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Animals Contest

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gav Brown 23 hours ago. 54 Replies

Hello members! Composers’ Forum is proposing the following contest - write a piece of music about an animal. The piece can be any instrumentation, any style, and should be of 2 minutes duration or…Continue

Mystique for Handbells

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gav Brown Sep 11. 6 Replies

I once had a composer friend who was the director of a handbell choir, so I wrote several pieces for them. Since handbells harmonize on a minor third, I wrote this piece in the Locrian mode, which…Continue

Collaborative Project Proposal: Treatise on Atonalism

Started this discussion. Last reply by Em Coston Oct 2. 31 Replies

The Composers’ Forum is looking for members who are interested in participating in a collaborative treatise on the subject of Atonalism, to be presented on this site. 3 members are needed in order…Continue

Work in Progress, Suggestions/Feedback Sought - Flute Duo

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gav Brown Jul 6. 15 Replies

Hello colleagues,I've never written for flute before and am working on a piece which is at a very early stage, interested in any feedback you have. This is not by any stretch a complete work, in…Continue

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Gav Brown replied to Gav Brown's discussion Animals Contest
"Note to entrants: there will be prizes for this contest! Artist Julie Brown, who did such a bang-up job designing T-shirts for our 4 Elements contest last spring, is currently working on a new design for “Animals.” If you’d like to…"
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Gav Brown replied to SunJunqing's discussion Symphony No.0 written in 2013
"Hi Sunjunqing, I think part of the reason you are not getting any replies on this is that it is too long as an introductory piece at almost 30 minutes. Most of the people on this site work and have limited time to listen to a piece of such length,…"
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Gav Brown replied to Timothy Smith's discussion Piano Composition- Behind The veil
"Hi Timothy, This is well performed and recorded, with what came across to me as a New Age/George Winston kind of vibe. I thought here and there I might have heard a few off-key notes that didn’t work, but this might be just a matter of…"
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"Hi Emily, Nothing was attached? Gav"
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Gav Brown commented on Edward Schaffer's blog post No Title
"Hi Edward, Dreamy and flowing, I found this to be quite nice. Is this a part of a larger set of preludes? Would be interested in seeing a score if you have one you can share - Thanks for posting! Gav"
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Gav Brown replied to Gav Brown's discussion PROPOSED CONTEST - “Animals”
"First entry is in, thanks! Contestants, the deadline to get your entry in is 11/30/18 at 5 pm EST -"
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Gav Brown replied to Henry Morris's discussion After Ennio
"Hi Henry,  This is well done! Music memorable and sweet. I could see this in a movie! Ennio Morricone? Thanks for posting! Gav"
Oct 8
Gav Brown replied to Gav Brown's discussion PROPOSED CONTEST - “Animals”
"The deadline to express interest in joining the contest and the contest is now closed, no new entries will be accepted. Entrants, please see below for rules and deadline to get your entries to me. "
Oct 7
Gav Brown replied to Gav Brown's discussion PROPOSED CONTEST - “Animals”
"Hi Joan, that’s great! Friend me on this site and I will accept and send you an e-mail address you can send all the files to. You can do up to 2 pieces, and I do prefer to receive everything all at once, for both entries. Please do not have…"
Oct 7
Joan A.C. Gilmore replied to Gav Brown's discussion PROPOSED CONTEST - “Animals”
"Hi Gav, I'm finished my piece. How do I present it, recording, YouTube, or sheet music? Also, if I'd like can I submit more than one piece?"
Oct 7
Gav Brown replied to Olivér Kovács's discussion The Lord of the Time
"Hi Olivér, This sounds Ok to me. It is well put together and I think fits in with the name you have given it - I suspect you picked the particular melody settings to remind one of a ticking clock, which works. Your melody is easy to…"
Oct 6
Gav Brown replied to Timothy Smith's discussion Hello from Pennsylvania
"Hello Timothy, Sounds Celtic to me! - plus a hint of something else I can’t quite identify. Perhaps you could pick one of the tunes you particularly are fond of and share a link to that one piece in a new post. A little explanation of the…"
Oct 6
Gav Brown replied to Gav Brown's discussion PROPOSED CONTEST - “Animals”
"Thanks Johan, you are the 17th sign-up!"
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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 9:13am on October 2, 2018, Timothy Smith said…

Thank you Gav!

At 6:17pm on October 1, 2018, Mike Malstrom said…

Thank you for the welcome and accepting me.

At 10:14pm on September 26, 2018, SunJunqing said…

Thank you for your help~

At 9:18pm on September 5, 2018, Sumiko Sato said…

Thank you. Looking forward to participate!

At 12:59am on August 21, 2018, Eduardo Cassol said…

Thank you for the approval Gav! 

At 9:03am on August 3, 2018, Ashley Berg said…

Thank you! 

At 2:35am on July 21, 2018, Filippo Landi said…

Thank you!

At 10:34pm on July 20, 2018, Paul Babelay said…

Thank you, Gav. Looking forward to learning and participating.

At 8:20am on July 14, 2018, John Francis said…

Thank you! It's a pleasure to be included on the site!

At 9:31pm on July 13, 2018, Brian Joch said…

Thank you Gav. 

 
 
 

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