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    Shifting Tones Preview
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    Shifting Tones II Preview for Piano
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    Piece in D
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    poverty
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    Emotude III

Michael Bates's Discussions

Curvetude, for solo piano

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sean Pollaro Mar 2. 1 Reply

May I invite you to listen to Curvetude for solo piano, with a style somewhere between a Chopin Etude and a pop ballad! Guaranteed to soothe your spirits..…Continue

Toccata for Piano & Orchestra

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sean Pollaro Feb 19. 1 Reply

May I invite you to give a listen to Toccata for Piano & Orchestra. Composed some years ago but recently recorded, fiery and punchy in a Baroque style, but bigger! Hope it gets your spirits…Continue

Piece in D - for solo piano

Started Feb 13 0 Replies

May I invite you to listen to my new release Piece in D for solo piano, composed years ago but recently recorded. A simple melody, hope it soothes your spirit. Perfect for Valentines!…Continue

 

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Sean Pollaro replied to Michael Bates's discussion Curvetude, for solo piano
"I cant believe no one has commented on this yet. This piece is very touching and awe inspiring! Beautifully melancholy and yearning for the past but at the same time looking forward as if on the brink of some ground breaking new paradigm. It's…"
Mar 2
Michael Bates posted a discussion

Curvetude, for solo piano

May I invite you to listen to Curvetude for solo piano, with a style somewhere between a Chopin Etude and a pop ballad! Guaranteed to soothe your spirits..https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YP9bx9KTfqgMany thanks.See More
Mar 1
Sean Pollaro replied to Michael Bates's discussion Toccata for Piano & Orchestra
"Killer! Such a nice blend. it's almost sounds like there's a faint timpani hit under each string stab. Nice composition and performance!"
Feb 19
Michael Bates posted a discussion

Toccata for Piano & Orchestra

May I invite you to give a listen to Toccata for Piano & Orchestra. Composed some years ago but recently recorded, fiery and punchy in a Baroque style, but bigger! Hope it gets your spirits pumping..https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Ubcju8V_msMany thanks.See More
Feb 19
Michael Bates posted a discussion

National Anthem type tune (Unfinished)

https://soundcloud.com/user-455510594/national-anthem-type-tune-unfinishedTune that's been bugging me for some time, I aim to incorporate it into a larger work soon..Hope it stirs you!Many thanksMichaelSee More
Feb 16
Michael Bates posted a discussion

Piece in D - for solo piano

May I invite you to listen to my new release Piece in D for solo piano, composed years ago but recently recorded. A simple melody, hope it soothes your spirit. Perfect for Valentines!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=orYQn_9WmpMThankyouSee More
Feb 13
Michael Bates posted a discussion

Poverty - for solo piano

Some years ago, while reflecting on the needlessness of poverty, this little piece bubbled up inside me. Hope it doesn't make you too sad!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KVskTG7t6yEMany thanksSee More
Feb 6
Michael Bates posted a discussion

Toccata for 2 pianos

May I humbly invite you to give a little listen to Toccata for 2 pianos, composed some years ago but recently recorded. Punchy and fiery, stylistically somewhere between Bach and Chopin. Hope it gets your spirits pumping!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RcRzpLrs6YMany thanks.See More
Jan 31
Harmonius replied to Michael Bates's discussion Prelude in D for piano
"I enjoyed listening to this. Very nice."
Jan 28
Michael Bates posted a discussion

Prelude in D for piano

May I humbly invite you to give a little listen to Prelude in D for solo piano. Composed some years ago but recently recorded. Inspired by Bach. Guaranteed to soothe your spirits! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DayWRYvEqOkMany thanks!See More
Jan 21
Michael Bates posted a discussion

Theme and Variations for solo piano

May I humbly invite you to listen to Theme and Variations for solo piano, composed years ago but recently recorded. Heavily influenced by Ludwig!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=loA2GX6cof8 Many thanks.See More
Jan 2
Timothy Smith replied to Michael Bates's discussion Scherzo in D (for solo piano)
"  I enjoyed most of this. Not sure if it was the dynamics or the piano sound. It seems to me the 8th note runs are almost too dynamic. The dadadada section where the note remains in one place.  Amazing work though and must have taken a…"
Dec 23, 2020
Saul Gefen replied to Michael Bates's discussion Scherzo in D (for solo piano)
"There are some really nice and beautiful moment in the piece. But the problem is the length, also somewhat repetitious, where the right repeated right hand notes can be tedious. Also sounding somewhat Beethovenian is not a problem, but overdoing it…"
Dec 20, 2020
Gerd Prengel replied to Michael Bates's discussion Scherzo in D (for solo piano)
"Wow! This is absolutly beautiful with so many melodic and harmonic surprises. Sooo delightful to listen to!!! But I would not call it Scherzo ... Gerd"
Dec 18, 2020
Michael Bates posted a discussion

Scherzo in D (for solo piano)

Composed some years ago, recently recorded. In a Classical/Romantic style. Hope you enjoy. Many thanks https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVgcOh3THlsSee More
Dec 18, 2020
Michael Bates replied to Michael Bates's discussion Sonata in Bb - 3rd Movement
"Many thanks for your reply Gerd Mike"
Oct 4, 2020

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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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http://mikebat321.wixsite.com/michaelbates

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At 9:29am on April 25, 2018, Gav Brown said…

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