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Building the Stage, for viola, cello, and double bass

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gav Brown yesterday. 2 Replies

Hello colleagues,This is one of a series of pieces written as interstitial music for an upcoming concert of the Baltimore Composers Forum. The concert is all dance pieces, and the BCF needed some…Continue

A Poor Child Christmas Wish for Alto and piano

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gav Brown Jul 4. 5 Replies

Hello Colleagues,A project I am currently working on is to get a professional recording made of a cycle of Christmas songs I wrote for Alto and piano, along with poet Miesha Lowery, who wrote the…Continue

I’ve Been Accepted By a Publisher question

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gav Brown May 27. 20 Replies

Hello Colleagues,A work I submitted to a publisher has been accepted, and they have sent me a contract to sign. This is the first time this has happened, so I am not familiar with how this works,…Continue

Digital Piano Questions

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gav Brown Apr 25. 5 Replies

Hi colleagues,I'm looking into the possibility of getting a digital piano, looking for comments/recommendations. After some research, two that seem pretty good to me are the Yamaha P-125 and the…Continue

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Gav Brown replied to Jérémie Lhomme's discussion Two piano pieces by Jérémie Lhomme
"Hi Jérémie, we do ask members to post one piece per post. No need to alter this post, but for future reference - Gav"
3 hours ago
Gav Brown replied to Saul Gefen's discussion The Secret Woods
"Hi Saul, it's atmospheric and moody. Somehow when listening to it, I thought of meditation. Thanks for sharing! Gav"
23 hours ago
Gav Brown replied to Nigel Campbell's discussion A harvest too soon
"Hi Nigel, this is very well done, at times quite pretty, and suitable to the topic of the composition. To me, the second movement is the standout of the piece. That forward motion with the percussion scoots it along at a good pace. Thanks for…"
23 hours ago
Gav Brown replied to Albayrak mustfa's discussion Guitar and Oboe " Desperate " F sharp minor
"Hi Albayrak, This sounds ok to me, but I think I might like it a bit more if it were slightly faster. It felt a bit dirge-like and heavy to me. Thanks for posting! Gav"
23 hours ago
Gav Brown replied to Douglas Locke's discussion Battle In the Forest of Twilight (5:20)
"Hi Doug, a credibly done DAW video-game-like piece with good production values. I would say for as much of a beginner as you describe yourself to be, this would be a high accomplishment, I have heard works from composers who have been at it for a…"
23 hours ago
Gav Brown replied to Gav Brown's discussion Building the Stage, for viola, cello, and double bass
"Thanks for your comments Douglass. I sometimes find that having restrictions on a project is freeing (I wrote this and two other companion pieces in 2 weeks). The scariest thing to a writer, as an old saying goes, is a blank piece of paper."
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Douglas Locke replied to Gav Brown's discussion Building the Stage, for viola, cello, and double bass
"Very nice.  I like the simplicity of it, and yet it's deceivingly complex.   The key changes/accidentals are all smooth and perfect.  This would be an interesting workshop for any orchestral composer.  Choose a few…"
yesterday
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Building the Stage, for viola, cello, and double bass

Hello colleagues,This is one of a series of pieces written as interstitial music for an upcoming concert of the Baltimore Composers Forum. The concert is all dance pieces, and the BCF needed some music to be played between compositions, to allow time for the last dancers to get off stage and any set changes, props, and new dancers to get in position. The instrumentation is a bit unusual, viola, cello, and double bass - all low pitch. Why? Because that’s the musicians who could perform! Score in…See More
yesterday
Gav Brown replied to Lucas Oliveira Krumenaur's discussion About our drives and ways
"It’s a good thread Liz, worth reviving. I think the greatest quote I have ever read about art comes from William Goldman, and he said it about film, but it applies to music too. He said, of the ending of a film, that it must be both…"
Wednesday
Douglas Locke left a comment for Gav Brown
"Thank you.  Hope to make some new friends and learn.  One of the reasons I joined was hearing all the music and the different styles.  Very interesting. "
Tuesday
Gav Brown replied to gregorio X's discussion Barcarolle - for piano
"Hi Gregorio, A sweet tune in a jazzy romantic style. Thanks for sharing! Gav"
Jul 4
Gav Brown replied to Gav Brown's discussion A Poor Child Christmas Wish for Alto and piano
"Hi Tim and Ingo, Tim, thanks for your encouraging words. I'm looking for a pro recording that can be placed on streaming services for profit, so I'll probably post teasers at most - Ingo, excellent point about the lyrics being a bit…"
Jul 4
Ingo Lee replied to Gav Brown's discussion A Poor Child Christmas Wish for Alto and piano
"Beautiful job with this Gavin. The music, the lyrics and the Happy Choir's recording all are top notch, very enjoyable. I do wonder what a slower tempo would sound like, the lyrics are a bit rushed in spots but that's a nit pick only.…"
Jul 3
Timothy Smith replied to Gav Brown's discussion A Poor Child Christmas Wish for Alto and piano
"Gav, It certainly helps to have the right people. I wish I could locate a good lyricist/poet. I hope you'll post it when you get it completed! Thanks for sharing it! "
Jun 27
Gav Brown replied to Gav Brown's discussion A Poor Child Christmas Wish for Alto and piano
"Hi Tim, thanks for your comments. I wouldn't even attempt lyrics normally, and especially after I see what the poet I worked with came up with, no way could I do anything like that. She actually did the lyrics first, and then I set them to…"
Jun 26
Timothy Smith replied to Gav Brown's discussion A Poor Child Christmas Wish for Alto and piano
" Hi Gav,  Great idea to diversify the responsibilities here. I'm a bit weak on lyrics myself and could use some help in that area at times! The lyrics fit this very well. The music is a pleasant and flowing contribution to the season.…"
Jun 26

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I've been composing music since I was 19. My main influences include Ragtime, Jazz, and Progressive Rock.
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A delightful piano composition - Peacherine Rag

Posted on December 9, 2014 at 12:47am 0 Comments

I started composing because of the music in the movie "The Sting" - the ragtime of Scott Joplin. His music is not only great sounding, but a fun fit fit for the fingers - physically enjoyable to play. Here's a piece which was not in The Sting, but which is a delightful example of his work - about 3 minutes long -

http://youtu.be/Z8c8eFXNolg

Shatner of the Mount

Posted on November 22, 2014 at 7:35pm 0 Comments

I think it's hilarious, perhaps you will enjoy it too

http://youtu.be/HU2ftCitvyQ

Some Water Music

Posted on November 6, 2014 at 1:10am 0 Comments

Another composer has posted recently on the forum about a piece he wrote inspired by French music which is about fountains. I won’t post this on his thread, which is about his composition, but thought you might enjoy it - ragtime composers liked to compose on this theme too, and one of my favorites in this genre is a piece written by a guy named Robert Hampton called “Cataract Rag.” (Cataract is a synonym for Waterfall). The middle section (starting at about 1:50) particularly is delightful…

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The Laser Farm Dialogues

Posted on August 17, 2014 at 5:14pm 0 Comments

Hi all,

Joe Wall is a Baltimore composer who does interesting things. I once got to see a multimedia presentation of this piece by him, about how, as a small child, he mused on the satellite program. I've never forgotten it. I find it meditative and hypnotic. I've been looking for it for years online and finally found it. The last few words spoken I particularly find affecting. Hope you like it.…

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At 9:10am on July 7, 2020, Douglas Locke said…

Thank you.  Hope to make some new friends and learn.  One of the reasons I joined was hearing all the music and the different styles.  Very interesting. 

At 11:07am on June 15, 2020, Tony Lowther said…

Thank you Gav! Pleasure to be here...

At 2:56pm on June 10, 2020, Bruce Irving said…

Thank you! I can't believe I didn't know about this forum before. It looks like a pretty supportive learning environment. I will try to contribute once I learn the ropes. 

At 12:57pm on May 26, 2020, Jayakumar Ramalingam said…

Thank u, sir! I

At 2:38pm on May 23, 2020, Jessica Metaneira said…

Thanks!!

At 3:55pm on May 11, 2020, Albayrak mustfa said…

thanks for the welcome.

At 9:46pm on May 6, 2020, Daniel Tan said…

Thank you Gav!

At 6:55pm on April 23, 2020, Bongo John said…

Hey thanks Gav.  I am looking forward to being active on Composers' Forum and excited about the possibilities.

At 9:52pm on April 12, 2020, Sassyfrood said…
Hi. I'm just trying to create a discussion for my new piece in the analysis section, but all I get is the message `Our apologies We're sorry, we are having an issue with this page'
At 9:12pm on April 12, 2020, Sassyfrood said…
Hey, thanks for the welcome. I'm unable to post any discussions at the moment, is there a problem with the site?
 
 
 

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