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A sad slow piece with a little pizzicato throughout.
Grade Level: 7
Intended For: Live Instrument Performance
Software Used: Noteflight
Instrumentation: Violin, cello, piano
Key: D flat major
Meter Signature: 4/4
Tempo: 120
Status: Work in Progress
Noteflight URL: Website Title

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#12 Erik Nielsen 2017-10-20 12:49
Dear Jonah,
Thanks for the note. Opus 33 will take place in late April at the Elley-Long Music Center in Colchester. The instrumentation will be brass quintet (two trumpets, French horn, trombone, tuba), two percussionists, piano and four singers (soprano, alto, tenor, bass). Students entering may write a work for any combination of instruments or voices listed above, as long as the work doesn't exceed 3 minutes in length. The deadline for first posting is usually at the beginning of February and more details will come out later this fall or at the beginning of January, so you have plenty of time to think about this before anything is due. Please don't start anything until I've double-checked the instrumentation to make sure what I've written above is correct. By the way, if you're getting the same window opening up when you go on the secure part of this website that talks about Opus 32, ignore it; we just haven't taken that down from last spring. In the meantime, as soon as I have a firm date for the performance of the summer workshop compositions, I'll let you and the other students know.

Best wishes,
Erik
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#11 Jonah Sayler 2017-10-19 12:01
Dear Erik,
I was wondering if you could give me some information about the Opus event.

Thanks,
Jonah
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#10 Erik Nielsen 2017-09-13 13:14
Dear Jonah,
I'm just finishing up here and confirming that I got the parts and you're all set. Thanks for sending them. I'll keep you posted on the date of the concert as soon as it's confirmed. Good work!

Best wishes,
Erik
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#9 Jonah Sayler 2017-09-08 14:19
Dear Erik,
I was not sure which parts to send to you, so I am sending all of them. Let me know when you get them.

Jonah
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#8 Erik Nielsen 2017-09-05 13:03
Dear Jonah,
Thanks for the note. Here's what you do: in the upper left hand corner of your score there is a little wheel (it looks like a gear wheel) just to the right of the tuning fork icon. That is the icon for Settings. Click on it and a menu (Score Settings) will open up. There is a set of options across the top line. Click on Formatting and a page will open. Down near the bottom, just below "Show guitar tab rhythm" is a check box with the text "automatically create multi-measure rests". Check that box and when you print the parts, the multi-rests will in fact show up in each part. When you are printing the parts, make sure you print them as a .pdf (Noteflight conveniently combines all the parts into a single document). Then attach the .pdf to an email and send it to me at . Please let me know if you have other questions.

Best wishes,
Erik
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#7 Jonah Sayler 2017-09-03 10:54
Dear Erik,
Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. I do not know how to put in the single multi rest in Noteflight. Can you let me know how to do it? Once I'm able to make that change, I will send you the pdf's.

Jonah
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#6 Erik Nielsen 2017-08-31 09:10
Dear Jonah,
I have not yet received a .pdf of the parts as I requested. I know school has started, but if I have the parts you will be done with this project and I can start getting the parts to the musicians. Please let me know if you need help. Again, send them as an email attachment to me at . Thanks.

Best wishes,
Erik
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#5 Erik Nielsen 2017-08-16 10:00
Dear Jonah,
Thanks for taking care of these things. Now what I need from you is a copy of the parts. I've printed the score and the pianist can read from that, but I can't print the violin and cello parts. Make sure that the rests in violin in bars 47-51 are a single multirest (that is, a single bar with a dark horizontal line and the number 5 above) and also the cello rests in bars 30-33 and 50-51. (The piano multiple-bar rests are not compressed into a multirest because the pianist is reading from the full score.) Once you've printed the parts as .pdf files using the little icon above the page that shows several pages, please email it to me as an attachment at . Please let me know if you have questions.

Best wishes,
Erik
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#4 Jonah Sayler 2017-08-15 11:02
Dear Erik,
I did my best to make the changes you suggested. If there are any more changes I should make, let me know.

-Jonah
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#3 Erik Nielsen 2017-08-07 09:17
Dear Jonah,
I hope you had a fun vacation. Thanks for your quick work on this. I forgot to make a .pdf copy of the first version of your score, and Noteflight updates on the site with every new revision, so I have no idea what I meant about the misplaced rest in bar 47 since there is clearly a note there in cello. No wonder you were confused!
Just a few more things and the piece will be ready to print. First, in bars 31-33 you fixed the dynamics for violin and piano, but in 34 there is still no dynamic for cello. Even if it's still mf from before, it's always helpful after a couple bars' rest to print a fresh dynamic. Also, I know you're looking at the music in strip view, but when the score is printed it will be in page view, so the arco mark in cello that goes with bar 35 will show up in the right margin after bar 34 instead. Please move it a bit more to the right and it ought to fix the problem.
Next, the rit. mark in bar 49 needs to be added above all parts (so the strings know the piece is slowing down). Finally, I'm not sure whether we discussed multirests. When a part has more than one bar rest in a row, a multirest showing the total number of rests as a single bar with a number above it saves space and is easier for the player to read. If you go into settings (the little wheel in the upper left hand corner of the score) down near the bottom there ought to be a box that says something like "Put multirests automatically into parts". Check that box. If we already took care of that, of course, you can just ignore this direction.
Jonah, you're almost done. Once you've finished these little things let me know and we'll get to printing the parts and the score. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Best wishes,
Erik
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