. I'll tell you what I do then.
Thank you so much!
Annie
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#7 Evan Premo 2017-03-25 09:43
HI Annie,
Just a reminder the deadline for your piece is Thursday at midnight. If you're able to complete a draft of the piece early in the week and leave a note then I can leave some more comments before submitting.
Best,
Evan
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#6 Evan Premo 2017-03-18 17:45
Hi Annie,
I'm starting to see a nice form emerge in the piece. I really like the bass hand of the piano addition. The E minor section is really exciting! I think that's going to be really cool when you get an exciting piano accompaniment in there.

I would work on that next - the E minor B section. Fill out the piano part a bit. Then after that will work a bit more on form.

Sounding good!
Keep going! Keep going!!!
Best,
Evan
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#5 Annie Siegel 2017-03-16 11:04
Today I worked on my bass part with a bass motif the first four measures became a left hand motif also repeated at the end of the piece. I went to E minor in m. 12. I filled in some of my bass parts. Thank you for your comment!
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#4 Annie Siegel 2017-03-09 10:56
Hi!
I added a left hand, but i'm a little stuck. Do you have any suggestion on what to do with it?
Thank you!
Annie
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#3 Evan Premo 2017-02-21 07:26
Hi Annie,
I'm Evan Premo, a professional composer and double bass player. I live in Marshfield, VT. I'm going to be mentoring your composition work this term and I'm really looking forward to working with you! Your piece, "Vivid" has a really great start and a strong melody.

It seems like a nice form is emerging in the work: Rondo form. Have you heard of that? Rondo form is when one section keeps coming back in between new sections. Sections are often labeled with letters: like ABACADA etc. It seems like about the first 4 measures is your A section right now. It's good to label your sections so you have a clear idea of what is going on in your piece. In rondo form, the A section is called the Rondo theme and the B,C,D etc sections are called episodes. It's good to have the episodes contrasting so that the journey changes as you go through the piece.

One suggestion I have is to add a left hand to the piano part. Usually piano parts have a grand staff (two staffs, one with treble clef and one with bass clef). This will give you access to a lot of great bass notes in the left hand of the piano. Then usually the violin part is above the piano part on the score.

Good luck, have fun! I look forward to the next version!

Best,
Evan
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#2 Annie Siegel 2017-02-16 10:53
We're on vacation next week so I might not have time to work on my piece, but I i'll be back the week after next.
Thank you!
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