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Nebula

Started this discussion. Last reply by Stanley King Apr 15. 10 Replies

Another sketch, but a little more complete than previous weeks I think. I have been having computer and hard drive problems so this is why the delayed weekly submissions.This one was composed from…Continue

Reworked Light and Airy

Started Apr 1 0 Replies

I have taken direction from Tony Manfredonia who is very knowledgeable and skilled with composition. I have tired to incorporate many of his suggestions and corrections so I hope you find this a much…Continue

Frivolous Phrygian Waltz (WIP)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Marcel Müller Mar 22. 16 Replies

OK this is supposed to be in phrygian mode. Did I do this right?It is for flute, English horn, bassoon, French horn and tuba. What do you think of my choice for the ensemble?It is a lighthearted…Continue

The March March (WIP)

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Carovillano Mar 14. 6 Replies

Here is this week's composition sketch. I only thought of the title just before I uploaded it to MetapopPlease let me know, particularly what does not work for you. I am not very happy with the…Continue

 

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Stanley King replied to Markus Boyd's discussion Sonata in B Flat for Keyboard
"A very Lovely gentle piece Markus. I always feel like a hypocrite when I make suggestions because I am a rank amateur. There are two places where the left hand felt too repetitive to me so when I looked at your score I can see that from 9-12 and…"
May 17
Stanley King replied to Stanley King's discussion Nebula
"Thanks Colin. It is, at this stage, not leading anywhere it is just my ideas about a nebula.  Give me about a billion years and I may be able to bring it to an end.  :D Seriously though, thanks for the direction on direction."
Apr 15
Colin Dougall replied to Stanley King's discussion Nebula
"Hi Stanley Sounds very nice indeed. This piece is actually well-named since its a bit nebulous in the sense that its hard to grasp where its leading us. They do say that it's the journey, not the getting there that counts. But it would be nice…"
Apr 15
Stanley King replied to Stanley King's discussion Nebula
"Thanks Michael. Your comments are most helpful. I am curious as to which piece you felt was an exercise. If you are thinking of Light and Airy you are spot on the money."
Apr 15
Stanley King replied to Stanley King's discussion Nebula
"Thanks Graeme for your very positive comments. I think it would be a good discipline for me to try and build this in to a piece without a huge climax as that is often what  I tend to do. I also think if I keep the strings playing those bars and…"
Apr 15
Stanley King replied to Stanley King's discussion Nebula
"Thanks Keith. I notice that most of my pieces tend to build to a climax at the end. I am not sure yet what  I will do with this piece, but if I build a climax it would have to be for some cosmic event."
Apr 15
Stanley King replied to Stanley King's discussion Nebula
"Thanks Kjell The idea is to paint a picture of space. I tried to keep it thin and spacious and ponderous. I even thought of calling it nebulous. I see what you were thinking about in Smetana's Moldau piece especially the second movement/theme.…"
Apr 15
michael diemer replied to Stanley King's discussion Nebula
"Excellent use of dynamics. This is much better than your last offering (or the last one I listened to), Stan, which seemed more like a textbook exercise. This is, as you say, more intentional. I like to "start with the effect." What effect…"
Apr 13
Graeme Helliwell replied to Stanley King's discussion Nebula
"I could listen to this all night. In asking, where does it go from here, I think it's already on a journey. You could easily fill another 20 minutes of delightful ambient sounds, with or without a huge dynamic range. I suspect you have the…"
Apr 12
Keith Theodosiou replied to Stanley King's discussion Nebula
"First I would like to start by saying, this is a very nice piece. I like the atmosphere it creates. Now, where to go with it. We are all different when it comes to writing and this is how I personally see it. This is crying out for a huge build up…"
Apr 12
Kjell Prytz replied to Stanley King's discussion Nebula
"Appealing. It has a nice sound picture. I don't really understand the title but it is not essential at this moment since you told us you are working on this. And this introduction promises a lot. I look forward to the continuation, pretty…"
Apr 12
Stanley King replied to Keith Theodosiou's discussion Victory Parade (Orchestral)
"Lovely melody. Well defined rhythm. Very enjoyable. If I may make some suggestions: I think woodwinds could be used to fill in the high register? I know it is a march but maybe vary the rhythm a little?"
Apr 12
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Nebula

Another sketch, but a little more complete than previous weeks I think. I have been having computer and hard drive problems so this is why the delayed weekly submissions.This one was composed from the idea first. It is a much more intentional composition than my previous sketches. I would like to build on this but I am not sure where to go with it yet.Please comment without fear of offense.…See More
Apr 12

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What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Orchestra, Songs
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
Classical
Is music your main income source?
No - Not at all.
Where do you live?
South Africa
About Me (Must include at least one paragraph of biographical information about you as a composer) - blank or minimal answers on this line will cause your request to be rejected. Include a link to your website if you have one.
OK I have always had a desire to write something as grand as Beethoven's 3rd symphony. I messed about trying to play the clarinet, trumpet, guitar and piano. Failed at all. I have written songs / hymns for Church. I sang in the ad hoc choir in a production of Turandot in my youth. I tried composing back in the days of windows 95 but gave up. Now that I am retired I am trying to put some serious effort into composing, but I have no formal training, just a desire to write classical music. I have taken some cheap on line music courses and can read music but not fluently. I am joining this group to be more driven and involved.

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At 11:56am on January 23, 2019, Gav Brown said…

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