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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

Spies! for Orchestra

Started this discussion. Last reply by Islam Y.Omari Sep 8. 40 Replies

Hello Colleagues,I recently posted a piece here for solo piano called Spies!, along the idea of a mythical spy movie theme song. Fellow Composers' Forum member Stephen Lines liked it well enough to…Continue

Should Composers' Forum Continue?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ingo Lee Sep 7. 80 Replies

Hello Colleagues,Composers' Forum has been around about 12 years and it's now time to consider if it should continue. There are many boards and web sites out there, plus reddit, plus facebook, so…Continue

Tonal Piece by Schoenberg

Started this discussion. Last reply by Claude Werner Aug 12. 5 Replies

Hello Colleagues,In my stumblings-around on the internet, I came across this. I'd never heard a tonal piece by Schoenberg before so it got my curiosity. It's lovely, thought to just share it with you…Continue

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Gav Brown replied to TIM j GIVENS's discussion String Quartet 1st attempt
"Hello Tim, First of all, congratulations on taking that oh-so-hard step of placing your work in front of us, I know how difficult than can be. I listened to the whole piece and the overarching impression (flawed as it is with only one listen) is…"
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Xavier Henry left a comment for Gav Brown
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Gav Brown replied to OscoBosco's discussion My short original berceuse with melody
"Hi Oscar, A pleasant pop melody, with chords more in line with past pop eras (40s-50s perhaps) than chords of today. Best - Gav"
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Gav Brown replied to Disconnectica's discussion The Remaining Rag (ragtime & boogie piano solo)
"Hi D, The opening section of ragtime has some interesting chords, it felt to me like more could have been done melodically on top of them, the "3 notes over and over again" melody has kind of been done to death and that aspect did not hold…"
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Gav Brown replied to Disconnectica's discussion G'day from Disconnectica
"Hi Rob, it’s not out of place as long as you are seeking to get composer feedback. It would be out of place if you are promoting or selling an album. Gav"
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Gav Brown replied to Randy Kim's discussion Arctic Petals (Original Piano Composition)
"Hi Randy, Lovely and affecting, very well done. You took a traditional chord pattern and put a fresh take on it - Thanks for sharing, Gav"
Sep 8
Gav Brown replied to Gav Brown's discussion Notation Composers - Publishing Opportunity through "ScoreBank"
"Hi Stephen, I have had a sale on LKR of a work submitted through SB. -Gav"
Sep 8
Gav Brown replied to Disconnectica's discussion G'day from Disconnectica
"Hi Rob, any type of composition is welcome, it doesn’t have to be classical - Gav"
Sep 8
Islam Y.Omari replied to Gav Brown's discussion Spies! for Orchestra
"This is really nice, very interactive melodies, leaving suspense and wander as if you feel that during watching a spy movie or more of a mission impossible kinda of a thing. It's a sure bet that this piece is developed enough to build a concert…"
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"Some are Stephen."
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Ingo Lee replied to Gav Brown's discussion Should Composers' Forum Continue?
"Great news Gav, thanks again!"
Sep 7
Stephen Lines replied to Gav Brown's discussion Notation Composers - Publishing Opportunity through "ScoreBank"
"I know it's early days but are any of these 'published' scores actually generating sales yet?"
Sep 7
Gav Brown replied to Gav Brown's discussion Should Composers' Forum Continue?
"Hi Stephen, I have looked into the possibility of making it a payfor forum and the big stepping-stone there is that it costs $25 a month to add the e-commerce module which is necessary in order to do that. This would have the effect of increasing…"
Sep 7
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"Gav, magically a terrific donation of $110 has been received and I have a sneaking feeling I know who made it (don't answer that). However, I'm sure we are all delighted that CF will continue at least for another year (hopefully for the…"
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"Congratulations, Gav! And thanks to everyone who contributed. Looking forward to another great year of sharing, learning and laughing."
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Modern
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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 1:12pm on September 12, 2019, Xavier Henry said…

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

At 8:44am on September 3, 2019, Óskar A T Sjostedt said…

Hey there, Gav!
Thanks for the welcoming message and the approval! I appreciate it!
I hope I can learn from the posts and discussions here!

At 9:20am on August 22, 2019, Neil Wighton said…

Hi Gav. Thanks for allowing me in. I will be donating to the forum and hope that you can keep it going beyond September/October. I'm just about to post my first composition and look forward to some honest critique

At 4:15am on August 10, 2019, Stephen Lines said…

Gav,

I'm having great difficulty trying via this CF facility to send you the PDF score, MP3 and Video of 'Spies' (now that I've finished arranging it).

Please send me your personal email address as my address book appears to have lost it...I might have more success that way.

Best,

Stephen

At 10:37am on July 28, 2019, Lost Girl said…

Thank you!

At 12:00pm on July 19, 2019, Ronald Fontenot said…

Thanks Gav for the Welcome!  Glad to be here

At 10:57am on July 14, 2019, Krsto said…
Thank you very much for acceptance, glad to be here!
At 10:29am on July 14, 2019, George Young said…

Many thanks Gav!

At 2:01pm on July 3, 2019, Frederick Warner said…

Thank You, Gav Brown. I'm looking forward to a wonderful time here on the forum. Have a great day. Fred

At 8:40pm on June 24, 2019, Dan S said…

Thank you.  Happy to be a part.

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