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In the Jungle - Woodwind Quintet

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gav Brown on Saturday. 16 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

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

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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"
Saturday
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"
Saturday
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…"
Saturday
Gav Brown replied to Gav Brown's discussion In the Jungle - Woodwind Quintet
"Thanks kindly Islam!"
Saturday
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"
Saturday
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…"
Saturday
Gav Brown replied to Islam Y.Omari's discussion Change "An Original Tune"
"Hi Islam, A pleasant, rhythmic pop tune. I found that the longer I listened to it, the more I wanted to hear some more contrast, and when this didn't happen, my interest started to fade. Thanks for sharing - Gav"
Saturday
Gav Brown replied to Songwon's discussion A piano solo in the form of a love letter.
"Hi Songwon, This is a pleasant tune! I think you convey the love letter you intended! Best, Gav"
Saturday
Gav Brown replied to Gav Brown's discussion In the Jungle - Woodwind Quintet
"Thanks Songwon! and for the record, I had not written for most of these instruments before either, and I also come from a piano background. When I want to write for a new instrument, I just research the high note and low note for each instrument and…"
Saturday
Songwon replied to Gav Brown's discussion In the Jungle - Woodwind Quintet
"This immediately made me feel like I was on a quest. Really captured the feeling of being in a peaceful kind of jungle. I do not have any experience composing for other than piano solo, so I can't give any helpful critique. Just wanted to say I…"
Saturday
Gav Brown replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion Dance for Cello Quartet (2' 12")
"Unfortunately not readable"
Saturday
Islam Y.Omari left a comment for Gav Brown
"Many thanks for your kind welcome Gav! Genuinely glad to be here."
Saturday
Gav Brown replied to Gav Brown's discussion In the Jungle - Woodwind Quintet
"@David, thanks! I'm sure I'll presenting more avante-garde stuff at some point - @Stephen, for the last series of pieces I did, for String Quartet, the titles did change by the time I was done, so it may happen here as well. I won't…"
Friday
Stephen Lines replied to Gav Brown's discussion In the Jungle - Woodwind Quintet
"Well Gav, it's certainly playable by beginner/intermediate performers which is a good starting point. I note 'The Jungle' is a working title and maybe the next two movements will get us there but, as already noted, it's more of a…"
Friday
David Carovillano replied to Gav Brown's discussion In the Jungle - Woodwind Quintet
"Very nice, Gav!  It's like a fusion of Scriabin, jazz, and ragtime :)  Good stuff! Dave"
Thursday
Gav Brown replied to Gav Brown's discussion In the Jungle - Woodwind Quintet
"Thanks David, I vary in styles, from some of the areas you mention, into more traditional tonal ensembles such as here. Currently, my focus is on getting published and so I am trying to write music which would appeal to beginners-intermediate…"
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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 2:26am 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.

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 :)

 
 
 

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