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Symphony for strings (working title only) 1st or last movement.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gav Brown 20 hours ago. 1 Reply

6 mins approx.A recent effort, having taken note of comments on my more extended stuff. I'm no symphonist and it’ll probably end up the first or last movement of a Suite.Andante - poco mosso -…Continue

A bit of light music (1'42") Peggy's Boy. Very 60s-y.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Claude Werner Aug 27. 12 Replies

Maybe prompted by the more oppressive, vehement things I've been working on of late, I'm offering this little number written some years ago for a local movie group. In spite of a couple of rhythmic…Continue

Sinfonia for Orchestra.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dane Aubrun Aug 19. 31 Replies

The longest single movement I've written. It was an attempt to unify material stated in the first couple of minutes. I started it late in March and brought it to its present state two weeks ago.…Continue

String Quartet 1 2nd movement.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dane Aubrun Jul 16. 9 Replies

Trying to get some contrast in the movements, the texture in this one is thin. Much is occupied by a recitatif kind of thing, a statement followed by a brief chorus. It's nearer tonal, just a bit…Continue

 

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Dane Aubrun replied to Ali Riza SARAL's discussion Sonata for Duo Cello
"Well done. Musically accomplished and listenable as I'm fairly attuned to modern music. I liked movements 2 - 4 best, the Adagio was particularly lyrical. I wasn't sure about the opening to the 1st movement, those very high sounds. I know…"
2 hours ago
Gav Brown replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion Symphony for strings (working title only) 1st or last movement.
"Hi Dane, Interesting piece, perhaps the most interesting of the things I have seen you post here. It starts off reminiscent of Barber's Adagio for Strings, and then departs into other realms of sharp angles and unexpected soft harmonies. I can…"
20 hours ago
Dane Aubrun posted a discussion

Symphony for strings (working title only) 1st or last movement.

6 mins approx.A recent effort, having taken note of comments on my more extended stuff. I'm no symphonist and it’ll probably end up the first or last movement of a Suite.Andante - poco mosso - strepitoso e brillianteIt’s modally diatonic (mostly, but I change key a fair bit and – ok – there are a few discords dotted about). …See More
yesterday
Dane Aubrun replied to TIM j GIVENS's discussion String Quartet 1st attempt
"Yes, I still work with pencil and paper but now put the bits and pieces together in the DAW which allows me to try out and adjust more sustained harmonies, deal with problems of balance, and on. The DAW produces a notation score but it's so…"
Sunday
Dane Aubrun replied to OscoBosco's discussion My short original berceuse with melody
"Just a very nice berceuse. Simple. tuneful, a nice length.  Well done."
Saturday
Dane Aubrun replied to TIM j GIVENS's discussion String Quartet 1st attempt
"For a first try most credible. Easy to listen to but let down only by the rendering itself. Musically, I liked it and it would come into its own if performed or carefully set up in a DAW with a nice sound library. I've only listened the once so…"
Saturday
Claude Werner replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion A bit of light music (1'42") Peggy's Boy. Very 60s-y.
"Ah well... You need: A browser logged in to be tracked when you want to e.g. music interests, professional tools, etc A private browser for things you don't want to be tracked on e.g. when people send you video links of kittens A TOR browser…"
Aug 27
Dane Aubrun replied to Gav Brown's discussion Should Composers' Forum Continue?
"A great shame. I've tried to do my bit, could possibly manage something monthly, but it really is the most interesting and resourceful site of those around. There's a more specialist London group (and a Brighton contemporary group) …"
Aug 25
Dane Aubrun replied to Bob Morabito's discussion 22 of the best insults in classical music
"NICE! Although I suppose political correctness forbade the author giving a few Beecham quotes. It reminded me of one of my musical text books (I've only ever had two: Kitson on Elementary Harmony) and Bluff Your Way in Music. It was from that I…"
Aug 25
Dane Aubrun replied to Gav Brown's discussion Quaoar for Brass Quintet
"Superb. The outer movements are pretty thrilling (perhaps because of the high trumpet) but also the rhythmically punched progressions. The Adagietto is indeed lyrical, a beautiful horn part (which I notice you did transpose rather than concert…"
Aug 25
Dane Aubrun replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion A bit of light music (1'42") Peggy's Boy. Very 60s-y.
"Google will still get you. I use this computer only for composition and related websites without ever disclosing any home address details. I have an older Win 7 computer for browsing and shopping (and still do very little of that on line). I…"
Aug 23
Dane Aubrun replied to Neil Wighton's discussion First Post and Composition on Composer's Forum
"Nice work. Just a shame the video can’t be shown – copyright I suppose – it raises a few questions about dynamics. But as far as the piece goes, fine. Well done. The harmony all fits together. “Mix” is…"
Aug 23
Claude Werner replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion A bit of light music (1'42") Peggy's Boy. Very 60s-y.
"I have an account with Google just and only for that, Google has no idea who I am and I use a separate browser... Heh, heh, heh, silly Google thinks it can track me..."
Aug 22
Neil Wighton replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion A bit of light music (1'42") Peggy's Boy. Very 60s-y.
"Hi Dane The link failed. I got the message "This track was not found. Maybe it has been removed ""
Aug 22
Dane Aubrun replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion A bit of light music (1'42") Peggy's Boy. Very 60s-y.
"Plus the chance of getting me to sign up to anything google is slightly less than someone swimming the Pacific Ocean. The T&C are unacceptable (at least, what I've read of them)."
Aug 22
Stephen Lines replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion A bit of light music (1'42") Peggy's Boy. Very 60s-y.
"Let's hope it doesn't come to that - YouTube is great for what it does but I would be lost without the excellent dialogue that we have on CF!"
Aug 22

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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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