Music Composers Unite!
Already posted this elsewhere, but reposting it here to reach out to some who only frequent this forum.This is an early piece of mine (1998-1999), but I never wrote it down in score until this week.…Continue
I've been wanting to post this for over 3 years, but didn't because I couldn't get a decent audio of it (for various reasons I didn't manage get a recording of my own playing ... yet ... still…Continue
Yes, fugue fever continues. :-P I hereby apologize to anyone who might be allergic to, have a phobia of, or otherwise dislike or disdain fugues. But since there is so much brouhaha around here…Continue
This morning I decided to sit through a performance of Mahler's 4th symphony on youtube... in the hopes of expanding my horizons with Mahler and all that, y'know, since in the past I've really only heard his 1st symphony in full, and only snippets of the others.
Unfortunately, I have to confess my conclusion is still the same as before: his music just doesn't do it for me. I don't deny his genius at the craft, and certainly he's an excellent orchestrator -- probably far beyond what I…Continue
Today I finally got a chance to actually sit down at the piano (well, an electronic one, but still) and try to play my fugue in C# minor myself for the first time. And I was greatly dismayed to discover that I couldn't play it at all... What sounded relatively tame in midi turned out to be extremely difficult for me to play. That's probably a sign of how lousy my non-existent piano skills are, or perhaps fugues are…Continue
Recently I've been listening to many tuba concertos, to get an idea of the repertoire out there and what's possible on a tuba solo. Today I found this one, which, while it doesn't really feature any particularly unusual solo tricks or virtuoso stunts, is nevertheless a fun-filled romp with many beautifully scored passages:
Just thought I'd share.
This blog entry is really more of a test than anything else... I'm having trouble submitting a new discussion to the analysis and critique section (it keeps ending up in the "we're sorry" page -- this is the 3rd try now), so this is just to see if blog entries will go through.