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Gav Brown's Discussions

Christmas Moon for Alto and Piano

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gav Brown on Thursday. 12 Replies

Hello Colleagues,I'm working on some Holiday music with a poet, 5 songs for piano and alto. It's the first time I've worked with a lyricist and it certainly is a challenge. I didn't give them any…Continue

Vocal Sounds

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gav Brown Oct 11. 5 Replies

Hello Colleagues,I am working on some music which will include a vocal part. I want to produce a soundfile of this, but don't have a vocalist, so I'm looking for a substitute. The OOHs and AAHS…Continue

Orchestration Primer

Started this discussion. Last reply by Colin Dougall Oct 5. 2 Replies

Hello Colleagues,David Bruce is a British composer who has a large YouTube presence. He puts up all sorts of interesting videos about how he does things, peculiarities of writing for certain…Continue

Quaoar for Brass Quintet

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gav Brown Aug 25. 5 Replies

Hello Collegues,This is my first work for a Brass Quintet as I continue to go through about a year-and-a-half long cycle of writing for classical instruments. I've previously done a work for solo…Continue

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Gav Brown replied to Stephen C. Doonan's discussion Gentle, seasonal piano piece
"Hi Stephen, This is pretty. For what it's worth, my cats think so too! Thanks for sharing - Gav"
Friday
Gav Brown replied to Gav Brown's discussion Christmas Moon for Alto and Piano
"Thanks so much Stephen, m73 was where I intended the piece to be at its apex, and I’m gratified that you picked up on this - thanks for taking the time to listen and comment Gav"
Thursday
Stephen C. Doonan replied to Gav Brown's discussion Christmas Moon for Alto and Piano
"Beautiful. The harmonic shifts sound wonderful, as does the breaking of the beats of a measure of eight 8th notes into a pattern of 1-2-3_1-2-3_1-2 (starting at measure 72)."
Thursday
Gav Brown replied to Gav Brown's discussion Introducing Gavin Brown
"Thanks Dane, I may flesh out my bio a bit before long, appreciate your comment -  Gav"
Monday
Gav Brown replied to Gav Brown's discussion Christmas Moon for Alto and Piano
"@Art - "hanging" - can you offer what you mean? @Dane - Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts! @Mike - You're right, it needs more breath spots, thanks for pointing it out! Gav"
Monday
michael diemer replied to Gav Brown's discussion Christmas Moon for Alto and Piano
"Wow, that was really nice, both music and lyrics. The piano accompaniment was well designed I thought, and the melodic lines were beautifully done. The only thing I wonder about is whether the singer will have enough air at times to sing it. In my…"
Monday
Dane Aubrun replied to Gav Brown's discussion Christmas Moon for Alto and Piano
"Hardly anything to say other than it's rather lovely, flowing and with the feel of the Christmas season about it.  Most accomplished. "
Monday
Dane Aubrun replied to Gav Brown's discussion Introducing Gavin Brown
"Interesting, Gavin. Thanks for the info. Perhaps I'd hoped for a little more bio but I listen to your works as you post them. I liked the Christmas one to the extent that there's nothing I can say about it. Perhaps I should say…"
Monday
Art Lowell replied to Gav Brown's discussion Christmas Moon for Alto and Piano
"Very, very nice. Leaves ya a bit hanging, though."
Nov 10
Art Lowell replied to Gav Brown's discussion Introducing Gavin Brown
"Thanks, Gavin."
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Gav Brown replied to Gav Brown's discussion Introducing Gavin Brown
"If you go the main page and add a topic, the default forum is "Music Critique and Analysis," that's where to put complete works -"
Nov 10
Art Lowell replied to Gav Brown's discussion Introducing Gavin Brown
"Thanks, Gavin. Ultimately, I'm going to wast to post some of my recent stuff. Where would be the most appropriate place to do this? Introduce yourself? Or maybe Miscellaneous?"
Nov 10
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Nov 10
Gav Brown replied to Stephen C. Doonan's discussion Procession of the Elves - piano solo
"Stephen, You can edit the first post on any topic you start, look in the upper right corner - Gav"
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Gav Brown replied to Gav Brown's discussion Introducing Gavin Brown
"Hi Art, Long time no see! Welcome back!  Gav"
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"Ah, Gavin, I found you!  I hadn't known that the forum had actually gone defunct. I'll try to learn how to navigate this new version now. (I'm all better now.)"
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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 4:17am on November 1, 2019, Kevin Hart said…

Thank you for having me Gav.

At 6:12am on October 28, 2019, Neerajan Music said…

Hey thanks a lot!

At 9:32am on October 16, 2019, Denzel Washington said…

Thanks for allowing me to join this community

At 11:29pm on October 14, 2019, Sahir Haider said…

Thank you for accepting my request to join Gav ! 

At 10:57am on October 9, 2019, Kurt Francois said…

hi, thanks for accepting me Tim !

At 7:52pm on October 8, 2019, Isaac Silva said…

Hello Everyone :D

At 8:29am on September 27, 2019, Valerio Dalla Ragione said…

Thank you for the welcoming message :)) I'm looking forward to see interesting exchanges of material and information

At 10:53pm on September 25, 2019, Antti Samuli Hernesniemi said…

Thank you Gav !

At 2:00am on September 20, 2019, Jan-Frederik Carl said…

Hi Gav and thanks for your comment!

At 1:12pm on September 12, 2019, Xavier Henry said…

Thank you for the approval, and the welcome message Gav! :) Hello Everyone! :)

 
 
 

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