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Hello Colleagues,I am investigating writing something for orchestra, which I haven't written for before. In doing some basic research, I've found lots of different possibilities for instruments to…Continue
Hello Colleagues,This is the last in a series of four string quartets I am writing, the other three are further down this page if you have interest to hear them. In this one, I am mostly dividing up…Continue
Hello Colleagues,This is the 3rd of 4 in a series of short string quartets I'm writing. In each, I try to bring elements of traditional classical sounds and add to that some elements which are new.…Continue
Hi All,I was at this concert and heard some interesting things there, if you'd like to check it out, here's the Youtube playlist.…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