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Query on staff sizes - how are they calculated, what size is a 7mm staff?

Hi, a fairly beginner question on a topic I'd never needed to investigate until now. Any help very welcome.I'm finalising scores for orches…

Started by Dave Dexter

5 Apr 20
Reply by DriscollMusick

From DAW to Scoring Stage

I have written a lot of music over the years and even scored two feature films, one getting a theatrical release. However, all the music I’…

Started by Clinton S. Clark

65 Sep 23, 2016
Reply by Art Lowell

Orchestration Feedback

Hello Everyone, It has been a long time since i have been active on this forum.  Since then I have completed several pieces, but would like…

Started by Steve Yee

5 Oct 21, 2015
Reply by Mariza Costa-Cabral

Is there a superior method of composing for orchestra?

I am taking a class in school called Inquiry Quest, which is an independent research project that takes an entire semester. Because of the…

Started by Godwin Friesen

3 May 29, 2015
Reply by Godwin Friesen

Orchestration of String Quartet No. 1

Hey, everyone.  He is the orchestrated version of my String Quartet no. 1.  Let me know what you think.

Started by Hunter Bolton

4 Apr 8, 2015

Octet No. 1 for Winds and Brass (or just clarinets)

I'm composing this piece for a clarinet octet, but I think it may sound better with a french horn, flute, and the rest clarinets.  What do…

Started by Hunter Bolton

2 Apr 7, 2015
Reply by H. S. Teoh

Orchestration for rock album

The chat room has seemed rather baron recently so I'm hoping someone could catch this post soon. I was invited to supply a quote for a ful…

Started by Stephen Tammearu

1 Aug 9, 2013
Reply by Vincent Avila

Composition for small ensembles

This seems like a great forum to discuss composition techniques so I wonder if I can raise a discussion on composing for a small number of…

Started by Luci Holland

39 Mar 9, 2013
Reply by Luci Holland

Choosing the right key signature

I'm sure I could figure this out by trial and error, but maybe someone already has a handle on this.... It seems there must be certain key…

Started by Norman Rose

28 Sep 11, 2012
Reply by Norman Rose

Super Nova - Sci fi Orchestral composition

Hello, I've been watching the Composers Forum for quite some time now, and after hearing a lot of great pieces, I finally had the guts to a…

Started by André Colares

17 Jul 3, 2012
Reply by Olmnilnlolm

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