- Sound Gallery
- Scirocco Winds
- San Luis Obispo Woodwind Quintet
- Quintaero Woodwind Quintet
- Emerald Wind Quintet
- Black Marigold Wind Quintet
- Air City Woodwind Quintet
It is a luxury for a composer to be writing for five diverse instruments instead of just two. I can easily expand the harmony, add more counterpoint, and have more timbral choices than when writing for two instruments. All these are incorporated into the first movement. I was also able to link the sections together better because I had more instruments to work out breathing and rests. Another change between the duet version and quintet version is the introduction of some triplet figures that add variety to the rhythm.
Beginning with this blog post, I am able to export my Sibelius Music Notation file as a movie (new to version 7.5). I also started using Noteperformer software for the sounds. These are sample sounds, but the software also includes an algorithm that reads ahead in the music and phrases the music according to context, therefore making the realization closer to live performance. I upload these videos to youtube and embed the video after the poetry for each movement. I hope that this technology allows the reader to have an easier experience and a more realistic performance. To see and hear what I have discussed, go to http://www.cooppress.net/Neverland_WW5_blog.html.
As always, your comments are appreciated.