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Dance for Cello Quartet (2' 12")

Started this discussion. Last reply by Islam Y.Omari on Saturday. 15 Replies

A light-hearted piece inspired by the Caribbean. It isn’t in any Caribbean dance-form nor based on local tunes – just the atmosphere. Not much of a dance either, written mostly in 3/8 but... Until…Continue

Light Music 60s-style for a Heritage Railway

Started this discussion. Last reply by michael diemer Feb 20. 5 Replies

This was "commissioned" by a local movie group for a documentary about a heritage railway. Well, I never got any money but did get a couple of nice dinners and a few beers. And it was fun to write -…Continue

Farewell Theme (Strings - 2'55")

Started this discussion. Last reply by Colin Dougall Feb 11. 13 Replies

Written a couple of years ago. I'm redrafting the score; have used it to try out this VSL starter kit I bought. A right palaver to set up; a bit of a learning curve. I get the feeling I've moved on a…Continue

Concertino Piano Horns Clarinets and Strings 2nd mvt 3'35"

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dane Aubrun Jan 31. 4 Replies

First try at uploading a link.This is now a standalone movement. Originally planned as a three movement work; first movement abandoned.In posting a composition hoped to present something…Continue


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Dane Aubrun replied to Jostein Kauserud's discussion Variations
"Also agree. Counterpoint - well, I'm perhaps traditional - it's about two or more voices sounding together but are independent tunes in themselves. It's possible to study by yourself but I'd suggest "species…"
5 hours ago
Islam Y.Omari replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion Dance for Cello Quartet (2' 12")
"The quality, the mixing and the mastering sounds really good for me, the dance of cellos is very interactive and connecting,  liked the language that the different layers speak together..., thanks for sharing. All the best Islam"
Gav Brown replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion Dance for Cello Quartet (2' 12")
"Unfortunately not readable"
Dane Aubrun replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion Dance for Cello Quartet (2' 12")
"Looks like it didn't load (or retain) my mpg. I did check after loading it and it was there but... ."
Dane Aubrun replied to Islam Y.Omari's discussion Change "An Original Tune"
"A pleasant relaxing piece, effective because of its simplicity and about the right length. Any longer and it would become hypnotic (which is perfectly fine if that were your aim). The second half rocks between a tonal centre of F# minor and…"
Dane Aubrun replied to Stephen Lines's discussion The Road to Perdition
"Well, I'll try... Obviously in the general timescale I can’t study the score enough to comment on much detail - LOL, I’ve learned most of my orchestration from studying scores to see how they did it! But I was most impressed with…"
Dane Aubrun replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion Dance for Cello Quartet (2' 12")
"Here's the score. "
Dane Aubrun replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion Dance for Cello Quartet (2' 12")
"If I can. It's one long pdf. I'm not ready to buy Adobe's offering as that would cost me about £50 per score the way I work so I did this one in photoshop.  There's no melody, just a few motifs. The harmony is simple…"
Gav Brown replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion Dance for Cello Quartet (2' 12")
"Hi Dane, It's lively and bouncy, with a decided western flavor. I had a little trouble following the melody and structure of it, possible to upload a score? Gav"
Kjell Prytz replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion Dance for Cello Quartet (2' 12")
"What a lovely piece. I think the rendering is more than OK, pretty good sound for my ears. The music is lively, engaging rhythm and appealing themes. The ending is a bit abrupt though. Maybe adding some coda? Nice music. Cheers"
Dane Aubrun replied to Kjell Prytz's discussion Classical Waltz for String Orchestra
"A nice composition, the harmonic rhythm pretty engaging and the tune flowing well. Sad but not tragic or foreboding. Sometimes the rhythm got confusing. Just my view but I felt it wasn't marked enough then after about 50 seconds, after a fairly…"
Dane Aubrun replied to Gav Brown's discussion In the Jungle - Woodwind Quintet
"Agree with other reviews, a nice piece, jaunty, airy, light - not much of a canopy in your jungle!  You seem to be doing very well with instrumental combinations. Has the scent of summer about it. "
Mar 12
Dane Aubrun replied to David Carovillano's discussion If you were curious about bass clarinet and accordion...
"What can I say.........? "Crikey" is about it. Sheer energy and fun (to the listener - probably more frenzy on your side of it)! And thanks for the description of the instrument - did a magic wand come with it? :)"
Mar 9
Dane Aubrun replied to Joseph Graham's discussion Quartet in G minor for 2 Violas and 2 Violoncelli
"I've listened to the first two movements and find it impossible to comment except to find them thoroughly accomplished. Easy and pleasant to listen to. Music simply to relax to and absorb. The craft resolves in the fine details, the scoring…"
Mar 9
David Carovillano replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion Dance for Cello Quartet (2' 12")
"This is charming!  Keep plugging away with your VSL efforts.  As you said, the learning curve is steep, but rewarding.   Congrats! Dave"
Mar 8
Dane Aubrun replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion Dance for Cello Quartet (2' 12")
"Sincere thanks for these positive, encouraging comments. I haven't had VSL for long and it's still a steep learning process. Awkward. I try to watch at least one of VSL's tutorials every day but the presenter takes little details for…"
Mar 8

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What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Multimedia, Choir, Orchestra, Small Ensemble, Songs, Contemporary Ensembles
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
Is music your main income source?
No - Not Yet
Where do you live?
Southern England
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.
As an amateur violist I've used membership of local ensembles and orchestras as a way of getting pieces performed. I tend to an impressionistic style but never write off the chance to break away and do something "contemporary" or light or even 'pop'. My music education put me off serial techniques well and truly and probably did more harm than good. As for composing I still sketch on paper - no notation software is fast enough nor allows me to spread different tries on the table to edit. I then do mock-ups on Reaper relying heavily on its midi editor. I hope to comment and bring some pieces to the site if things work out. I tend to limit my things to around 5 minutes as I've found people are often happy to afford that time or less - and it's easier to get them played: local groups seem more willing to fill in spare moments of their gigs with the work of local composers. That's me!

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At 8:56am on January 4, 2019, Gav Brown said…

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