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Shostakovich, Shchedrin, Kapustin : 24 Preludes and Fugues, by each composer

Shostakovich - 24 Preludes and Fugues, Op. 87 [Audio + Score] Rodion Shchedrin: 24 Prelude…

Started by Bob Morabito

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The use of sugar as a composing aid?

I very much avoid eating sweets most of the time as Im a dyed in the wool "cookie monster" (cake too :) and only once in a blue moon do I i…

Started by Bob Morabito

18 Jul 28
Reply by Boot Hamilton

Compositions based on literary sources

Hi dear community,I recently thought a lot about literary inspirations for musical works. In my Œuvre there are already a few pieces with a…

Started by Roland Mair-Gruber

5 Jul 22
Reply by Socrates Arvanitakis

Daily practice exercises/challenges?

Does anyone have a good guideline for how to structure a daily practice for composing? This subject has been giving me trouble. Should I w…

Started by Tori Stark

1 Jul 14
Reply by Bob Morabito

Notation workflow?

For composers who notate their music, what is your workflow?   Since notation can be a painstaking process (especially for pieces involving…

Started by eboats

33 Jun 24
Reply by Marijn Hartkamp

Good Internet Resource on technique.

Hi All,  I found this the other day and thought I'd post it for those who haven't seen it. It's an archive of theory books that can be down…

Started by Mike Hewer

17 May 16
Reply by Bruce Pearson


Although not a big fan of fugues, I did a little research to reacquaint myself with the form, and thought maybe someone else might hopefull…

Started by Bob Morabito

3 May 13
Reply by Bob Morabito

The Fugue Appreciation members list.

for those who think this form is the end rather than just being the means to an end. ;-)

Started by Biggles

5 May 7
Reply by Mike Hewer

Writing for choir

I have written a score for a piece of mine in Sibelius and am now doing a mockup of it using East West's Hollywood Orchestra. I want to add…

Started by Mark DuBerry

26 Apr 9
Reply by Mark DuBerry

Writing at a fast tempo frustrations

I am starting to feel the faster I push the tempo in a piece I'm working on, the harder it gets to compose? But then, there is actually les…

Started by David Lilly

14 Apr 6
Reply by Bob Porter


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