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Intermezzo

Started this discussion. Last reply by MM Coston 9 hours ago. 2 Replies

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Minuet (Suite of Antique Dances 4th movement)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lawrence Aurich Jan 8. 19 Replies

In preparation for this piece I looked over the three Minuets that anyone who has ever learned an instrument has played, Beethoven's Minuet in G, Bach's Minuet in G, and Boccherini's Minuet in A. Of…Continue

Tarantella

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lawrence Aurich Dec 13, 2017. 16 Replies

The tarantella is a dance that originated in southern Italy some 2000 years ago. If you were bitten by a spider you would dance around for hours or days and either die of convulsions or survive. The…Continue

Gavotte

Started Nov 17, 2017 0 Replies

This piece is the second in a Suite of Antique Dances. The intent is to have dancers perform as the music plays. The gavotte is a dance in 4/4 of moderate tempo where the major sections start on beat…Continue

 

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MM Coston replied to Lawrence Aurich's discussion Intermezzo
"Thoroughly enjoyed this. It should be on the radio."
9 hours ago
Alan MacRae replied to Lawrence Aurich's discussion Intermezzo
"Loved it. Some of the harmony, particularly some chord progressions remind me of Prokofiev but the whole piece is fresh.  Lovely slow movement.  Off to find your first movt now."
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Intermezzo

movementIntermezzo.pdfhttps://soundcloud.com/larya/symphony-vii-second-movement-1By now we have come to the midway point in the Suite of Antique…See More
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Lawrence Aurich replied to MM Coston's discussion Does anyone know of a really good resource for proper notation for Harp?
"Wow, I thought I knew everything there was to know about the harp.  Arpeggios, glissandos, plucked chords, everything you could ever want to know.   But now there are bisbigliandos, pres de la table, haut dans les…"
Jan 8
Lawrence Aurich replied to Lawrence Aurich's discussion Minuet (Suite of Antique Dances 4th movement)
"Minuet.pdf Here's the corrected score."
Jan 8
Lawrence Aurich replied to Lawrence Aurich's discussion Minuet (Suite of Antique Dances 4th movement)
"Mike,      I have been writing in rests to glissandos for years because of an early version of Print Music.  I tried the correct notation for the first time on this updated version and the playback worked.  It's a…"
Jan 8
Mike Hewer replied to Lawrence Aurich's discussion Minuet (Suite of Antique Dances 4th movement)
"Hi Lawrence, I checked out your latest score. There are still some issues in your harp part. B29 the a flat pedal should be a g sharp. The pedal markings at b24 are not necessary because the key change will have already told the player that those…"
Jan 7
Lawrence Aurich replied to Lawrence Aurich's discussion Minuet (Suite of Antique Dances 4th movement)
"Here's the corrected score, except some things I can't correct with Print Music."
Jan 3
Lawrence Aurich replied to Lawrence Aurich's discussion Minuet (Suite of Antique Dances 4th movement)
"Now if only I had Sibelius I could follow your advice.  My cheapo print music is pretty bare bones. If you have a glissando in a maj. you pretty much have to notate it with three sharps.   Thanks for listening. "
Jan 2
Jim Tribble replied to Lawrence Aurich's discussion Minuet (Suite of Antique Dances 4th movement)
"Good point.  I have just been telling another composer about my own lack of enjoyment about adding dynamics and tempo's etc to pieces as I used to subscribe to the Baroque and earlier way of thinking that the musicians should be good…"
Dec 29, 2017
Lara Poe replied to Lawrence Aurich's discussion Minuet (Suite of Antique Dances 4th movement)
"Hi Lawrence– listened, and it's a cheerful little piece.  Reminds me of some carnivalesque pieces I've heard, and some ballroom polonaise-type stuff.   As far as harp pedalling goes, I'd definitely notate what…"
Dec 29, 2017
Dave Dexter replied to Lawrence Aurich's discussion Minuet (Suite of Antique Dances 4th movement)
"It's not that they should exactly. But flat tunings sound better as they're not wound through the tuning peg, and so you can take advantage of this with different spellings (or a harpist might decide to). It's the sweet spot.…"
Dec 29, 2017
Lawrence Aurich replied to Lawrence Aurich's discussion Minuet (Suite of Antique Dances 4th movement)
"What I still don't understand is why pedals should be notated in flats.  This piece alternates between A maj..and A min.  The pedals would have to be F#,C#,G# in A maj.  I'm going to change all the flats to the…"
Dec 29, 2017
Lawrence Aurich replied to Lawrence Aurich's discussion Minuet (Suite of Antique Dances 4th movement)
"Jim,      I purposely kept the dynamics to no louder than forte in keeping with the style of the minuet which  is light and dancey.  This suite has plenty of bombast in other movements. …"
Dec 29, 2017
Mike Hewer replied to Lawrence Aurich's discussion Minuet (Suite of Antique Dances 4th movement)
"Hi Lawrence, Jeez, I'm sorry for this long post...anybody know a way of talking about this music nonsense in shorthand without being preachy? Did Columbus Bring / Enough Food Going (to) America is the classic mnemonic, but I love yours and…"
Dec 29, 2017
Dave Dexter replied to Lawrence Aurich's discussion Minuet (Suite of Antique Dances 4th movement)
"I must say I disagree with Jim re harps. The caveat to all advice is that a harpist may well do things their own way, just as any player might quietly reinterpret their part to play it better; however I've now written (and had performed)…"
Dec 29, 2017

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What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Choir, Orchestra, Small Ensemble, Big Ensemble, Contemporary Ensembles
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
classical orchestra
Is music your main income source?
No - Not at all.
Where do you live?
Flagstaff, Az.
About Me (Must include biographical information about you as a composer):
I am an optometrist by profession, but have been composing for chamber orchestra for about 20 years. I play cello, piano, and sing in our group of 10 to 15 musicians and singers.

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At 10:44am on April 21, 2017, Joel Becker said…

Hi Lawrence,

I'm honored that you wish to analyze and cite the Boson piece. Please go ahead. 

I'm not sure if the structure is like John Adams, but the ostinati, consonant quartal harmonies, and some rhythmic aspects are, and the angular theme probably. Have fun! I look forward to seeing the result.

At 5:07am on May 1, 2014, Alex Dunn said…

Hi Lawrence,

I just listened to your 'Etude In G'. I really liked being taken on such an authentic Baroque journey. It sounds a little like the music that was used in the early Warcraft computer games. They were always notable for their very high quality Baroque style soundtracks. Have you every had ambitions in that area?

All the best,

Alex :)

At 3:03am on May 23, 2013, Fredrick zinos said…

That is very kind of you to say. Working on  a few things and hope to post in the next few weeks.

 
 
 

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