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A sweet n' sad song

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lawrence Aurich on Saturday. 14 Replies

Here's a piece to we don't often hear on the forum, something to contrast the epic bombast, something sweet and sad. This is the only tearjerker in my musical. Hope you like it and comment.…Continue

Darling My Heart is True

Started Apr 27 0 Replies

This aria and the one following is supposed to be the climax of act I. To set the scene: Mary has gone to Joseph's house because she is afraid that he will break off their engagement as she is…Continue

Musical songs

Started this discussion. Last reply by Manfred Goop Apr 20. 8 Replies

About two years ago I wrote a musical, The Christmas Story, and am now just getting around to editing and making an acceptable score. Here are two songs from act I. If Socrates is Shakespeare, I'm…Continue

A fun piece

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lawrence Aurich Apr 6. 11 Replies

This is the finale to Suite of Antique Dances. It is somewhat in the style of Prokofiev's Classical Symphony. I would be remiss not to say a few words about this great composer.Sergei Prokofiev…Continue

 

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Lawrence Aurich replied to Gav Brown's discussion Up L8
"Is jazz coming back?  This beats 90% of what's popular now (rap, country, etc.)  Keep it up and you'll start the revival."
yesterday
Lawrence Aurich replied to David Lilly's discussion Crescent Moon Nocturne (Piano)
"Very nice, soft and dreamy.  You did a lot of variation on the left-hand motif.  Why the key of Gb?  I would be tempted to use a recurring theme in the right hand, though I don't know if it would be any improvement. …"
Tuesday
Lawrence Aurich replied to Bob Porter's discussion Do we need musicians?
"Bob,      You forgot, Win one for the Giffper, and when the going gets tough, the tough...Are you sure you didn't used to coach football? "
Tuesday
Lawrence Aurich replied to Bob Porter's discussion Do we need musicians?
"In high school I played taps quite often.  We usually had one guy up front and one far back, usually me, doing the echo.  Trouble was I never knew when the service was about to end to start blowing into my horn to warm…"
Monday
Lawrence Aurich replied to Lawrence Aurich's discussion A sweet n' sad song
"Bob,      I think this piece was easier to write than to sing considering the long sustained notes,  the higher range, and slow tempo.  Thanks for your comments."
Saturday
Bob Morabito replied to Lawrence Aurich's discussion A sweet n' sad song
"Hi Lawrence--I enjoyed this very much, and I agree its a shame that we dont hear very much of this kind of work on the forum here. Hopefully that'll change. I do feel its much harder to write a slow pretty piece that keeps ones attention,…"
May 19
Dave Dexter replied to Lawrence Aurich's discussion A sweet n' sad song
"Oh, please :)"
May 18
roger stancill replied to Lawrence Aurich's discussion A sweet n' sad song
"dave, I'm not taking sides and don't really care to be involved in your dispute with Bob M. I merely pointed out somewhat in jest, that we've all been warned about 'personal attacks' in this forum. It's as simple as A B…"
May 18
Dave Dexter replied to Lawrence Aurich's discussion A sweet n' sad song
"November-ish, and a sweet if not sad orchestral piece in December. And that ratio is right out. I wouldn't have responded, except you're applying yourself as a solution to a problem which doesn't exist . . . lots of composers posting…"
May 18
Dave Dexter replied to Lawrence Aurich's discussion A sweet n' sad song
"And me shutting down Morabito's claims of having lost me work because my prospective clients apparently seek him out for the lowdown on my personal attacks, don't forget that."
May 18
roger stancill replied to Lawrence Aurich's discussion A sweet n' sad song
"One man's arguing is another man's working toward clarity. The only thing you missed was dave getting scolded again for personal attacks. Did you see the latest memo from Brother Big?  "
May 18
Bob Porter replied to Lawrence Aurich's discussion A sweet n' sad song
"Same old stuff. Congrats on surviving the wedding."
May 18
Lawrence Aurich replied to Lawrence Aurich's discussion A sweet n' sad song
"  I was off the forum for a week or so, (as in rehabbing from an overdose.)   Actually I attended my daughter's wedding.  When I left, Bob was arguing with Roger.  When I came back Bob was arguing…"
May 18
Lawrence Aurich replied to Lawrence Aurich's discussion A sweet n' sad song
"It goes from G maj. to the relative E min., not so unusual, but this is opera, it's supposed to be dramatic.  Thanks for listenint (I think.) "
May 18
Lawrence Aurich replied to Lawrence Aurich's discussion A sweet n' sad song
"I remember those pieces, but how long ago was that, seems like over a year.  The ratio of loud and bombastic to sweet and sad is probably 50 to 1. "
May 18
roger stancill replied to Lawrence Aurich's discussion A sweet n' sad song
"Yo L- man, just my amateur 2 cents bubba, it was good til min. 1:47 then  huh? the transition needs to be enhanced. On the whole, you did not capture and maintain a 'uniform frequency' ( IF you know what I mean ) of…"
May 18

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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 at least one paragraph of biographical information about you as a composer) - blank or minimal answers on this line will cause your request to be rejected. Include a link to your website if you have one.
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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