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Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713)

Started this discussion. Last reply by MM Coston 4 hours ago. 2 Replies

12 Sonate da Chiesa a tre (part I 1-4)Why Corelli?It is only a matter of opinion in the end of the day, but my first answer would be: Why not Corelli? And probably I would leave it at that.I chose…Continue

6 GUITAR PRELUDES - BOOK 1

Started this discussion. Last reply by MM Coston 22 hours ago. 4 Replies

These are some of the short guitar preludes I used to write in my student days (with Greek titles sometimes). There is no Book 1 as such, my guitar teacher chose these six to play them in some of his…Continue

300 MASTER BOWMEN (a round)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Socrates Arvanitakis on Wednesday. 7 Replies

This is a daft…Continue

ANOTHER EASTER SONG

Started this discussion. Last reply by Julie Harris Apr 6. 2 Replies

I think this is a good sequel to my Easter poem. I found it floating on the net. Minimalist brilliance I call it.…Continue

 

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MM Coston replied to Socrates Arvanitakis's discussion Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713)
"Thank you for posting this Socrates. This is the first example of older music in the traditional vein that sounds interesting, exciting and remarkable to me. I'm guessing he's functioning within the confines of traditional counterpoint…"
4 hours ago
Mike Hewer replied to Socrates Arvanitakis's discussion Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713)
"You've said all that needs to be said Socrates. The man was a genius. I've known and loved these pieces for many years and it's great to now have a score, so thank you for that. Just a quick digression, I used to play guitar and when…"
13 hours ago
Socrates Arvanitakis posted a discussion

Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713)

12 Sonate da Chiesa a tre (part I 1-4)Why Corelli?It is only a matter of opinion in the end of the day, but my first answer would be: Why not Corelli? And probably I would leave it at that.I chose the 12 Trio Sonatas da Chiesa of op. 3 (first published in 1689) The first four of the set are played on this video, the rest can easily be found on Youtube. I tend to like better the church sonatas rather than the chamber ones as I grow older. They seem more emotional to me and with more to say.You…See More
22 hours ago
MM Coston replied to Socrates Arvanitakis's discussion 6 GUITAR PRELUDES - BOOK 1
"I find all of these interesting but I especially liked the 3rd and 5th compositions. While I know that you are focused on lyrics and songs, your instrumental work is quite fascinating and tbh I'd like to hear more of it. Have you considered…"
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Socrates Arvanitakis replied to Dave Dexter's discussion I'm packing up my house, suggest music for me!
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Socrates Arvanitakis replied to Bob Porter's discussion What is Contemporary style music?
"https://www.technologyreview.com/s/610886/if-we-werent-the-first-industrial-civilization-on-earth-would-we-ever-know/ Just quoting from John's link above, without necessarily disagreeing about the chemical foot print of civilizations. Schmidt…"
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Socrates Arvanitakis replied to Bob Porter's discussion What is Contemporary style music?
"Well Dave, that's a new genre in its first steps (in history) still unfolding and getting momentum all the time. Give it time! If we were to start something similar for it what do you think would be a appropriate beginning for serious music? My…"
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Socrates Arvanitakis replied to Bob Porter's discussion What is Contemporary style music?
"Just for fun, but I also think it's good towards knowing each other better at a glance if you would do the same, I underline my best loved composers and by extension the ones I believe have influenced and continue to influence me."
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Socrates Arvanitakis replied to Bob Porter's discussion What is Contemporary style music?
"Scientometrics   Quite interesting statistical analysis on differences and similarities of 18-20th century composers. The paper is quite large and unless you have done some statistical study, maybe too hard to follow, but worth having a…"
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Ingo Lee replied to Socrates Arvanitakis's discussion 6 GUITAR PRELUDES - BOOK 1
"Excellent stuff Socrates, thanks for posting. I always enjoy your songs too but these are easier to relate to as classical guitar. I liked the 5/4 one, excellent rhythm I thought, and the "Dance in the Rain".  Classical guitar will…"
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Socrates Arvanitakis replied to Socrates Arvanitakis's discussion 6 GUITAR PRELUDES - BOOK 1
"Thank you very much for your appreciation and comments, Gav. Given that I wrote these pieces nearly thirty years ago, it seems I'm retrogressing rather than progressing. :-) Fact is, I am too much into my songs, which I want them to sound like…"
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Socrates Arvanitakis replied to Bob Porter's discussion What is Contemporary style music?
"To give an opinion briefly on this one at least Bob (you raised many issues which cannot be answered in an unstructured conversation, and I believe I have done the same), I believe that we are not better and no worse as human beings than people 1000…"
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Gav Brown replied to Socrates Arvanitakis's discussion 6 GUITAR PRELUDES - BOOK 1
"Hi Socrates, I have seen you post on this site for many years and this is my favorite of your works which I have heard. It brings out something in your music which I have long felt was there, but which until these pieces, felt was something you were…"
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6 GUITAR PRELUDES - BOOK 1

These are some of the short guitar preludes I used to write in my student days (with Greek titles sometimes). There is no Book 1 as such, my guitar teacher chose these six to play them in some of his concerts, so Book 1 is his selection.I tried to re-notate my manuscript but I found the whole issue of natural and artificial harmonics for guitar very confusing. Neither Sibelius nor Note Performer seem to have any clue about them, so the playback is slightly changed from a real life performance…See More
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Socrates Arvanitakis replied to Bob Porter's discussion What is Contemporary style music?
"There seems to be a correlation between the 'art of the day' and the evolution of consciousness.   Is it stating the obvious this sentence Roger? It should be but it is not always so with a lot of artists. To me it is…"
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Socrates Arvanitakis replied to Bob Porter's discussion What is Contemporary style music?
"Some materialist philosophers and probably all poets could never do as bad as some musicians in this forum (in keeping the peace I mean)"
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What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Choir, Orchestra, Small Ensemble, Big Ensemble, Songs, Contemporary Ensembles, Other
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
Main stream, Jazz, traditional
Is music your main income source?
Yes!
Where do you live?
Greece and UK
About Me (Must include biographical information about you as a composer):
I studied at Middlesex University (BA) and London University (Mmus), composition and ethnomusicology.
I am a classical guitar player and I also play the bouzouki, mandolin, recorder, Cretan lute and a little the fiddle.
I am both a traditionalist and a modern composer.
I have composed various works (still in manuscript) and at the moment I write a lot of (tonal/modal songs) based on my own lyrics. It is those that I intend to submit for criticism and help in the first place and also I find some of the threads and discussions interesting and I would like to participate occasionally.
Website:
http://www.helicon.gr/

2, 3, 4 STRING QUARTET no. 1

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The first of my completed string quartets. Serial techniques used throughout.

Quartetto%20Per%20Archi%20no.%201%20%20I-II-III.pdf

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REMEMBERING AN EASTER BALLADE

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LEMONIA PERFORCE<=> EDELTRAUD 2: THE BITCH =>AN EASTER TIME BALLADE =>ANY REBETIKO WILL DO…


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THE COLD AIR I INHALE

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EDELTRAUD 3: THE PSYCHOBITCH=>BIG SOUTH WEATHER 2 =>EN PLO 2013/1=>LATENT PERCEPTION…





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ARE YOU A PASSING TOURIST?

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THE SEAMAN THAT I NEVER WAS

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At 4:44am on March 8, 2015, Ray Kemp said…

Socrates,

Leave Oh Oh alone.............he's a straight up and down nut case.

Ray

At 10:52pm on September 23, 2014, michael diemer said…

Solstice was not intentionally composed as theme and variations, but I can see why you might think that. As for the other two, only Skating is up there yet. I'm going to rework that, and then revise the third movement, Late February. thanks for listening.

At 10:44am on September 20, 2014, michael diemer said…

Socrates, the music for Solstice is in my player on my page. you need to have Adobe Flash Player installed to run it.

At 8:45am on September 18, 2014, Gav Brown said…

Welcome Socrates!

 
 
 

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