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Michael Bates's Discussions

Prelude in D for piano

Started on Thursday 0 Replies

May I humbly invite you to give a little listen to Prelude in D for solo piano. Composed some years ago but recently recorded. Inspired by Bach. Guaranteed to soothe your spirits! …Continue

Theme and Variations for solo piano

Started Jan 2 0 Replies

May I humbly invite you to listen to Theme and Variations for solo piano, composed years ago but recently recorded. Heavily influenced by Ludwig!…Continue

Scherzo in D (for solo piano)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Timothy Smith Dec 23, 2020. 3 Replies

Composed some years ago, recently recorded. In a Classical/Romantic style. Hope you enjoy. Many thanks …Continue

Sonata in Bb - 3rd Movement

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Bates Oct 4, 2020. 2 Replies

May I humbly invite you give a little listen to the newly released 3rd and final movement of my Sonata in Bb, heavily influenced by Ludwig! Hope you enjoy. …Continue

 

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Michael Bates posted a discussion

Prelude in D for piano

May I humbly invite you to give a little listen to Prelude in D for solo piano. Composed some years ago but recently recorded. Inspired by Bach. Guaranteed to soothe your spirits! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DayWRYvEqOkMany thanks!See More
Thursday
Michael Bates posted a discussion

Theme and Variations for solo piano

May I humbly invite you to listen to Theme and Variations for solo piano, composed years ago but recently recorded. Heavily influenced by Ludwig!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=loA2GX6cof8 Many thanks.See More
Jan 2
Timothy Smith replied to Michael Bates's discussion Scherzo in D (for solo piano)
"  I enjoyed most of this. Not sure if it was the dynamics or the piano sound. It seems to me the 8th note runs are almost too dynamic. The dadadada section where the note remains in one place.  Amazing work though and must have taken a…"
Dec 23, 2020
Saul Gefen replied to Michael Bates's discussion Scherzo in D (for solo piano)
"There are some really nice and beautiful moment in the piece. But the problem is the length, also somewhat repetitious, where the right repeated right hand notes can be tedious. Also sounding somewhat Beethovenian is not a problem, but overdoing it…"
Dec 20, 2020
Gerd Prengel replied to Michael Bates's discussion Scherzo in D (for solo piano)
"Wow! This is absolutly beautiful with so many melodic and harmonic surprises. Sooo delightful to listen to!!! But I would not call it Scherzo ... Gerd"
Dec 18, 2020
Michael Bates posted a discussion

Scherzo in D (for solo piano)

Composed some years ago, recently recorded. In a Classical/Romantic style. Hope you enjoy. Many thanks https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVgcOh3THlsSee More
Dec 18, 2020
Michael Bates replied to Michael Bates's discussion Sonata in Bb - 3rd Movement
"Many thanks for your reply Gerd Mike"
Oct 4, 2020
Gerd Prengel replied to Michael Bates's discussion Sonata in Bb - 3rd Movement
"Dear Michael, I enjoy your final movement soo much! Especially your melodius second theme and the 3rd theme (bottom of page 4) and the way you elaborate them are wonderful! indeed very (early/middle-)Beethoven like!! Sometimes your harmonies maybe…"
Oct 4, 2020
Michael Bates posted a discussion

Sonata in Bb - 3rd Movement

May I humbly invite you give a little listen to the newly released 3rd and final movement of my Sonata in Bb, heavily influenced by Ludwig! Hope you enjoy. https://youtube.com/watch?v=_EgSdlAk5Z8Thankyou!See More
Oct 2, 2020
Joost Visser replied to Michael Bates's discussion Sonata in Bb - 2nd Movement
"Hello Michael, Congratulations, excellent work! Well done! A marvelous composition. Can’t wait for the “fast and furious” part…:) It feels like Beethoven with traces of Chopin. You are born 200 years too late….:) Do…"
Sep 6, 2020
Timothy Smith replied to Michael Bates's discussion Sonata in Bb - 2nd Movement
"This is beautiful. You are  a gifted pianist/composer. I did find it very soothing. How long ago did you make this?  I hope you can manage to use it in some professional capacity.It deserves exposure. "
Sep 5, 2020
Gerd Prengel replied to Michael Bates's discussion Sonata in Bb - 2nd Movement
"Michael, this is really beautiful!! I love it, especially the haunting main theme! And it does not only sound like early Beethoven but breathes also the haunting simplicity of Beethoven's late Bagatelles. Do more like these!!!"
Sep 5, 2020
Liz Atems replied to Michael Bates's discussion Sonata in Bb - 2nd Movement
"This is serene and beautiful, very Beethovenian except (as H.S. says) maybe a little too calm for Ludwig, at least early and middle Ludwig, which seems closest to the idiom here. I look forward to hearing the 3rd movement! :)"
Aug 30, 2020
Michael Bates replied to Michael Bates's discussion Sonata in Bb - 2nd Movement
"Thanks H.S., gonna start working on the 3rd movement now, it's fast and furious, wish me luck! Mike"
Aug 29, 2020
H. S. Teoh replied to Michael Bates's discussion Sonata in Bb - 2nd Movement
"Wow, beautiful!  And indeed, very soothing.  A bit "too" calm for Ludwig, but I certainly do hear elements of him throughout.  One of these days I'd like to hear both the 1st and 2nd movements together, to see how they…"
Aug 28, 2020
Michael Bates posted a discussion

Sonata in Bb - 2nd Movement

Here's the 2nd Mvnt of my Piano Sonata in Bb. Composed when I was younger and still obsessed with Beethoven, so heavily influenced by Ludwig! Hope it soothes your spirit.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2yv9lgEOPKk&feature=youtu.beThankyou!See More
Aug 28, 2020

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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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