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by dko22
Wed May 25, 2022 12:13 pm
Forum: The Music Lounge
Topic: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra
Replies: 2
Views: 646

Re: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra

I'm amazed no-one has commented on this -- weird and wonderful piano writing. Completely eccentric in a very good way in my opinion. I'm glad that Overture is still being used to produce delightful works like this.
by dko22
Wed Dec 21, 2016 1:26 pm
Forum: The Music Lounge
Topic: Strings scene
Replies: 10
Views: 4603

Re: Strings scene

Rob, your two little string pieces bring a smile to my face which is rare in music I hear these days. Beautifully rendered as well. I'd love to see if you compose something more ambitious for strings such as a Serenade

David
by dko22
Fri Jul 10, 2015 7:23 am
Forum: Demos and Scores
Topic: symphony no. 6 revisited
Replies: 2
Views: 4386

Re: symphony no. 6 revisited

thanks for your comments Pete - you certainly know a thing or two about writing for full orchestra as well! You may feel alone on this planet but at least I'm on a somewhat related one, I think :) As for NP, some of the demos are better than others but the strength of this software is in a clear ens...
by dko22
Fri Jul 10, 2015 7:04 am
Forum: Demos and Scores
Topic: September 11 Symphonic Work
Replies: 7
Views: 7227

Re: September 11 Symphonic Work

this is a tightly argued piece which I found quite haunting (and I'm sure the impact would be much more with a real orchestra or a decent sound library). It's not been in my nature so far to comment musically on public events but I think this is a really sensitive response.

David
by dko22
Mon Jul 06, 2015 9:56 am
Forum: Demos and Scores
Topic: My new sample lib
Replies: 3
Views: 4919

Re: My new sample lib

wonderful -only just spotted this. Where can I buy a couple so I can make my own arrangement. The Scottish bagpipes have nothing on this :mrgreen:
by dko22
Mon Jul 06, 2015 9:50 am
Forum: Demos and Scores
Topic: symphony no. 6 revisited
Replies: 2
Views: 4386

symphony no. 6 revisited

The first large-scale work I ever wrote with notation software was my 6th symphony with Overture (which really should be called no. 1 as the previous attempts were simply played into Cubase and are not really realizable in practice though I like some of their ideas). Although I have done three more ...
by dko22
Wed Jan 08, 2014 3:17 pm
Forum: Demos and Scores
Topic: Symphony bits and pieces
Replies: 6
Views: 7089

Re: Symphony bits and pieces

I just spotted this on one of my rather infrequent visits to the forum these days and I was intrigued by a symphony named after a place I know well. My brother lives in Aberdeen and I studied there. It's not so often that I hear such a fully worked out first movement and the tunes are utterly charmi...
by dko22
Wed Jan 08, 2014 2:58 pm
Forum: Demos and Scores
Topic: revised string quartet no. 5
Replies: 6
Views: 7168

Re: revised string quartet no. 5

first of all -- my apologies that I forgot to come back and thank you all for your comments on my quartet! I had a phase when I didn't like it too much but when revising it, it did seem to be a more powerful and convincing work. I try to keep in touch with this forum every now and then and even thou...
by dko22
Wed Sep 04, 2013 4:12 am
Forum: Demos and Scores
Topic: revised string quartet no. 5
Replies: 6
Views: 7168

revised string quartet no. 5

have spent a few days converting and revising my 5th quartet written a while back in Overture to VSL + Wizooverb and i much prefer the result overall even if at times there is some lack of clarity. https://app.box.com/s/2slvlil1rsfbyn539bzh" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Lo...
by dko22
Wed Sep 04, 2013 3:39 am
Forum: Demos and Scores
Topic: String quartet nr. 2, Op. 28, completed
Replies: 4
Views: 6741

Re: String quartet nr. 2, Op. 28, completed

I always enjoy listening to string quartets from talented composers and found your scherzo in particular interesting. To get good sound in a string quartet is far from easy but the Vienna strings do seem to be the best (even just using the Special Edition as I do)

best wishes,
David
by dko22
Tue Sep 13, 2011 2:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion (Overture)
Topic: Battle of the Bands
Replies: 52
Views: 25533

Finale are in luck with the Sibelius 7 release in the sounds department as a previous semi-competent 2Gb Garritan based library has been replaced with a 40Gb nightmare from Avid. At least judging from the samples which are so bad I have absolutely no desire to actually install it. Overture does win ...
by dko22
Fri Aug 05, 2011 1:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion (Overture)
Topic: S7 went to the 64bit world, and O5?
Replies: 25
Views: 12332

that sounds good to me, Don! Will look forward to the release.
by dko22
Fri Aug 05, 2011 2:21 am
Forum: General Discussion (Overture)
Topic: S7 went to the 64bit world, and O5?
Replies: 25
Views: 12332

Don, many thanks for this list of features. Quite clearly you have been busy! One critical thing for my own work would be full support for the Vienna SE (including the + expansion). You already mention the EWQL. If at least both of these are supported, you cover the two most respected libraries for ...
by dko22
Thu Aug 04, 2011 4:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion (Overture)
Topic: S7 went to the 64bit world, and O5?
Replies: 25
Views: 12332

so please Don, show us that there will be an Ov. 5. and give us at least some indication of what will be in it. It's 6 years since v4 and though the competition has been standing still in some ways, at least new versions have been brought out in that time. Sibelius 7 does offer 64 bit (but jBridge c...
by dko22
Sun Jun 19, 2011 7:24 am
Forum: Demos and Scores
Topic: link to my completed Zodiac Suite
Replies: 8
Views: 4766

Finally I got to Leo and Sagittarius. Now the whole suite passes by and it is quite an achievement. Some pieces are "stronger" than others. Congratulations. Leo: starts out to be beautiful and it kept my attention, though some phrases aren't fit to my "old fashioned" ears. Sagit...