I'm not a string player. Any feedback, especially concerning playability, is welcome and encouraged.
I am currently working on arranging some more Mozart sonatas, since Public Domain scores don't count towards my non-pro score total and unlike Beethoven sonatas that seem to get me overwhelmed, Mozart sonatas never do that. A few people suggested that I shrink the quartet into a trio in my K 545 arrangement to get a more full sound. I didn't though because save for the second movement, where I would have to do some harmonizations, I saw and heard 4 melodic voices, 2 per hand in the sonata.
However, I did find a sonata that Mozart wrote 4 years before his K 545 sonata that I figured would be perfect for a trio arrangement, his Piano Sonata in C minor, another well known sonata of his. I noticed that the first movement tends to be where I get the most arrangement mistakes. A few of the triplet passages, I took up an octave to avoid the cellist having to do double duty. The violinist playing eighth notes over a sustained quarter note is one thing, The cellist having to do triplets while sustaining a whole note is a totally different story and is an impossible task.
Thus, I took some of the triplet passages up an octave. The triplet passages that I took up an octave all involve a cascade from the violin to the viola before the cello becomes the solo instrument for a while. Except for these triplet passages that involve the instrument cascades, I kept everything in the original octave unless it got too low(which was rare) and then of course I would raise it by an octave to keep it in range. I missed a few slurs here and there, I will fix those in the second draft of the first movement arrangement. In the development section, I tended to have the staccato figure in octaves because it was in octaves everywhere else. Even the Coda still had it in octaves, just scattered a bit.
Here is what I have arranged so far of the sonata:
Bars 1-185 are all the bars of the first movement. This is what I want feedback on. Are there any impossible double stops in there? Is there anything I can do about the dynamics to make it sound better? I would love some detailed feedback on what exactly I did wrong so that I can improve the first movement arrangement, and maybe have the entire second movement arranged at the same time(That did happen with K 545, I got feedback on the first movement, I improved the first movement and finished arranging the second movement at the same time).
I just decide to finish a piece I started a long time ago, and have already made some modifications. Hope that I can find the time to finish it soon.
Comments and advices are welcomed, including those on notation.
Please check out my new score. It was just a bit of silliness that I wrote. I hope you enjoy! https://musescore.com/user/30771082/scores/5691515
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I wrote a new piece for harp, check it out:
~feedback is MORE than welcome~
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I added a new score here!
It's inspired by renaissance music,
it might not by the most historicly accurate piece,(especially in the B section),
but give it a listen!
Hope you enjoy!
~feedback is more than welcome~ :D
Nice to find this group!
I made two contributions. One is a transcription of a XIV Century piece, the other is a composition by myself imitating the old styles, with many licenses.
Hope there will be many more contributions to this group!
I really want to play Netflix trip for my school talent show. but there is no marching band or concert band version of it. i f someone could help me find one or compose one for me plz. It would be greatly appreciated.
In honor of Jesus.... thank you Bernie for trying to help with this.... I think it is better now.....
Composers, please try to compose midnight sun, it has an alto sax solo that literally made me cry, if someone made it, I would be so down to record it on my alto sax and send it to you, thanks!
Who has LET IT SNOW for sax quartet
...please I need it...
Just finished this weird mashup, please give some feedback! :)
As a violin player I don´t know much about saxophone, so I would be interested in hearing what you think! Is it playable?