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Here’s the Italian/European premiere of “Lake Avondale”. Duende, featuring Donato D’Antonio (guitarist) and Matteo Ramon Arevalos (pianist), did a wonderful job!

This performance took place on Friday, May 24th, 2019 in Modena, Italy.

"Lake Avondale" for Classical Guitar and Piano Italian/European Premiere - YouTube

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Duende, an Italian guitar/piano duo featuring Donato D’Antonio (guitar) and Matteo Ramon Arevalos (piano) will perform “Lake Avondale: by Dr. David Mitchell on their tour of Italy and the US, which begins Friday, May 24th in Modeno, Italy.

Click here to view the program and details.

I will be able to share video and audio of performances in the coming weeks. Very exciting!!

Lake Avondale is available for purchase at Amazon.com.

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“Angularities” has been published by Dorn Publications. It’s now available on Amazon. Click on the image below:

“Angularities”, written for Dr. Tammy Evans Yonce, explores rhythmic, harmonic and melodic angularities for glissando headjoint flute. Harmonically, this piece uses octatonic, chromatic, minor pentatonic and minor pitch collections moving between pitch centricities with rapid, angular trajectories. Angular leaps in the melody are contrasted by smooth, scalar passages leading to a mournful middle section in D minor. Rhythmic angularities are bound together through syncopated rhythmic motives creating a sense of continuity and forward momentum. In short, this piece dances through pitch centers, slides through emotional twists and leaves the listener tapping their toes.

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Thought I’d share this link to a review of Dr. Yonce’s CD, Dreams Grow Like Snow Ice. They reviewed my piece too. : ) Click on “The Flute View” below.

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Thought I’d share my demo reel, which I use for commercial gigs. It features work I did for The Coca-Cola Company, Hilton Hotels and a video game score for Cogent Education. There’s also a pop tune at the end for good measure. Enjoy!

Audio Demo Reel by Dr David Mitchell - YouTube

If you’d like Dr. Mitchell to score your next commercial project, contact him at davidmitchellcomposer@gmail.com

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Angularites” by Dr. Mitchell is available to stream. Special thanks to Dr. Tammy Yonce. Also, it will soon be available on Amazon through Dorn Publications.

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Tammy Evans Yonce will release her debut album soon. Dr. Yonce is a flutist and professor of music at South Dakota State University.

One of the tracks on Dreams Grow Like Slow Ice is my original composition, “Angularities”, for solo glissando-headjoint flute. I wrote this piece specifically for Dr. Yonce, and I’m honored that she has included on this CD. Looking forward to the release. You can preordered below.

Preorder her debut album here: https://tammyevansyonce.bandcamp.com/album/dreams-grow-like-slow-ice

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“River Run” captures the spirit of a wild, white water rafting trip in the summer of 2017. My family and I took a guided tour down the Ocoee River, specifically a section built for the 1996 Olympic Games, which runs through the Ocoee Gorge in the Chattahoochee National Forest. It features the longest stretch of class III and IV rapids in the country. We had a great time, but the raft overturned throwing us into fast moving rapids with sharp rocks. We came out of it unscathed, but it was a harrowing experience none the less.

Xylophone and marimba create the feeling of swift currents underlying foreboding melodic contours. Splashy percussion sounds like waves crashing on rocks, while three distinct melodic themes represent specific rapids on the Ocoee.

“River Run” features progress tonality meaning it starts in the key of C Phrygian and ends in the key of G minor without returning to the original key. This technique was made popular in the 19th century by romantic composers including Mahler, Schubert, Chopin, Brahms and Mendelssohn.

Click on the photo below or here to watch the video.

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