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New work For Pipe Organ

Started this discussion. Last reply by Colin Dougall Nov 20, 2017. 7 Replies

Hi AllHere's a new work for Pipe Organ (I would call it a new piece but in Scotland a piece is something you eat with jam). Hopefully I've embedded a link to it as a fame but if not heres a link to…Continue

Remove Song

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Lofting Mar 5, 2016. 1 Reply

HiI have uploaded two songs - they are both identical with a different mix in each. I didn't mean to have both, so how do I remove one - I've tride a few things but no luck. Thanx-CDContinue

Score for Air Mullach Carn Gorm

Started this discussion. Last reply by Colin Dougall Mar 6, 2016. 2 Replies

Score attached. It's a short piece but I think I will extend it - maybe pizz strings & harp coming in after the final Amaj chord and develop it from there.- CDContinue

Improveing the sound

Started this discussion. Last reply by Colin Dougall Mar 6, 2016. 3 Replies

Hi AllI've uploaded a short piece called Air Mullach Carn Gorm (On Top of Cairn Gorm) - I'm sure many of you have been there.Once I figure out how to upload the score I'll do so. I was wondering if…Continue

 

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Colin Dougall replied to Gav Brown's discussion Proposed Contest: THE 4 ELEMENTS
"Too Late! The cat's out of the bag - we'll all be submitting videos! Colin"
Jan 13
Colin Dougall replied to Socrates Arvanitakis's discussion THE TABLE NEXT TO MINE (song for Tenor, Guitar & String Quartet)
"Hi Socrates I enjoyed listening to this, as I did with your last song. I would agree with Stephen's comments that the verse is more doggerel than poetry - this wouldn't matter so much in a throw-away pop piece but it does when your…"
Jan 13
Colin Dougall replied to Leber Symphonic's discussion Miles - Orchestral piano piece
"Hey Leber Don't beat yourself up too much. The worth of musical ideas can't always be judged by their implementation in a DAW. Not all music needs a 'direction'. A lot of the 'modern'or microtonal stuff has no direction…"
Jan 12
Colin Dougall replied to Gav Brown's discussion Proposed Contest: THE 4 ELEMENTS
"Hi All I can sympathise with Jon C's remark, but still and all, 2 minutes is a challenge to be taken up! CD"
Jan 11
Colin Dougall replied to Gav Brown's discussion Proposed Contest: THE 4 ELEMENTS
"Hi Ok, I'm intersted - Earth CD"
Jan 6
Colin Dougall replied to Bob Morabito's discussion New Years Musical Resolutions
"Hi All Bliadhna Mhath Ùr dhaibh (happy new year from the bonny land).I think my preoccupation will be with the pipe organ - looking at more scores, trying to get a better non-organist's perspective on the beast and making sure I…"
Jan 2
Colin Dougall replied to Leber Symphonic's discussion Miles - Orchestral piano piece
"Hi Laszlo Do you find that you have some tidying up of the score to do after the import into Finale? I tend to complete my projects to finished draft stage at least in Dorico and then export them as MusicXML files for importing into Cubase for…"
Dec 22, 2017
Colin Dougall replied to Leber Symphonic's discussion Miles - Orchestral piano piece
"Hi Laszlo I've listened to your Miles piece. I don't mean to split hairs or to sound be overly pedantic, but given that it's very short I wouldn't descibe it as being partucularly symphonic per se in character but you…"
Dec 22, 2017
Colin Dougall replied to serg childed's discussion yellow mood - guitar trio + video
"Hi I've listened to this a couple of times and the same word pops into my mind - charming. Given its very short duration I can see it as a character theme in a film noir crime drama. To describe it as a guitar trio suggests it's meant to…"
Dec 20, 2017
Colin Dougall replied to Slava Fiks's discussion D. Shostakovich. Quartet No. 8
"Thanks John, didn't know that. CD"
Dec 18, 2017
Colin Dougall replied to Slava Fiks's discussion D. Shostakovich. Quartet No. 8
"Hi Slava Just listening to you realisation of DS's quartet - very enjoyable listen. I've never in fact listened to this particular work before - I'm famiiar with his 1st, 5th & 7th symphonies and of course his Jazz Suites (who…"
Dec 17, 2017
Colin Dougall replied to Lara Poe's discussion Mirror Rim
"Hi Lara I've listened to this piece a few times and I can honestly say that I feel as though I'm listening to a Mondrian painting - I can see that it's a thing of beauty, but what it exactly is escapes me. Maybe that's your…"
Dec 16, 2017
Colin Dougall replied to Bob Morabito's discussion What is your biggest obstacle to composing in the way you want your music to sound?
"Hi Bob Biggest barrier for me is the techie stuff on the DAW. I have Cubase 9.5 into which I import my scores from Dorico as MusicXML files. I then try to get the vst's to behave themselves and do what I want them to do. For example, I'm…"
Dec 2, 2017
Colin Dougall commented on Socrates Arvanitakis's blog post A Lover's Wish
"Hi Soctrates Very nice arrangement - who's the poet? Colin"
Nov 28, 2017
Colin Dougall replied to Yoshed's discussion Your world, my world, our world : a music searching for an horizon
"Hi Yoshed Very emotive indeed - beautiful piece. Can you perhaps share the score or give some indication as to how you put it together? - when I hear something like this my first instinct is to try to learn something from it. Thanks, Colin"
Nov 28, 2017
Colin Dougall replied to Charles Burns's discussion recordings from my latest big band rehearsal
"Hi Charles You've given us a lot to listen to! I've listened to Dream Days a couple of times and am listening to it as I write this. Overall I enjoyed it immensely. A few observations. I can't really hear the guitar much - is it meant…"
Nov 23, 2017

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What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Orchestra
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
Classical
Is music your main income source?
No - Not at all.
Where do you live?
Scotland
About Me (Must include biographical information about you as a composer):
I play piano & guitar. As a composer was mainly pop/rock but have moved on to orchestral pieces. I use Dorico for scoring and Cubase Pro 9.5, VSL SE 1, VSL Konzerthaus Organ, Miroslav Philharmonik 2, & other odds and sods.

Dorico (latest), Cubase (latest), VSL SE 1, VSL Konzerthaus Organ, Miroslav Philharmonik 2, other assorted odds and sods.

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At 1:10pm on November 21, 2017, Ray Kemp said…
How are you doing with that VSL organ Colin?
I’ve thought about buying that a few times over the years but never got ‘round to it.
I’ve also pressed my 10 thumbs on many great pipe organs around Scotland and the North of England 20 odd years ago when I had a little sideline servicing their blowers and humidifiers.
So, is it Skye in Summer, Nethy in winter?
Ray
At 7:39am on November 12, 2017, Ray Kemp said…
Colin,
I’m wondering where you are in Scotland but thinking it may be up north going by your cairn gorm piece. I’m in Stirling, now and for a long long time :)
At 8:02pm on February 28, 2016, Tyler Hughes said…

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