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I'm packing up my house, suggest music for me!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Hewer 11 hours ago. 19 Replies

The next few days are going to be filling boxes and emptying energy drink cans. Recommend me some good packing and moving music! Ideally full-on, powerful stuff - symphonies, overtures, concertos. Of…Continue

My first piece for brass band - feedback much appreciated!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ray Kemp Mar 23. 26 Replies

Hi all - breaking fresh territory for me with an entry to a brass band contest. Having never scored for the form before, some feedback from brass band familiars on where I might have got things wrong…Continue

Technical/gear question - a flashing tempo light instead of a click track?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Daryl O'Buka Mar 23. 8 Replies

Hey, I've had no luck researching this so far.I record acoustic instruments regularly and have to wear headphones so I can play to the track without getting bleed into the mic. For whatever reason, I…Continue

A question on woodwind/brass doubling

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave Dexter Mar 9. 4 Replies

Hey all, technical question time!I've always avoided writing parts for two strings of the same family because of phase issues caused by intonation differences. How does this apply to woodwinds and…Continue

 

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Mike Hewer replied to Dave Dexter's discussion I'm packing up my house, suggest music for me!
"good luck with the move Dave...try this. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5LoUm_r7It8 John Adams..Short Ride in a Fast machine."
11 hours ago
Dave Dexter replied to Dave Dexter's discussion I'm packing up my house, suggest music for me!
"As long as the Nazis were doing the same thing over and over again whilst invading, it's very apposite."
11 hours ago
John Driscoll replied to Dave Dexter's discussion I'm packing up my house, suggest music for me!
"Oh, that's the "Invasion Theme" (invasion of Leningrad by the Nazis)--you have to listen to the climax of that section...  Famously spoofed by Bartok in his Concerto for Orchestra..."
18 hours ago
Bob Porter replied to Dave Dexter's discussion I'm packing up my house, suggest music for me!
"Firebird is up  there. Especially from the horn solo on. I forgot it."
19 hours ago
Dave Dexter replied to Dave Dexter's discussion I'm packing up my house, suggest music for me!
"What was the piece that's your pretty much all-time favourite? The Firebird?"
20 hours ago
Bob Porter replied to Dave Dexter's discussion I'm packing up my house, suggest music for me!
"Some pieces that go somewhere but are shorter. Night on Bare Mountain Sorcerers Apprentice 1812 Overture Rite of Spring Danse Macabre Damn Yankees, Come Again"
20 hours ago
Dave Dexter replied to Dave Dexter's discussion I'm packing up my house, suggest music for me!
"If you have time for an album, "Fin de Siecle" is my definitive, or "Casanova" - if just one song, "Sunrise" or "The Certainty of Chance". Joby Talbot did the classical orchestration that you hear in a lot of…"
20 hours ago
gregorio X replied to Dave Dexter's discussion I'm packing up my house, suggest music for me!
"Curious..Divine Comedy...  'Chamber pop band"… I hadn't heard of them... giving them a whirl right now… (Im reminded a bit of Scott Walker).. "
20 hours ago
Dave Dexter replied to Dave Dexter's discussion I'm packing up my house, suggest music for me!
"Thanks, but I've got endless rock . . . and there's so many symphonies I perpetually never get round to. So far, the best moving vibes have been from The Divine Comedy."
21 hours ago
gregorio X replied to Dave Dexter's discussion I'm packing up my house, suggest music for me!
"Packing/moving music ? How bout some good energetic  R&R https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XmHUH3I7tOI really fun stuff… even a rocker in 7/8 time… 'Tattoed love boys'.. great tune!"
21 hours ago
Dave Dexter replied to Bob Porter's discussion What is Contemporary style music?
"My issue, as you might call it, with the concept of any aspect of our development or past being influenced by outside forces is simply: it doesn't solve anything. It just adds an extra step into the series of questions. It's possible that…"
21 hours ago
Dave Dexter replied to Dave Dexter's discussion I'm packing up my house, suggest music for me!
"Thanks John, so far I've tried Sym 7 and enjoyed it, though it started to lose me around 13 minutes. I will try the other tomorrow."
21 hours ago
Dave Dexter replied to Dave Dexter's discussion I'm packing up my house, suggest music for me!
"Way too subtle."
21 hours ago
Socrates Arvanitakis replied to Dave Dexter's discussion I'm packing up my house, suggest music for me!
21 hours ago
andrew thornton replied to Dave Dexter's discussion I'm packing up my house, suggest music for me!
22 hours ago
John Driscoll replied to Dave Dexter's discussion I'm packing up my house, suggest music for me!
"All my cleaning music (something about the Russians)."
23 hours ago

Profile Information

What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Multimedia, Choir, Orchestra, Small Ensemble
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
Orchestral/classical/choral
Is music your main income source?
Yes!
Where do you live?
Liverpool
About Me (Must include biographical information about you as a composer):
A composer and guitarist in many styles, now focused on purely orchestral, classical and choral pieces in the hope of film and large-scale game work. Into Williams, Arnold, Powell, Silvestri, Elfman and all that good stuff.
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At 5:34pm on April 8, 2017, Ray Kemp said…
Funnily enough it sort of highlights the way I build a cue except I don't bother with the score but rather do it all in the DAW. Chords eventually being split into individual parts.
At 7:48am on April 8, 2017, Ray Kemp said…
Dave, I wonder if you've seen this towards your study of JW type scoring
https://youtu.be/4Bhyd8hyF24

Ray
At 5:02pm on August 7, 2015, Tyler Hughes said…
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