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
This is a screen shot of MuseScore's Style =>General =>Score window, in which you can activate/de-activate some features towards creating multiple bar rests for parts and hiding empty bars in selected passages for scores. It…"
"Some 20 years ago I composed at the piano with pencil and staff paper. I copied the score, cut it with a scissors and pasted the parts with a glue stick, and distributed the parts to the musicians. Then along came Finale Print Music which was great…"
"I tried some years ago Lilypond Teoh but could not get used quickly to its non-GUI interface, although I was very much impressed by the optical results like you. Yes I would agree that there is no more need for expensive score writers like Sibelius…"
"@Socrates: I have been working with Lilypond as my main tool for composition; it's a purely notation program. Its MIDI function was added on as an afterthought, and pretty minimal in functionality (or should I say, barely usable without some…"
"I like this. Lots of fun, and nicely scored.
I have to admit, though, that I had a hard time connecting the music to the title. I struggled with associating the music with the idea of a space shuttle flying off into that great final…"
"Regarding score writers with decent sounds and very close to Finale and Sibelius (I believe one day it will leave them behind even in score-writing features), have a look here Lawrence. It is completely free to download and it’s improving all…"
Interesting point. I focused solely on making a smooth transition from the somber movement preceding it to the big climax at the end. Bringing in the quirky sounds of the previous movements never…"
"So you want me to say that on rare occasions even the kitchen sink can be a welcome addition to any musical composition. Well I'm not going to say that. This piece makes me want to take kitchen sink lessons, but the sink…"
"L A, for me, this was too earthbound. I hear 'seafaring' and not space odyssey.
That is the 'general impression' I got from a 1 time listening. No matter how you / we
intellectualize what we intend to compose, the…"
"lots of good ideas Laurence and some decent scoring in places. The score presentation does indeed need to be cleaned up as Socrates says. The playback does this music no favours whatsoever as it has nothing to do with what the piece would sound like…"
The practical difficulty of following these type of piece and commenting is that one has to go from sound file to score and back again many times, even having two screens open, that is why I have sometimes requested an XML instead so…"
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.
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?