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Wedding Recessional

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gav Brown Apr 3. 8 Replies

Here’s my latest piece. It’s actually quite old, but until recently I thought  it lost. But I was digging around through some old sheet music and found a copy of it. It’s the recessional for the…Continue

Darius Milhaud

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ingo Lee Mar 6. 4 Replies

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

“Emotions” Contest - DEADLINE TO SUBMIT YOUR ENTRY HAS PASSED

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gav Brown 14 hours ago. 19 Replies

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

Estonia to provide musical instruments to all children

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Hello colleagues,I thought you might enjoy this story, about the country of Estonia providing musical instruments to all children…Continue

 

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Gav Brown replied to Gav Brown's discussion “Emotions” Contest - DEADLINE TO SUBMIT YOUR ENTRY IMMINENT!!!
"The deadline to submit entries has passed. I will post the contest this weekend. Thanks to all who sent entries!"
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Gav Brown replied to Gav Brown's discussion “Emotions” Contest - DEADLINE TO SUBMIT YOUR ENTRY IMMINENT!!!
"7th entry received, thanks! Deadline to have your entry in is today, April 28 at 5 pm EST"
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Gav Brown replied to Gav Brown's discussion “Emotions” Contest - DEADLINE TO SUBMIT YOUR ENTRY APPROACHING!
"Contestants, the deadline to submit your entry for the contest is Friday, April 28 at 5 pm EST. I will either post the contest Friday Night, or Saturday morning. Voting will be by the members of this site, and the voting period will be about two…"
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"5th entry received, thanks! Deadline to have your entry in is April 28 at 5 pm EST"
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Gav Brown replied to Gav Brown's discussion “Emotions” Contest - DEADLINE TO SUBMIT YOUR ENTRY APPROACHING!
"4th entry received, thanks! Deadline to have your entry in is April 28 at 5 pm EST"
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Gav Brown replied to Gav Brown's discussion “Emotions” Contest - DEADLINE TO SUBMIT YOUR ENTRY APPROACHING!
"Hi Roger, there is no entry link. Entries should be submitted to me at my personal e-mail address. If you don't have it, pm me on this site and I will send it to you. If we are not already friends on this site, send me a friend request and I…"
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roger stancill replied to Gav Brown's discussion “Emotions” Contest - DEADLINE TO SUBMIT YOUR ENTRY APPROACHING!
"Gav, where's the entry link?"
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Gav Brown replied to Gav Brown's discussion “Emotions” Contest - UPDATES
"Deadline to have your entry in is April 28 at 5 pm EST"
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Gav Brown replied to Serenity Laine's discussion V. Kaprálová (1915-1942), Czech composer.
"Quite lovely and evocative"
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Gav Brown replied to Gav Brown's discussion “Emotions” Contest - UPDATES
"3rd entry received, thanks! Deadline to have your entry in is April 28 at 5 pm EST"
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Gav Brown replied to Gav Brown's discussion “Emotions” Contest - UPDATES
"Me too!"
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Erwin van Delft replied to Gav Brown's discussion “Emotions” Contest - UPDATES
"Thans. I'm looking forward to listening to them all"
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Gav Brown replied to Gav Brown's discussion “Emotions” Contest - UPDATES
"10 composers have entered Erwin"
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Erwin van Delft replied to Gav Brown's discussion “Emotions” Contest - UPDATES
"Hoeveel inschijvingHow many participants do you have now?"
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Gav Brown replied to Gav Brown's discussion “Emotions” Contest - UPDATES
"How the contest will be judged. I will post the entries anonymously shortly after the deadline. Voting will be done through an anonymous survey. Judging will be by the members of this site. Members will be asked to submit their first place choices,…"
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What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
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Modern
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No - Not at all.
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Maryland
About Me (Must include biographical information about you as a composer):
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 5:11pm on November 18, 2016, Aaron Goold said…

Thanks Gav. I appreciate the feedback and will take you ideas with me as I compose my next project (which might be a trio). I'll pay more attention to harmony and themes with this next piece (and hopefully make something more memorable!). And do share with me your works as you post as well. 

At 10:19pm on August 12, 2016, Serenity Laine said…

Hi Gav.  I accepted your friend request, so you can write me now if you like.   

At 2:05pm on July 21, 2016, Art Lowell said…

I don't think I have your personal email address, Gav.

At 2:07pm on June 30, 2016, Austin James said…

Hi Gav, It's your pal Austin James. See my new page. I'm just now finding my way around in here. New material always in work here. Looking forward to checking your material that I'm not familiar with yet. Cheers!

At 12:22pm on June 12, 2016, Larry Elliott said…

Greetings Gav,

I like Morning Amor. It is very refreshing sonically. Thanks for sharing.

Very best,

Larry Elliott

At 6:10pm on December 2, 2015, Joshua Quinlan said…

Hi Gav,

I would very much like to start a competition (I already have the concept, and I have post on here about it), and I was wondering whether you had any tips for starting and running this competition. Anything would be very much well-received.

If you would like to talk privately, or think it would be easier, you can email me at me@joshuaquinlan.co.uk

Thanks!

At 3:14pm on July 18, 2015, Mariza Costa-Cabral said…

Gav,

Just a suggestion, to put the ongoing contest under the "announcements" section at the top of the web page.

Mariza

At 4:31pm on July 4, 2015, Kim Margerum said…

Gav,  it was suggested that I not attach my file here.  Perhaps I should email the MP3 file to you (maybe?).  

At 6:11pm on February 22, 2015, Richard T. Hill said…

Ridley Park? LOL. That's where I live now. I'm from Philadelphia and am musically active in the city so I put Philadelphia for the city but I really like Ridley.

At 1:36am on February 8, 2015, Austin Joseph Lee said…

Thanks for the welcome. Awesome,

I think i will give the winter music contest a try!

 
 
 

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