View Full Version : Millennium Ouverture for band

Dec-29-2003, 00:09
Hi guys,

have a listen at http://corno.dk/thomas/musik/millenium_ouverture.mp3 - it's excerpts from an overture for wind band which I wrote during the summer of 2000 - written for a concert tour with the concert band KKSO - and dedicated a Latvian Band called "Fanfara"... - this excerpt is from a joint concert held in February 2001 - with both of the bands.
Please take in to account that the bands are all young people.

It's an excertp - lasting 3.45 minutes (the whole piece lasts about 9 minutes) - a little over 5 mb

Any comments? https://www.magle.dk/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif

I've also made a version for symphony orchestra... so if anyone has any contacts https://www.magle.dk/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif hehe...

Frederik Magle
Dec-29-2003, 10:47
The link does not work https://www.magle.dk/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif

Dec-29-2003, 16:42
hmm... - strange... - what about http://corno.dk/musik/mo.mp3 ? does that work?

Frederik Magle
Dec-29-2003, 17:31
That worked!

I have now heard the excerpt and I like your style! I like the inspiration from great film-composers such as John Williams, Jerry Goldsmith etc. (probably don't come as much of a surprise https://www.magle.dk/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif). The introduction is really great! You have an excellent skill at writing for brass. Unfortunately the woodwind plays very bad generally and exceptionally bad at the passages beginning 0:50. and in the quiet middle passage (1:30-) it almost destroys the impression of the music (that is of course not your fault!). The brass players are better, but it would be nice to hear it performed by a really good orchestra!

It's impossible to say something about the piece as a whole since this is a compilation of excerpts. But the excerpts seems very well crafted, with some effective and catchy themes. Would love to hear it in full and with symphony orchestra one day! https://www.magle.dk/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif

Dec-29-2003, 19:24

Well there might be a little influence of some sort in there https://www.magle.dk/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif hehe... - this is a recording of a fairly big "joint-band" so the intonation is accordingly... https://www.magle.dk/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif - but the main ideas "come across" https://www.magle.dk/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif

I'm glad you like it.

Frederik Magle
Jan-10-2004, 20:35
Hey Thomas, try to search for Millennium Ouverture on google...
5490 results, guess what comes in a no. 1? https://www.magle.dk/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif

Jan-10-2004, 21:07
hehe... nice https://www.magle.dk/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif - well I'm very popular you know https://www.magle.dk/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif hehe...

Jan-11-2004, 02:19
https://www.magle.dk/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif like it.!!!!!...same as frederik,would like to hear full version someday. after listening to the other 2..overture of libery and the shaman,you have a talent for brass writing. my google brought up 7,950 and you are still no.1. any pdf.??????. will get the R.A.N. royal aust navy band to run over it if i had the score.??? Good work thomas. cheers. paul/pamadu https://www.magle.dk/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif

Jan-21-2004, 16:59
just to let you all know... I'm sending out information of my symphonic version to different symphonyorchestras here locally in Denmark.. and so far I've received one "acknowledgement" from one conductor who will propose it to an orchestra... - so small steps... https://www.magle.dk/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif

Jan-21-2004, 22:56
https://www.magle.dk/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif Great.!!!!! i am happy for you. sometimes it only takes just that "one" to kick off. will send any enquiries of similar interest in australia through to you https://www.magle.dk/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gifpamadu/Paul. https://www.magle.dk/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif

Jan-21-2004, 23:20
https://www.magle.dk/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif i know we have discussed this private. small steps are always best first. another tip for Larger works is: only print/pdf out when needed etc while composer is still alive. and then "hire out" the scores for your royalties due
https://www.magle.dk/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif Priest/michel will know this when it comes to film scores/musicals/plays etc. they do a one off printing. then all after that,who wants to use a work,go through "hire out". this can be done by composer/playright "personally" at first.. but works have to be heard and tried and again,small steps can then lead to "giant leaps" hope so.!!! all the best. pamadu/Paul. https://www.magle.dk/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif

Frederik Magle
Jan-22-2004, 00:47
Coingratulations on the "first step". I wish for you that it will be succesful and you get the piece performed many times by many orchestras! I'm looking forward to attend the first performance https://www.magle.dk/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif

Jan-27-2004, 03:56
https://www.magle.dk/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gifcorno....i have already said my piece on "your first steps etc".I too,like Frederik look forward to it's first performance.I will let you know and be in kontakt,asap...As i am waiting on a reply,that just may,give you great satisfaction...to know about,an orchestra here and their expression of interest,to give a first "Australian" perfomance
of the symphonic version. will let you know as soon as i get reply,then matters will have to be worked out. Cheers thomas and congrat's again. pamadu/Paul. https://www.magle.dk/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif https://www.magle.dk/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif https://www.magle.dk/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif https://www.magle.dk/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif

Jan-28-2004, 22:28
https://www.magle.dk/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gifHeyyyy corno. would be nice & interesting to all other members & visitors if just a "little excerpt" mp3 of the Symphonic version of the Ouverture could be offered for download.???????. just food for thought thomas.It is a Great Work, and soon............ Cheers.Pamadu/Paul https://www.magle.dk/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif

Jan-28-2004, 23:29
hey yourself paul.
I'm not inclined to share my music with everyone - I like to know the people who hear my music... but however I will make it available in the "crews quarters" later and just for at brief periode...

Feb-17-2004, 19:22
hi all... just to let you know...
the symphonic version of my ouverture will have it's first "run-through" on the 6th of March (next month)... so things are beginning to happen https://www.magle.dk/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif
I've also contacted a few other orchestras who might be interested in playing it...
I'll let you all know what happens... if you're interested that is.. https://www.magle.dk/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif

Feb-21-2004, 03:32
https://www.magle.dk/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif That's great Corno.!!!!! Please let us know the results.I have made some "Aussie" contacts for you.They will contact you "Direct" and you can discuss it with them from there. There is also much interest in the other works.
Anyway Good Luck with March 6th. https://www.magle.dk/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gifSincerely Pamadu/Paul. https://www.magle.dk/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif

Mar-08-2004, 23:31
in continuation of my earlier information, since I've heard no objections to this information I will keep on writing. https://www.magle.dk/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif

the rehearsal last Saturday went well, though the orchestra was severly undermanned, and from what I've heard they are planning to take it on their concert-programme for their autumn concert. so that's good news, so far. https://www.magle.dk/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif

Mar-08-2004, 23:46
Sure you should tell us about your ouverture, Corno! https://www.magle.dk/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif

It sounds like the rehearsel went quite good...
https://www.magle.dk/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/up.gif Trebbien

Mar-08-2004, 23:49
don't worry Trebbien, I'll keep the information comming... no matter what... https://www.magle.dk/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif hehe...
yeah it did go quite alright this saturday... - so now I'm hoping that their interest isn't going away too soon. https://www.magle.dk/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif

Frederik Magle
Mar-08-2004, 23:55
Very good to hear indeed! Looking forward to the first performance! And do keep us posted! https://www.magle.dk/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif

Mar-09-2004, 00:03
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Very good to hear indeed! Looking forward to the first performance! And do keep us posted!


Me too... me too... I'll keep the information comming when it's available. https://www.magle.dk/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif

Mar-26-2004, 01:45
https://www.magle.dk/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gifHave there been more Rehersals.Corno. ?????? and Like Trebbien,would really be most interested in any Updates,as you can give them. https://www.magle.dk/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/up.gif This is all very exciting with Frederik's
music and also Yours. All the best Mate. Cheers https://www.magle.dk/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cheers444.gif Pamadu/Paul.

Apr-15-2004, 11:15
https://www.magle.dk/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif i am interested as well 'mr horn player' https://www.magle.dk/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif and composer.so please keep any updates coming. https://www.magle.dk/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/up.gif Jamie.

Apr-23-2004, 13:33
https://www.magle.dk/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gifHate to annoy you Thomas.....Anymore News Yet.????????
Cheers https://www.magle.dk/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cheers444.gif Pamadu/Paul

Apr-23-2004, 15:49
no news yet no... I'll keep you informed when there's anything new... eventhough the info on the work on my "rhapsodic fantasy" didn't really turn out much interest...