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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 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…"
13 hours ago
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…"
19 hours ago
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."
yesterday
Mike Hewer commented on Vladimir Isayev's video
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Fantasia №2 Cesare by V.O. Isayev

"Vlad, Nice piece, why do you need the percussion playing the tune too? Did you try it with a groove instead? Perhaps that wouldn't distract so much from the nice playing. Always good to see the thumb in the middle of the underneath of the neck,…"
yesterday
Mike Hewer replied to Art Lowell's discussion About My Score
"Art, I'm glad you checked me out as I could have been anybody and thanks for the compliment. I also post work here for critique as I know I can be a bit forthright at times, seems only fair. Please understand that all my comments are meant with…"
yesterday
Mike Hewer replied to Art Lowell's discussion About My Score
"Art, No I'm not that guy, I'm this guy..... mikehewer.com You have a writing talent and I'm hassling you because of that very fact. I think I care more about your music than you do. What is the point in doing the (good) hard work and…"
Saturday
Mike Hewer replied to Art Lowell's discussion About My Score
"Much credit to you Ray for offering up your experience and know-how. For those of you who seem to think I am referring to thousands of whatever monetary value for a DAW, I am not. Art is using Logic Pro on a laptop, but has not got to grips with…"
Saturday
Mike Hewer replied to Art Lowell's discussion About My Score
""The thread is about  the score, not the audio". Do you know what Art, I think my original post was all about the music and in a very (un-acknowledeged) complimentary way. My beef about audio is because your work deserves better,…"
Friday
Mike Hewer replied to Jérémie Lhomme's discussion Ballade/Fantaisie op.4 by Jérémie Lhomme
"Lovely Jeremie, you took me on a reflective trip for 4 and a half minutes. Nicely done."
Thursday
Mike Hewer replied to Art Lowell's discussion About My Score
"Hi Art, Just had one listen with the score. What a lovely, quirky piece, I really enjoyed this. There are a lot of presentation issues with the score, but I assume that it's a w.i.p. HS has mentioned some good points and I do agree with him…"
Thursday
Mike Hewer replied to Art Lowell's discussion About My Score
"Hi Art, Just had one listen with the score. What a lovely, quirky piece, I really enjoyed this. There are a lot of presentation issues with the score, but I assume that it's a w.i.p. HS has mentioned some good points and I do agree with him…"
Thursday
Mike Hewer replied to Dave Dexter's discussion Live horn & trumpet test recording, + score. At least partially educational!
"Objective achieved Dave. It's great that you have posted these for others to listen to - phrasing such an important part of the compositional process. I bet you will think differently when writing a line after this...."
Feb 14
Mike Hewer replied to Dave Dexter's discussion Grapeshot - short test piece for live playing, 4 horns & 2 trumpets
"your welcome Dave. Multitracking 1 player does change things a lot, but you can still learn a lot about the instruments..good luck with it and be absolutely thorough in the parts, leave nothing to interpretation for this purpose."
Feb 9
Mike Hewer replied to H. S. Teoh's discussion Heat: the melting of an icecube
"I'd write out the first bar (m6) as semis then short hand it after. Stravinsky does this in Petrushka  ( 4 th  part -Shrove Tide Fair, also separate bows) . The way it is written from m7 on is correct and clear. Sul tasto would be…"
Feb 9
Mike Hewer replied to H. S. Teoh's discussion Heat: the melting of an icecube
"Hi HS, b6- tremelo is a different technique - a fast repetition between 2 notes or on one note. I still think bowing is the way to go here. One bow for each bar and maybe even marked sul tasto. You could divide the section so that some play sul pont…"
Feb 8
Mike Hewer replied to Dave Dexter's discussion Grapeshot - short test piece for live playing, 4 horns & 2 trumpets
"Here's some ideas to get you thinking Dave. It's a great opportunity to experiment and hear what the real world is like. hold each chord for longer and alternate between crescendo from pp- ff then diminuendo back to pp. They'll need…"
Feb 8

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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
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