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Baltimore Composers Forum 25th Anniversary Concert now on YouTube

Started May 5 0 Replies

Hello members,Here is the YouTube channel from the April 21st, 2018 concert, which I attended. I thought it was quite good! Most pieces are a few minutes to under 10 minutes long -…Continue

Invention in D

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gav Brown May 8. 13 Replies

Hello colleagues,I draw from a lot of influences and in this case, from Madonna's "Vogue." There is an interesting keyboard part in that song which I couldn't get out of my head which lead to the…Continue


Started this discussion. Last reply by Gav Brown 4 hours ago. 110 Replies

Hello to all members,Voting for the Elements Contest has begun, and you may vote up until the deadline of May 12, 5 pm EST. All the entries for the four elements are below. For each element, there is…Continue


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Hello to all new members, we are glad you have chosen to join the Composers’ Forum, a FREE site provided specifically for composers to talk with each other, share works, and get comments and input…Continue



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Gav Brown replied to Gav Brown's discussion ELEMENTS CONTEST - WINNERS ANNOUNCED!!!
"Hello to entrants of the Elements Contest! While this thread will continue, you are now free to post your entries anywhere on this site."
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Gav Brown replied to Rowell Rogers's discussion Hello
"Hi Rowell and welcome to the site! You might get a better response posting an individual piece in the "Music Analysis and Critique" forum, which is the primary location to receive feedback on your music. If your music has a score,…"
Gav Brown replied to Joel's discussion Fun romp
"Thanks to Link Sleuth Bob! Joel, is there a score for this you can share with us?"
Gav Brown replied to Joel's discussion Fun romp
"Hi Joel, The link you put does not lead anywhere > Gav"
Gav Brown replied to David Lilly's discussion Crescent Moon Nocturne (Piano)
"Hi David, Overall, I think the piece matches the mood you were seeking, so I think you achieved your goal there. There is a calmness and serenity that I hear which seems pleasant to meI find that with a short piece, a single mood is enough to carry…"
Gav Brown replied to Charley Hankins's discussion Very short piece for viola and cello
"Hi Charley, I like it. Short and sweet! Thanks for posting! Gav"
Gav Brown replied to Gav Brown's discussion REPORT EDITOR PROBLEMS HERE
"Report to me from a member privately> The text editor is playing up again. It does not let me attach a pdf. As I am unable to attach the pdf, can you see if you can attach it yourself. >Issue resolved by me updating the member's post"
Gav Brown replied to Tillerich's discussion Copyright permissions for a musical quote
"Hi Tillerich, FYI, we don't allow copyrighted music to be posted here. I know you didn't indicate in your OP that you are considering doing so, just a heads up > Best, Gav BrownSite Co-ManagerComposers' Forum"
Gav Brown replied to Gav Brown's discussion ELEMENTS CONTEST - WINNERS ANNOUNCED!!!
"Contest Winners - most of you have responded to the mails I sent you about claiming your prize, but a few have not. Check your CF mail and get back to me so I can place your order!"
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"@Lawrence--youre welcome:) @Gav-here's the link to his site if you still want to look at his playback app-- I wonder why he left? Thanks Bob"
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"That isn't the answer.  Probably I need some driver or program installed to use this device.  Thanks anyway."
Dave Moorman replied to Gav Brown's discussion ELEMENTS CONTEST - WINNERS ANNOUNCED!!!
"I am surprised that I did as well as I did. I am up against some really stunning composers and musicians. And thanks for the Fun comments. All the pieces were interesting, none were boring, and some really blew away all expectations. Thanks to Gav…"
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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 -

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

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…


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 2:12pm 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?

At 5:26pm on March 31, 2018, Edward Schaffer said…

Hi - I reuploaded some music that was on the other ID, If the old one needs to be deleted, thats OK I can live with this onbe, just interested in commentary by other members.  Always open to fine tuning suggestions

At 9:52am on March 16, 2018, Rob Burnley said…

Thanks for the add, good to meet you all, Rob.

At 8:02pm on March 12, 2018, Greg Lostracco said…

Thanks Gav, good to meet you and the rest of the community! :)

At 4:21am on March 10, 2018, Marco Di Stefano said…

Thank you!


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