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Shifting Tones II

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ingo Lee Jul 4. 4 Replies

Here's Shifting Tones II for Piano I did some time ago, hope it relaxes you!…Continue

Emotude Preview

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kjell Prytz Jun 30. 6 Replies

Hi this is a 9min preview of my new piece Emotude for Piano & Cello. Full recording available at my site…Continue

Prelude in E for Piano

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob Morabito Jun 5. 8 Replies

Hi guys here's a preview of a piano piece I did some time ago. Kinda starts like Bach, goes a bit animeish (thats a word?), and kinda ends up like Rachmaninov. Kinda.. hope you enjoy.MikeContinue

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Poverty

Started this discussion. Last reply by Socrates Arvanitakis May 1. 2 Replies

This is a piece I wrote years ago, for some reason I was reflecting on all the needless poverty in the world and this bubbled up. Sorry if it depresses you!MikeContinue

 

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Ingo Lee replied to Michael Bates's discussion Shifting Tones II
"Very well done Michael, this is enjoyable music.  Like Bob M. I feel it is too long, or maybe just too uniform to hold my attention for the duration. You have dynamics and phrasing changes but no tempo or textural changes that I was able to…"
Jul 4
Bob Morabito replied to Michael Bates's discussion Shifting Tones II
"Beautifully touching, relaxing easy listening music...done really well:) Speaking from the viewpoint of common practices, I can see possible problems with the length of it, and actually wished for cadences which would stop and divide the piece into…"
Jul 4
Charles Holt replied to Michael Bates's discussion Shifting Tones II
"Bravo!"
Jul 3
Gav Brown replied to Michael Bates's discussion Shifting Tones II
"Hi Michael, is there a score for this you can share? - Gav"
Jul 3
Michael Bates posted a discussion

Shifting Tones II

Here's Shifting Tones II for Piano I did some time ago, hope it relaxes you!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrMmLjZSz_UMikeSee More
Jul 3
Kjell Prytz replied to Michael Bates's discussion Emotude Preview
"Thank you for sharing the full version. I find your piece beautiful and enjoyed it greatly. Sometimes it evokes Saint-Saens The Swan but you manage to keep your own signature all through. And the ending is great."
Jun 30
Michael Bates replied to Michael Bates's discussion Emotude Preview
"Youtube have uploaded the whole thing, but they monetised it so u may have to suffer adverts, sorry. Hope you enjoy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2ZVc_ziwt8 Mike"
Jun 27
Bob Morabito replied to Michael Bates's discussion Emotude Preview
"Hi Kjell--This was only a 9 min preview of a 16 minute piece.. Michael had written this on Youtube: "This is a 9min preview of my new piece Emotude for Piano & Cello. The full 16min recording is available..." Thanks Bob…"
Jun 26
Kjell Prytz replied to Michael Bates's discussion Emotude Preview
"I really do not understand why it ends so abruptly. The ending is a most essential part of music."
Jun 26
Ingo Lee replied to Michael Bates's discussion Emotude Preview
"Hi Michael -  You have a beautiful sound here and this piece works well for an ambient easy listening type of market I think. I agree with Bob that it too long for my taste. The dynamics and phrasing are good but the LH piano pattern is way too…"
Jun 25
Bob Morabito replied to Michael Bates's discussion Emotude Preview
"This is a most beautiful, emotional and exciting piece of music...VERY WELL DONE!! :) It may be because I only listened to it thru headphones, and am tired from my own composing, that I note the following--which again might only be due to the…"
Jun 23
Michael Bates posted a discussion

Emotude Preview

Hi this is a 9min preview of my new piece Emotude for Piano & Cello. Full recording available at my site https://mikebat321.wixsite.com/michaelbates, and soon to be released on iTunes, Spotify etc. Hope you like. Many thanks.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zyh0E8JI-ywSee More
Jun 23
Bob Morabito replied to Michael Bates's discussion Prelude in E for Piano
"Beautiful..simply beautiful, and so well done.I enjoyed this very much and found myself just being carried away by the music to a calm beautiful place. As with many here, I also wish for an ending to the piece-- Yes sorry the finished piece, plus…"
Jun 5
Lawrence Aurich replied to Michael Bates's discussion Prelude in E for Piano
"Michal,      This is beautiful music.  The bass line is Rachmaninov, the treble Bach or Bates. It is amazing what you can do with the same repeated pattern and many key changes.  I especially liked where there…"
Jun 4
Emily Bond replied to Michael Bates's discussion Prelude in E for Piano
"I never got tired of the up and down repetition thanks to such beautiful chord changes.  Really lovely!"
Jun 4
Michael Bates replied to Michael Bates's discussion Prelude in E for Piano
"Hi guys, many thanks for your comments. Yes sorry the finished piece, plus lots of other music, is on my website http://mikebat321.wixsite.com/michaelbates. Thanks again guys. Mike"
Jun 3

Profile Information

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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