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#363091 - 08/30/16 04:08 PM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] "Oh! Susanna Variations" - a duet for oboe and flute
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As a consequence of Dr Gannon's allowing public domain material to be used in the Xtra Styles Competition (link), here is my submission.




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Xtra Style
_MEADOWS.STY (Meadows Piano Pop with Brushes)
(This style is described as Lite-Pop and listed in the Country group. I leave it to PG Music to decide into which category, if any, the submission fits.)

Realtracks/Drums
1759: Bass, Electric, Pop16ths Ev 085
1767: Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm Pop16 Ev16 085
664: Guitar, Acoustic, Rhythm SouthernRock Ev 085 (A:fpick)
665: Guitar, Acoustic, Rhythm SouthernRock Ev 085 (B:Strum)
RealDrums: BrushesFolk16ths: a: Brushes b: Brushes Tap
** The _MEADOWS.STY style was used exactly as is without any modification other than tweaking volume balances.
** The Audiophile version of the BIAB software was used.


Duet Instruments
MIDI Oboe: Garritan Personal Orchestra 4
MIDI Flute: Garritan Personal Orchestra 4


Background
I really enjoy arranging melodies using the contrapuntal techniques of the Baroque and pre-Baroque periods of music. For this reason, when PG Music announced this competition, I thought it would be an interesting personal challenge to write an instrumental duet and to use BIAB as the 'continuo' that supports the underlying harmony. (In Baroque music, the harpischord, clavichord or organ often fulfilled the role of continuo.)

With the above in mind, I grabbed a duet that I started a few years ago but had not completed and began working from there.

I have never done anything like this with BIAB before. At the end of the process, I am incredibly impressed with the software and just how very versatile it is.

I hope you enjoy my version of "Oh! Susanna". It's probably best described as 'counterpoint meets Stephen Foster meets Band In A Box'.
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#363119 - 08/30/16 09:01 PM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] Re: "Oh! Susanna Variations" - a duet for oboe and flute [Re: Noel96]
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This is stunning Noel. What a great idea for submission to this competition.!i can hear a huge amount of work went into this production.

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#363131 - 08/30/16 09:48 PM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] Re: "Oh! Susanna Variations" - a duet for oboe and flute [Re: Noel96]
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Thanks Joanne. I'm not sure that what I've done fits into any of the categories. I'm not fussed though, it was a fun exercise and I thoroughly enjoyed the journey.

I appreciate your comments.

Regards,
Noel
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#363132 - 08/30/16 10:12 PM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] Re: "Oh! Susanna Variations" - a duet for oboe and flute [Re: Noel96]
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Wow...Wow...Wow!!! I haven't thought of this song in years. What memories this has for me.

Thank you for sharing your marvelous rendition of this great classic oldie.

Those special voices you used were great fun and really made the song.

You really performed this song very well.

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#363148 - 08/31/16 02:54 AM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] Re: "Oh! Susanna Variations" - a duet for oboe and flute [Re: Noel96]
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Noel -

Very cool. I really liked the yodel effect about 2/3 through the song.
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#363150 - 08/31/16 03:00 AM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] Re: "Oh! Susanna Variations" - a duet for oboe and flute [Re: Noel96]
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Noel
Clever! Great musicianship.

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#363155 - 08/31/16 03:30 AM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] Re: "Oh! Susanna Variations" - a duet for oboe and flute [Re: Noel96]
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Hello, Noel

I think you tried very hard to finish this song.
Harmony arrangements are much easier than counterpoint arrangements for Foster's songs.
But I am sure that your challenge of using the contrapuntal techniques this time will be very useful for your future compositions.
I also love Baroque music.
So I enjoyed the listen very much.
Take care.

Best Regards.

Shigeki Adachi

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#363200 - 08/31/16 10:25 AM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] Re: "Oh! Susanna Variations" - a duet for oboe and flute [Re: w]
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Originally Posted By: w
Wow...Wow...Wow!!! I haven't thought of this song in years. What memories this has for me.

Thank you for sharing your marvelous rendition of this great classic oldie.

Those special voices you used were great fun and really made the song.

You really performed this song very well.


Hi w,

Thank you! I really appreciate the comments.

All the best,
Noel
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#363201 - 08/31/16 10:26 AM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] Re: "Oh! Susanna Variations" - a duet for oboe and flute [Re: jford]
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Noel -

Very cool. I really liked the yodel effect about 2/3 through the song.


Thanks John. I'd love to say that that was a planning strategy but it was just how it turned out! Sometimes good fortune smiles when one arranges smile Appreciate your having a listen.

Regards,
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#363203 - 08/31/16 10:27 AM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] Re: "Oh! Susanna Variations" - a duet for oboe and flute [Re: PeterF]
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Originally Posted By: PeterF
Noel
Clever! Great musicianship.


Hey Peter,

Thanks very much for listening. Appreciate it.

Regards,
Noel
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#363204 - 08/31/16 10:31 AM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] Re: "Oh! Susanna Variations" - a duet for oboe and flute [Re: animarorecords]
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Originally Posted By: animarorecords
Hello, Noel

I think you tried very hard to finish this song.
Harmony arrangements are much easier than counterpoint arrangements for Foster's songs.
But I am sure that your challenge of using the contrapuntal techniques this time will be very useful for your future compositions.
I also love Baroque music.
So I enjoyed the listen very much.
Take care.

Best Regards.

Shigeki Adachi


Hello Shigeki Adachi,

Thanks for taking the time to have a listen and to comment. You're definitely right about harmony based arrangements being easier to work with! I find counterpoint lots of fun, though. It's like a jigsaw puzzle to me (and I love jigsaw puzzles).

Thanks again,
Noel
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#363221 - 08/31/16 11:30 AM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] Re: "Oh! Susanna Variations" - a duet for oboe and flute [Re: Noel96]
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Great song! I enjoyed the Flute
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#363222 - 08/31/16 11:33 AM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] Re: "Oh! Susanna Variations" - a duet for oboe and flute [Re: Noel96]
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Thanks, Joseph. MIDI can sound pretty good these days!

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#363223 - 08/31/16 11:43 AM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] Re: "Oh! Susanna Variations" - a duet for oboe and flute [Re: Noel96]
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Hello Noel,
as you know, i like covers and this is a very beautiful and particular interpretation.
An handshake from Italy.
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#363271 - 08/31/16 04:48 PM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] Re: "Oh! Susanna Variations" - a duet for oboe and flute [Re: Noel96]
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Noel,
Very enjoyable! The Garritan instruments sound good- wish I knew how to use them.
I wonder where PG Music will fit this...I think you just created a new instrumental category for this competition!

Robert

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#363316 - 09/01/16 05:42 AM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] Re: "Oh! Susanna Variations" - a duet for oboe and flute [Re: Noel96]
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Great Baroque style, Noel.

Very interesting and thoroughly well done!

Outside the square, so to speak, for sure.
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#363362 - 09/01/16 12:21 PM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] Re: "Oh! Susanna Variations" - a duet for oboe and flute [Re: Noel96]
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Hi Noel96,

I agree! MIDI signals when routed correctly can definately have some impressive results. I'm a fan of the SuperMIDI tracks found inside of Band-in-a-Box. For those who don't know what those are you can find a short tutorial on our YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOY0cHZTZ2Q

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#363446 - 09/01/16 09:11 PM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] Re: "Oh! Susanna Variations" - a duet for oboe and flute [Re: Noel96]
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Wow Noel. What a great arrangement and mix. This is just superb.


Enjoyed my listen.

Charlie
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#363563 - 09/02/16 12:50 PM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] Re: "Oh! Susanna Variations" - a duet for oboe and flute [Re: GT_OR]
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Originally Posted By: GT_OR
Hello Noel,
as you know, i like covers and this is a very beautiful and particular interpretation.
An handshake from Italy.


Hi Gianfranco,

Thanks for the handshake and generous comments! Appreciated smile

Regards,
Noel
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#363567 - 09/02/16 01:00 PM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] Re: "Oh! Susanna Variations" - a duet for oboe and flute [Re: Robertkc]
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Noel,
Very enjoyable! The Garritan instruments sound good- wish I knew how to use them.
I wonder where PG Music will fit this...I think you just created a new instrumental category for this competition!

Robert


Hi Robert,

Thanks for commenting. I agree, Garritan is excellent. They're not all that hard to use. Like most things, that's easy to say when looking back; looking forward while learning, though, there's a bit of a learning curve. If you need any help, start a thread in BIAB (Windows). You'll find a number of folk will jump on board with thoughts.

In relation to genre... if I correctly understand Callie's reply post to David's questions (found here), PG Music music are intrepreting 'genre' a little differently. They are referring to the genre of the foundation Xtra style that's used to create the presentation rather than the genre of the presentation itself.

All the best,
Noel
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