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Scenes from the Baltimore Composers Forum Spring Assortment Concert

Started on Saturday 0 Replies

Hello colleagues,I went to the show on April 7, which was mostly works for percussion, guitar and flute. Of particular interest to me were the guitar pieces, but perhaps you might have a different…Continue

Orchestra Sample, Feedback Sought

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gav Brown on Wednesday. 41 Replies

Hello Colleagues,I've never written any orchestral music so I thought I'd give it a try. I recently asked on this forum for input for how to get started and got some great tips, thanks again to those…Continue

In the Water - Woodwind Quintet

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gav Brown Apr 4. 25 Replies

Hello Colleagues,This is the second in a series of 3 WWQs I am writing, and is the second thing I've written for this type of group. I am going to be submitting this to my local composers group for…Continue

10 Scores Found on Youtube

Started this discussion. Last reply by Greg Brus Mar 25. 3 Replies

Hello Colleagues,I spent the last several months searching for new music on YouTube and found some very interesting ones, thought I'd share with you in case you have interest. These are all composers…Continue

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Gav Brown replied to Jon Corelis's discussion Janed Ar Wern for flute, cello and harp
"Hi Jon, This seems like a pleasant tune to me, in an ancient style as might be expected from where it came from. I can't comment on the harp question you asked, but it seemed ok to me - Best, Gav"
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Gav Brown replied to Keith Theodosiou's discussion So Blue (Guitar Instrumental)
"Hi Keith, This is excellent. Expert power pop tinging on psychedlia. Full of emotion and well performed. Chord choices are perfect for the style. Straightforward song structure which reminds me a bit of Satriani's approach, though it…"
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Gav Brown replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion Desert. Twilight.
"Hi Dane, I think this piece is very affecting and well done. It certainly establishes a dark mood, which was your aim I can tell, and maintains it quite well with interesting aural splotches of unexpected color stabbing through here and there. I…"
Wednesday
Gav Brown replied to Gav Brown's discussion Orchestra Sample, Feedback Sought
"Thanks so kindly Markus! The weaving part I am very conscious of and I'm glad it came through to you! Now I'm trying to add some drums to it, and that is proving to be a challenge (to weave it in). Gav"
Wednesday
Markus Boyd replied to Gav Brown's discussion Orchestra Sample, Feedback Sought
"Thoroughly impressed Gav. I love the swing feel of the main theme. I think it is well woven together and there is a certain wit that keeps one's ears attentive. Thanks"
Tuesday
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Gav Brown replied to Keith Theodosiou's discussion Putting Music To Video (Spiritual Love - Lovers Theme Cue)
"Hi Keith, It is effective and moving. Well done! Gav"
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Gav Brown posted an event

Composers Society of Montgomery County Spring Concert at Calvary Lutheran Church

April 28, 2019 from 7:30pm to 9pm
The concert will feature new compositions for piano and string quartet.   Admission is free, but donations are encouraged.  There will be a reception after the concert.See More
Monday
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Gav Brown posted a discussion

Scenes from the Baltimore Composers Forum Spring Assortment Concert

Hello colleagues,I went to the show on April 7, which was mostly works for percussion, guitar and flute. Of particular interest to me were the guitar pieces, but perhaps you might have a different favorite. Here's the playlist >https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLvjxjVfRSmOAPp0xAE_fYyDoXmsE4eo-mSee More
Saturday
Gav Brown commented on Thomas Chase Jones's blog post Having connection to the Creative Pool.
"Hi Thomas, Not sure what the question is here. Are you seeking ideas of how to avoid feeling creatively blocked or how to get out of it? Gav"
Saturday
Gav Brown commented on Hugh Zachary Smart's blog post Daws, Sound Libraries and Music Notation
"Hi Hugh, I use Finale and have done so for about 10+ years. Before NotePerformer, its sound output was somewhat weak, but it is now much better with NotePerformer. Before NP became available last year for Finale, it only worked with Sibelius, so I…"
Saturday
Gav Brown replied to Gav Brown's discussion Orchestra Sample, Feedback Sought
"Thanks to all who offered commentary on the percussion. I think my next step here is to experiment with a rock drum kit, I think I can get the energy I want best out of that. Also, as a practical consideration - I'd like to think this has some…"
Saturday
Gav Brown replied to Gav Brown's discussion Orchestra Sample, Feedback Sought
"No wonder Bonham never used it"
Saturday
Stephen Lines replied to Gav Brown's discussion Orchestra Sample, Feedback Sought
"Gav, To qualify what I've said - please be aware that an orchestral bass drum is about 300% larger than that found on a drum kit and its effect is almost elemental by comparison. Also, crash cymbals are a poor substitute for 22" Zildjian…"
Apr 13

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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 8:11am on April 16, 2019, Markus Boyd said…

Thanks :)

At 7:47pm on April 10, 2019, J Paul Smith said…

Thank you, Gav Brown. Happy to be here. 

At 5:35am on April 10, 2019, Ben Cross said…

Thanks so much - happy to be here!

At 9:15am on April 8, 2019, Keith Theodosiou said…

Thank you 

At 8:02pm on April 5, 2019, Jon Corelis said…

Thanks I look forward to participating.

At 1:27pm on March 30, 2019, Felix Stephan Music said…

thank you :)

At 8:53am on March 27, 2019, Jane Olson said…

Thanks, Gav!  Good to be here.

At 2:24am on March 19, 2019, Hugh Zachary Smart said…

Thanks Gavin.

At 2:26am on March 16, 2019, Islam Y.Omari said…

Many thanks for your kind welcome Gav! Genuinely glad to be here.

At 9:16am on March 8, 2019, Joseph Graham said…

Thanks for the welcome!  Glad to be here.  

 
 
 

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