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String Quartet in A Minor

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ingo Lee 4 hours ago. 18 Replies

I would like to share a work originally from my student days over 40 years ago, that was never played back then and that I largely re-composed recently with the help of MuseScore. Compared to much of…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Liz Atems Feb 14. 2 Replies

Hi everyone! I'm Liz, and I've just (re-)started composing in my spare time after discovering MuseScore. I have some background, having majored in music at Michigan (LS&A degree, not School of…Continue

 

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Ingo Lee replied to Liz Atems's discussion String Quartet in A Minor
"That's a great story; yeah the hidden code stuff gets goofy on Sibelius too sometimes. Actually a lot of stuff gets goofy on Sibelius, but that's probably just my laziness about not learning it better.  I didn't make myself…"
4 hours ago
Liz Atems replied to Liz Atems's discussion String Quartet in A Minor
"Hi Ingo, Thanks for your kind words about my quartet! I am gratified that you and others have found it to be listenable and understandable. It's funny that you should mention NotePerformer... I just had a disturbing (and hopefully educational)…"
4 hours ago
Ingo Lee replied to Liz Atems's discussion String Quartet in A Minor
"Hi Liz, this is a very impressive work actually.  It's long and intricate and thoroughly modern, all of which I like.  Dane and Tim have asked and discussed the many questions that come up with your work and this discussion makes for…"
7 hours ago
Timothy Smith left a comment for Liz Atems
"Welcome Liz. I think I sent a friend request. This was simply to offer putting your work to instruments libraries."
yesterday
Liz Atems replied to Gerd Prengel's discussion violin sonata e-minor
"I agree with Tim and Saul. A solid work, true to the idiom yet with a few startling changes of direction that keep the listener on the toes. Well done Gerd!"
yesterday
Liz Atems replied to Liz Atems's discussion String Quartet in A Minor
"Thanks Saul."
yesterday
Saul Gefen replied to Liz Atems's discussion String Quartet in A Minor
"I'm not a fan of this genre atonal music but I can appreciate the artistry and the knowledge that went to creating this, as it is evident it was done on very well. And it is also more listenable and not irritating as some of the other atonal…"
yesterday
Liz Atems replied to Jon Corelis's discussion Three Twelve-Tone Songs for Soprano, Mezzo-soprano, and Alto
"An interesting work Jon. I liked best the parts where the voices moved independently. I wished such parts were the rule, instead of passages where the voices simply doubled each other at a specific interval like a tritone or a major second. But I…"
Thursday
Liz Atems replied to Ingo Lee's discussion Woodwind Quintet
"I enjoyed this piece very much, Ingo. The instrumental lines are pleasant, the interplay between them and the turns of "phrase" sometimes even clever, and the music never quite does what one expects. I did get a sense of sluggishness in…"
Wednesday
Liz Atems replied to Liz Atems's discussion String Quartet in A Minor
"Thanks, Tim, for your kind and supportive words about my quartet, both here and on Soundcloud (where I replied). I'm not so much frustrated with being able to get the music notated properly in MuseScore, more with the soundfont based playback…"
Wednesday
Timothy Smith replied to Liz Atems's discussion String Quartet in A Minor
"Hi Elizabeth I listened to the recording and looked at the score you made. You are clearly very knowledgeable in tonality and tonal variation. In reading what your intent was, I believe you have attended to that very well. I found listening to this…"
Wednesday
Liz Atems replied to Liz Atems's discussion String Quartet in A Minor
"Thanks Dane! Right now getting that rehearsal is going to be the big challenge, since I have no contacts today in the performing community. I never had many, but lost all of them 40 years ago. Living in a small town with no local orchestra and few…"
Wednesday
Dane Aubrun replied to Liz Atems's discussion String Quartet in A Minor
"Hi, Liz, It's going along fine - and awaiting a rehearsal just to iron out any final problems is probably the best bet. There were still a couple of cello double stops at or close on an octave that may be problematic: the 10th in bar 43; the…"
Wednesday
Liz Atems replied to Gav Brown's discussion Tonal Piece by Schoenberg
"A quick web search shows that it is, indeed, quite early - 1895/6, thus predating even the wonderful D major string quartet of 1897. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tHcx8a9-V0Y"
Tuesday
Liz Atems replied to Jordan Roberts's discussion Voyager I Leaving The Heliosphere (Flute and Piano) - Feedback Please
"I just noticed this section and gave your work a listen, and my reaction is the exact opposite of Gav's. I found it an engaging tone poem, beautifully done. Your use of silence I thought was especially appropriate and well done, especially in…"
Monday
Liz Atems replied to Robert Caley's discussion Two short compositions: "The Soldier's Hornpipe" and "A Song for the Trillium Queen"
"You don't say whether these were written for a film, but they have that wonderful cinematic feel, especially Trillium Queen. +1 to Timothy's comment. I loved the themes in both of them, and the instrumental combinations. Congrats."
Monday

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What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Small Ensemble
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
20th century
Is music your main income source?
No - Not at all.
Where do you live?
Vermont, USA
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 studied theory and composition with William Albright and William Bolcom at Michigan during the 1970s, but lost contact with the performing community and stopped composing after graduating. Recently I discovered MuseScore and used it to revise a string quartet from my student days. I plan to continue to compose in my spare time and would like to interact with more experienced and professional composers.

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At 6:47pm on February 21, 2020, Timothy Smith said…

Welcome Liz. I think I sent a friend request. This was simply to offer putting your work to instruments libraries.

At 8:44pm on February 12, 2020, Gav Brown said…

Welcome Liz!

 
 
 

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