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    Seaman, Mezzoforte catolliver's Avatar
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    And the Wind Came Upon the Jonquils in Spring

    Here are my two latest works for orchestra:

    I imagined the cool Spring wind passing over a field of Jonquils (Daffodils), swirling and sweeping past; ever-moving, ever-changing, and then back to the sky where it will travel on for eternity.

    And the Wind Came Upon the Jonquils in Spring

    Hymn for a New World was inspired by the idea of a celebration of world peace. I imagined thousands of people gathered together to partake, experiencing it as a global community. The climax represents a dove, a symbol of peace, being released. Crowds of people cheer. At last, with the building of the last chord, they realize there is hope for a 'new world'.

    Hymn for a New World

    I wrote these very quickly, so I would love any critiques you might have. Hope you enjoy.



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    Seaman, Mezzoforte
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    You have got to be a pro. You wrote these quickly... and they flow so well. I can't even write two sentences and make them flow. I can just see the camera rising over the American landscape. All in wide screen. Gorgeous.

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    Duckmeister teddy's Avatar
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    Very enjoyable catoliver. I particularly liked Hymn for a New World. Look forward to hearing more of your work.


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    Seaman, Mezzoforte
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    Yeah, those would be great a great score for a movie

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    Admiral of Fugues Contratrombone64's Avatar
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    You need to develop your own voice ... listen to the music of Brahms, Messiaen, Sculthorpe and Hindemith and you instantly know who the composer was.
    I'm not an atheist and I don't think I can call myself a pantheist. We are in the position of a little child entering a huge library filled with books in many different languages. The child knows someone must have written those books. It does not know how. The child dimly suspects a mysterious order in the arrangement of the books but doesn't know what it is. That, it seems to me, is the attitude of even the most intelligent human being toward God.
    —Albert Einstein.

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