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Getting together to talk music

Started this discussion. Last reply by Timothy Smith Jan 27. 4 Replies

Spurred on by a comment from Dane Aubrun it occurs to me that I have seen no examples on CF of fellow members meeting up for face to face musical discussions. As I have recently moved to London SW3 I…Continue

What a wonderful bird the frog are!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Stephen Lines Aug 21, 2019. 6 Replies

I came across this in Brewer's Famous Quotations yesterday and haven't stopped chuckling since - so thought I'd share it with you all.What a wonderful bird the frog are! When he walk, he fly almost;…Continue

Bramshill Concert Rondo

Started Aug 1, 2019 0 Replies

I have recently 'polished' this piece because it was initially composed in a great hurry (i.e. "Do you want it good or by Friday" syndrome). It was premiered by the British Police Symphony Orchestra…Continue

New Adagio for Strings

Started this discussion. Last reply by Stephen Lines Jun 29, 2019. 13 Replies

Here is a just completed piece in contemplative mood that may be considered a mite romantic in places. Any suggestions or recommendations will be considered very seriously. In the past I have taken…Continue

 

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Timothy Smith replied to Stephen Lines's discussion Getting together to talk music
" Great Idea. The distance is too great from here. I am  within driving distance of Baltimore though where I guess Gav lives?"
Jan 27
Stephen Lines replied to Stephen Lines's discussion Getting together to talk music
"Thank you Dane. I am unsure of the demographics of CF members worldwide but am a little surprised that ‘the centre of the world’ i.e. London (only joking everyone) hasn’t attracted more responses....maybe patience is the key. Am…"
Jan 7
Dane Aubrun replied to Stephen Lines's discussion Getting together to talk music
"Hi Stephen, I live close on the South Coast so it sounds good come better weather. I also work down here - perish the thought of commuting to London! Quite busy at the moment so it's something to think about for the spring/summer. Nice…"
Jan 7
Gav Brown replied to Stephen Lines's discussion Getting together to talk music
"Hi Stephen, Wouldn't that be nice!  Gav"
Dec 30, 2019
Stephen Lines replied to Gav Brown's discussion Orchestral - Questions about doubling
"Of course I was suffering from a surfeit of Christmas when I wrote the above....the clarinet overblows at the twelfth (not fifteenth) but the principle holds good. :)"
Dec 30, 2019
Stephen Lines replied to Gav Brown's discussion Orchestral - Questions about doubling
"For what it’s worth I’d like to mention ‘upper partials’ in the context of doubling. Good tone on an individual instrument comes from playing in tune but also by providing a good stable base that throws off over- (and under-)…"
Dec 30, 2019
Stephen Lines posted a discussion

Getting together to talk music

Spurred on by a comment from Dane Aubrun it occurs to me that I have seen no examples on CF of fellow members meeting up for face to face musical discussions. As I have recently moved to London SW3 I wonder If there are members sufficiently close by who might like to get together.....an initial meeting that might lead to a regular get together perhaps?See More
Dec 30, 2019
Stephen Lines replied to Daniel DiMercurio's discussion What Piece Drives You to Tears?
"Well if lacrimosae can't bring a tear to the lachrymal glands what ever else would ;}"
Nov 14, 2019
Stephen Lines replied to Daniel DiMercurio's discussion What Piece Drives You to Tears?
"Michael, I fully agree with your choice - this is some of Dvorak's best writing and Renee makes a very excellent interpretation of it....very moving."
Nov 14, 2019
Stephen Lines replied to Gav Brown's discussion How to get comments on your music
"Hi Graeme, Very good advice from Gav here. I'm sorry I haven't commented on your piece but I have a fairly hectic life and have to pick and choose with care what I listen to. I loathe it when people just listen to bits of my own works…"
Sep 18, 2019
Stephen Lines replied to Gav Brown's discussion Notation Composers - Publishing Opportunity through "ScoreBank"
"I know it's early days but are any of these 'published' scores actually generating sales yet?"
Sep 7, 2019
Stephen Lines replied to michael diemer's discussion Non- Jazz Use Of Saxophones
"You quote some good examples that demonstrate the versatility of the saxophone family and how well they can fit into the orchestral mould. I think the tenor sax is a great jazz instrument and the sax family is at the heart of a good dance or swing…"
Sep 7, 2019
Stephen Lines replied to Gav Brown's discussion Should Composers' Forum Continue?
"Gav, magically a terrific donation of $110 has been received and I have a sneaking feeling I know who made it (don't answer that). However, I'm sure we are all delighted that CF will continue at least for another year (hopefully for the…"
Sep 7, 2019
Stephen Lines replied to Gav Brown's discussion Spies! for Orchestra
Sep 5, 2019
Stephen Lines replied to Gav Brown's discussion Spies! for Orchestra
"I’m sorry you have a ‘thing’ about sharps and brass instruments - perhaps if you were an orchestral player you’d have a different view - I personally don’t see this as a problem - more of a solution to creating the…"
Sep 1, 2019
Stephen Lines replied to Gav Brown's discussion Should Composers' Forum Continue?
"Gav, Just how many admins are there...I have always been under the impression it’s just you? As you know, I’ve already contributed twice this time around but am willing to donate a bit more if necessary. There seem to be a number of…"
Aug 31, 2019

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What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Choir, Orchestra, Small Ensemble, Big Ensemble, Songs, Other
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
Classical
Is music your main income source?
No - Not Yet
Where do you live?
Hampshire, England
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.
I attended the Royal Military School of Music, Kneller Hall as a Pupil in 1967-68 studying french horn under Alf Cursue - Alf was a specialist 4th horn player and a member of `God`s Own Quartet` which included Dennis and Aubrey Brain. On completion of the course I was appointed principal horn of the regimental Band of the 2nd Battalion Royal Anglian Regiment. I again attended Kneller Hall (as a Student Bandmaster) from 1975-1978 after which I was appointed Bandmaster of 1st Battalion Royal Anglian Regiment. Just 6-years later, because I perceived Army music at that time to be undergoing a rapid decline, I took voluntary redundancy.

After retraining I was appointed a member of the Directing Staff at the British Police Staff College (Bramshill) where I became responsible for running Simulated Operations Training of senior police officers from around the world in Critical Decision-Making Under Stress.

Whilst associated with the Police I studied for a Masters Degree in Police and Criminal Justice Studies and an Honours Degree in Psychology. Subsequently I was recruited by the Defence Evaluation Research Agency - now called QinetiQ - where I worked as a senior consultant within the Centre for Human Sciences.

I now compose full time in various genres but see myself in future concentrating on orchestral music and writing for the french horn - a second concerto has recently been completed.
Website:
www.scoreexchange.com/profiles/Stephen-Lines

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English Folk Song Suite No.1 & American Folk Song Suite No.1

Posted on June 23, 2016 at 2:14pm 2 Comments

These have been published elsewhere on CF but I thought some members might be interested in (and perhaps comment on) the contrast and appeal of these two arrangements. The American piece has been improved somewhat thanks to Bob Porter's input, for which many thanks.

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https://www.scoreexchange.com/scores/184944.html

(American)…

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Richard Wagner

Posted on April 30, 2015 at 7:47am 2 Comments

Richard Wagner's answer to a question was: "9 - W"

Can any of you bright sparks out there stretch your minds and tell me what was the question?

Enjoy!

String Quintet/String Orchestra Op.2 No.1

Posted on February 26, 2015 at 10:12am 0 Comments

String%20Quintet%20Op.2%20No.1.pdf

String%20Quintet%20Op.2%20No.1..mp3

I have recently had the above composition reviewed by Paul Smith, Bob Porter and Per-Erik Rosqvist. They have made some very pertinent comments which I have taken on board with this latest…

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At 4:52am on August 10, 2019, Gav Brown said…

Sent personal e-mail address to your cf inbox

At 8:32am on January 22, 2019, Timothy Smith said…

Thanks for taking me onboard!

At 9:38am on May 1, 2016, Ingo Lee said…

Hi Stephen, you're right about needing friends, but friends with talent and helpful ideas like yours are especially welcome, so thank you for that!

At 4:01am on August 27, 2015, Richards Viveknath said…

Glad to.
It was a good recommendation.

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