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Orchestral work Competition. CANCELLED

Started this discussion. Last reply by Art Lowell Jul 26. 230 Replies

Dear Forumites,Ray and myself regret to inform you that this competition is as it says in the header, cancelled.We still think it was a worthy adventure because the winner could well have benefitted…Continue

3 Preludes and..wait for it...FUGUES- Extended with 3 more

Started this discussion. Last reply by H. S. Teoh Jun 28. 85 Replies

WARNING : Ear Classification Rating - contains mild to strong dissonance and no tune you can hum. Not useable in a trailer context. Recommended ear strength - seasoned 20thC+ (and curious,…Continue

Good Internet Resource on technique.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bruce Pearson May 16. 17 Replies

Hi All, I found this the other day and thought I'd post it for those who haven't seen it.It's an archive of theory books that can be downloaded for free.Here's the site...…Continue

String Bowing explained-videos

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Hewer Mar 30. 5 Replies

Hi All,String bowing is an essential part of the compositional process as is all phrasing and articulation, because it  reveals your true musical intentions. .You don't have to be precise about…Continue

 

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Mike Hewer replied to Rodney Carlyle Money's discussion I am having way too much in Finale
"Rodney, Written for a client ! Did the client ask for anything in particular re the composition? - just curious about whether or not you had total artistic control. Do you know his playing and if so, did that colour your compositional choices and…"
13 hours ago
Mike Hewer replied to Rodney Carlyle Money's discussion I am having way too much in Finale
"Dave, By a strange coincidence, I've just got back from our local Indian restaurant. Please don't report me to my wife...how the hell do you know her anyway? Rodney, don't even bother trying to understand what I've just written.…"
Sunday
Mike Hewer replied to Rodney Carlyle Money's discussion I am having way too much in Finale
"In that case Rodney, just blow your own trumpet.....:-)"
Sunday
Mike Hewer replied to Rodney Carlyle Money's discussion I am having way too much in Finale
"Rodney, you need to cut down on the fags..."
Sunday
Mike Hewer replied to Bob Morabito's discussion The Avant Garde Project (AGP)
"Kris, I think it means Formulation (of) Lots (of) Acquired Crap."
Saturday
Mike Hewer replied to Bob Morabito's discussion The Avant Garde Project (AGP)
"Terrific link Bob....but sorry for the digression below. Roger, how is avant -garde music a deviance from nature - witness the tuning(!) of the natural harmonic series in the higher partials. They are a part of the "resonant" fundamental…"
Saturday
Mike Hewer replied to H. S. Teoh's discussion Fugue on a theme by Erwin van Delft
"Very good HS. I'm not so sure about the C maj answer at the start though, it feels a little incongruous to my ears. I would have preferred something in G minor  with a flats to give it the phrygian twist...hey a new dance. Like the rest of…"
Aug 10
Mike Hewer replied to Dave Dexter's discussion Anyone with experience or knowledge of SATB choral quartets/octets? I need aid :)
"Always in the best possible taste...brilliant. So too the barbershop 4 tet. Sorry mate, couldn't resist that post above, seeing that you mentioned barbershop. Melisma is the way to go if I understand you right. Take the a(h) at the start of…"
Aug 9
Mike Hewer replied to Dave Dexter's discussion Anyone with experience or knowledge of SATB choral quartets/octets? I need aid :)
"oops..here you go"
Aug 9
Mike Hewer replied to Dave Dexter's discussion Anyone with experience or knowledge of SATB choral quartets/octets? I need aid :)
"I've specifically requested singers familiar with that style so hopefully I won't end up with a barbershop outfit... Here's the Agnus Dei from my Mass in D minor ( I didn't request appropriate singers)"
Aug 9
Mike Hewer replied to Dave Dexter's discussion Anyone with experience or knowledge of SATB choral quartets/octets? I need aid :)
"hi Dave, If your singers are confident and competent, there will be no problem with the distribution you want to use. It will sound fine, depending on  dynamics and range and assuming you want an evenly balanced sound.  You'll notice…"
Aug 9
Mike Hewer replied to Lawrence Aurich's discussion Quint Quart, a musical sonnet
" Lawrence, Bob M is on the money. Your theoretical musings are flawed, funny but flawed. The point I was making is that there is a massive compositional resource in quartal writing and the manipulation thereof can be as varied and fruitful as…"
Aug 9
Mike Hewer replied to Lawrence Aurich's discussion Quint Quart, a musical sonnet
""In some ways it is easier to write in fourths than in thirds and fifths. Just write a melody line, transpose down a fourth for the second part then transpose down a fourth again etc. " Oh if only Lawrence. Did you ever consider…"
Aug 8
Mike Hewer replied to Socrates Arvanitakis's discussion CRANE PARK WINTER OUVERTURE
"Socrates, is this any good to you..... https://www.orangetreesamples.com/products/evolution-modern-nylon Check out the video waikthroughs..."
Aug 7
Mike Hewer replied to Lawrence Aurich's discussion Quint Quart, a musical sonnet
"Lawrence, I think this is the best piece you've posted in my time on this forum. I wish you would have entered mine and Rays' competition as this would have been a worthy competitor and more entries would have kept the competition…"
Aug 7
Mike Hewer replied to Socrates Arvanitakis's discussion CRANE PARK WINTER OUVERTURE
"Glad you like it Socrates. I can't help you with linking a DAW to notation software, but yes, there is a classical guitar from VSL and a solo strings package, see here.... https://www.vsl.co.at/en/Strings/Strings_Complete I have them both and…"
Aug 7

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What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Film, Television, Choir, Orchestra, Small Ensemble, Big Ensemble, Songs, Contemporary Ensembles, Other
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
From Gregorian Chant to the 21st cent. Also Sinatra, Fitzgerald et al and Jazz.
Is music your main income source?
Yes!
Where do you live?
UK
About Me (Must include biographical information about you as a composer):
Trained at the Royal Academy of Music, London.
Worked in media for about 30 years and won many awards.
Now concentrating on writing more serious concert music.
Website:
http://mikehewer.com

 

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At 2:57am on June 4, 2017, Rod Moulds said…

Thank you very much!

At 9:31am on October 20, 2016, Bob Morabito said…

You're very welcome Mike..GREAT music. And so glad you like the compilation:)

Have a GREAT day! :)  Bob

At 9:51am on October 19, 2016, Bob Morabito said…

HI Mike--Thanks so much for your interest, but sadly Im not able to post a score.

And BTW--your Violin Sonata is EXCELLENT! I enjoyed it very much:)

So nice hearing from you:)  Thanks Bob

At 12:17pm on October 14, 2016, Ray said…
Yes Mike, I get where you're at in your life. I turned down my chance of performing music as anything other than semi-profession way back in 1967 although had another chance with a group in 1969 but. I decided to keep the day job in engineering. 20 years ago my wife's uncle who played sax in various London ensembles from Joe Loss to performing harmonics for rock bands in recording sessions told me not to get too deeply involved in theory and sight reading. He reckoned it would kill whatever inspired my tunes. I'm just having fun in my music room (den) and enjoy collaborating with others in producing their music. I have to admit, sometimes folks read my posts as being angry but nothing could be further from the truth. I'd just like them to push themselves a little harder.
Ray
At 1:19pm on October 12, 2016, Ray said…
Mike, I listen to your clarinet, percussion and string work where I then wonder what all the noise is about elsewhere on the board here. You really must have spare time on your hands to bother posting here amongst so many never will be wannabes.

Kind regards
Ray
At 7:25pm on October 4, 2016, Tyler Hughes said…

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