Major Symphonic Work: Progress Log... (English)

Frederik Magle

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Very soon, I will be able to reveal all details about the major symphonic work I have been working on for almost a year now (and which have been a secret until now). The first movement (which takes about 15 minutes) will be given it's premier performance this summer (2004), and the complete work (5 movements - lenght about 50 minutes) will be performed in 2005. It is, by far, the largest project I have ever undertaken!

The Orchestra:

3 flutes
2 oboes
3 clarinets in b
1 bass-clarinet
2 bassoons
1 double-bassoon
4 horns in F
3 trumpets (b)
3 trombones
1 tuba
3 percussionists
timpani
harp
soprano vocal soloist
bass vocal soloist
chorus (mixed: SSAATTBB)
full strings (Violins I & II, Violas, Celli, Dbl.basses)

As you can see it's a quite large scale orchestra, and with additional soloists and choir - when finished - it will be one of the largest danish symphonic works written in many years!

The deadline for the work is in the middle of March (a month from now) and I will keep you posted on the progress and news about the first performance

If you have any questions about this project, feel free to ask them here in this "thread" (you must be logged in first) and I will do what I can to answer them if possible.

[Note: Some of the breaking-news info will be posted in the "members only" section first, before being added to this log or even being announced in public medias (newspapers, television etc.)! Yet another good reason to join this forum...
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Nalia

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Re: Major Symphonic Work: Progress Log...

Det kan jo kun blive er fantastisk værk
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Det bliver spændene at følge med i udviklingen det næste år.
Nalia/Rie
 

Trebbien

Commodore of Choirs, Charm and Codes
Re: Major Symphonic Work: Progress Log...

Frederik, I wish you ALL THE BEST in your process of completing your major symphonic work! And looking very much forward to hear the results!!
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I'm very sure it will be worth all the hard work you're investing in it now!

Birgitte
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corno

Vice Admiral of Notes, Dots & at times also Slurs
Sr. Regulator
Re: Major Symphonic Work: Progress Log...

som de andre... jeg synes også det lyder spændende... - og håber at du får kreeret noget godt i sidste ende... jeg er dog ikke helt sikker på jeg forstår det store "mysterie"/hemmelighedskræmmeri og alt den "hush-hush" der er omkring denne komposition... men tja... det kan jo være det kommer senere...
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Frederik Magle

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Re: Major Symphonic Work: Progress Log...

Thanks for all the support, Nalia, Trebbien and Corno!

Corno asked about all the secrecy surrounding the piece. Well, I can tell you that eveything will be revealed in a few weeks (maybe even sooner), but until then I have promised the people who have commisioned the piece to keep the details about the work (other than what I have already written in this thread) and the first performance confidential.
 

Pamadu

Civilian
Re: Major Symphonic Work: Progress Log...

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Yeah Frederik.!!!!! I sincerely wish you all the best with this "symphonic" work.The orchestration line up looks massive & glad it is you and not me.Look forward to getting the "Progress Logs". I am sure it will be a Great Work.!!!!
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Cheers Pamadu/Paul
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Priest

Commodore of Impending Doom II
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hehe... you know my request...
 

Pamadu

Civilian
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????????????????? Impending doom II is coming up soon hehehehehehe
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NOW.!!!!!!!!!! to bring Thread back to
"Progress Log" of the Symphonic Work.....How is it going.???
Cheers.
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Pamadu Paul.
 

corno

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Sr. Regulator
Re: Major Symphonic Work: Progress Log...

yeah Frederik... like Paul said... how's it going? huh huh huh? - come on... spill the beans :)
 

Frederik Magle

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Re: Major Symphonic Work: Progress Log... Part I.

Time has come to reveal the "secret" in public:

On June 10th, 2004, at 19:00 hours there will be a gala/festival-concert in celebration of the 70th Birthday of Henrik, His Royal Highness The Prince Consort! The programme will consist of works by Maurice Ravel, Nies. W. Gade, Carl Nielsen, Giachino Rossini and Frederik Magle...

The concert takes place in Tivoli's Concert Hall (Copenhagen, Denmark) and the performers are The Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Danish National Radio Choir (Conducted by the Conductor-in-Chief Thomas Dausgaard), the Copenhagen Royal Chapel Choir (Conducted by Ebbe Munk) and the soloists; Sine Bundgaard (soprano), Gert Henning Jense (tenor) and Bo Anker Hansen (bass/barytone).

This will be the first performance (of the first movement) of my symphonic work "Cantabile". The whole work consists of five movements or "symphonic poems" based on HRH Prince Henrik's collection of poems, "Cantabile". The work has been comissioned by the Danish Royal Family and is sponsered by the Royal Family and the Spies Foundation.

There will be public access to the concert and tickets can be bought through, amongst other places, Tivoli's ticket agency, but expect it to be sold out quickly!
 

Pamadu

Civilian
Re: Major Symphonic Work: Progress Log... Part I.

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Well Frederik....All I can say is "Congratulations"
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and what a Wonderful Commission!!!....and wish You all the best with this,the first movement,and the rest of the work.
Cheers
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Pamadu/Paul.
P.S. THIS IS A GREAT HONOUR to work from The Prince Consort's OWN Poems.and THIS Commissioned work will go down in the History Books as well as All Music Libraries etc.
Really Great.!!!!!!!!!!!! I am so Pleased for You.
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Frederik Magle

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UPDATE 19-03-2004

I'm working intensely to put the finishing touch on this work, so I will not be present at this forum very much the next couple of days. I will return with a new update when the work is finished.
 

Trebbien

Commodore of Choirs, Charm and Codes
Exciting news indeed
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(Don't forget to eat and sleep while you're working concentrated on your major symphonic work
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I personally look very much forward to hear the result (one can only speak for her self...)
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I'm sure all the hard work and efforts will be worth it!

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corno

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I'm just going to agree with Trebbien
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- looking forward to see and hear the final result... and if exams are not to heavy a burden in June I might just pop by Tivoli (not that an invitation would hurt
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corno

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just one little suggestion... use horns... and use a lot of them... all the time...
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hehe... - there can't be too many of them in a piece and eventually they do have to play more than the few notes that they are used to in any given pre-romantic orchestral work... so... a lot of horns...
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Pamadu

Civilian
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I think it was the Pope who Kept going into St.Peter's Basillica and annoying Leonardo with his Painting/Fresco,always calling out..."when will it be finished.!!!!!.." The point of this post is:
Are You still alive.????? When will it be finished.?????
How is it going.????? Just One Word...would put ALL our Minds to rest. Cheers
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Pamadu/Paul.
Just Hope you Have Not made yourself Ill over this deadline.
Perhaps you ARE putting in More "Horn Parts" as Corno suggested.(Strange that....How the Horn line always plays only a few notes.).So Yes.!!!!! More Horns and Flutes as well.
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corno

Vice Admiral of Notes, Dots & at times also Slurs
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yeah mr. F...
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- what's happenin'
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remember those horns now... ya' hear
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corno

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btw paul... why flutes? we don't want no stinky flutes here... hehe
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Pamadu

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In answer to that Thomas. when i went into the "Royal Australian Navy Band". I was a Pianist/Organist. Now they had to find me something I could "March" with and "Carry"
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so.!!!!!! I pretended to play the Flute & Piccolo and did continue it on.....those stinky flutes hehehe.
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Yes Nalia....More Sopranos or the "Goth-Opera" guy may pinch them as well as the violinists.
He will announce something soon.....I just feel it coming.
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Paul.
 
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