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Quint Quart third movement

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Hewer Sep 9. 9 Replies

https://soundcloud.com/larya/quint-quart-third-movementIt has been over a year since I had a good rant, so here goes.Whole tone…Continue

Quint Quart Second Movement

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lawrence Aurich Aug 28. 7 Replies

https://soundcloud.com/larya/quint-quart-second-movementThe second movement has the same structure (ABCA) as the first movement,…Continue

2016 A Spacey Odyssey finale

Started this discussion. Last reply by Socrates Arvanitakis Jul 26. 17 Replies

This is the finale to the series, 2016 a Spacey Odyssey, though I'm going to name it something different like, A Journey into Space. If all eight pieces are played in sequence it would run just over…Continue

 

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Mike Hewer replied to Lawrence Aurich's discussion Quint Quart third movement
"Teoh, I can only think of the Bartok I mentioned above. It would not surprise me though if somebody somewhere hasn't utilised the idea of zonal key sigs. The nearest I get to it is thinking in 3 octave scales whereby each octave is restricted…"
Sep 9
Mike Hewer replied to Lawrence Aurich's discussion Quint Quart third movement
"Yep, lets get to the music. Great Lawrence. I found some moments of moving music in there and some originality. The shift into  more traditional tonality was a little disconcerting at times, as if you are not quite convinced of the power of the…"
Sep 9
H. S. Teoh replied to Lawrence Aurich's discussion Quint Quart third movement
"I'm really embarrassed that I've been participating in this thread without listening to the piece posted.  So I just went and listened to it. I like it; quite calm and soothing, and I suppose this is the "slow movement" of…"
Sep 8
H. S. Teoh replied to Lawrence Aurich's discussion Quint Quart third movement
"This makes me wonder, what order of accidentals should be used for a non-conventional key signature?  And since the whole tone scale only has 6 scale degrees, should an accidental be written for the 7th note (e.g., to make it coincide with one…"
Sep 8
Mike Hewer replied to Lawrence Aurich's discussion Quint Quart third movement
"Yeah, admittedly it'd probably be easier to write accidentals for an orchestra as Teoh says. In theory though, there is no reason why custom signatures could not be used. Ruffling feathers is going to happen more so with poorly marked…"
Sep 8
Lawrence Aurich replied to roger stancill's discussion The Heart of Music and Frequencies
"Dear harpsichordologist, and purveyor of harpsichordism (Kristofer)      I enjoy harpsichord music but may never purchase the instrument, nevertheless it intrigues me. There are no pedals so I assume there is no need for…"
Sep 7
Lawrence Aurich replied to Lawrence Aurich's discussion Quint Quart third movement
"Mike,  Whole tone scales are part of the common stock, but the key signatures are not.  No where have I ever come across any symphony music which had a key signature for whole tone scales.  So as not to ruffle feathers or…"
Sep 7
Lawrence Aurich replied to Lawrence Aurich's discussion Quint Quart third movement
"H.S.  It's good to know that there are programs that allow manual input of any key signature.  My print music doesn't do it though probably the larger Finale would.  As it turns out a few minutes after viewing your…"
Sep 7
H. S. Teoh replied to Lawrence Aurich's discussion Quint Quart third movement
"Lawrence, it is untrue that there are no programs that have key signatures for whole tone scales. The software I use, Lilypond, allows non-classical key signatures where you can specify any combination of sharps and flats for each pitch class. This…"
Sep 7
Mike Hewer replied to Lawrence Aurich's discussion Quint Quart third movement
"Lawrence, You can use hybrid key signatures to define any scale you like. A whole-tone scale could be simply defined by having (depending on your spelling!) an f sharp, g sharp and a sharp in your signature, or a d flat and  e flat. Bartok used…"
Sep 7
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Quint Quart third movement

https://soundcloud.com/larya/quint-quart-third-movementIt has been over a year since I had a good rant, so here goes.Whole tone scales came into vogue with jazz in the 1930's, but Debussy used them extensively over a hundred years ago. Some authorities trace the whole tone scale back to Bach. So why after so many years do we not have proper notation of this common scale?There are two w.t. scales. The six notes that contain C…See More
Sep 7
Lawrence Aurich replied to roger stancill's discussion The Heart of Music and Frequencies
"I see a lock below the keyboard but no fall board, but then unlike the piano I see that the fall board is attached to the lid.  Very clever.  Is this the customary construction of the harpsichord?  It looks like cherry wood, but…"
Sep 6
Lawrence Aurich replied to roger stancill's discussion The Heart of Music and Frequencies
"I used to do the hokey pokey but I turned myself around."
Sep 5
Lawrence Aurich replied to roger stancill's discussion The Heart of Music and Frequencies
"One must never overlook the contribution Chubby Checker has made to the degradation of society with his song :Do the Twist. "
Sep 2
Lawrence Aurich replied to roger stancill's discussion The Heart of Music and Frequencies
"This is interesting in that I never knew that Pythagoras was into music, though being mathematical it is not surprising.  The last time I thought about the various musical modes was probably back in high school.  This affords an idea…"
Sep 2
Lawrence Aurich replied to roger stancill's discussion The Heart of Music and Frequencies
"Roger,      Most of the info presented has been know since Pythagoras.  The fact that modern musicians use the various modes of music can't be seen as sinister or demonic.  If there are members of the CF who appear…"
Sep 1

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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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