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Orchestral Instrumentation Question

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gav Brown Jan 15. 32 Replies

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

Root for String Quartet

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gav Brown 18 hours ago. 14 Replies

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

Seed for String Quartet

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gav Brown Dec 30, 2018. 5 Replies

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

Music from the Baltimore Composers Fall Concert 11/17/18

Started Dec 27, 2018 0 Replies

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

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7 hours ago
Gav Brown replied to Stephen Lines's discussion Christchurch Variations
"Stephen, I have all the files you sent me, along with some notes I have made from that most excellent conversation, thank you. I was busy this past week getting scores of my string quartets over to my publisher, whom you know, so I haven’t…"
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David Carovillano left a comment for Gav Brown
"Thank you for the warm welcome, Gav!  Looks like a terrific and friendly forum for composers.  I've resisted joining many forums due to the bickering, mean-spirited discussions, and/or contempt for fellow composers' works, but it…"
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Gav Brown replied to Gav Brown's discussion Root for String Quartet
"Hi Izzy, Thanks so much for listening and for your feedback! Gav"
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"Chris, please send me a friend request to begin"
18 hours ago
Izzy Savides replied to Gav Brown's discussion Root for String Quartet
"Hi Gav, Loved the pizzicato part. The overall sound is (like Dane Auburn said) very pleasant. I could imagine it in a game like the Sims or another easygoing game. The repetitiveness made me tune out a few times so I feel like if there were some…"
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Gav Brown replied to Kevin riley's discussion Scores
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Gav Brown replied to Stephen Lines's discussion Christchurch Variations
"Hello Stephen, No howlers I could hear. A good example of a solid traditional composition. Thanks for sharing! Gav"
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Gav Brown replied to Kevin riley's discussion Scores
"As an experiment, I have created a private area where scores can be posted. Anyone wanting to join, reply to this message with "I'm interested" or PM me. Gav"
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January 27, 2019 from 7:30pm to 9pm
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Gav Brown replied to Gav Brown's discussion Root for String Quartet
"Hi Agustin, Thanks for listening and commenting! This is one of four pieces which are meant to be played together, the others are further down if you want to hear them (Blossom, Flower, Seed). Together, they are the first thing I've ever…"
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Agustin Loreto replied to Gav Brown's discussion Root for String Quartet
"I really liked the textures. Are you using sibelius default sounds? It sounds great, maybe because of the clear composition. "
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Gav Brown replied to Gav Brown's discussion Orchestral Instrumentation Question
"Thanks again to everyone all for your comments, links, examples, pdfs, mp3s. Stephen, I don't really have anything additional to share as I am just starting the piece and generally only post completed works. This one I may put in the "Open…"
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Profile Information

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.
Where do you live?
Maryland
About Me (Must include at least one paragraph of biographical information about you as a composer) - blank or minimal answers on this line will cause your request to be rejected. Include a link to your website if you have one.
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 1:26pm on January 21, 2019, David Carovillano said…

Thank you for the warm welcome, Gav!  Looks like a terrific and friendly forum for composers.  I've resisted joining many forums due to the bickering, mean-spirited discussions, and/or contempt for fellow composers' works, but it seems we won't have to worry about that here :)

At 2:23am on January 5, 2019, Dane Aubrun said…

Thank you, Gav.

At 3:32pm on December 21, 2018, Mark Ames said…

Not sure how I missed your reply back on Dec. 16th.... but thank you for welcoming me.

I was waiting for an email telling I was accepted and finally decided to just try signing on. Lo and behold! Here I am!

I look forward to participating and meeting people from the Composer's World.

At 12:32pm on November 22, 2018, Hayden McGowan said…

Thank you!

At 12:03am on November 18, 2018, SOHAN said…

Hi Gav, thanks :) 

At 12:23pm on October 30, 2018, Matt Wheatley said…

Thanks Gav!

At 5:21am on October 30, 2018, Craig Lints said…

And how do I delete the pdf ?

At 10:24pm on October 22, 2018, Craig Lints said…

Gav,

I am confused.  How do I add music?

How do I access it when it is loaded?

I loaded a .pdf and an .mp3 and wanted to add some comments for the public, but it only allowed me to enter the composer.  How do I add comments to my work ?

Now I can't figure out how to access what I loaded again ?

At 11:51am on October 21, 2018, Craig Lints said…

Gav,

I work in MuseScore and would like to post my work in .mscz format.

If not, then at least in a .pdf. 

But it appears I can only post an .mp3 

Am I missing something?

Also, is there anything I need to do to protect copyright ?

craig lints

At 10:33am on October 16, 2018, Elias Luukkanen said…

Thank you! great to be here!

 
 
 

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