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Next Piano & Orchestra Piece

Started this discussion. Last reply by michael diemer Apr 7. 7 Replies

Just started this, so rough around the edges, title should change in time lol. Work in progress.…Continue

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

 

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Michael Bates replied to Joseph Graham's discussion Oboe Concerto in C
"Hi Joseph, am I correct in saying the development section (in the first Mvnt) starts at exactly the 4:00 mark? The sudden harmonic shift was lovely. Lovely apt orchestration. Personally I would like to hear simpler harmonic lines and more daring…"
Apr 8
michael diemer replied to Michael Bates's discussion Next Piano & Orchestra Piece
"Nicely orchestrated, Michael. Just about the time my ear began to feel things were getting a bit too repetitive, the strings came in gloriously to save the day. It actually had a somewhat Bach-like feel to it, being so thickly textured and…"
Apr 7
Michael Bates replied to Michael Bates's discussion Next Piano & Orchestra Piece
"Thanks so much guys, this is the latest from what I've been working on..Next%20piece.mp3 Hope you enjoy Mike"
Mar 29
Kjell Prytz replied to Michael Bates's discussion Next Piano & Orchestra Piece
"Lovely tune. Now I know the meaning of the term "joyful". This I think you absolutely should finish and build it even higher. The turn into strings only in the end, I doubt is the right turn but one never knows. Please finish and post…"
Mar 29
Dane Aubrun replied to Michael Bates's discussion Next Piano & Orchestra Piece
" A very nice piece - I'd class it as light music which we need more of! What makes it satisfying is the energy and easy harmonic flow moving through many different regions - I noticed an augmented 6th at one point! I think it's time…"
Mar 21
Michael Bates replied to Michael Bates's discussion Next Piano & Orchestra Piece
"Thanks guys"
Mar 21
Stanley King replied to Michael Bates's discussion Next Piano & Orchestra Piece
"A delightful piece of music. It has a Christmas feel to it especially when the xylophone is playing. I look forward to hearing the full version. By the way I do agree with Gav about the accompaniment. I thought it should change and a little while…"
Mar 21
Gav Brown replied to Michael Bates's discussion Next Piano & Orchestra Piece
"Hi Michael,  A solid start. The piece has good harmony and melody in a light-and-airy style. One suggestion is that for me the accompaniment (repeated 8th notes I think, hard to be sure without a score) became a bit repetitive and I began to…"
Mar 20
Michael Bates posted a discussion

Next Piano & Orchestra Piece

Just started this, so rough around the edges, title should change in time lol. Work in progress.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSRfQCh_-YwCheersSee More
Mar 20
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

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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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