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Classical Music on Synthesizer

Classical Music on Synthesizer
« on: December 06, 2020, 08:56:10 AM »
A thread for classical music arranged and performed on synthesizer. 

This is a newly completed piece by an exceptionally talented synthesist acquaintance of mine, Richard Galbraith.  I believe he's a member of this forum.  Anyway, you can buy his music on Bandcamp (https://richardgalbraith.bandcamp.com/).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n84WmTXXQFs
« Last Edit: December 06, 2020, 08:59:30 AM by Sacred Synthesis »
The Musical Synthesizer YouTube Channel:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChLGwGiRVs7rlZXnOG9_mUw

The Musical Synthesizer Blog: https://themusicalsynthesizer.wordpress.co

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Re: Classical Music on Synthesizer
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2020, 02:56:44 PM »
I don't know what to say... just wow... a majestic piece played with fantastic sounds.
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Re: Classical Music on Synthesizer
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2020, 03:34:24 PM »
Absolutely.  I generally don't like the whole Carlos business and never cared for the Switched-On variety.  To my ears, classical music sounds best by far on traditional instruments.  But Richard has a different approach.  He doesn't use a wide palette of synthesizer tones; he's not trying to impress others or show off an instrument, but has developed a small assortment of patches that sound so effective and not very electronic.  I especially like that warm swelling and falling sawtooth patch that he artfully controls with a device.  His music provides a good argument for multi-tracking, since he effectively alters the dynamics of each voice just like a violinist.
« Last Edit: December 06, 2020, 03:39:56 PM by Sacred Synthesis »
The Musical Synthesizer YouTube Channel:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChLGwGiRVs7rlZXnOG9_mUw

The Musical Synthesizer Blog: https://themusicalsynthesizer.wordpress.co

Re: Classical Music on Synthesizer
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2020, 10:53:26 AM »
I'm happy to see he has new songs out, I love his stuff.    I believe he uses Synthesizers.com modular.  I really like his trumpet patch.
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Re: Classical Music on Synthesizer
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2020, 11:33:10 AM »
I believe he uses Synthesizers.com modular.

Yes, he's got a large modular and a tiny little Arturia.
The Musical Synthesizer YouTube Channel:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChLGwGiRVs7rlZXnOG9_mUw

The Musical Synthesizer Blog: https://themusicalsynthesizer.wordpress.co

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Re: Classical Music on Synthesizer
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2020, 01:24:20 PM »
Renaissance music, I'm a big fan. I had a professor in college for whom Renaissance music was his thing, and he really pounded an appreciation of those almost-alien harmonies.
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Re: Classical Music on Synthesizer
« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2020, 01:43:30 PM »
I can't believe it's over 10 years since I first heard Richard's Nesciens Mater. It stood out to me as something quite exceptional: a great performance and some wonderful sounds that fitted the music perfectly.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yRJrbjH10o

This new piece has all the magic of that first one.