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Sputnik March

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lawrence Aurich Mar 10. 8 Replies

https://soundcloud.com/larya/sputnik-marchSputnik was the first man-made satellite. Launched by the Soviet Union in 1957, it…Continue

Apollo 8, Ode to Earth

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob Forrest Mar 5. 22 Replies

https://soundcloud.com/larya/apollo-8Gustav Holst wrote The Planets in 1913. Conspicuous by its absence from his symphony is the…Continue

Voyager I

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lawrence Aurich Jan 31. 10 Replies

http://soundcloud.com/larya/voyager-i      For the fourth piece…Continue

Curiosity Rover

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob Porter Jan 11. 47 Replies

https://soundcloud.com/larya/curiosity-rover     This piece has two good ideas taken not from Holst, but from members of the…Continue

 

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Lawrence Aurich replied to Galih Setiawan's discussion Hangouts (Orchestral Composition)
"In good comedy there is truth.  Don Rickles truth was that Hollywood types were mostly idiots and not to be taken seriously.  People like Merrill Streep, Alec Baldwin, Rosey O'Donnell use their celebrity status to foist upon the…"
Friday
Lawrence Aurich replied to Rodney Carlyle Money's discussion Bach
"No, Lully was an influence of Handel, read."
Friday
Lawrence Aurich replied to Rodney Carlyle Money's discussion Bach
"Definitely Bustehude."
Friday
Lawrence Aurich replied to Rodney Carlyle Money's discussion Bach
"I could go on and explain why atonality has no basis in physics and is not aurally accepted by most people but life is too short. "
Friday
Joel Becker left a comment for Lawrence Aurich
"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…"
Friday
Lawrence Aurich replied to Rodney Carlyle Money's discussion Bach
"When I was studying Bach's two part inventions the book came with his ornamentations.  Apparently ornamentations were ill defined at that time and Bach thought it necessary to define his dozen  or so ornamentations.  I've…"
Apr 18
Lawrence Aurich replied to Rodney Carlyle Money's discussion Bach
"The composers most popularly associated with the renaissance Vivaldi and Pretorius don't sound that much like Bach.  Lully is definitely an influence of Handel.  IMO Couperin would be more like Bach, though Bach…"
Apr 15
Lawrence Aurich replied to Galih Setiawan's discussion Hangouts (Orchestral Composition)
"Teg,      Guess I owe you an explanation.  A few days ago one of my favorite American comedians Don Rickles died.  He made a career of insulting Hollywood stars.  I took the occasion to do a little…"
Apr 14
Lawrence Aurich replied to Art Lowell's discussion String Quartet - Complete
"Art,      I thought you did just write rock tunes.  This is really nice.  Playful, wonderful harmonies and flowing melodies, just the right amount of dissonance.  I usually find string quartets…"
Apr 14
Lawrence Aurich replied to Rodney Carlyle Money's discussion Bach
"https://youtu.be/_V7oujd9djk  This is my favorite Bach piece because it is a hoot to play.  Most of the harpsichord part is covered by the instruments, but comes off better with piano.  Listen to the solo harpsichord about 2/3s…"
Apr 12
Lawrence Aurich replied to Rodney Carlyle Money's discussion Bach
"This is the one exception where hyperbole is appropriate."
Apr 12
Lawrence Aurich replied to Rodney Carlyle Money's discussion Bach
"     Okay, let's analyze the first Bach pieces I ever played at about age 15, his two part inventions, all 13 or 14.  Invention one begins and ends in the same key but in between, in a short space of about 90…"
Apr 12
Lawrence Aurich replied to Josh Tucker's discussion The Next Bach/Beethoven: Busy working on Star Wars?
"Just based on volume of work and notoriety, not necessarily based on quality."
Apr 12
Lawrence Aurich replied to Rodney Carlyle Money's discussion Bach
"There are many volumes written on this subject so I will choose just one aspect.  I think much of his success originates from the fact that he was organist and harpsichordist.  Much of orchestra composing is glorified song…"
Apr 11
Lawrence Aurich replied to Josh Tucker's discussion The Next Bach/Beethoven: Busy working on Star Wars?
"A few weeks ago I would have said it is great to choose a mentor, but why John Williams?  Certainly there are better composers.  But now I realize that if you are intending to write for film there is no better example of a…"
Apr 11
Lawrence Aurich replied to Josh Tucker's discussion The Next Bach/Beethoven: Busy working on Star Wars?
"In science and music most of the greats stand on the shoulders of their predecessors with a few exceptions.  Once in a century someone comes along, seemingly from nowhere, and advances the discipline by a light year.  In…"
Apr 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 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 10:37pm on October 13, 2014, Bob Porter said…

Got it, thanks.

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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