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Song without words -mezzo, baritone, orchestra

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dane Aubrun Apr 6. 10 Replies

Hello again,This item started out as an experiment to check the balance between a high and low voice against the orchestra – like what I could get away with! But I ended up developing it into another…Continue

Sir Roger Scruton on "The Classical Tradition Today"

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gav Brown Mar 4. 4 Replies

In which he makes a distinction between "modernism" and avant garde, and many other points.I happened upon this talk to a fairly small audience and found it most engaging. I cannot help but confess…Continue

Waltz - 1'50"

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dane Aubrun Mar 4. 21 Replies

- for midnight.A break from chromatic music. Diatonic.And NO MORE Italian instructions - promise! Except words already adopted into English, like "tempo".Perhaps it could be developed to make it a…Continue

Piece for Strings, Cor Anglais and Horns - with score!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tarun Prajapat Feb 18. 7 Replies

Good morning,A moody piece not so far from tonality. (I may have posted it before – if so a long time ago. Apologies if so.)Point is, I used its .xml to try to produce a score with notation software…Continue

 

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Dane Aubrun replied to BRANDON WALKER's discussion "Frolic" for String Quartet
"Good morning, Brandon, Well, it's certainly a frolic, full of exuberance of the renewal that spring carries. An accomplishment. I agree with Ali - your quartet writing is excellent. It might be possible to do more with the dynamics,…"
yesterday
Dane Aubrun replied to Gerd Prengel's discussion My Lament - elegy for piano
"A wonderful piece, Gerd, exactly as you describe it and very well done entering it note by note. Nothing to crit. As you say, the eruptions around the 2 minute mark do come as a surprise but fit in with the work well and the slight rallentando gives…"
Wednesday
Dane Aubrun replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion Song without words -mezzo, baritone, orchestra
"Hello Kjell, You are most kind with your comments. Thank you for listening and commenting. I'm afraid that the only theory behind my rather humble tries is - do they sound as I want them? With everything I pause to wonder how I'd prepare…"
Apr 6
Dane Aubrun replied to Kjell Prytz's discussion Springtime inspired orchestral
"Hello again, Kjell, Yes, that's always a problem with impressionist works - we've no guarantee that the listener will get the same impression. I no longer title my pieces except "....for Orchestra" although for filing there might…"
Apr 6
Kjell Prytz replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion Song without words -mezzo, baritone, orchestra
"Hi Dane, it is an impressive work, truly impressive. High ingenuity and creativity. I guess there is some theoretical study behind this kind of art. It feels modern but in spite of that very enjoyable and that makes me happy too. Contemporary music…"
Apr 5
Dane Aubrun replied to Kjell Prytz's discussion Springtime inspired orchestral
"Good morning, Kjell. I have to be honest here. The piece was enjoyable, hung together exceedingly well (aside from a couple of pauses or 'slow downs') and the orchestration seems fine. But for me its tempo and the minor key gave it a…"
Apr 5
Dane Aubrun replied to Jon Corelis's discussion Biden adminstration to pay composers for their works
"Interesting. It seems to hark back to earlier in the 20th Century when modern music flourished. I don't know how many of the trusts and societies remain but the era produced some lasting names, among them the "traditional modernists":…"
Apr 4
Dane Aubrun replied to Ali Riza SARAL's discussion We Thank Thee (2.. min a cappella choir song)
"You bring up some pretty interesting points there, Ali.  Shame we can't all meet at an al-fresco somewhere to discuss them. I bet we could spend a few afternoons at it. Cheers."
Apr 4
Dane Aubrun replied to Suzanne Munro's discussion sound libraries for choral works comparable with Sibelius
"I doubt this is going to be helpful but, going through some past bits and pieces I unearthed a wordless madrigal I wrote and mocked it up with Peter Siedlaczek's classical choir - a set of samples covering several styles. While I believe…"
Apr 1
Dane Aubrun replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion Song without words -mezzo, baritone, orchestra
"Hi Kjell, Strange. It works for me and is the site's internal player. Is anyone else having trouble with it. I'll reload it. But anyway, I loaded the same piece on…"
Apr 1
Kjell Prytz replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion Song without words -mezzo, baritone, orchestra
"Link is not working, Dane."
Mar 31
Dane Aubrun replied to BRANDON WALKER's discussion Spring Suite String Quartet, mvmt 1"Awaken"
"This seems to be a fine work, good string quartet writing - as far as I can tell. Listening was hampered by the rendering failing to bring out the upper violin parts which were too in the background. Normally I'd have a look at the score but it…"
Mar 30
Dane Aubrun replied to Suzanne Munro's discussion SPRING INTO SUMMER - Video with my piano music and poetry
"What a lovely piece. Just what I need to soothe the savage beast or is it 'breast' after wrestling with converting an xml into notation software. (Oh that I could be a magician to ensorcel it into doing the right thing!)  The music is…"
Mar 29
Dane Aubrun replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion Song without words -mezzo, baritone, orchestra
"Ah.....Thank you, Ali. I get it now. I'll bear that in mind - though I think I need a rest from composing after the struggles with notation software!  You're a far superior analyst than me and your guidance is fully…"
Mar 27
Dane Aubrun replied to Ali Riza SARAL's discussion We Thank Thee (2.. min a cappella choir song)
"Hi Ali, Thank you for the Schönberg document. I'm wading my way through (but being a poor reader it'll take a little while). Interesting about his early work - and I will never deny the intense beauty of Verklärte Nacht. As I…"
Mar 27
Ali Riza SARAL replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion Song without words -mezzo, baritone, orchestra
"Hi Dane, In regards to: >I'm not too sure what you meant about giving hints of a motif, nor hiding them. My comment was intended to be more general.  Keeping up the freshness may be balanced by using elements that kills the freshness…"
Mar 27

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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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