Sounds intriguing but for some reason I cannot get the file. Why not post in the usual way?
I have reposted the file as an attachment, now.
Hi Guys. This is more than just a 'little' Mompou. The entire beginning and mostly the end is ALL Mompou. Still the middle part is nice. Good job, Riley and David!
Thanks for taking the time to listen and for the congratulations. Yes, I wrote "After Mompou" on the score, though perhaps that is only suitable for transcriptions? The Beginning is the piece without changes, though the ending uses this piece at the end of Book IV in a different way. It starts with the ending, then goes back to the beginning where it would be (had I not written my own middle section) and then the ending is my own.
I did not realize there was literally quoted Mompou here. Perhaps the piece should have been titled "Homage a Mompou" ? Or "In the Distance (Homage a Mompou)". This is often what compoers do when writing in the style (or quoting) another composer.
That is an easy addition to make to the score and I will do that.
But the very last chord (which I had not expected, and is IMO totally
superfluous) spoils it a bit for me. I think the piece would be better off without it, but that is just my two cents.
I have a history of ruining endings, so perhaps this adds to the list..
Though I don't think it is so
out of place, but omitting it wouldn't be a bad choice either. Maybe what's in the distance is more a mystery without the closing chord
Hi Riley and David,
I have enjoyed the composition as much as the performance. It seems profound and thoughtful to me. I have not compared with the Mompou-piece, but if I have understood correctly, it´s a piece by Mompou with a new middle-part by Riley, right? That´s an interesting Experiment and I think, it´s a full success, because I have not recognized any diskontinuation respective "break" of style or something like this. The Piece seems a complete wholeness to me, what means, that Riley was able to feel in the style of Mompou very well. That´s a great achievement IMHO. Davids musical and expressive playing brings out the profoundness of this work in a great manner!
I would be very curious to see this work with the text, the pictures and the music! Do you plan to make a video with it?
I haven't thought of making a video, though that would be very interesting, an filmic adaptation of a music piece and poem. Maybe someday! I will release the scores of all cash's pieces to all of you who have been involved with this project. I am happy to say I just found out a way to combine multiple PDFs into 1 PDF, which makes the prospect of creating complete sets easier.
David had a wonderful idea in this piece to create a gong sound and you can hear that toward the end of my middle section. It is an experiment stemming from his study project with a former teacher where he had to recreate the sound for Ravel's Mother Goose piece, Laideronette.
My influences for this piece were Medtner, Scriabin, Griffes and lastly, of course, Mompou.