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Sax Quartet - Feedback Requested

Started this discussion. Last reply by Peter Brown Mar 3, 2016. 3 Replies

I'd appreciate any feedback on this piece. It's four movements (still untitled). The first two movements are pretty organically written. The third movement is derived from the previous two. I…Continue

Piano Sonata

Started this discussion. Last reply by Susan Partlan Mar 10, 2015. 8 Replies

Subtitled: In Which Ludwig Van Beethoven And Olivier Messiaen Are Seduced By A Piano Named LucillePlease let me know what you think of this.  Thanks!…Continue

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Sax Quartet

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard T. Hill Feb 28, 2015. 2 Replies

I fixed the format for this post. The mp3 and PDF score now contain all four movements. Any feedback is appreciated. Thank you!Recorded using Sibelius (Chamber) samples.Here's the link to the…Continue

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Richard T. Hill replied to Gav Brown's discussion Proposed Contest - “Heat”
"I'm in."
Jun 16, 2016
Richard T. Hill replied to Richard T. Hill's discussion Sax Quartet - Feedback Requested
"Thanks, Tyler. I think a little more attention to the dynamics and balance by the players would have helped that second movement. Thanks for your feedback. I really appreciate it. -Rich"
Mar 3, 2016
Tyler Hughes replied to Richard T. Hill's discussion Sax Quartet - Feedback Requested
"I like this piece, very imaginative. Like the harmonic language and melodies used. Its written very idiomatically for the instruments.  Only criticisms I have is that at times it can sound too busy, like at measure 30-ish in movement two. It…"
Mar 3, 2016
Richard T. Hill posted a discussion

Sax Quartet - Feedback Welcome

I'd appreciate any feedback on this piece. It's four movements (still untitled). The first two movements are pretty organically written. The third movement is derived from the previous two. I basically analyzed them and wrote a rondo based on deconstructing the pitch class sets and harmonies. The fourth movement was constructed with quite a bit of Fibonacci Sequence utilized rhythmically.Sorry about the C Score for you sticklers. The mixes are rough. I have an engineer with better ears making…See More
Feb 20, 2016
Richard T. Hill replied to roger stancill's discussion The Most Beautiful Symphony in Recent History
"Isn't Facebook for drivel? :)"
Oct 23, 2015
Richard T. Hill replied to Tyler Hughes's discussion Symphony No. 2 (Ocean Symphony) Mtv. 2 The Mesopelagic Zone
"Measure 100 is a dangerous pause. Expect premature applause. LOL. Again, you are quite the impressionist. I like all of this. Awaiting movement 3. -Rich Hill"
Oct 23, 2015
Richard T. Hill replied to Tyler Hughes's discussion Symphony No. 2 (Ocean Symphony) Mvt. 1 The Epipelagic Zone
"Tyler, I think this music very effectively paints the picture you are trying to portray. It's a great shape. I'm wondering if you could have notated it in a simple meter with the the phrasing occurring off the bar. I'm not sure what…"
Oct 23, 2015
Richard T. Hill replied to roger stancill's discussion The Most Beautiful Symphony in Recent History
"So this is what's become of Composers' Forum, eh?Imagine how much more music could be written in the time wasted typing back and forth on subjects that have little do with composing music."
Oct 23, 2015
Richard T. Hill replied to Olmnilnlolm's discussion What Harm is Being Done to World Musical Culture by the Wars between the West and Muslim Peoples?
"Yeah, whatever. 1400 years of islamic aggression. Fuck off."
Aug 25, 2015
Richard T. Hill replied to Olmnilnlolm's discussion What Harm is Being Done to World Musical Culture by the Wars between the West and Muslim Peoples?
"I'm very happy for you that you all the time in the world to expound at length.  "A defense of imperialism, old-style colonialism, capitalist exploitation of "the periphery," supplemented by a salutary series of bombing…"
Aug 25, 2015
Richard T. Hill replied to Olmnilnlolm's discussion What Harm is Being Done to World Musical Culture by the Wars between the West and Muslim Peoples?
""Then I think you partly answered your own question..."I think you're giving composers way too much credit for global relations.Someone like Stockhausen is firmly grounded in the Western Germanic tradition. Composers like this embrace…"
Aug 25, 2015
Richard T. Hill replied to Olmnilnlolm's discussion What Harm is Being Done to World Musical Culture by the Wars between the West and Muslim Peoples?
"What do composers using foreign influences in their music have to do with West-East relations? There are some composers who are firmly grounded in their native cultures, some who make a display of their xenophilia and others that are somewhere in…"
Aug 25, 2015
Richard T. Hill replied to Olmnilnlolm's discussion What Harm is Being Done to World Musical Culture by the Wars between the West and Muslim Peoples?
"What's the matter? Mozart's rondo alla turca and the augmented 2nd isn't enough influence for you? No, but seriously, the influence on some Western music thanks to the colonization of Spain, Portugal and the Balkans by the Muslims and…"
Aug 24, 2015
Richard T. Hill replied to daryl sprake's discussion the reason why classical music is dying
"Bob,I just didn't want to work in that bubble. Rich"
Jul 4, 2015
Richard T. Hill replied to daryl sprake's discussion the reason why classical music is dying
"This is exactly why I left academia. I wouldn't exactly say it's dying. The composers thriving are the ones writing interesting music that is also compelling to someone other than other composers."
Jul 3, 2015
Richard T. Hill replied to Gav Brown's discussion "Fireworks!" Proposed Contest - DEADLINE TO EXPRESS INTEREST APPROACHING!
"I'm in."
May 13, 2015

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What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Film, Web, Choir, Small Ensemble, Songs, Contemporary Ensembles
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
Classical
Is music your main income source?
No - Not Yet
Where do you live?
Philadelphia, PA
About Me (Must include biographical information about you as a composer):
Coming from a family of rather modest means, I consider myself a "blue collar composer". I was largely self taught until high school. I went to Community College Of Philadelphia and West Chester University in PA. I studied with Dr. John Dulik, Dr. Larry Nelson and Dr. Robert Maggio. I am a guitarist, vocalist, keyboard player and percussionist. I am a freelance musician for hire in Philadelphia's cabaret and theater scene and since 2011, I have been the Music Director for the International Award Wiining neo-burlesque The Peek-A-Boo and bandleader of The Striptease Orchestra. I have composed and produced music for two short films, web content, instrumental performance students, numerous songs and co-wrote a musical in 2012. I have also arranged music for the Philly Fringe Festival featuring members of the Philadelphia Orchestra and regularly arrange for cabaret theater.
Website:
www.reverbnation.com/rthill

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At 5:47pm on February 22, 2015, Gav Brown said…

Welcome Richard, hope you enjoy the forum! I used to live in Ridley Park

 
 
 

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