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Topic: The Brook - Hans Rucker II harpsichord

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The Brook
composition for harpsichord
Pianoteq Hans Rucker II harpsichord

https://youtu.be/s3ly2kZXRHc

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Last edited by Stephen_Doonan (02-02-2017 00:09)

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Re: The Brook - Hans Rucker II harpsichord

Stephen . . . that is really fine.  Sounds very original (keeping in mind I am a self taught musician)  I might be stepping on someone's toes.  ;p)

Lanny

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Re: The Brook - Hans Rucker II harpsichord

LTECpiano wrote:

Stephen . . . that is really fine.  Sounds very original (keeping in mind I am a self taught musician)  I might be stepping on someone's toes.  ;p)

Lanny

Thank you, Lanny. I enjoyed composing a piece specifically for the harpsichord, and Pianoteq's Hans Rucker II instrument sounds just wonderful to me. The piece is original, although I was influenced or inspired by an admiration for two harpsichord pieces by the French baroque composer Francois Couperin: his Les Baricades Misterieuses and Tic Toc Choc, especially the driving rhythmic elements of those pieces. The chord voicings and shifts one to another are characteristic of my own "harmonic palette."

I decided to restrict the composition to notes within the range of a modern acoustic harpsichord (notes F0 to F5), and I used Pianoteq's MIDI mapping to control the buff stop pedal (I mapped the sustain pedal to the buff stop pedal) and used two MIDI footswitches to change harpsichord manuals or registers (single and coupled) to keep my hands free as I played the piece. After practicing for awhile, I recorded it live in one take (no subsequent editing) into Pianoteq's MIDI recorder, then saved the MIDI file and exported a WAV audio file, both within Pianoteq, for use in the video. It was a lot of fun. smile

Last edited by Stephen_Doonan (02-02-2017 04:48)

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Re: The Brook - Hans Rucker II harpsichord

The score for this piece, The Brook, as well as for several others of my compositions are available at MuseScore.com

https://musescore.com/stephen_doonan

Last edited by Stephen_Doonan (01-03-2017 17:17)