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Partita Concordia for string trio

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Hewer Feb 1. 22 Replies

Hi All,Thought I'd post this for your ears. The work is in 9 movements, all contrapuntal in some way and (for those with more delicate ears!) it's tonal. Inspired by Bach of course, but not really in…Continue

The way forward?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Hewer Jan 16. 23 Replies

Hi All,Just thought I'd draw your attention to a possible future in score technology. It looks pretty neat to me.…Continue

Prelude and Fugue no.2 for piano

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Hewer Jan 6. 44 Replies

Hi All,Well having talked the talk a bit too much on this forum, I thought it only fair to walk the walk again and put my head on the block. With thanks to Kristofer, H.S and Nate for re-awakening my…Continue

As requested, violin sonata complete

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Hewer Nov 11, 2016. 9 Replies

God I hate the way this forum makes me look as though I'm taking over. Anyhow as kindly requested by a couple of forumites, here is the rest of my Violin Sonata, please see this and the following…Continue

 

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Mike Hewer replied to Lawrence Aurich's discussion Apollo 8, Ode to Earth
"Hi Lawrence, I liked the variations and the new bits, the end in particular with the wind flourish is effective. The horns are a little better, but I'll put the lack of realism down to the sounds. I know you are done with this now, but re the…"
19 hours ago
Mike Hewer replied to Mark DuBerry's discussion Writing for choir
"Thanks Dave, yes choirs sing in 8vas too. One of the most powerful examples of this is in Faures REquiem, the libera me. I sang this in the choir at college and had shvers down my spine whilst performing, a testament to the music, but also the power…"
Thursday
Mike Hewer replied to Dave Dexter's discussion The Valency of Valiance (More partially-educational horn/trumpet recording tests)
"that's it..but there is joy in that too. Appreciation grows with knowledge"
Thursday
Mike Hewer replied to Dave Dexter's discussion The Valency of Valiance (More partially-educational horn/trumpet recording tests)
"I can't possibly enjoy music, I'm a pro."
Thursday
Mike Hewer replied to Dave Dexter's discussion The Valency of Valiance (More partially-educational horn/trumpet recording tests)
"Hi Dave, More excellent tuition. The trpts in an ideal world could be divided between 3 players with overlapping notes. This would then give each of them rests at appropriate places. I might have slurred the first 2 notes of the triplet figure, with…"
Thursday
Mike Hewer replied to Mark DuBerry's discussion Writing for choir
"Hi Mark, If you are adding choir at a climactic point, then it helps to have the choir in a high tessitura in order to create the emotional impact needed. This of course depends on your piece and is not always the case, but just something to bear in…"
Thursday
Mike Hewer replied to Art Lowell's discussion About My Score
"fair enough Art, but the point is that you have everything you want at the press of a button to get rid of clutter...but I guess it's only for if you want to go deeper into the programming. At least you've got your own way, thats' the…"
Tuesday
Mike Hewer replied to Art Lowell's discussion About My Score
"oops here it is"
Tuesday
Mike Hewer replied to Art Lowell's discussion About My Score
"screenshot of the above....."
Tuesday
Mike Hewer replied to Art Lowell's discussion About My Score
"Dave, I see, that is useful.... I managed to sort of do it, it may not be suitable but worth a go... Open up a clean screenshot. Open up 4 piano rolls and re-size and position as desired Open up an arrange page too. Colour the regions in the arrange…"
Tuesday
Mike Hewer replied to Art Lowell's discussion About My Score
"Dave is this what you're after.... Change the colour of each of the 4 hrns regions you want to edit. Do this in the arrange window by control clicking the region and bringing up the colours bar. Select each region and give it a different…"
Tuesday
Mike Hewer replied to Art Lowell's discussion About My Score
"not sure what you mean Dave... Do you mean  4 different horn instruments on separate midi channels, each with their own midi programming? Are you wanting to edit similar parts with the same operations in one go?"
Tuesday
Mike Hewer replied to Art Lowell's discussion About My Score
"@HS...glad they are of use. Art, Here is your logic song which I've tweaked just to show you screensets. Just press the numbers on your keyboard and Logic will change pages. Each page can be configured with whatever combination of windows you…"
Tuesday
Mike Hewer replied to Art Lowell's discussion About My Score
"Your welcome Art. I don't have time to do a mock up for you as it'd involve a lot more than just midi file import, in fact I'd play in from the score if I was going to do it! Just remembered a brilliant Free plug-in here for you and…"
Monday
Mike Hewer replied to Art Lowell's discussion About My Score
"Art, All Daves' and Ingos' advice +1. As I am also on LogicProX, it might be an idea to set up a template that is tailored to your immediate needs with a few, shall we say enhancements. If you wish, send me a logic file of your…"
Monday
Mike Hewer commented on Vladimir Isayev's video
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Fantasia №2 Cesare by V.O. Isayev

"sounds ok. I'd use a less aggressive sounding one, but its' your call Vlad..either way, I wished I could have played like that in my guitar days...so clean and precise. Composition is good too."
Feb 19

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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 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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