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A Little Fugue in 3 parts - 1'40"

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dane Aubrun Jul 25. 9 Replies

I was looking for stuff to post on the thread about why/how we compose as we do. My entry got wiped out by the software.Among the things possible to link was this fugue.It happened a few years ago…Continue

Music for Orchestra 2

Started this discussion. Last reply by Liz Atems Jul 21. 19 Replies

An impressionist piece: breeze over summer lawns sort of thing. It’s based on the expansion and mimic of motifs, a recap opening the coda. More chromatic than atonal.Please offer any comment or crit.…Continue

Soliloquy for Horn (about 3 mins)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dane Aubrun Jul 10. 22 Replies

A solo piece, and I wanted to write something more cheerful than my usual stuff. A nice rest from orchestral scoring. This may seem short-ish. It could probably be developed more but I had to bear in…Continue

Music for Orchestra 4. (5'30")

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dane Aubrun Jun 29. 11 Replies

One of a series I've got into. The number 4 is arbitrary referring just to the 'attempt'. It was completed about month ago then revised slightly the other day.Slow and fairly atonal/abstract. Many…Continue

 

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Dane Aubrun replied to Nigel Campbell's discussion New Piano piece - Should I add strings?
"Truly, as the composer only you can decide this. It'll make it different. Not better or worse.  ."
8 hours ago
Dane Aubrun replied to Gav Brown's discussion Open discussion - Why do you compose in the style you do?
"A most interesting combination, Gav. I'm fairly similar - will take from styles and genres as seems fit. Influences have probably been too many to matter though I have to watch out with a few (modern) composers. I've tried some pop, light…"
Jul 25
Dane Aubrun replied to Liz Atems's discussion Vagn Holmboe (1909-1996)
"I'll have to look into this composer when time permits. I'm comfortable with Scandinavian composers (and particularly Nielsen. It was the 2nd movement of Nielsen's No. 3 that inspired me to think of voice as another instrument in an…"
Jul 25
Dane Aubrun replied to Timothy Smith's discussion Shadow Of Death- Work in Progress
"Hey Timothy, Yes, this is a pretty different version. The change of pace at 1'16" was interesting and it was here it seemed to take on the tones of its title, as if a realisation was in the offing. The mood of the piece doesn't catch…"
Jul 25
Dane Aubrun replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion A Little Fugue in 3 parts - 1'40"
"Hello, Timothy, Ha!  Yes I can write tonally, sort of.... Trouble is when in a major key it always turns into light music. I suppose there's nothing wrong with it (especially if there's even a little money or a decent dinner to be…"
Jul 25
Timothy Smith replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion A Little Fugue in 3 parts - 1'40"
"Dane, I think this shows your strength in making great music by the most established norms that still manages to excite, thrill and otherwise open up possibilities composing in this structure.  I found this piece to be very interesting all…"
Jul 24
Dane Aubrun replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion A Little Fugue in 3 parts - 1'40"
"Sincere thanks, guys. May I be excused not replying individually - not laziness I assure you, just that it'll make it a pretty long thread. Thank you for listening and your comments. They're most appreciated - especially as it was an…"
Jul 24
Ali Riza SARAL replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion A Little Fugue in 3 parts - 1'40"
"Gorgeous."
Jul 24
Albayrak mustfa replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion A Little Fugue in 3 parts - 1'40"
"very nice. I would love to hear this on the harpsichord"
Jul 24
Ingo Lee replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion A Little Fugue in 3 parts - 1'40"
"Wish I could toss back a few and throw down a fugue before stumbling home. Well I can do all that except for the fugue!"
Jul 24
Liz Atems replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion A Little Fugue in 3 parts - 1'40"
"This is a really fun piece Dane! Like Gregorio, I was struck by the constant harmonic shifting (well, you know I like that sort of thing!), and the bouncy character. The ending had me LOL. Didn't quite catch the stretto though, will have to…"
Jul 23
H. S. Teoh replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion A Little Fugue in 3 parts - 1'40"
"It took a few listens to get into this fugue, but the more I listen, the more I like its fun, bouncy mood. A cute little diversion!"
Jul 23
gregorio X replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion A Little Fugue in 3 parts - 1'40"
"Hey Dane. That was a lot of fun. Loved it's jauntiness! Wonderful twists and turns to the harmonic movement - (that reminded me a bit of Prokofiev ) very skillfully handled. Very enjoyable, indeed!"
Jul 23
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A Little Fugue in 3 parts - 1'40"

I was looking for stuff to post on the thread about why/how we compose as we do. My entry got wiped out by the software.Among the things possible to link was this fugue.It happened a few years ago because my group at a summer school thought to pass one evening by each writing a short fugue. It wasn't a competition or anything, just fun. I wanted the second and third entries to come in on the dominant underneath the answer to the previous subject.The stretto is pitifully short but time was…See More
Jul 23
Dane Aubrun replied to Ingo Lee's discussion String Quartet
"Yes, the score needs to be seen. I talk to a cellist friend quite a lot about my own work and double stops came up. Those in this score are quite easy, they'd probably be barred across (initially on the G & D strings and 3 bars later on the…"
Jul 23
Dane Aubrun replied to Ingo Lee's discussion String Quartet
"I'm guessing the VSL solo strings is probably the best. I did a fair bit of listening to demos before buying. There weren't many on offer that gave all (regular) string instruments. VSL's full library set contains 177,580 samples…"
Jul 23

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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?
impressionist
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 2:59pm on May 23, 2019, Stephen Lines said…

Incidentally, I see you live in southern England (why I thought you were American I really don't know). I live in Hampshire, where do you live if you don't mind me asking?

You are very encouraging with your comments about others' work (including mine) - I wish I had the same facility as sometimes I think I come across as somewhat unsympathetically critical.

Best regards,

Stephen 

At 2:52pm on May 23, 2019, Stephen Lines said…

Hi Dane,

I see from one of the threads that you compose on paper and don't know how to produce PDFs. If it helps, my printer has the facility to copy and save as a PDF - the printer itself wasn't expensive (around $100) but the ink refills admittedly cost a small fortune. You might consider shopping around and buying something similar.

All the best,

Stephen

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

Welcome Dane!

 
 
 

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