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9 Short Pieces for Flute & Piano

Started this discussion. Last reply by michael diemer Sep 6. 2 Replies

Composed this some years ago, 9 short pieces in a contemporary and jazz style. Hope you enjoy.…Continue

Rhapsody for Piano & Orchestra

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Bates Jul 17. 4 Replies

Hi guys this is my new composition, hope you enjoy.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jen1cXutPzg&feature=youtu.beMikeContinue

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

 

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michael diemer replied to Michael Bates's discussion 9 Short Pieces for Flute & Piano
"I do like it! Very fresh and creative. You do  it a disservice by referring to it as modern. Too often that word has negative associations with it. This is just great music. Let it stand on its own. I especially like the rhythmic motion. also…"
Sep 6
Gav Brown replied to Michael Bates's discussion 9 Short Pieces for Flute & Piano
"Hi Michael, I listened to about half of it. These are quite nice, and would be publishable as a book for young flautists I would say. Small quibble - some of the pieces just seem to stop rather than have an ending which you build towards. I noticed…"
Aug 30
Michael Bates posted a discussion

9 Short Pieces for Flute & Piano

Composed this some years ago, 9 short pieces in a contemporary and jazz style. Hope you enjoy.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QV76RLRVce4See More
Aug 28
Michael Bates replied to Michael Bates's discussion Rhapsody for Piano & Orchestra
"Thanks so much for your comments guys Mike"
Jul 17
Rick replied to Michael Bates's discussion Rhapsody for Piano & Orchestra
"Wow!!! I listened to the entire piece and it is magnificent! I kept thinking; “How’s he going to end this thing?” Unfortunately the ending was cut off in mid-phrase. I just noticed at your website that this piece is actually 35…"
Jul 13
Dane Aubrun replied to Michael Bates's discussion Rhapsody for Piano & Orchestra
"An accomplishment indeed. Easy to listen to, light,  However, while I listened to it throughout I haven't the time to comment on 24 mins worth even though there aren't many comments to make. The harmony worked, the instrumentation is…"
Jul 12
Claude Werner replied to Michael Bates's discussion Rhapsody for Piano & Orchestra
"Great piece mate! Shame the sound was so distorted/saturated, especially in the loud passages, but overall great! Nice development, nice climax, interesting harmonies... Deserves a place in the pantheon of rhapsodies!"
Jul 8
Michael Bates posted a discussion
Jul 7
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

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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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