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I recently did a new recording of my Romantic Symphony with VSL, using a massive amount of doubling in strings, woodwinds and brass. One thing that was difficult was creating divisi in the 8-horn ensemble, which involved doubling without phasing solo and Dimension horns. I completed the notated score for this also which is at SMP Press
Really, really, really enjoyed it. Fantastic work. The music, but also the mocking up skills.

I don't dare ask how much work went into this.

I will however say that when you responded to the lack of responses, it would have just put people off. Anyways, beyond that I'll only comment on the music going forward.

Keep the music going. All VSL? Only VSL? Wow, what an incredible sounding library, and good skills to make it sing too!
 

OleJoergensen

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Thank you for sharing.

I did listen to your Romantic symphony( every 38 minutes) and enjoyed it a lot, especially the 2 first movements, many beautiful themes and a lot of dramatic stuff. Some of the dramatic stuff reminds me a little bit of Mahler (not the harmonic stuff).
I like the big symphonic sound as-well as the solo parts.

Your midi performance is very good! It must have taken month of work to compose, notate and midi mock up.

It is the first time I do like Vsl strings. Your use of Vsl, al groups, sounds really good.


I would love to hear a live recording, being among the audience in a concert hall- I think it will be a great experience!

Remember the most forum members are busy with their own work.
38 minutes is a long time to take out of a busy day.
 

Alex Fraser

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This is indeed an impressive and epic work - although I confess I haven't listened to anything near the full thing as I have music to write myself today. ;) Can't wait to hear what else you post to the forum.

Quick tip: Perhaps you'd get more thread views if you mentioned this was created using 100% VSL in the thread title. This forum is mainly concerned with VI library use and you'd get more interest from the VSL fans for starters.
 

James H

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I listened to it all. Very very good and way beyond my skill level, I thoroughly enjoyed every part the piece.
Total respect for the amount of time and skill this involved.

Maybe insulting the forum isn't the best way to introduce yourself and music though? I understand in a world of likes, thumbs, and comments it's sometimes difficult. Maybe posting a '***bump for feedback' would sound less the world revolves around me.

Thanks for the post and hopefully more to come!
 
Agreed with all the above comments, the work is amazing and it WOULD be super cool to hear this played by a live orchestra. The fact that it's 100% VSL is really impressive, and the doubling "Berlioz" sound is super. Even more impressive if I understand correctly that this is completely original piece? Hope you can share more of your work in the future, this is top notch.

That said, definitely take a look at previous composition threads, it's very rare that people respond in the first day or two as they're super busy and also typically responding to some of the more "urgent" threads - like when is the next library coming out and does it have divisi auto-gain poly-phonic legato sata-drive SSD wet/dry toggle AI and full mastering capabilities. :shocked: The breadth and depth of composers and midi-manipulators here is absolutely incredible... lots to be learned and shared, please play nice.
 

Dave Connor

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I listened to William's entire work late evening over the weekend. I'm familiar with it and have always liked it. Incredibly rare to hear a long form work these days and pulling them off even rarer still. This is a very thoughtful, well handled work by a serious composer who understand the symphonic world. I hope many more people listen and are even influenced in hearing the large gesture instead of the three minute cue. Always nice to hear from William Kersten!
 
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WilliamKersten

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I listened to William's entire work late evening over the weekend. I'm familiar with it and have always liked it. Incredibly rare to hear a long form work these days and pulling them off even rarer still. This is a very thoughtful, well handled work by a serious composer who understand the symphonic world. I hope many more people listen and are even influenced in hearing the large gesture instead of the three minute cue. Always nice to hear from William Kersten!
Apologies for my whiny impatient attitude. It's true people have music of their own to work on! I appreciate these great comments immensely.
 
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WilliamKersten

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Really, really, really enjoyed it. Fantastic work. The music, but also the mocking up skills.

I don't dare ask how much work went into this.

I will however say that when you responded to the lack of responses, it would have just put people off. Anyways, beyond that I'll only comment on the music going forward.

Keep the music going. All VSL? Only VSL? Wow, what an incredible sounding library, and good skills to make it sing too!
Thanks, I like music, you're right about putting people off! I have great skills at that
 
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WilliamKersten

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Thank you for sharing.

I did listen to your Romantic symphony( every 38 minutes) and enjoyed it a lot, especially the 2 first movements, many beautiful themes and a lot of dramatic stuff. Some of the dramatic stuff reminds me a little bit of Mahler (not the harmonic stuff).
I like the big symphonic sound as-well as the solo parts.

Your midi performance is very good! It must have taken month of work to compose, notate and midi mock up.

It is the first time I do like Vsl strings. Your use of Vsl, al groups, sounds really good.


I would love to hear a live recording, being among the audience in a concert hall- I think it will be a great experience!

Remember the most forum members are busy with their own work.
38 minutes is a long time to take out of a busy day.
Ole, thanks very much. I'm making an attempt to get a live performance but it's next to impossible unless you have something to blackmail a conductor with ...
 
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WilliamKersten

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This is indeed an impressive and epic work - although I confess I haven't listened to anything near the full thing as I have music to write myself today. ;) Can't wait to hear what else you post to the forum.

Quick tip: Perhaps you'd get more thread views if you mentioned this was created using 100% VSL in the thread title. This forum is mainly concerned with VI library use and you'd get more interest from the VSL fans for starters.
Alex thanks that's a good idea
 
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WilliamKersten

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I listened to it all. Very very good and way beyond my skill level, I thoroughly enjoyed every part the piece.
Total respect for the amount of time and skill this involved.

Maybe insulting the forum isn't the best way to introduce yourself and music though? I understand in a world of likes, thumbs, and comments it's sometimes difficult. Maybe posting a '***bump for feedback' would sound less the world revolves around me.

Thanks for the post and hopefully more to come!
James thank you and you're right about the insulting!
 
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WilliamKersten

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Agreed with all the above comments, the work is amazing and it WOULD be super cool to hear this played by a live orchestra. The fact that it's 100% VSL is really impressive, and the doubling "Berlioz" sound is super. Even more impressive if I understand correctly that this is completely original piece? Hope you can share more of your work in the future, this is top notch.

That said, definitely take a look at previous composition threads, it's very rare that people respond in the first day or two as they're super busy and also typically responding to some of the more "urgent" threads - like when is the next library coming out and does it have divisi auto-gain poly-phonic legato sata-drive SSD wet/dry toggle AI and full mastering capabilities. :shocked: The breadth and depth of composers and midi-manipulators here is absolutely incredible... lots to be learned and shared, please play nice.
Yellowtone thanks I appreciate that
 
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WilliamKersten

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I listened to William's entire work late evening over the weekend. I'm familiar with it and have always liked it. Incredibly rare to hear a long form work these days and pulling them off even rarer still. This is a very thoughtful, well handled work by a serious composer who understand the symphonic world. I hope many more people listen and are even influenced in hearing the large gesture instead of the three minute cue. Always nice to hear from William Kersten!
Thanks Dave it is great to hear from you!
 

MartinH.

Senior Member
I recently did a new recording of my Romantic Symphony with VSL, using a massive amount of doubling in strings, woodwinds and brass. One thing that was difficult was creating divisi in the 8-horn ensemble, which involved doubling without phasing solo and Dimension horns. I completed the notated score for this also which is at SMP Press
Wow, this is fantastic work! I listened to the full symphony and thoroughly enjoyed it! Outstanding!

Maybe head over to http://redbanned.com/ and share it there too (but please give them a week or two to reply because the forum is much much smaller and much less active and everyone there is very busy with their own music, but percentage-wise you'll finde a much greater number of users there working on and appreciating this kind of long-form composition.

Congratulations and you can be proud of yourself. The mockup is superb too.
 
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WilliamKersten

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Wow, this is fantastic work! I listened to the full symphony and thoroughly enjoyed it! Outstanding!

Maybe head over to http://redbanned.com/ and share it there too (but please give them a week or two to reply because the forum is much much smaller and much less active and everyone there is very busy with their own music, but percentage-wise you'll finde a much greater number of users there working on and appreciating this kind of long-form composition.

Congratulations and you can be proud of yourself. The mockup is superb too.
thanks so much Martin H, I appreciate that tip also!
 
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