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Vagn Holmboe (1909-1996)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Liz Atems Jul 26. 14 Replies

I've mentioned him as a major influence on my personal style, so I thought I'd throw his name out there to see whether other people here are familiar with his work and what they think of it.He is…Continue

Fugal Variations in C Minor

Started this discussion. Last reply by Liz Atems Sep 12. 45 Replies

This is a work that I began as a composition exercise, in preparation for writing a fugal variation to Gerd Prengel’s Beethoven sketch. It was originally to be a short, self-contained fugue based on…Continue

Let's talk about DAWs

Started this discussion. Last reply by Timothy Smith Jul 8. 84 Replies

Yes, I know I said I wasn't really interested in considering a DAW at this time. But given all the trouble I've had with Sibelius and NotePerformer, and given that the experts can't even be sure…Continue

Seeking a workaround to NotePerformer timing problem

Started this discussion. Last reply by Liz Atems May 18. 24 Replies

Don't get me wrong, NotePerformer has many excellent qualities and when it works right, it produces beautiful demos. But in certain contexts, its design causes a serious problem: loss of ensemble…Continue

 

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Liz Atems replied to Gerd Prengel's discussion Strjng quartett in C-Major I. Andante maestoso / Allegro
"Hi Gerd, I didn't mean that your work resembled Simpson's in any way (except, maybe, for the Beethoven influence ;)) - just that Simpson has a gift for spinning out developments at great length - a good example is the outer movements of…"
Sep 22
Liz Atems replied to Gav Brown's discussion Should Composers’ Forum Continue in 2020/21?
"Thanks, Dane. Okay, I see that we currently need $204 to keep the site running. Well, my offer stands then. I'll match anyone's gift, or several people's gifts, up to $100 - that's the total I'll contribute above the measly…"
Sep 22
Liz Atems replied to Gav Brown's discussion Should Composers’ Forum Continue in 2020/21?
"Hi Dane, Well, my contribution was fairly small. I was wondering if you knew where Gav's current total of member contributions stood at this point. But if we're really only $200 short, I would be willing to put up matching funds to any…"
Sep 22
Liz Atems replied to Gerd Prengel's discussion Strjng quartett in C-Major I. Andante maestoso / Allegro
"A delightful first movement, Gerd! Even though your ideas may be inspired by Beethoven, you have a lyrical style all your own, that I first really noticed in you Variations on the late Beethoven sketch, and which is very much in evidence here, in…"
Sep 22
Liz Atems replied to Gav Brown's discussion Should Composers’ Forum Continue in 2020/21?
"Why do you say this Dane? How far are we from the goal?"
Sep 22
Liz Atems replied to Jon Corelis's discussion Veni, veni Emanuel for Alto and Baritone single voices, Viola, and Piano
"Unusual and quite beautiful setting of the well-known hymn, very nice. I have only one real criticism, the 8th notes in the piano in bars 32-33 came out of nowhere and did not go anywhere. I quite liked the descending triplets later on, though. Of…"
Sep 13
Liz Atems replied to Liz Atems's discussion Fugal Variations in C Minor
"After thinking about Gerd's comments, I decided to try to make a conservative change or two to at least give the impression of greater variety in the first four variations. At this point the only changes I made were to tempo and articulation.…"
Sep 12
Liz Atems replied to Joost Visser's discussion Coral
"Coral or choral(e)? It is indeed a beautiful chorale! I could not figure out if it is purely for organ, or if there is a trumpet or two in there also. I *did* listen over speakers, a pair of external ones, Bose Companions, and it certainly…"
Sep 11
Liz Atems replied to Sassyfrood's discussion Piano Sonata in G Minor
"The second movement has much in it to admire - there is a lot of very intricate interplay between the two hands and the music never does quite what the listener expects. Very fresh-sounding. My only real criticism is that the performance (or…"
Sep 11
Liz Atems replied to gregorio X's discussion Sarabande - for Piano (3'40")
"Hi Gregorio, Yet another very beautiful and expressive work in your neo-Bachian idiom. I love the two-voice counterpoint that dominates the earlier pages, reminiscent of some of the slower WTC preludes, and the unusual (and very un-Baroque)…"
Sep 10
Liz Atems replied to Liz Atems's discussion Fugal Variations in C Minor
"Hi Gerd, Thank you so much for listening and for your comments! I'm flattered by the reference to Op. 131, as that is a height of expressive fugue writing that I could never hope to approach. My model for this work was actually Carl…"
Sep 10
Gerd Prengel replied to Liz Atems's discussion Fugal Variations in C Minor
"Dear Liz, what a gigantic labour  you must have put into this work! It took me several attempts to get into these varations. This morning in vaccation in the awesome dolomites of northern Italy when I listened to your whole work again.…"
Sep 10
Liz Atems replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion Prelude. (More light music) about 1'40"
"Hi Dane, I wasn't talking so much about "classical form" as just that sense that a piece is shaped in a way that works, that coheres and makes sense musically. I don't think one needs to have a strong theory background to know…"
Sep 8
Liz Atems replied to Saul Gefen's discussion Bagatelle
"From about 1:12 on, I found this quite exquisite. Agree with Jon, Chopin was the first composer that came to mind listening to this. Before 1:12, I felt the rhythmically simpler music with which the piece begins was spun out too much - would like to…"
Sep 8
Liz Atems replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion Prelude. (More light music) about 1'40"
"Hi Dane, I certainly would NOT say that your sense of form needs "dusting off the cobwebs"! Just that that side of your musical thinking comes out more clearly in the tonal works I've heard from you so far. And I totally agree with…"
Sep 8
Liz Atems replied to Gerd Prengel's discussion Symphony c-minor: Scherzo Presto
"Indeed, NotePerformer is an amazing product that improves the output from notation software (Finale, Sibelius, Dorico) by orders of magnitude. But I feel the need to point out that it is not perfect, and has odd bugs that can cause no end of…"
Sep 8

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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…

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