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The Forgotten Man vs. the World

Started this discussion. Last reply by Fredrick zinos 13 hours ago. 7 Replies

I am at a crossroads in that I am unsure of what direction to take musically.This piece depicts the final conflict between the united planetary forces of evil and the planet earth, the last standing…Continue

Slow movement

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob Morabito Jun 19. 1 Reply

This is the final aria in The Christmas Story.  It contains ideas from Bach's Italian Concerto second movement and Ravel's Concerto in G.  A slow movement often has a slow pulse with an even slower…Continue

Musical humor

Started May 31 0 Replies

A blind guy walks into a bar, then into a table, then a chair. No, wrong joke. Three shepherds walk into a bar. There's a huge Roman soldier at the door with an equally large sword. Here is the…Continue

A sweet n' sad song

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lawrence Aurich May 19. 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

 

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Lawrence Aurich replied to Lawrence Aurich's discussion The Forgotten Man vs. the World
"Roger,      I think you and Bob M. are pointing out two similar spots where the music goes weaker, or the feel of the epic theme, conflict, goes softer.  I didn't intend for there to be a let down early in the intro, so…"
yesterday
roger stancill replied to Lawrence Aurich's discussion The Forgotten Man vs. the World
"Law-man, the title of your next project should then be  'Crossroads'. I thought this started out with an inviting vibe, but @ .46 got 'off track' too early in the development . Polish this up with a bit less 'Tim…"
yesterday
Lawrence Aurich replied to Vn's discussion Patxi's Ghost
"Very spooky.  I'd like to see the score for this one, (kidding)."
Monday
Lawrence Aurich replied to Lawrence Aurich's discussion The Forgotten Man vs. the World
"Kjell,      Thanks for listening.  Beethoven was about as far from my mind as you can get.  Actually some ideas came from Mahler.  I'm not enough into this style to get six or seven movements out of it. …"
Jul 14
Kjell Prytz replied to Lawrence Aurich's discussion The Forgotten Man vs. the World
"Wonderful. Beautiful and elegant orchestration. To my amateur ears I would classify it as middle classical period, I can hear steps from Beethoven. Impressive work. Kjell"
Jul 13
Lawrence Aurich replied to Lawrence Aurich's discussion The Forgotten Man vs. the World
"Bob,      Thanks for listening and commenting.  I did step away from the epic feel of the piece by going into a sing songy major section 2:50 to 3:40.  It may put some people to sleep but it was meant to be a…"
Jul 11
Bob Morabito replied to Lawrence Aurich's discussion The Forgotten Man vs. the World
"There are parts of this I enjoyed very much and were very well done in my opinion.Good job!! I did however have problems with the section from 2:52-3:41or 3:46..I kind of got lost then started losing interest, but then found myself back on…"
Jul 11
Lawrence Aurich replied to John Driscoll's discussion End of Act 2 of My Opera
"John,      A very colorful and interesting background to the story, but we can't follow it without the lyrics. Could you post the relevant lyrics for this section?"
Jul 10
Lawrence Aurich replied to John Driscoll's discussion End of Act 2 of My Opera
"A very colorful and interesting background to the story, but we can't follow the action without the lyrics.  Could you post them?"
Jul 10
Lawrence Aurich replied to Olivér Kovács's discussion The City of the Future
"     Is this the Oliver who writes the tin pan alley syncopated rags?  This is quite a stretch from early twentieth century Broadway.  I have no idea how this music is produced, but it sounds pretty professional. …"
Jul 9
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The Forgotten Man vs. the World

I am at a crossroads in that I am unsure of what direction to take musically.This piece depicts the final conflict between the united planetary forces of evil and the planet earth, the last standing bastion of good in the universe. No that's not it.This is the grand struggle of Donald Trump versus the Mueller investigation, the fake news media, Kim Jung Il, and the FBI. No.This is a depiction of the forgotten man in America versus the deep state, the multinational corporations and the military…See More
Jul 9
Lawrence Aurich replied to Gabriele's discussion Fantasia for piano and orchestra
"On page 2 under violin 2 is Cl which I took to mean clarinet.  You probably mean cello which would be abbreviated Vc or bass CB.  It's a goofy abbreviation.      Piano fingering and pedaling are somewhat…"
Jul 6
Lawrence Aurich replied to Gabriele's discussion Fantasia for piano and orchestra
"Gabriele,      Nice work. I enjoyed this.  Several corrections to the score.  B. clar. and bassoon go below the clarinets, and piano just above the percussion.  If you use Finale just hit orchestral score…"
Jul 5
Lawrence Aurich replied to Gav Brown's discussion Work in Progress, Suggestions/Feedback Sought - Flute Duo
"Gav,      Enjoyed this piece.  You repeat the theme too often, especially at the beginning.  At measure 15 take the theme up a third or a fifth.  Otherwise there is plenty of variation throughout.  You could…"
Jul 3
Lawrence Aurich replied to Bob Morabito's discussion Beethoven's Tempo Indications
"Can we say that the concertizers method is rubato and the accompanist's is roboto?"
Jun 19
Bob Morabito replied to Lawrence Aurich's discussion Slow movement
"This is done really well in my opinion Lawrence--the first almost half is beautifully touching and tinged with sadness, while the second half moves more and more to hopeful and joyful music. Again I feel you made all the right moves, and have…"
Jun 19

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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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