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Bella Ciao Variations for full Orchestra

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

Hope it makes you smile..!ThanksMikeContinue

Short & Sweet - for piano and double bass.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob Morabito Jul 25. 1 Reply

Little ditty I did years ago for piano & double bass.Hope it makes you smile!CheersMikeContinue

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

 

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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
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
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
Lennart Östman replied to Michael Bates's discussion Bella Ciao Variations for full Orchestra
"Good spirited and fun. I did make me smile : )"
Oct 2
Michael Bates replied to Joel's discussion Asthmatic Goose in Curved Air
"I think brilliant, memorable tune too. Surely this would be written for two pianos though right?"
Sep 29
Gav Brown replied to Michael Bates's discussion Bella Ciao Variations for full Orchestra
"Hi Mike, I listened to it twice and came away with the same impressions both times: the opening part of the piece, with its polka-like quality seems to me the strongest part of the piece - you’ve captured quite well that jolly bouncing-along…"
Sep 29
Michael Bates replied to Saul Dzorelashvili's discussion Prelude In F
"Very calming and positive. Thanks for sharing."
Sep 27
Michael Bates posted a discussion

Bella Ciao Variations for full Orchestra

Hope it makes you smile..!ThanksMikeSee More
Sep 20
Michael Bates replied to Bob Porter's discussion Socrates, I'm up for some good-natured debate.
"No sorry its the one by Giannis Kalatzis, sorry. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oX_vad0d0jg I abs love this song."
Sep 10
Michael Bates replied to Bob Porter's discussion Socrates, I'm up for some good-natured debate.
"Fascinating, many thanks for that Socrates. Personally I adore the faster 9/8 songs, they have such a punchy drive, such as a song called Levendobetho, dont know if u know it, but there's less of them than the slower speed zeimbekiko. I always…"
Sep 8
Michael Bates replied to Bob Porter's discussion Socrates, I'm up for some good-natured debate.
"Hi Socrates, I've played in many Greek weddings and functions in London, and seen a great many zembekiko dances and I find it fascinating that you describe it as a 'war dance'."
Sep 6
Bob Morabito replied to Michael Bates's discussion Short & Sweet - for piano and double bass.
"The title of the piece says it all..and yes it did make me smile :) Nicely done--thanks for posting ! Thanks Bob https://soundcloud.com/bob-morabito"
Jul 25
Michael Bates posted a discussion

Short & Sweet - for piano and double bass.

Little ditty I did years ago for piano & double bass.Hope it makes you smile!CheersMikeSee More
Jul 23
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

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...
Thanks!
Website:
http://mikebat321.wixsite.com/michaelbates

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

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