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10 Scores Found on Youtube

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gav Brown 11 hours ago. 2 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

In the Jungle - Woodwind Quintet

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gav Brown on Thursday. 18 Replies

Hello Colleagues,I've been experimenting with writing for classical instrumentms in the last year or so (mostly in the past I have composed for solo piano). First I started with some solo French…Continue

Report Editor Problems Here

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gav Brown Mar 11. 25 Replies

Hello members,Some users are reporting difficulty using the Editor. At present there is no solution other than to clear your browser's cache or switch to another browser. If you are having any…Continue

Notation Composers - Publishing Opportunity through "ScoreBank"

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gav Brown Mar 1. 21 Replies

Hello members,If you are a notation composer, you may have an interest in joining a new area of the Composers' Forum, "ScoreBank." This is a private area of the Composers' Forum where you can post…Continue

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Gav Brown replied to Gav Brown's discussion 10 Scores Found on Youtube
"Glad you enjoyed Stephen, and I had the same thought about the Pennario - easy, but for the lack of a few extra fingers here and there. I am increasingly turning to YT as a good place not only to find compositions, but also other things - a lot of…"
11 hours ago
Stephen Lines replied to Gav Brown's discussion 10 Scores Found on Youtube
"Midnight on the Cliffs - pah! Easy to play once I've grown another four fingers. All of these are, in their own ways, outstanding and I can see precisely why you've selected them...it also gives a better understanding of what you…"
16 hours ago
Gav Brown replied to Artūras Šaškinas's discussion Soundtrack for creators platform
"Great Artūras, Just put a separate post when you have a piece you'd like to share with us. It's best to just put up one piece in a post. If you can give us a little detail about what it's about, that can be helpful, and a PDF is…"
23 hours ago
Gav Brown replied to Artūras Šaškinas's discussion Soundtrack for creators platform
"Hi Artūras, Do you have some music you've composed that you will be sharing with us? Gav"
yesterday
Gav Brown posted a discussion

10 Scores Found on Youtube

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 I had never heard of before and are all, except for the last two, piano compositions -1) Leonard Pennario - Midnight on the Cliffs (1942) - incredibly romantic piece, used as the score in the movie "Julie" (1957). Transcribed from the composer's performance2) Hiromi Uehara - The Tom and Jerry Show…See More
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Gav Brown replied to Michael Bates's discussion Next Piano & Orchestra Piece
"Hi Michael,  A solid start. The piece has good harmony and melody in a light-and-airy style. One suggestion is that for me the accompaniment (repeated 8th notes I think, hard to be sure without a score) became a bit repetitive and I began to…"
Thursday
Gav Brown replied to Gav Brown's discussion In the Jungle - Woodwind Quintet
"Hi Ingo, and thanks for this comment and your kind words - a number of factors I guess, but mostly I decided I wanted to try something different. Specifically I wanted to see if I can take traditional classical ensembles and write something which is…"
Thursday
Ingo Lee replied to Gav Brown's discussion In the Jungle - Woodwind Quintet
"Sorry I'm late to this Gav, 'cause it's very well done; good sounds, development, dynamics, I like it!  You're doing different stuff these days with good results, what got you going in this direction?"
Thursday
Gav Brown commented on Hugh Zachary Smart's status
"Hi Hugh, our purpose is listed in the upper left corner of the home page. It's primarily a place for composers to share and discuss their works. There's no "links" page for competitions, but sometimes members do post notices…"
Tuesday
Hugh Zachary Smart left a comment for Gav Brown
"Thanks Gavin."
Tuesday
Gav Brown replied to Olivér Kovács's discussion Olivér Kovács - Dark Matter
"Hi  Olivér, I meant do you want to try to get into having your music in movies or games, or some other profitable avenue - Gav"
Mar 16
Gav Brown replied to Olivér Kovács's discussion Olivér Kovács - Dark Matter
"Hi Olivér, This seems to me to be effective in the manner you are looking for, and the drums fit in well. I am curious as to what you want to do with your music? Best - Gav"
Mar 16
Gav Brown replied to Kjell Prytz's discussion Classical Waltz for String Orchestra
"Hi Kjell, A lush, nice tune. This seems well crafted to me and suited to your topic. At times I wondered if it was a tad too slow (2%-3%), but that is so close to the tempo you wrote for it, I'm not sure it would make that much difference. Well…"
Mar 16
Gav Brown replied to Gav Brown's discussion In the Jungle - Woodwind Quintet
"Thanks kindly Islam!"
Mar 16
Islam Y.Omari replied to Gav Brown's discussion In the Jungle - Woodwind Quintet
"Really good job, it certainly gets me to jungle, thank you for sharing.. All the best, Islam"
Mar 16
Gav Brown replied to Stephen Lines's discussion The Road to Perdition
"Well Stephen, You have achieved the impossible. It's hard enough to get me to listen to complete works of any significant length all the way through but I listened to this one all the way through twice. I of course recall your first posting of…"
Mar 16

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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 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.  

At 10:08pm on February 23, 2019, Jostein Kauserud said…
Thanks for the welcome, Gav. Great to be a part of the forum.
At 5:43am on February 19, 2019, Stephen Lines said…

Hi Gav,

I have inadvertently added someone to my list of friends and would like to remove him - how do I do that please?

Stephen

At 3:21pm on February 18, 2019, Geert ter Horst said…

Thank you. Perhaps you can help me a bit. I tried to upload some of my scores which are Musescore format, but this doesn't seem to work. However, if I upload them in MP3 format the sound quality is very bad and there appears no sheet music on the screen. Do you have an idea how can we read the sheet music while listening to a composition published here?

At 10:53am on February 12, 2019, Frank Antonson said…

Thanks for the welcome,  Gav.    I am thinking that I may be able to get a lot of good advice here.

At 11:52am on January 26, 2019, michael diemer said…

Thanks Gav, it's good to be back!

At 12:44pm on January 23, 2019, Stanley King said…

OK now you all know I have an eyesight problem! Sorry Gav. (not Gary)

At 12:42pm on January 23, 2019, Stanley King said…

Thanks Gary. Let me set up my profile and then I'd like to post what I think is my most finished work.

 
 
 

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