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"Symphonic" movement (modal) 4'50"

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ingo Lee 15 hours ago. 7 Replies

The final part of a loosely titled symphony. The two earlier movements were posted here a while back. This one more strictly conforms to its mode.It starts with a brief canon followed by the main…Continue

Piece for Orchestra. (4'30")

Started this discussion. Last reply by Timothy Smith Oct 16. 23 Replies

It's fairly slow, peaceful mostly, chromatic (not atonal).The orchestra is small - no flutes, triple double reeds, triple clarinets, brass limited to 4 horns + trumpet.Any comment good or bad would…Continue

Prelude. (More light music) about 1'40"

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dane Aubrun Sep 12. 19 Replies

Dilemma. Some years back I wrote a prelude for a local movie club. The midi files were scrapped with the Xp computer and the score is lost.Recently I tried recreating it using Reaper and up-to-date…Continue

Minuet 1'45"

Started this discussion. Last reply by H. S. Teoh Sep 1. 23 Replies

An exercise. I don't want to let go of standard diatonic harmony (even if this doesn't obey all the CPP rules). A classical-styled thing has to have harmonic clarity, limited chromatics.So I ran this…Continue


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Ingo Lee replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion "Symphonic" movement (modal) 4'50"
"I regret I don't remember well the earlier movements of this symphony Dane, it would be great to place this in context because it is an interesting variation on your approach as I know it.  This is restless and evocative and it is a…"
15 hours ago
Dane Aubrun replied to Timothy Smith's discussion Tongues Of Angels
"Hi again, Timothy, A very likeable piece. Minimalist style, superb production, nice scoring. I particularly liked what seemed like the entry of the flute, maybe with the celeste more prominent?  at around one minute in and the way it departed…"
Dane Aubrun replied to Kjell Prytz's discussion Orchestral piece with a Spanish touch
"Good evening Kjell, A most engaging, atmospheric piece, energetic and well scored. Great thematic development. The scoring seemed uncluttered so the build up toward the end came over very clearly. The slower, calmer section starting around…"
Dane Aubrun replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion "Symphonic" movement (modal) 4'50"
"Hello there, Kjell Thank you for listening and your encouraging comments. Much appreciated. I try! As for a fourth movement - don't know yet. In the locrian mode it brings out a new problem: so are the first two movements. Can it work without…"
Dane Aubrun replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion "Symphonic" movement (modal) 4'50"
"Tim, hi there. Thank you for listening. Hope it wasn't too much of an ear-bashing. Mennin was fond of the locrian mode. It manifests so well in his 3rd and 5th symphonies. I would never dare to compare myself with Mennin who was one of…"
Dane Aubrun replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion "Symphonic" movement (modal) 4'50"
"Hi, Gregorio, Many thanks for listening all though and your helpful comments. It was a bit of a technical exercise once I'd decided on basic themes and fragments. I'm having a look at the rhythm and don't understand myself ! about…"
Dane Aubrun replied to Gerd Prengel's discussion String quartett IV. Allegro vivacce
"That came as a surprise. The performance is indeed polished and brings out the complex scoring well. Others seem to have trouble balancing the dynamics even with this software. I didn't comment on the score because there was nothing to say...…"
Kjell Prytz replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion "Symphonic" movement (modal) 4'50"
"Hi Dane, exciting as usual from you. Very innovative and appealing. Sound is excellent. I guess a fourth movement is coming. Look forward to that. Cheers, Kjell"
Timothy Smith replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion "Symphonic" movement (modal) 4'50"
"I did hear some resemblance to Mennin since his style seemed to be built on  rhythmic movement  with a sort of tonal ambiguity. Not a bad thing at all. I liked the way you put this together! Should go well with the rest.  Thanks for…"
Dane Aubrun replied to Gabriele's discussion Score for Lotte Reiniger's silhouette movie "Cinderella" for piano, choir, and orchestra
"A wonderful piece. Did you do the animation. The score is most fitting and well done. I can't help but admire the combination and score together. The animation is splendid, good characterisations. Are we going to see/hear more? Bests, Dane,"
Dane Aubrun replied to Gerd Prengel's discussion String quartett IV. Allegro vivacce
"Good morning, Gerd, A most accomplished work. There's nothing to criticise. It is so Beethoven-like if I may say so, going a little beyond his 1826 efforts. Beautiful writing, a complicated interplay of parts and a superbly balanced…"
Oct 25
gregorio X replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion "Symphonic" movement (modal) 4'50"
"Hi Dane.  I found this quite a convincing musical event.  I found it to be touching on a certain 'nerve' or vibe - which was sustained through-out.  I think it is very well crafted, and especially liked the contrasting…"
Oct 24
Dane Aubrun replied to Szymon Skoneczny's discussion Freedom - orchestral
"Hi, Szymon, Well, an impressive piece and about the right length for the thematic material you use. I wasn't quite sure what to make of it though. Is it a standalone concert piece; a game clip? The balance and gradual build up were very…"
Oct 22
Dane Aubrun replied to 8Rivers's discussion The Falling Mosquito (Jazz/Soundtrack)
""the bass is adequate if used with headphones but with speakers it would sound a bit much as you have pointed out," Hi again, I use either my Beyerdynamic 990 phones or the AKG712s. On occasion I swap to relisten to a piece. I ruled out…"
Oct 20
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"Symphonic" movement (modal) 4'50"

The final part of a loosely titled symphony. The two earlier movements were posted here a while back. This one more strictly conforms to its mode.It starts with a brief canon followed by the main theme, etc. The canon contains some motivic material. Modulations here and there will be apparent. A note about the score. No need to recap on how useless my daw’s “notation view” is, I noticed it’s substituted rests for a few notes in the celli and bassi which it won’t allow me to correct. Sorry about…See More
Oct 19
Dane Aubrun replied to Dimitris Papageorgiou's discussion Greetings from Greece!
"Kali mera, Dimitris, and welcome. I look forward to hearing some of your work. Dane"
Oct 19

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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 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,


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,


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

Welcome Dane!


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