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Old 2012-12-13, 19:52
mbain mbain is offline
 
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I really like it! Good stuff.
Thank you very much! My goal with this piece is to make people "Happy, Happy, Happy" like Phil Robertson.

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As to your question, it doesn't really represent a single era of classical Western music, as it blends style elements from the Baroque, Classical, and the Romantic eras.
I reckon I'm a musical mutt!

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For example, it has a harpsichord in the beginning, which is a typical Baroque instrument, but it doesn't have it used as part of a Basso Continuo. It's really used like a piano, which is a Classical-era-and-beyond instrument. Also, there isn't a lot of counterpoint in the keyboard lines, which is a typically Baroque feature.

The tuned timpani you used wasn't added to a typical orchestra until the Romantic era. In Baroque music, timpani is rare, but when it does appear it is usually tuned to the tonic or rarely to the dominant. Cymbals weren't used the way you used them until the Romantic Era as well.
Thank you very much for posting this. Not only is it enjoyable to read, but it gives me a lot of insight as to different eras' characteristics, which will be incredibly helpful when I'm coming up with music ideas and decide to target a particular era .

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The oboe line in the beginning was beautiful. And quite Baroque.
Thank you. I love Oboes, which I didn't really appreciate til I purchased Miroslav. The oboes are awesome in Miroslav..

Back when I wrote this piece, it was almost completely harpsichord. I only finished this last arrangement a couple of days ago.

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So, all in all, I think it was a lovely piece that synthesizes a lot of our Western musical heritage. Thanks for posting!
Thank you for the kind words!

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I knew all those music courses in college would pay off!
I only took Theory 1 in college back in the late 80s, so I don't know nearly as much as you. but I am very grateful that my folks could afford my tuition. The one theory course I did take has helped me tremendously.