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Bob Porter's Discussions

Holy cow! Argh, yet another fugue

Started this discussion. Last reply by roger stancill Jan 1. 30 Replies

This short fugue might be a little Baroque. It might not. It's pretty light weight. Good luck.Continue

Christmas music

Started this discussion. Last reply by DriscollMusick Nov 30, 2016. 21 Replies

Every so often I rearrange this little tune. Here is another little version.Continue

Brass

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob Porter Oct 10, 2016. 19 Replies

In light of a recently posted and acclaimed piece for horns, I offer this music for brass quintet. This piece has no title, no form, no real melody, and no modulation. I wrote whatever the heck I…Continue

Please, please, please vote in the Heat contest

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nicole Sep 30, 2016. 19 Replies

Why should you care about a contest? Because this is the real deal. This is real composers writing real music. Not for money or glory, but for the love of composing. How much of a more pure cause is…Continue

 

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Bob Porter replied to Carl Lingard's discussion Three original compositions
"Sorry you are leaving."
yesterday
Bob Porter replied to Carl Lingard's discussion Three original compositions
"Nikola, IF you had been around here for a while, and IF you had been paying attention, you would know that I have had major disagreements with just about everyone on this forum. Including Dave.  It is telling to me that the only way you can…"
yesterday
Bob Porter replied to Carl Lingard's discussion Three original compositions
"The fact of the matter is that what any of us posts on the internet matters. It's out there for ever. Even if it gets deleted. Everyone seems to think that free speech means that you can say whatever you want, whenever you want to say it. But…"
yesterday
Bob Porter replied to gregorio X's discussion Fugue - fantasy - extended version
"Don't be so sure. Electricity is the power of the present. Who knows what will come along in the future. When CDs replaced LPs, not everything that was on LP was released on CD. Music that I really liked never made it to CD and is lost. So it…"
Wednesday
Bob Porter replied to gregorio X's discussion Fugue - fantasy - extended version
"Well, I'm honored to be in the presence of folks powerful enough to declare a genre to be dead. But why stop there? Next should be the worthless chaconne. Then the passacaglia. Don't forget the sonata ( the basis for every pop song ever…"
Wednesday
Bob Porter replied to gregorio X's discussion Fugue - fantasy
"Roger, What on earth are you talking about? Come on Dave, once again you take the cowards way out. An opinion is no more than a personal observation based on that persons discernment and observation. (True. But you seem to think that your…"
Wednesday
Bob Porter replied to Erwin van Delft's discussion After the War Symphony, here's the first movement of my Love Symphony.
"No problem."
Wednesday
Bob Porter replied to Erwin van Delft's discussion After the War Symphony, here's the first movement of my Love Symphony.
"Erwin, My comments probably stem more from my expectations based on the title than from your writing. As I said, nothing wrong with your writing."
Tuesday
Bob Porter replied to Erwin van Delft's discussion After the War Symphony, here's the first movement of my Love Symphony.
"Well then, good to get an early start. My impression is that this piece is kind busy, especially at the start. And not what I would call romantic. I'm not sure what I would call romantic. But perhaps something that starts out a little more low…"
Tuesday
Bob Porter replied to gregorio X's discussion Fugue - fantasy
"Roger, So now you've said twice in the same thread that you think fugues are a waste of time. Without any back up. Have all the good ones been written? How do you know? Have all the good pop songs been written? There's an over done format.…"
Tuesday
Bob Porter replied to Rodney Carlyle Money's discussion Bach
"A few years ago, I tried to write an atonal piece. I posted the result here. It was a failure. It was ill conceived, poorly constructed (hmmm, could be said of most of what I write), and not really atonal. But then, my heart wasn't in it.…"
Monday
Bob Porter replied to gregorio X's discussion Fugue - fantasy
"Thanks for posting this. I don't have a problem with it being short. I assume you stopped because....you were done. There's a danger in making something go past what you wanted to say. Roger, You speak of "modern day music". What…"
Monday
Bob Porter replied to Erwin van Delft's discussion After the War Symphony, here's the first movement of my Love Symphony.
"I think it's less important what we think of it. What does she think of it?"
Sunday
Bob Porter replied to Rodney Carlyle Money's discussion Bach
"I'm sure it won't surprise anyone that I don't care for the three pieces presented here. Especially the Boulez. And considering that these (and all classical music) were not written for the "common listener", most of the…"
Sunday
Bob Porter replied to Carl Lingard's discussion Three original compositions
"Carl, Having been a musician for 50 some years, I tend to think in terms of "notes on a page", rather than lines on a piano role. But that's just me. I can't afford a DAW, but for someone like me, the best way to produce a good…"
Apr 22
Bob Porter replied to Rodney Carlyle Money's discussion Bach
"Rodney, Bach is one of my top favorites, to be sure. An intellect that could manipulate melodies, harmonies, themes, and structure the way he did is wonderful. His music is always on the move. Pretty much like our current way of life. Perhaps…"
Apr 22

Profile Information

What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Multimedia, Choir, Orchestra, Small Ensemble, Big Ensemble, Songs, Other
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
film
Is music your main income source?
No - Not Yet
Where do you live?
Colorado, USA
About Me (Must include biographical information about you as a composer):
I have been witing for many years, but have been more serious aboout it in the last few years. I used to write pop songs, and while I enjoyed it, was never very good. Since I aquired some notation software, I have moved more towards instrumental music.

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At 4:55pm on June 13, 2016, Larry Elliott said…

Greetings Bob,

I like School Project. Nice feel. Thanks for sharing.

Very best,

Larry Elliott

At 9:51pm on October 13, 2014, Lawrence Aurich said…

Western%20Horizons%20Finale%202nd%20half%20xml.xmlBob,

     I'm trying to send you Western Horizons file but it wouldn't load.  Here's another try.

Lawrence

At 6:13am on October 10, 2014, Ray said…

There isn't much to figure  here :-)

At 6:20pm on August 31, 2014, Justin E. Link said…

Nice composing Mr. Porter. I like your work.

At 11:48pm on July 24, 2014, David Burrows said…
Yes, the musicals I wrote for kids, and I guess I am still writing, are different fare than a lot of what's out there. I am spending a lot of time reviewing voice leading and counterpoint in order to write a choral music, which a music director in Colorado asked me to write ( I suppose based on my previous work). however, I've not written hardly any satb and didn't study counterpoint in college the the learning curve is steep right now.
Is the Compassion Symphony one of your works. I need to look about this forum a bit so I can listen to your stuff.
At 11:14pm on May 24, 2013, michael diemer said…

Yeah, He apparently took some things too personally. you know how he is.

At 4:47pm on February 24, 2013, Christopher Mracna said…

Bob, I have listened to several of your pieces, and find Funeral of the Gods, and School Project to be most inspiring. Having read some of the other comments on this forum, I realize that my uneducated opinion is of lesser value, but as an avid music listener, I can tell you that these two pieces are deserving of accolades in praise. I think we might have some very common interests in approaching music composition and development. Both songs captured my attention and held it, even though there were a couple of lulls in both pieces. I anticipated a return to the melody. Your choice of instrumentation was very wisely used, and I could heard the horn solo beyond the front of the mix. (very nicely done) I will continue to listen to these in the near future, so there may be further review. Thanks for sharing.

At 8:15am on September 4, 2012, Zitoon said…

Hey Bob !
I was just listening to your track "School Project", it's very clever and quite emotionally deep. I like it a lot ! It is also a good source of inspiration.

Many thanks for commenting my track a few days ago.

Wish you well

At 10:47am on July 16, 2012, Doug Lauber said…

Hey! Welcome to Composers Forum....  

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Mp3 files and other gripes

Posted on November 8, 2012 at 8:57pm 0 Comments

I've had a bad day so I'm feeling a little grumpy. Sorry. So I'll get right to it.

I like to listen to the music that folks post here. I am surprised at the talent. Most of us are hobbyist and care about what we post. I know that SoundCloud is a popular place to post music. That's fine. But SoundCloud does not work on my Android tablet or phone. The Forum sponsored method of posting mp3's (which was the way I thought we were supposed to post music) works just fine. The main reason I…

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