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New Work for Pipe Organ: Banais Am Bana-Ghàidheal (The Gaelic Lady's Wedding) in D minor

Started this discussion. Last reply by Colin Dougall May 11. 10 Replies

Hi AllHere's a new pipe organ piece called Banais Am Bana-Ghàidheal (The Gaelic Lady's Wedding).I actually knew the lady quite well when I was a boy at my Granny's house near Oban. She was our next…Continue

Omnisphere 2

Started this discussion. Last reply by Colin Dougall Apr 18. 11 Replies

Hi AllAnyone using Omnisphere 2. I read quite a few positive reviews on it and was thinking of maybe buying it. I gather it's used quite a lot in Cinematic/Games compositions.Cheers, ColinContinue

Cianalas (Longing) forvPipe Organ in Dminor

Started this discussion. Last reply by Colin Dougall Apr 8. 6 Replies

Hi AllHere's a new piece for pipe organ. I used VSL's Konzerthaus Organ and MIRx (Perneg Monastery). There are no contrapuntal passages although I had thought of it.The word cianalas in Scottish…Continue

Òran nan Selkie: An Cruinneachadh (Song of the Selkies: The Gathering)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Colin Dougall Jan 5. 9 Replies

Hi AllThis composition is a mix of traditional orchestral instruments and synthesiser. It's the first complete section of a longer work which will include some gaelic songs.It's written in D major…Continue

 

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Colin Dougall replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion Clouds - symbolist piece for small orchestra.
"Hi Dane An accomplished piece. When I was listening to this what was mostly going through my mind was nothing to do with clouds or landscapes. I was actually thinking that it would make a great setting for a piece of modern theatrical dance. Cheers,…"
Monday
Colin Dougall replied to Jan-Frederik Carl's discussion Breaking of waves - piano piece
"Hi An interesting work. What I found most striking was the opposite, almost counter intuitive effect you achieve with your (lack of) pedalling - one might reasonably have expected long sustained passages given the subject matter.  Enjoyed…"
Oct 12
Colin Dougall replied to OscoBosco's discussion My first piano sonata with video score
"Hello Oscar I've listened to this a few times with a pair of decent headphones and I learn something more with each listen. I appreciate that this is your first attempt at this form. To my mind it is the first movement of a sonata in the…"
Oct 7
Colin Dougall replied to Gav Brown's discussion Orchestration Primer
"Hi All Interesting & informative Q&A. I particularly liked the brief discussion towards the end on bringing electronic music to the orchestra. Cheers, CD"
Oct 5
Colin Dougall replied to OscoBosco's discussion Melancholic piano piece I composed.
"Hi Nice work, enjoyed listening to it. You should give it a proper title. Thanks, Colin"
Jun 20
Colin Dougall replied to Rick's discussion You Know It’s True
"Hi Rick I'm a big country/bluegrass fan (Rail Splitters, Pete Rowan, Highwaymen, Matina McBride, Loreta Lynn to name a few) and this song didn't sound particularly county to me. I think the flutey sound may have something to do with this…"
Jun 20
Colin Dougall replied to Vladimir's discussion Waltz
"Hi i thought this was a delightful piece and enjoyed listening to it. Thanks, Colin"
Jun 20
Colin Dougall replied to Colin Dougall's discussion New Work for Pipe Organ: Banais Am Bana-Ghàidheal (The Gaelic Lady's Wedding) in D minor
"Hi Michael Thanks for you kind comments. I have carried out quite a bit of research on how organs are constructed and how the different ranks of pipes sound individually and together - there are an awful lot of stops to listen to before settling on…"
May 11
michael diemer replied to Colin Dougall's discussion New Work for Pipe Organ: Banais Am Bana-Ghàidheal (The Gaelic Lady's Wedding) in D minor
"Very evocative music, Colin. Very stately, and suggesting a time and place now existing only in our memories. (Not mine, of course, since I have never been to the Blessed Isles. But after hearing this I can almost feel I have caught a glimpse of…"
May 10
Colin Dougall replied to Gav Brown's discussion Proposed Contest "Imaginary Machines" - DEADLINE TO SIGN UP APPROACHING
"Hi Gav I'm in. Colin"
May 2
Colin Dougall replied to Rick's discussion Mental Suicide
"Hi Rick This is a jolly enough tune, nothing wrong with it - it's perhaps a wee bit long given it's repetitive nature and general samey-ness. But pleasant enough for all that. I can't pick out any link in the piece to "Mental…"
May 2
Colin Dougall replied to Kjell Prytz's discussion Kyrie Eleison
"Hi Kjell Really enjoyed this. The organ sounds good and the brass picks out some really nice melodies. I think that it's a bit muddy in the bass at times to the detriment of the organ which, to my mind at least, is the star of the show and…"
May 1
Colin Dougall replied to Socrates Arvanitakis's discussion WYSIWYG 2-BETTING-WYSIWYG 3 (overture)
"Hi Socrates I really enjoyed this - very well crafted, dramatic, and great melodies. I can appreciate the sentiment being expressed in the music but I have to say that this is not mirrored in the english language prose which, to my mind, is of…"
May 1
Colin Dougall replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion Concerto for String Orchestra. 1st movement. 2'50"
"Hi Dane I've listened to this a few times and to individual sections that grab my attention. My overall impression is that it is still predominantly impressionistic. To my ears there is one dominant melodic theme running throughout the piece…"
May 1
Colin Dougall replied to Colin Dougall's discussion New Work for Pipe Organ: Banais Am Bana-Ghàidheal (The Gaelic Lady's Wedding) in D minor
"Hi Jostain Thanks for the feedback - much appreciated. Colin"
Apr 28
Colin Dougall replied to Colin Dougall's discussion New Work for Pipe Organ: Banais Am Bana-Ghàidheal (The Gaelic Lady's Wedding) in D minor
"Hi Kjell Thanks for the kind words - much appreciated. Colin"
Apr 28

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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 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 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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