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Anyone with experience or knowledge of SATB choral quartets/octets? I need aid :)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Steve Chandler Aug 11. 13 Replies

Hey all!So I'm planning on recording with a small choir soon and am composing in that wonderful old English four-voice sacred style. Initially that was enough, but I'm probably going to splash out on…Continue

Tags: soprano, alto, tenor, bass, divisi

Virtual Soundstage 2 - direction, panning and virtual space plugin

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Hewer Jul 17. 4 Replies

I'd been aware of this some time ago but only just tried it recently: http://www.parallax-audio.com/index.phpEssentially it places your…Continue

My recent recordings with the Brandenburg State Orchestra

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave Dexter Jun 12. 15 Replies

(I do like typing that. It's a good name for an orchestra. Brandenburg State Orchestra. Mmmmm) I finally did the thing and got some music recorded with an orchestra (the Brandenburg State Orchestra…Continue

Tags: soundtrack, score, symphony, performance, recording

It's Star Wars Day, so have some John Williams

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave Dexter May 19. 15 Replies

Not that I need much excuse, but here's some Williams from Return of the Jedi. It's not one of the ballbusting main or character themes, though Palpatine's leitmotif is present. For those ignorant:…Continue

Tags: luke, BAM, NO, HAND, vader

 

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Dave Dexter replied to Bob Porter's discussion Poor harpsichord.
""Do you negate common sense, intuition or experience from other venues as less valuable than a formal 'institution' education in music, suggesting they can't be applied to music?"I'm suggesting you need at least a pie…"
14 minutes ago
Dave Dexter replied to Bob Morabito's discussion The Avant Garde Project (AGP)
"I'll bet you couldn't explain why whatever you like tallies with the underlying purpose of nature and whatever Bob likes doesn't."
33 minutes ago
Dave Dexter replied to Bob Porter's discussion Poor harpsichord.
"Maybe - though perhaps it's not my place to say - a hobby composer who doesn't compose isn't the best arbiter of what instruments or forms should(n't) be focused on. How radical a notion"
3 hours ago
Dave Dexter replied to Bob Porter's discussion Poor harpsichord.
""Proof is for dimwits" - Roger Stancill, earthquake conspiracy theorist"
yesterday
Dave Dexter replied to Bob Porter's discussion Poor harpsichord.
"Roger, the graph lacks vital information. Sources? Citations? And unless you've worked out the formula for extending the X axis based on increased population, how can you possibly present it as serious? A graph which changes scale is useless…"
Wednesday
Dave Dexter replied to Bob Porter's discussion Poor harpsichord.
"Remember him trying a similar argument with fugues despite the fact that on this forum they're probably the single most posted musical form?"
Tuesday
Dave Dexter replied to Bob Porter's discussion Poor harpsichord.
"Aside from the enormous issues with the provenance of the source data, lack of a Y units axis etc,, what has this got to do with someone wanting to compose for it and how does it support your opinion - which you are now trying to transmute to fact…"
Tuesday
Dave Dexter replied to Bob Porter's discussion Poor harpsichord.
"Bloody George and his 12 inch sp**ker. Bet she liked closed rather than open back, if you know what I mean (I don't) And Bob - Princeton IS good enough. We all come back to Fender like penitent sinners."
Tuesday
Dave Dexter replied to Bob Porter's discussion Poor harpsichord.
"INT. SCENE. BOB is playing twelve guitars at once.Wife: Bob, when will you take me somewhere nice?Bob: Woman, I done told you - when there are no more vintage guitars to buy.Wife: It's me or guitars, Bob!Bob: THEY UNDERSTAND ME LIKE YOU NEVER…"
Tuesday
Dave Dexter replied to Bob Porter's discussion Poor harpsichord.
"This is about the final stage of your endless cycle of "talk shit, deny it, get angry at people rebuking you, deny anger", I think? (though there's an additional invisible middle stage where you try to be high-minded for a few days…"
Monday
Dave Dexter replied to Bob Porter's discussion Poor harpsichord.
"That attempted burn loses edge somewhat considering I'll outlive you by three or four decades. But it's nice I've made you angry enough to want to fight me and glory in my inevitable future death. Or ...am I a reptilian? Is this the…"
Sunday
Dave Dexter replied to Bob Porter's discussion Poor harpsichord.
"Thanks Rog! Sharks are pretty badass. You said it was absurd to imply you cared enough to make an all encompassing judgement on anything. Unfortunately, saying someone should stop composing for an instrument because it is beyond the dinosaurs (or…"
Aug 12
Steve Chandler replied to Dave Dexter's discussion Anyone with experience or knowledge of SATB choral quartets/octets? I need aid :)
"I've sung in a pretty good community choir for almost a decade and we've done some fairly adventurous stuff. The primary question will be will you use professionals? If you use professional singers then it will be easier to get the sound…"
Aug 11
Socrates Arvanitakis replied to Dave Dexter's discussion Anyone with experience or knowledge of SATB choral quartets/octets? I need aid :)
"Dave, I forgot to mention that playing in parallel 5hs and 8ves is for certain idioms (both popular and classical) of the very essence.  Also certain idiomatic instruments like the guitar are asking very much for certain passages to be played…"
Aug 11
Dave Dexter replied to Bob Porter's discussion Poor harpsichord.
"And yet you did it anyway."
Aug 11
Socrates Arvanitakis replied to Dave Dexter's discussion Anyone with experience or knowledge of SATB choral quartets/octets? I need aid :)
"Just think of this, Dave: Between 1600-1900 we call it the era of "common practice" and not without a reason. Composers did stick to the same harmonic/contrapuntal rules for those 300 years to a big degree, but still manage to create their…"
Aug 10

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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/soundtrack
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, mainly for video games, but now focused on purely orchestral/symphonic pieces in the hope of film and large-scale game work. Into Williams, Arnold, Powell, Silvestri, Elfman and all that good stuff.
Website:
https://soundcloud.com/davedextermusic

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At 5:34pm on April 8, 2017, Ray 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 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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