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

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob Porter 16 minutes ago. 55 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

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

 

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Bob Porter replied to Mike Hewer's discussion 3 Preludes and..wait for it...FUGUES- Extended with 3 more
"For me, it depends on my mood and the situation. No one instrument or grouping always does it all the time. I was once in a stage production of "Brigadoon", We had live bagpipers play "Flowers of the Field". An incredible…"
16 minutes ago
roger stancill replied to Mike Hewer's discussion 3 Preludes and..wait for it...FUGUES- Extended with 3 more
"Bob, that's fun, but the point is not that just any instrument like the kazoo, or even spoons, can convey 'some' type of  emotional response', but rather which instrument has the greater/est potential ... across the…"
33 minutes ago
Bob Porter replied to Mike Hewer's discussion 3 Preludes and..wait for it...FUGUES- Extended with 3 more
"Sure, a piano can convey the message of musical language from composer to listener. But that's not a very high bar. I've heard the g minor fugue played an harmonicas. It was totally cool. As a music major I sat through endless hours of…"
1 hour ago
roger stancill replied to Mike Hewer's discussion 3 Preludes and..wait for it...FUGUES- Extended with 3 more
"'expression' is too personal to be used here. Not really. What I am getting at is the potential of a single instrument to be able to 'convey' the message of musical language from composer to listener. If you have in mind a…"
1 hour ago
Bob Porter replied to Mike Hewer's discussion 3 Preludes and..wait for it...FUGUES- Extended with 3 more
"If I remember correctly, "Pictures at an Exhibition" was originally written for piano. Later, it was arranged for orchestra. How many of us have heard the piano version? A few, to be sure, but not many, I'll bet."
3 hours ago
Dave Dexter replied to Mike Hewer's discussion 3 Preludes and..wait for it...FUGUES- Extended with 3 more
"dave, just FMOI, what do you see as the limitations of the piano in comparison to other instruments?Its essential rigidity in terms of vibrato, glissando, etc. Inasmuch as the note, once played, can either be sustained or stopped or maybe fluttered…"
3 hours ago
roger stancill replied to Mike Hewer's discussion 3 Preludes and..wait for it...FUGUES- Extended with 3 more
"dave, just FMOI, what do you see as the limitations of the piano in comparison to other instruments?  ( in a 'standard' western orchestra) Which instrument do you think has the greater(est) potential for expression? By…"
4 hours ago
H. S. Teoh replied to Mike Hewer's discussion 3 Preludes and..wait for it...FUGUES- Extended with 3 more
"Just listened to no.4 on A twice. I liked the prelude, it has a very jazzy rhythm and even style, esp. in the opening bars. The fugue I found difficult to follow on listening, but I was quite impressed by the structure looking at the score.  I…"
7 hours ago
Dave Dexter replied to Mike Hewer's discussion 3 Preludes and..wait for it...FUGUES- Extended with 3 more
"It's not that curious, I'm not a real fan of piano either. I think it can be wonderful of course, but almost always as part of a larger whole. No matter how beautiful or cool the music is being played, by itself my mind wanders.…"
9 hours ago
Mike Hewer replied to Daniel Zarb-Cousin's discussion Fantasy for Orchestra
"Well done Daniel. If you get a recording, make sure you post t for us all."
10 hours ago
roger stancill replied to Mike Hewer's discussion 3 Preludes and..wait for it...FUGUES- Extended with 3 more
"Fair enough Bob, if we were discussing this, which of course we are not, I might say something like.... OK, so we line up 88 drums with, lets say, 22 drummers, and then create a full registry somewhat equal to the piano.    (oy vey...…"
yesterday
Bob Porter replied to Mike Hewer's discussion 3 Preludes and..wait for it...FUGUES- Extended with 3 more
"Roger, You're right. This thread is not the place to discuss this. So here is the short answer. I think only two instruments, by themselves, are not one dimensional. The pipe organ is one. Percussion would be the other. I once took lessons in…"
yesterday
roger stancill replied to Mike Hewer's discussion 3 Preludes and..wait for it...FUGUES- Extended with 3 more
"Hi Bob, speaking of phrases... you have said a # of times that you are not a real fan of the piano. I find that very 'curious'. You state that you find it a one dimensional instrument. I, on the otherhand, find percussion and horns (for…"
yesterday
Mike Hewer replied to Steve Chandler's discussion Choral piece with live performance recording
"Well done, let's hope you get an excellent performance of whatever you decide on and make sure you post it here. I obviously can't give a reason for the slow response here, but an ideal performance of this piece, along with more nuanced…"
yesterday
Bob Porter replied to Mike Hewer's discussion 3 Preludes and..wait for it...FUGUES- Extended with 3 more
"Mike, An interesting turn of phrase. "seduced by more and more complex harmony" For me there is no allure in this type of complexity. I certainly appreciate the compositional skill of your pieces. And, yes, there is very little music for…"
yesterday
Mike Hewer replied to Mike Hewer's discussion 3 Preludes and..wait for it...FUGUES- Extended with 3 more
"@HS, I don't know the Khatchaturian, but will see if it's on the web and have a listen, glad you overall liked no2 and especially glad you got an impression from it - I too find it restful. Re no3, yes definitely whole toney in places. The…"
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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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