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    Adieu mon frère

    I would like to share my music with you. I wrote this oboe and piano duet a few years ago. It is a short extract so you only hear the oboe. The score is very complex but the music doesn't sound difficult. It is beautifully played by Christopher Redgate.


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    Please give feedback.

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    I have updated my video. It now has a complete performance from beginning to end. It is a live recording. Please enjoy.

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    I must congratulate you for your ingenuity and creation. Certainly an original work, but not to my personal liking. Guess I'm too 'old school' in my ways.

    I got weary of the interval jumps ... for me it lacked any kind of melodic theme, but perhaps this neo-classical?

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    Thank you for taking the time and trouble to make a comment about my music. I don't notice the interval jumps so much any more. There may not be a melody in the conventional sense but there certainly are recurring themes. For example, there is a falling arpeggiated piano chord theme which you might be able to see in the top left hand corner of the thumbnail picture above. The oboe has a repeating Bb note motif from which most of the oboe part is created. It's very hard to convince someone to listen repetitively to a piece of music that they haven't taken to the first time. But I hope you do.

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    Ian, I hear a farewell to a lost brother in this music. I think it resonates the loss throughout. I hear cries of grief. I do like it. My wife would hate it. Chacun son goût.

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    I totally agree. Thank you for your kind comments, Albert.

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    Any more comments, please.

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    It did nothing for me sorry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JHC View Post
    It did nothing for me sorry.
    What do you normally listen to?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Moore View Post
    What do you normally listen to?
    MUSIC.... Sorry I could not resist that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JHC View Post
    MUSIC.... Sorry I could not resist that.
    What kind of music?

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    Classical from 14th - 15th cent to present day, Jazz, folk, kletzmer, not into pop or rock.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JHC View Post
    Classical from 14th - 15th cent to present day, Jazz, folk, kletzmer, not into pop or rock.
    When you say 'to the present day' which modern composers do you like (if you don't mind divulging).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Moore View Post
    When you say 'to the present day' which modern composers do you like (if you don't mind divulging).
    I like some works but not all of the following:
    James Mac Millan, Meridith Monk, John Cage, Steve Martland, Toby Twinning, Arvo Part, Gareth Farr, Robert Aldridge, Aaron Copland, John Psathas, Thelonious Monk, John Taverner, Alfred Schnittke along with some I can’t remember, also at concerts I have heard premier works from various composers which were quite forgetable. At the moment I am listening to Schnittke’s Concerto for mixed chorus,


    I assume this will tell you something about my musical taste, btw what instrument do you play?

    I forgot to mention that tonight I will be hosting a music evening and will present the Violin Concert in two movements by Edgar Mayer (a fantastic Bassist) performed by Hillary Hahn, I can guarantee it will go down quite well along with 'among other works' Elgar's Cello Concerto, LSO, du Pre the 65 recording.
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