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At 2:04pm on September 11, 2013, Alexey Arkhipenko said…

Hi, Adrian. 

There are some comments at the bottom of the web page as soon an you enter some chords or click Examples link in Chord Analyser System. BTW, quartet also includes jazz and rock parts. I posted the program of quartet in the original Virtal - Walker post.

At 3:46pm on April 8, 2013, michael diemer said…

My condolences, Adrian, on the passing of a great woman. she was greatly respected in this country, even by her critics. It was axiomatic: you didn't mess with the Iron Lady. Her status is second in modern times only to Churchill. We are still waiting in America for a woman of her stature. Take care, man.


At 1:16pm on April 4, 2013, michael diemer said…

Thanks man, I'll ask the Master.


At 9:01pm on April 2, 2013, michael diemer said…

Glad you liked Skating, Andrew. I don't really play the piano, although I know my way around it, in terms of chords and scales. I actually played a little guitar once upon a time, mostly in a folk vein. I have tried writing chamber music, but I always end up orchestrating the pieces. I just seem to think in terms of the orchestra. At some point I may try again. Perhaps a violin sonata. What a great sound, those two instruments were made for each other. I agree, people will always prefer tonal music. Those who write atonal music are primarily writing for each other! Still, you have to admire their resolve. I do sometimes find that kind of music interesting, but the emotional response is lacking, for the most part. What emotion I get from it is usually very dark. But sometimes that's ok. Anyway, I'm going to have to  check into augmenting my sample libraries, after hearing that wonderful trombone in your duet. Do you know of any that have a cornet, or a mellophone?


At 11:55am on April 2, 2013, michael diemer said…

Just listened to several of your pieces, Adrian. Enjoyed them all. The one I'll comment on is the Trombone piece. Interesting choice of instruments. I always knew the trombone could sound like this. so soft and expressive, like a French horn, but with more reserved solemnity. Trombones are actually my favorite brass instrument, but I haven't been able to get one to sound like this! What sample is it? (Or what is it a real trombone?) I use Garritan and East West. The only criticism I'll make is that there are some technical glitches - low rumbling, for example. Why not take care of these? The music is exquisite, and deserves perfection.

At 11:55am on August 27, 2012, Catherine P. said…

Thanks for the friend invitation.  I enjoyed listening to your music!  You have some guitar pieces - very nice.  Do you play as well?

At 6:12pm on July 15, 2012, Charles Coleman said…

Hey Adrian!  Congrats on the people's choice win!  A perfectly valid setting. :)

At 5:37pm on July 15, 2012, Jamie Sutherland said…

Yeah its still in the process of being written at the moment, but I look forward to hearing the piece even through Sibelius. Kevin has a good musical vision, much like yourself.

At 11:23am on July 15, 2012, Jamie Sutherland said…

Congratulations on your win! I wouldn't be surprised if your piece won in the other categories , it was quite the piece ;) 

At 10:47am on June 11, 2012, Tarek B.Moon said…

yea i figured that its not ur style ... but thnx :D


  • 1.
    On the Banks of Cairnie Burn
  • 2.
    facing west
  • 3.
    sidewalk gypsymixcrop
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    Calderstones - a duet for trombone and guitar
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    Romance for Viola and Piano
  • 9.
    carpenter's message sung live
  • 10.
    carpenter's message SATB plus piano
  • 11.
    carpenter's song
  • 12.
    complete sym 3rd go mp3
  • 13.
    movement 3
  • 14.
    movement 2
  • 15.
    symphony 1 first movement
  • 16.
    My Gracious Lord
  • 17.
    high orc mix 7

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New website

Posted on September 15, 2011 at 8:08am 0 Comments

Page 3 is where I've placed some of my compositions

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I got a deal of £99 for the making and hosting of this website - quite pleased with that.

me playing viola

Posted on June 19, 2011 at 6:53pm 0 Comments

it's not a composition by me so it's not on dissection, but just a link to me murdering diana ross. admittedly I've never had a viola lesson in my life, so any string players please comment. however, this does help me to understand the instrument better than reading a text book.

me playing viola

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