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Sonata in B Flat for Keyboard

Started this discussion. Last reply by Markus Boyd on Friday. 7 Replies

So, I have tried to do something different, and having done this in less than 4 hours I would recommend this as an exercise.Find a piece of music that you like, and essentially us the STRUCTURE as a…Continue

Some constructive help

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jon Corelis Apr 25. 7 Replies

Hi all,I have been working on a number of works, including this one which is intended to be the first movement of a quartet.I fear that I am over complicating things here, particularly with the…Continue

Duet for two Violins

Started this discussion. Last reply by Markus Boyd Apr 23. 5 Replies

Hi all,I am in the midst of composing the third movement to this work. I have uploaded the first and second movement over the last day or so onto my soundcloud account.The andante I will revise at…Continue

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Markus Boyd replied to Markus Boyd's discussion Sonata in B Flat for Keyboard
"I take it you are talking about the new piece modeled on the quartet - yes it is repetitive and I plan to revisit some of the exposition to spice it up. I’ve so far completed the development but I have become stuck on how and where to commence…"
Friday
Stanley King replied to Markus Boyd's discussion Sonata in B Flat for Keyboard
"A very Lovely gentle piece Markus. I always feel like a hypocrite when I make suggestions because I am a rank amateur. There are two places where the left hand felt too repetitive to me so when I looked at your score I can see that from 9-12 and…"
Friday
michael diemer replied to Markus Boyd's discussion Sonata in B Flat for Keyboard
"I agree with Kjell, it sounds like Mozart, and on a good day at that. you may be on to something here. Actually, of course, composers have been doing this kind of thing foe centuries. It's a great way to get yourself going. The danger might be…"
May 10
Markus Boyd replied to Markus Boyd's discussion Sonata in B Flat for Keyboard
"Thanks for comments. I am working on another exercise, this time a little more complex. I will finish this weekend and upload audio, but feel free to look at the PDF. This is modeled on JC Bach's Quartet in G Major, though I have deviated…"
May 10
Kjell Prytz replied to Markus Boyd's discussion Sonata in B Flat for Keyboard
"Although intended as an exercise it sounds like a completed work by an early Mozart or similar. It is very enjoyable and although easy listening it has its golden moments. Well done!"
May 10
Erin Bloke replied to Markus Boyd's discussion Sonata in B Flat for Keyboard
"Love this! Awesome and fun exercise!"
May 8
Ingo Lee replied to Markus Boyd's discussion Sonata in B Flat for Keyboard
"Sounds great Markus, that's a good exercise.  You can stay in that framework or add in your own ideas when you fell like it. Good work!"
May 5
Markus Boyd posted a discussion

Sonata in B Flat for Keyboard

So, I have tried to do something different, and having done this in less than 4 hours I would recommend this as an exercise.Find a piece of music that you like, and essentially us the STRUCTURE as a skeleton, while of course being sympathetic to the style and manner of your chosen work. The rationale with this exercise is that you need not worry about structure for it is already laid out for you. You only need to make the music.Here is the outlineAPrimary theme X2: I/IV followed by…See More
May 3
Markus Boyd replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion Concerto for String Orchestra. 1st movement. 2'50"
"Have you considered scoring the solo parts between string and woodwind instruments? It would offer contrast and perhaps aid differentiation and contrast between the solo parts.  There is much potential here I think it would help being able to…"
May 1
Markus Boyd replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion Concerto for String Orchestra. 1st movement. 2'50"
"Well there is certainly no shortage of ideas here! Your leaning towards formal structure is there, however it is not straightforward to follow. Though to be fair I have only listened twice. Another thing I will mention is that it is difficult to…"
Apr 30
Jon Corelis replied to Markus Boyd's discussion Some constructive help
"My experience from scores I've seen and calls for scores I've answered is that standard practice is to give the notation of transposed instruments in their standard transposed key. I've once or twice though been asked for a score…"
Apr 25
Dane Aubrun replied to Markus Boyd's discussion Some constructive help
"I noted that it wasn't transposed and that's a habit I'm getting into, for better or worse - for the rough score at least, write it at concert pitch. Just easier when replaying it at a piano. It made your score easier to read…"
Apr 25
Markus Boyd replied to Markus Boyd's discussion Some constructive help
"Is this not a major key, though? Forgive me as I am not very well experienced with wind instrument transpositions - at this stage I am more focused on the music opposed to playability admittedly..  "
Apr 25
Jon Corelis replied to Markus Boyd's discussion Some constructive help
"Shouldn't you specify an A clarinet if you are going to go that low? If a B clarinet is used it's going to end up being transposed to three sharps.  I don't play clarinet, but my understanding is that B clarinet players find…"
Apr 25
Markus Boyd replied to Markus Boyd's discussion Some constructive help
"Yes thanks for your comments. Perhaps I just get bogged down in thought by the sheer amount notes and the harmonic revision needed in certain areas, coupled with the what appears to be a lack of direction. I must admit that I have limited experience…"
Apr 24
Dane Aubrun replied to Markus Boyd's discussion Some constructive help
"Markus, it doesn't sound over-complicated to me. It bounds along with lightness and verve: thoroughly pleasant. The various ways you've developed the material easily held my interest to the extent I really didn't want to get…"
Apr 24

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What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Orchestra, Small Ensemble, Songs
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
Classical (18th century)
Is music your main income source?
No - Not Yet
Where do you live?
Isle of Man
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 have been composing in an 18th century style for almost 10 years. It is probably an unhealthy obsession but I nonetheless get much enjoyment out of it!

Thought I would join to connect with like minded people
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https://soundcloud.com/markus-alexander-boyd

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At 8:09am on April 16, 2019, Gav Brown said…

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