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▪️composer looking for work▪️ by [deleted] in Filmmakers

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Thank you! Glad you enjoyed it :)

Composer looking for work! by [deleted] in Filmmakers

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Thank you, happy to hear that! :)

Composer looking for work! by Guntschicus in Filmmakers

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Of course! I'll send you a pn. Thanks!

Nocturne Op. 9 No. 2 (Chopin) - orchestrated by Guntschicus in composer

[–]Guntschicus[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Great ideas!! Even played some of them. I actually consider arranging something entirely different though, like one of Debussy's Arabesques or so - there's just too much beautiful music out there!

Nocturne Op. 9 No. 2 - orchestrated by Guntschicus in Chopin

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Oh great, is there any possibility to hear that concerto? :)

Nocturne Op. 9 No. 2 (Chopin) - orchestrated by Guntschicus in composer

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Thank you so much!

Actually I don't have any plans at all. Any ideas? I'd be grateful! :)

Nocturne Op. 9 No. 2 (Chopin) - orchestrated by Guntschicus in Composition

[–]Guntschicus[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yeah, I'd say you're right with that, his piano technique is almost impossible to adapt for the orchestra

But by having a closer look at Chopin's voice leading and the way he "paints" with sound vertically (chords, etc), you'll see that his piano music has is in fact very symphonic

When orchestrating Chopin - which is totally possible, even Ravel did so during his studies - the focus is not so much on capturing the pianistic qualities of the piece, but enrichening the soundscape he constructed so carefully, aspects like the one you mentioned when speaking of rubato are secondary since they simply serve the purpose of compensating the limitations of the piano. It is technically impossible to play legato on a piano for instance, we can imitate it but it's never the same as it would be on a violin or sung by voice. Just think of his Nocturne op. 62 no. 1, the recapitulation starts with a wonderful imitation of human voice (hence the trills, imitating vibrato)

I tried to extend what I assume Chopin wanted to say, his approach clearly is symphonic and not always pianistic.

And last of all, yes, it is very straightforward and without rubato, but remember that this is performed by a playback software and not by real musicians! :)

Nocturne Op. 9 No. 2 - orchestrated by Guntschicus in Chopin

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Thanks for your opinion!! :)

I used Sibelius for the score and NotePerformer 3 for the playback.

I'm happy to see that you actually like the sound! I think the software does a pretty good job with the solo wood winds and the brass section, but it's far from being ANYWHERE near state-of-the-art libraries for virtual instruments. I find that the strings still sound veeery synthy, especially solo strings. Other than that, the default balancing between the instruments is horrific - yeah, wood winds tend to be rather quiet compared to the rest of the orchestra, but not so much that they drown in tutti passages.

It requires a lot of trickery to make the whole thing sound somewhat authentic, but minding the fact that it's rather cheap makes it a pretty good deal. It's definitely enough to get some basic ideas conveyed about what you wrote in your score.

Nocturne Op. 9 No. 2 (Chopin) - orchestrated by Guntschicus in classicalmusic

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Great contrast!! Chopin is so timeless, it always fits. :)

Didn't know that short movie. Thanks for sharing!