Music Composers Unite!
Hello colleagues,Here are the entries for the Spring 2007 "Emotions" contest. Entrants were asked to write a piece which evokes a single emotion, any instrumentation, duration up to 5 minutes. Voting…Continue
French classical composers were enchanted with ragtime as a serious music long before Americans considered it to be a serious music. Debussy, for example, wrote a piece based on it. But the best one,…Continue
For those who have entered, write a piece that tries to capture a single emotion, e.g. “happiness,” “sadness,” love.” Any instrumentation, any duration up to 5 minutes. An mp3 soundfile is required,…Continue
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 -
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…Continue
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.…Continue