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What's the best choir library out there?

Started this discussion. Last reply by James Semple Jan 4, 2013. 10 Replies

I'm looking for a good choir library - Oh and Ah sound is fine, with a non-vibrato or just a little vibrato.  I'd love to hear your opinions & experiences.Continue

Caffeinated Piano

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom Jensen Sep 11, 2011. 10 Replies

3 short pieces for piano (under 4 minutes total).  I can't quite play the first one, yet.

New piece: Propulsion

Started this discussion. Last reply by Saul Dzorelashvili Oct 24, 2011. 16 Replies

Hi everybody.  Here is a piece I started in January.  I'm curious to hear what you think and am open to any ideas for improvement.  Also wondering whether it's humanly possible to play pizzicatos at…Continue

Anybody have experience with taxi.com?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Livio Guerra Oct 21, 2011. 31 Replies

I'm thinking of paying the $300, but am a bit leery because they aren't asking for composed instrumental music that I can see.  Lots more requests for Country, Hip Hop, SingerSongWriter, in short,…Continue

 

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Larry Elliott left a comment for Emily Miller Bond
"Greetings Emily, I like your music very much. Nocturne is very beautiful. Nice chord changes. Thanks for sharing. Very best, Larry Elliott"
Jun 21, 2016
Norbert Oldani left a comment for Emily Miller Bond
"Better late than never - I use Ilio Entertainment's "Symphony of Voices" - it has lots of choral venues. "Spectrasonoics" may be another name for this."
Jan 18, 2013
Norbert Oldani left a comment for Emily Miller Bond
"Better late than never - I uce Ilio Entertainment.s "Symphony of Voices" - it has lots of choral venues. "Spectrasonoics" may be another name for this."
Jan 18, 2013
Robert Hunter left a comment for Emily Miller Bond
"Thanks so much Emily. It's always nice to get encouraging words from you, as I really respect your opinions and enjoy your thoughtful comments. This is the first piece I've finished since making the transition to Sibelius a few months…"
Jan 7, 2013
James Semple replied to Emily Miller Bond's discussion What's the best choir library out there?
"For really epic stuff I think you can't go wrong with Storm Choir from Stresov Sampling. Even though it was recorded at ff dynamic it can work well for quieter moments. "
Jan 4, 2013
Emily Miller Bond replied to Emily Miller Bond's discussion What's the best choir library out there?
"Thank you, thank you, all of you!  You've all been a great help.  I have a movie I'm scoring and the director wants a nice choral sound, so I might as well go for the best.  I will be sure to check out all of your…"
Jan 3, 2013
Bernard Duc replied to Emily Miller Bond's discussion What's the best choir library out there?
"You can look at requiem pro (I think it's the best choir library now and it has also soloists) and liberis from 8dio http://8dio.com/?btp_product=requiem-pro http://8dio.com/?btp_product=liberis.There is a new epic choir library, there is…"
Jan 3, 2013
Emily Miller Bond replied to Emily Miller Bond's discussion What's the best choir library out there?
"I have no choral sounds except what comes on Logic Pro, which isn't much.  I have East/West Hollywood Strings, but now I need a good voice sound."
Jan 3, 2013
Emily Miller Bond replied to Emily Miller Bond's discussion What's the best choir library out there?
"Thanks Raymond, this sounds interesting."
Jan 3, 2013
Emily Miller Bond replied to Emily Miller Bond's discussion What's the best choir library out there?
"Probably more epic music. It would be great to have the option of solo and boys choir. I would pay the cost for a good library."
Jan 3, 2013
Bernard Duc replied to Emily Miller Bond's discussion What's the best choir library out there?
"It depends on your budget and on the type of music you want to do (epic music, classical music etc.) Do you need solists or boy choir?"
Jan 3, 2013
Emily Miller Bond posted a discussion

What's the best choir library out there?

I'm looking for a good choir library - Oh and Ah sound is fine, with a non-vibrato or just a little vibrato.  I'd love to hear your opinions & experiences.See More
Jan 3, 2013
Norbert Oldani commented on Emily Miller Bond's blog post Caffeinated Piano #8
"Hi Emily, I like what I have heard of your recent piano works , "Caffeinated Piano". They sound very difficult to play like some Baroque Toccatas; good luck with these pieces."
Dec 20, 2012
James Gall left a comment for Emily Miller Bond
"Hi Emily Thanks for listening to my PIANO CONCERTO - Mvt1 and for your comments.  I am obviously pleased you liked it and hope you have the time to listen to the other 2 movements"
Aug 1, 2012
Emily Miller Bond posted a blog post

Caffeinated Piano #8

Hi folks.  I haven't been on this forum for more than a year, but I've been composing.  Here's yet another paean to that marvelous morning brew that I hear will actually prolong your life by up to 14%!Caffeinated%20Piano%20%238.mp3…See More
Jul 28, 2012
Norbert Oldani left a comment for Emily Miller Bond
"Hi Emily, I think "Ancient One" is a lovely work - especially the counterpoint."
Mar 11, 2012

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What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Film, Orchestra, Small Ensemble
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
film scoring/classical
Is music your main income source?
Yes!
Where do you live?
Boulder, Colorado
About Me (Must include biographical information about you as a composer):
I teach piano, and have occasionally scored for indie films. I compose using Logic Pro for piano, orchestra, chamber, and synth sounds. I'm very interested in music which connects to the heart and gives courage, but also occasionally indulge in humorous compositions. I'm very interested in music theory, good voice leading for modal works, and modern classical sounds, but sorry, not atonally oriented.
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Caffeinated Piano #8

Posted on July 28, 2012 at 5:00pm 5 Comments

Hi folks.  I haven't been on this forum for more than a year, but I've been composing.  Here's yet another paean to that marvelous morning brew that I hear will actually prolong your life by up to 14%!

Caffeinated%20Piano%20%238.mp3…

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Caffeinated Piano

Posted on August 30, 2011 at 3:03pm 1 Comment

Here are three short pieces (under 4 minutes total) inspired by techno - very rhythmically accurate, but with a lot of dynamic control such as you'd get on a midi keyboard.  I can't play these yet but I'm working on it.

 

Caffeinated%20Piano%20%231.mp3 …

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A new piece: Lament

Posted on May 2, 2011 at 10:15am 10 Comments

Here is a new piece I've been slaving over for the past few months.  I think  I've taken the Garritan Gagli violin solo sound about as far as I can get it, tho I'm thinking I need to learn about portamento on Logic, which might improve the line.  But I did find that a giant reverb seemed to deepen the tone a bit. Best would be a real violinist (next step).

Also used Garritan cello, Jam Pack Clarinet, and piano with pad.  Let me know what you think/feel upon listening to…

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Latest composition

Posted on March 3, 2011 at 7:27am 2 Comments

Weird%20Waltz.mp3

 

This started out as a waltz, but then I decided it needed something else and went to 5/8.  I didn't really know how to end it.

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At 5:45pm on June 21, 2016, Larry Elliott said…

Greetings Emily,

I like your music very much. Nocturne is very beautiful. Nice chord changes. Thanks for sharing.

Very best,

Larry Elliott

At 11:33am on January 18, 2013, Norbert Oldani said…

Better late than never - I use Ilio Entertainment's "Symphony of Voices" - it has lots of choral venues. "Spectrasonoics" may be another name for this.

At 10:57pm on January 7, 2013, Robert Hunter said…

Thanks so much Emily. It's always nice to get encouraging words from you, as I really respect your opinions and enjoy your thoughtful comments. This is the first piece I've finished since making the transition to Sibelius a few months ago. The piece is written in Sibelius using EWQL Symphonic Orchestra Platinum, I exported the audio from Sibelius three times, first using the close microphone positions in EWQL, then using the close mics, then the surround mics. I then mixed the 3 tracks in Sonar into a combined audio track and applied some compression. I also used an English Horn instead of an oboe, because I'm not very happy with the EWQL oboes (too bad - I love the instrument). I'm looking forward to listening to more of your work. Happy New Year!

At 6:51pm on August 1, 2012, James Gall said…

Hi Emily

Thanks for listening to my PIANO CONCERTO - Mvt1 and for your comments.  I am obviously pleased you liked it and hope you have the time to listen to the other 2 movements

At 2:07pm on March 11, 2012, Norbert Oldani said…

Hi Emily, I think "Ancient One" is a lovely work - especially the counterpoint.

At 7:42am on June 14, 2011, Shivaranjan Raghuraman said…

For me atonality is quite not the correct description though it is also a part of humanizing..

 

Both free and strict atonality contribute to humanization. There are certain involuntary aspects in music those get lost when composers rely more on computers. ( Now we do have algorithms to impart humanization. that is different). incorporating those involuntary aspects into our compositions is what I call humanizing. A simple example is this.. 

 

When you play piano, not all notes are of the same velocity. Those variation in velocity and sustenance makes it real!! This is what is realism. This is what is human. If all notes are of same velocity then that would seem robotic and unreal. 

 

In certain cases, unlike pianos, we might have to impart these human aspects. And that is what is called humanization. this is my idea. I would like to know how you differ or agree upon this... Awaiting your comment...

At 2:05am on June 14, 2011, Shivaranjan Raghuraman said…
I love the realism in your piano... Are you interested in Indian classical music?!? I have always tried to compose both in unison. I dont know how people perceive this but I wish I could share some knowledge on this with you!! Thank you
At 7:39pm on June 7, 2011, Robert Hunter said…

   "Lament" is a very restful and lyrical piece. I really like how all four voices weave in and out together. I also enjoyed the haunting flute during the middle section (1:40). Beautifully done.

   "Weird Waltz" begins with wonderful melodic interplay of the 2 flutes. The piece appears to have 3 sections, followed by a repeat of each. I wondered whether the piece could be sharpened by having the 2nd part be more of a contrast to the others.

   "Soaring" is one of my favorite pieces. The first theme is beautifully done, haunting and somewhat medieval, the repeated with a rich harmonic background. For me, the pinnacle is reached starting with a new theme at 1:01. It builds to a beautiful resolution at 1:13. Great music!

   I especially enjoyed the structure of "Ancient One". The contemplative initial theme, piano shadowed by cello, is very moody and somewhat dark. Then, at 1:35, the second theme ripples in softly, transposing me to a more hopeful, still emotional, mood. I liked how the intensity built in waves. The repeat of theme 1, after the contrast of theme 2, created much more meaning. Very well done!

   "Shape Shifter" has to be my favorite. I love the intensity of the rhythm and the mysterious air it provokes. It is reminiscent of a Hitchcock film.

   "Lonesome" reveals your influence from Satie. Beautiful and haunting first theme, then a very nice 2nd theme with oboe (and guitar?) with a nice interplay of flute at 1:35.

   In all these pieces it is evident that you are a wonderful pianist. Even though piano is not necessarily a lead in all pieces, it provides a strong underpinning to all. At the same time, all your melodies are very lyrical and enjoyable , while the harmonic textures are rich. You're a gifted composer - I enjoy all that you write.

At 9:09am on June 6, 2011, Robert Hunter said…

Hi Emily. Thanks for your very supportive and generous comments about "Frankenstein at the Dance". Your suggestion about breaking it up into a suite of dances is a good one. However, I'm in this somewhat intractable frame of mind where I've intended this piece to be in "semi-scherzo" form, the results of which may be questionable. I've ended up with A-B-A*-C-A. As you've probably guessed by my cryptic naming of the last 2 pieces, I'm in the middle of composing a second symphony. "Frankenstein" is intended as the 3rd movement. Thanks for listening and thanks for your kind words. I've been listening to all of your uploaded works lately and will be commenting on them in a little while.

At 10:55am on May 25, 2011, Norbert Oldani said…
For me "Nocturne" s a good name. Good luck with your search for a violinist !!!
 
 
 

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