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    Emotude III

Michael Bates's Discussions

The Frontline March

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dane Aubrun May 10. 1 Reply

Composed as a dedication to all the Frontline Workers of Covid19, at any level. Hope it lifts your spirits.…Continue

Emotude III - for Piano & Orchestra

Started this discussion. Last reply by Timothy Smith May 4. 2 Replies

Hi guys may I invite you to check out my new release Emotude III for Piano & Orchestra, guaranteed to lift your spirits! …Continue

Rhapsody for Piano & Orchestra

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Bates Mar 27. 2 Replies

Hi guys, I've remastered and tweaked this with an extra bit on the end. Rhapsodic in form, with all subsequent melodies based on the opening. Hope it lifts your spirits…Continue

Emotude II - for Piano & Cello (Preview)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jörfi Terríson Mar 8. 5 Replies

Hi guys, this is the second of my Emotude pieces, for Piano & Cello, integrating 'Emo' piano style with an Etude form, hence 'Emotude'. Am currently working on Emotude III, but that's gonna be…Continue

 

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Dane Aubrun replied to Michael Bates's discussion The Frontline March
"Hi, Michael, Well, a happy, buoyant march, well dedicated. I presume comments have hitherto been non-existent because there's nothing really to comment about. It works. It flows along. The scoring is fine. My only one is that, as you repeat the…"
May 10
Michael Bates posted a discussion

The Frontline March

Composed as a dedication to all the Frontline Workers of Covid19, at any level. Hope it lifts your spirits.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8tqmV72o9JsThankyou!See More
May 5
Timothy Smith replied to Michael Bates's discussion Emotude III - for Piano & Orchestra
" This is quite and extensive work at 21 minutes long. Must have taken a considerable amount of time and work.I enjoyed listening to portions of it here and there. Will attempt to hear it all later on.I apologize, I just don't have that…"
May 4
Kjell Prytz replied to Michael Bates's discussion Emotude III - for Piano & Orchestra
" Well Michael, it is a brilliant piece. Really leaves a large impression on me. Simple themes which you vary and colour with the orchestra. Beautiful dynamics. Although, it is a long piece, it didn't feel like that, I lost my time…"
Apr 30
Michael Bates posted a discussion

Emotude III - for Piano & Orchestra

Hi guys may I invite you to check out my new release Emotude III for Piano & Orchestra, guaranteed to lift your spirits! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pz1E_tJv3P4&feature=youtu.beMany thanks!See More
Apr 29
Michael Bates replied to Michael Bates's discussion Rhapsody for Piano & Orchestra
"Many thanks for your kind words Jos Mike"
Mar 27
Jos Wylin replied to Michael Bates's discussion Rhapsody for Piano & Orchestra
"Hi Michael, I wrote on your YT page what a fantastic piece of work this is. Fantastic orchestration and recording. I like it a lot, mainly the dancing passages. It's so full of variation and harmonic inspiration, so rich in instrumental colors…"
Mar 27
Michael Bates posted a discussion

Rhapsody for Piano & Orchestra

Hi guys, I've remastered and tweaked this with an extra bit on the end. Rhapsodic in form, with all subsequent melodies based on the opening. Hope it lifts your spiritshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OENrlkI5axkMany thanks.See More
Mar 26
Jörfi Terríson replied to Michael Bates's discussion Emotude II - for Piano & Cello (Preview)
"Beautiful, gorgeous, emotive... I might have teared up a little. You're very talented at writing clear, emotional music, as this (and others of your pieces) profoundly evidence. I love the interweaving of the piano and cello, with the light…"
Mar 8
Michael Bates replied to Michael Bates's discussion Emotude II - for Piano & Cello (Preview)
"In short, I wouldn't. It was always conceived of as an epic expanse of melodies all based on the original motif, so that there is a physical connection running through the whole piece. But If I was forced to on pain of death, I would then…"
Mar 7
Tillerich replied to Michael Bates's discussion Emotude II - for Piano & Cello (Preview)
"Similar impressions to Liz's. If you able (or forced) to condense this to five minutes, or even just four minutes...what essential parts of the current piece would you choose?"
Mar 7
Liz Atems replied to Michael Bates's discussion Emotude II - for Piano & Cello (Preview)
"Hi Mike, This is beautiful and meditative, the piano and cello complement each other perfectly. The entry of the solo piano after the climax and the winding down toward the end is magical. But... my feeling is, overall it is too long. And I was a…"
Mar 6
Timothy Smith replied to Michael Bates's discussion Emotude II - for Piano & Cello (Preview)
"I must make an admission and apologize for not having the time to listen to the entire piece. I plan to come back to it later to maybe catch some more of it. I listened to maybe 3/4 of it in different sections. I liked the way you wove the cello…"
Mar 6
Michael Bates posted a discussion

Emotude II - for Piano & Cello (Preview)

Hi guys, this is the second of my Emotude pieces, for Piano & Cello, integrating 'Emo' piano style with an Etude form, hence 'Emotude'. Am currently working on Emotude III, but that's gonna be for piano and full orchestra! Hope it lifts your spirits.Mikehttps://soundcloud.com/user-455510594/emotude-ii-previewSee More
Mar 6
Kjell Prytz replied to Michael Bates's discussion Emotude III for Piano & Orchestra
"I find this music tremendously beautiful. It doesn't need to be longer, just find a perfect ending for this movement and you have a first class piece of music. Your next movement is hopefully a contrast, mixing a contrast rich piece to your…"
Feb 16
Timothy Smith replied to Michael Bates's discussion Emotude III for Piano & Orchestra
"This whole piece gives me the feeling of positive motion. Has a western feel to it. Involves much of the orchestra. Great variation in dynamics. Nice changes all through. Thanks for sharing."
Feb 9

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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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