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Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob Morabito Jun 19. 2 Replies

I've been reading through some older posts before saying anything and from what I've found I think I'm going to be very happy here!I'm privileged to have had a successful career in what might still…Continue

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Charles Holt replied to Gav Brown's discussion Blossom for String Quartet
"I noticed what I assume is a mistake around 41-48 in that the cello when arpeggiating a Cm is playing Enat instead of Eb. Unless you intended for the cello to clash with the higher strings which are unambiguously minor."
yesterday
Charles Holt replied to Saul Dzorelashvili's discussion Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi (1748-1812)
"He seems more of a singer-songwriter than composer. Again the bar seems set quite low by my opinion."
Nov 7
Charles Holt replied to Saul Dzorelashvili's discussion Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi (1748-1812)
"Right here Saul and in case you want to claim you were not talking specifically about the rabbi this was from a post expanding on his background and context of his music :) "While Bach made Christian music famous, Jewish religious music was…"
Nov 7
Charles Holt replied to Saul Dzorelashvili's discussion Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi (1748-1812)
"I did Saul but the problem is you don't seem to have discussion in mind. The music does not strike me as particularly good. It's not bad either. It is very average and of course this seems the ideal forum to say that but when I did you…"
Nov 7
Charles Holt replied to Saul Dzorelashvili's discussion Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi (1748-1812)
"That's a fair point gregorio and of course bias and antisemitism have their odious parts to play. My point was that if this music is being touted by Saul as the Jewish equivalent of Bach's there is an enormous divide!"
Nov 6
Charles Holt replied to Saul Dzorelashvili's discussion Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi (1748-1812)
"You are trying to compare very different disciplines. Quite possibly the rabbi had an eidetic memory and whilst that would be useful in advancing ones skill in music it is nothing at all to do with compositional excellence or the lack thereof, and…"
Nov 6
Charles Holt replied to Saul Dzorelashvili's discussion Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi (1748-1812)
"Judging by this piece I would assume that such Jewish religious music has remained obscure because composers like Bach were considerably better! I wouldn't elevate the rabbi to prodigy status on the basis of this pleasant but unremarkable…"
Nov 6
Charles Holt replied to Lawrence Aurich's discussion Opera, "Moses"
"Fictional babies in rivers always get the audience on side.Anyway I'm sure Lawrence would prefer comments on his music and after receiving so many on your own profligate posts Saul, perhaps it is time try it yourself. I think this would be…"
Oct 18
Charles Holt replied to Saul Dzorelashvili's discussion The Future of the Piano
"I think perhaps you should reword this topic! You really do appear to be taking different perspectives as attacks and reacting quite unprofessionally if I may say so. For all I know you are a Yamaha employee given your dismissal of any and all…"
Oct 14
Charles Holt replied to Saul Dzorelashvili's discussion The Future of the Piano
"I never did say it was cheap Saul. In this country it comes to roughly £3250 on average compared to your piano which is £6250 on average and that was all I said, that it was roughly half the price and has a comparable recorded sound when…"
Oct 11
Charles Holt replied to Saul Dzorelashvili's discussion The Future of the Piano
"But my point is practically proved for me as the linked model is roughly half the price and sounds very good. It must be said of course that after ten seconds on Youtube there are videos in which it sounds extremely bad too! Certainly a factor here…"
Oct 10
Charles Holt replied to Saul Dzorelashvili's discussion The Future of the Piano
"I would say these are well suited to composition, traching and maybe performance but not recording unless your circumstances prevent you from using microphones. Even so I don't see what the benefit of this instrument is when it seems to simply…"
Oct 10
Charles Holt replied to Henry Morris's discussion classical imitations
"Stereotypes work because they are successful and in my opinion this is a very successful, lyrical and moving piece. It didn't evoke Mozart except for some moments in the strings but instead sounded somehow French? As if the ending theme to a…"
Oct 5
Charles Holt replied to Lennart Östman's discussion How do you get performed?
"I believe this person's intentions to be dishonest."
Oct 5
Charles Holt replied to Lennart Östman's discussion How do you get performed?
"The trouble is that bad/local orchestras tend to be the ones most likely to accept new repertoire or spend time in rehearsals on it. They will be mainly volunteers with perhaps a couple of principles and conductor of higher repute and will probably…"
Oct 2
Charles Holt replied to Saul Dzorelashvili's discussion The Hidden Cabin
"Whilst it sounds good and I enjoyed the music I don't think it sounds "$8000 good" sounding as it does just half a percent shy of real. And sadly its the half percent that we notice most. If I was going in that direction I don't…"
Sep 27

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What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Multimedia, Choir, Songs
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
Choral
Is music your main income source?
No - Not at all.
Where do you live?
UK
About Me (Must include at least one paragraph of biographical information about you as a composer) - blank or minimal answers on this line will cause your request to be rejected. Include a link to your website if you have one.
I am a choral and sacred composer with four decades of experience, now beginning to move away from the rigorous strictures surrounding such work into a more harmonically unbound future. I'm hoping to meet fellow practitioners and get some meat on the skeleton of my output! Talk to you soon, Charles

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At 3:22pm on June 17, 2018, Gav Brown said…

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