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Dance for Cello Quartet (2' 12")

Started this discussion. Last reply by Islam Y.Omari Mar 16. 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 Marcel Müller's discussion Hey there!
"Hello there, Marcel and greetings. I too am a recent new member and realise there's a lot to learn from this forum. Sorry to learn of your injury and hope you recover enough to play again soon. It must be so frustrating. However, every bit of…"
Friday
Dane Aubrun replied to Stanley King's discussion Frivolous Phrygian Waltz (WIP)
"Hello again. There are a few youtube videos attempting to explain this mode, a few geared to popular music and guitar but one that included a passage in Phrygian is -  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MaZLwBej49M Another one explains it as dark…"
Thursday
Dane Aubrun replied to David Carovillano's discussion Dance of the Devilish Demons - orchestral soundtrack
"Yes. Cinematic music may get the composer's name on the credits but it has to be subservient to the film. That was the trouble Villa-Lobos had with his "Green Mansions" score and why it had to be taken out of his hands. He later and…"
Thursday
Dane Aubrun replied to Stanley King's discussion Frivolous Phrygian Waltz (WIP)
"A great little piece. Happy, easy going. I think it's fun to write for unusual combinations of instruments and this works well in that in performance a group would get any balance issues sorted out. The combination works for me - two…"
Thursday
Dane Aubrun replied to Michael Bates's discussion Next Piano & Orchestra Piece
" A very nice piece - I'd class it as light music which we need more of! What makes it satisfying is the energy and easy harmonic flow moving through many different regions - I noticed an augmented 6th at one point! I think it's time…"
Thursday
Dane Aubrun replied to David Carovillano's discussion Dance of the Devilish Demons - orchestral soundtrack
"Well done in every respect - adept scoring, fulfils the brief absolutely The only problem I had is that it almost makes a concert piece in its own right and would make an excellent ballet piece. Certainly a streets ahead of most of the soundtrack…"
Wednesday
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…"
Mar 18
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"
Mar 16
Gav Brown replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion Dance for Cello Quartet (2' 12")
"Unfortunately not readable"
Mar 16
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... ."
Mar 16
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…"
Mar 16
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…"
Mar 16
Dane Aubrun replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion Dance for Cello Quartet (2' 12")
"Here's the score. "
Mar 15
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…"
Mar 15
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"
Mar 13
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"
Mar 13

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

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