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Just for Fun! (Movie Thread) - All members invited to participate!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob Morabito yesterday. 6 Replies

To all members - Post a favorite movie theme here, and say why you like it!Here's one from me, the theme of the movie Cross Creek, by Leonard Rosenman. It's all lovely, but see if you agree with me…Continue

Ballad

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gav Brown Jun 6. 8 Replies

Hello all,I think it is harder to write slow music than fast music. Certainly the emphasis in slow music is very different than in fast music. Since every sound is more to the front and individually…Continue

Fox Hunt

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gav Brown Jun 2. 9 Replies

Hello Colleagues,I publish over at lkrsheetmusic.com, which is a site run by Kevin Riley (a member here) through his site, Sons of Sibelius, at…Continue

Up L8

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gav Brown May 24. 7 Replies

Hello colleagues,I love spy-movie music! This piece has a very specific origin, from the original Star Trek series. There’s an episode where the Enterprise crew travels back in time to the 1960s to…Continue

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"Alan Silvestri's Predator is one of my favorite tracks - I love how he uses traditional instruments to create a sound design like feel by extending what used to be traditionally done with them, yet creating a very cohesive/action packed theme…"
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Bob Morabito replied to Gav Brown's discussion Just for Fun! (Movie Thread) - All members invited to participate!
"Im a big fan of themes from Western Movies, which I think grew out of my love of Aaron Copland's music. I thought of posting "The Magnificent Seven" which is one of my favorites, but then I thought of "Silverado" which to me…"
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Just for Fun! (Movie Thread)

To all members - Post a favorite movie theme here, and say why you like it!Here's one from me, the theme of the movie Cross Creek, by Leonard Rosenman. It's all lovely, but see if you agree with me that you didn't see the second section coming, but somehow he makes it fit. He is most famous for writing the theme music to the 60s sci-fi, The Fantastic Voyage. I tried to get in touch with him a number of years ago to tell him how much I thought of his music, and I tracked him down to a retired…See More
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What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Web
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
Modern
Is music your main income source?
No - Not at all.
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Maryland
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I've been composing music since I was 19. My main influences include Ragtime, Jazz, and Progressive Rock.
Website:
www.lulu.com/spotlight/gavbrown01

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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 2:02pm on June 16, 2018, MarcGermany said…

Thank you :-)

At 5:42pm on June 13, 2018, Edgar Girtain said…

Thanks! I look forward to getting involved with this community, and our future conversation.

At 9:46am on June 8, 2018, Ramon Capsada Blanch said…

Thanks for the welcome

At 10:17am on June 6, 2018, Lio Mori said…

Thank you!

At 7:02pm on May 1, 2018, John Allen Graves said…

Thanks!

At 2:12pm on April 18, 2018, Peggy King said…

Thank you...glad to be here.

At 8:08am on April 15, 2018, Emily Bond said…

Hi Gav, please send your email address for the Elements contest.

At 9:45am on April 14, 2018, Emily Bond said…

Hi Gav, I've recently wanted to get back onto this site, after a 5-year hiatus, but I'm having trouble navigating, such as, when I post an mp3 it doesn't play.  Also, I want to "friend" you but I can't find where to do that.  Is there some place that outlines how to navigate, or is there another problem with my being gone for so long?

At 12:16pm on April 6, 2018, Lisa dawson said…

thank you Gav Brown

At 6:02pm on March 31, 2018, Edward Schaffer said…

Is there a way for the photos from my old page can be moved to the new one before it is removed?

 
 
 

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