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The Forgotten Man vs. the World

Started this discussion. Last reply by Fredrick zinos Jul 20. 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 Saul Dzorelashvili's discussion The Hidden Cabin
"Saul,    Restful, peaceful , sentimental.  I assume you are performing live.  Computer samples cannot match the tone quality of a big grand.  What kind of piano?"
Tuesday
Lawrence Aurich replied to H. S. Teoh's discussion Fantasia Sonata in G minor
"Good work.  I thought Hewer played it very close to your markings, and very tastefully.  This is somewhere between Beethoven in style with more modern chord changes reminiscent of Rachmaninov.  Good melodies and changes in tempo…"
Aug 28
Lawrence Aurich replied to Saul Dzorelashvili's discussion Untold Story
"Beautiful guitar piece, though the string accompaniment needs work.  It might be more effective to bring in the strings (not just melody) for the purpose of emphasis during the repeated melodic sections and let the guitar solo on the…"
Aug 28
Lawrence Aurich replied to Brandon Schwab's discussion Let Silent Still - Brandon Schwab
"Brandon,      Nice work.  The intro is very pastoral, a sequence of dissonances and resolutions.  At about 20 sec. I felt like there was too much dissonance which lessened the effect.  At 2:30 the piece…"
Aug 28
Lawrence Aurich replied to Gav Brown's discussion Collaborative Project Proposal: Treatise on Atonalism
"On second thought, atonalcentric is a bad definition because it labels music by what it is not.  i.e. What is the color of the sky.  It is not green.  After a study of the subject we should be able to label this music by what it is."
Aug 16
Lawrence Aurich replied to Gav Brown's discussion Collaborative Project Proposal: Treatise on Atonalism
"So lets clean up the vernacular.  True atonal music would be really difficult to hear.  Why not use the term atonalcentric?  All music is pan-tonal or polytonal except for the test pattern drone, (monotone).  To me,…"
Aug 16
Lawrence Aurich replied to Gav Brown's discussion Collaborative Project Proposal: Treatise on Atonalism
"I think atonal describes the body if you don't work out for a few weeks."
Aug 16
Lawrence Aurich replied to Gav Brown's discussion Collaborative Project Proposal: Treatise on Atonalism
"Gav,      Interesting idea, though I do not have time to participate much.  I think such a project should include a solid definition of atonalism, its roots in history,(is there a founder of atonalism? some good…"
Aug 6
Lawrence Aurich replied to Rodney Carlyle Money's discussion Setting Personal Music Goals
"If you're going to get anywhere you have to have a plan, but all my plans are on hold for the moment. I can't get this new Finale to work on my computer.  After two weeks of bumbling the folks at Finale can't…"
Jul 28
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…"
Jul 19
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…"
Jul 18
Lawrence Aurich replied to Vn's discussion Patxi's Ghost
"Very spooky.  I'd like to see the score for this one, (kidding)."
Jul 15
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

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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 :)

 
 
 

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