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Bella Ciao Variations for Full Orchestra

Started this discussion. Last reply by Agustin Loreto Feb 3. 4 Replies

Variations on the Italian folksong Bella Ciao, made popular by the Netflix series La Casa de Papel, or English dubbed version Money Heist. Hope you enjoy.…Continue

Piano Concerto 1st and 3rd Movements

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Bates Jan 31. 4 Replies

Managed to get the 1st and 3rd movement previews onto youtube. Hope you enjoy.1st Movement:…Continue

Piano Concerto 2nd Movement

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Carovillano Jan 31. 3 Replies

Sorry haven't posted for ages, been busy! Here's the 2nd Movement of my Piano Concerto. I composed it when I was younger, but have re-worked it. Hope you enjoy.…Continue

Bella Ciao Variations for full Orchestra

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Bates Oct 6, 2018. 5 Replies

Hope it makes you smile..!ThanksMikeContinue

 

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Agustin Loreto replied to Michael Bates's discussion Bella Ciao Variations for Full Orchestra
"Wao, that was just simply great..... awesome sound. "
Feb 3
Colin Dougall replied to Michael Bates's discussion Bella Ciao Variations for Full Orchestra
"Hi Michael What can I say, Bellisimo! molto bellisimo! Sounded great. Around about 2.14 or so on the first downbow of the strings when the tempo dropped I thought for a second we were about to get Land of Hope & Glory (might not have been out of…"
Feb 3
Michael Bates replied to Michael Bates's discussion Bella Ciao Variations for Full Orchestra
"Hmm maybe I should rename it to Tarantella.. Mike"
Feb 3
Stephen Lines replied to Michael Bates's discussion Bella Ciao Variations for Full Orchestra
"I've just finished dancing around my study like a demented tarantula - very jolly and uplifting and good orchestration. There's nothing not to like here - damned good fun. Well done Michael - thanks for posting! Stephen"
Feb 2
Michael Bates posted a discussion

Bella Ciao Variations for Full Orchestra

Variations on the Italian folksong Bella Ciao, made popular by the Netflix series La Casa de Papel, or English dubbed version Money Heist. Hope you enjoy.https://youtu.be/VdrUpOrgoOMMikeSee More
Feb 2
Michael Bates replied to Michael Bates's discussion Piano Concerto 1st and 3rd Movements
"Many thanks for your input guys. Next thing I'm polishing off is a big orchestra/piano piece based on the the Italian folksong Bella Ciao. I'll be uploading that very soon. Thanks again guys Mike"
Jan 31
David Carovillano replied to Michael Bates's discussion Piano Concerto 2nd Movement
"I echo the sentiments expressed above.  The beauty and delicate nature of the theme could lend itself to being developed akin to the 2nd movement of the Grieg Piano Concerto (one of my favourites!)  As it stands, it feels more like a…"
Jan 31
Stephen Lines replied to Michael Bates's discussion Piano Concerto 2nd Movement
"Mike, I've just listened to this after listening to the 1st movement a few minutes ago. This is very short and underdeveloped in comparison but has a superb opening theme which could be developed into something quite beautiful. I really do like…"
Jan 31
Stephen Lines replied to Michael Bates's discussion Piano Concerto 1st and 3rd Movements
"Mike, Excellent, exciting development - my attention was held throughout the 1st Movement preview. I would really like to see the score - does it's absence suggest you put this together on a DAW? Great piano sound. My only criticism is it was a…"
Jan 31
Dane Aubrun replied to Michael Bates's discussion Piano Concerto 1st and 3rd Movements
"I've so far listened to the first movement and it is accomplished all right, the balance between soloist and orchestra very good. Thematic material well developed, scoring all good. Sounds quite difficult but without the score I don't care…"
Jan 31
Michael Bates posted a discussion

Piano Concerto 1st and 3rd Movements

Managed to get the 1st and 3rd movement previews onto youtube. Hope you enjoy.1st Movement:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yBoGoXC7sQ83rd Movement:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AH7xAy98weICheersMikep.s. my website is https://mikebat321.wixsite.com/michaelbates…See More
Jan 30
Dane Aubrun replied to Michael Bates's discussion Piano Concerto 2nd Movement
"It's a pleasant enough piece - although I tend to avoid chromatic sequences doesn't mean I can't appreciate someone who does and the harmonic progressions are pleasantly interesting  But...this should be longer, more developed.…"
Jan 30
Michael Bates posted a discussion

Piano Concerto 2nd Movement

Sorry haven't posted for ages, been busy! Here's the 2nd Movement of my Piano Concerto. I composed it when I was younger, but have re-worked it. Hope you enjoy.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVs3_spSBD8MikeSee More
Jan 28
Michael Bates replied to Michael Bates's discussion Bella Ciao Variations for full Orchestra
"Many thanks guys. Gav I felt it needed the slower middle section for contrast of fast-slow-fast, just like the Elgar format. I've tinkered a bit more plus made the end section bit more harmonically interesting. Please find the updated one…"
Oct 6, 2018
Michael Bates replied to Michael Bates's discussion Bella Ciao Variations for full Orchestra
"Many thanks guys. Gav I felt it needed the slower middle section for contrast of fast-slow-fast, just like the Elgar format. I've tinkered a bit more plus made the end section bit more harmonically interesting. Please find the updated…"
Oct 6, 2018
Henry Morris replied to Michael Bates's discussion Bella Ciao Variations for full Orchestra
"I can imagine a thousand different locations in the world where this music would set people happily dancing ....  and smiling!  thanks for posting ..."
Oct 5, 2018

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What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Orchestra, Small Ensemble
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
Something with a tune!
Is music your main income source?
Yes!
Where do you live?
London
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 am a Musical Director/Accompanist/Piano Teacher in London, and have been composing all my life. My website is http://mikebat321.wixsite.com/michaelbates, my Youtube Channel is https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtZRZmReew8e6VQy1DKeiCw. I also have several entries on IMSLP: http://imslp.org/wiki/Category:Bates%2C_Michael. You can also follow me on my Facebook Fan page: https://www.facebook.com/Michael-Bates-1293716517376989/?ref=aymt_h...
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At 9:29am on April 25, 2018, Gav Brown said…

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