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Tiered by Everett Simkins

Composer Name: Everett Simkins
4/4 slow lyrical / 5/4 funky, more description to follow.
Grade Level: 12
Intended For: Live Instrument Performance
Software Used: Other
Instrumentation: Brass Quintet, piano, drumset
Key: E-flat
Meter Signature: 4/4 and 5/4
Tempo: 55 and 170
Status: Work in Progress
File 2: application/pdfDownload


#2 Matt Podd 2018-02-19 16:07
Hey Everett,
I was able to get my hands on the google drive link to the audio of your piece and had a listen. The beginning is quite beautiful with some interesting and provoking harmonies.

I'm very curious to hear from your more about your own description of the piece and your intentions behind the vastly different sections. The section in 5/4 seems to me like it would be exTREMEly difficult to hold together for the performers, and I'm curious if you agree? Or if you have an idea of ways in which you might create something that grounds this section, without losing the effect you're going for. I don't want to go too far into my ideas about it until I hear from you more thoroughly, so I look forward to the dialogue!


#1 Matt Podd 2018-02-12 22:56
Hi Everett,

I'm looking forward to hearing your piece. When I clicked on the file you've attached it looks like it's only a PDF. Are you able to include a link to the noteflight notation, or if you're using some other software, perhaps you could send a recording of what you've done that I can hear alongside the PDF?

Thank you!
Matt Podd

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