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Quietude

Started this discussion. Last reply by Stephen Lines 23 hours ago. 9 Replies

Clearly this is a play on the words 'quiet' and 'etude'. After publishing 'Orion The Hunter' my wife commented: 'Can't you write something a little less bombastic and masculine and aim for the female…Continue

Orion The Hunter

Started this discussion. Last reply by Stephen Lines on Thursday. 9 Replies

I was inspired to compose this after listening to a couple of horn pieces on another site. Any suggestions for improvement would be very welcome. Many thanks in advance. Continue

Petite Suite for Bb Clarinet and Piano

Started Jan 7 0 Replies

One of my New Year's resolutions is to have this composition recorded and broadcast on radio (any radio channel will do!) This version is for clarinet and piano but there is an alternative…Continue

Acoustic (classical) Guitar

Started this discussion. Last reply by roger stancill Aug 12, 2017. 20 Replies

Having moved to Spain at the beginning of June I am attempting to absorb myself in Spanish music generally. However, having been introduced to a (famous) Spanish Classical guitarist and after a…Continue

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Stephen Lines replied to Stephen Lines's discussion Quietude
"Thanks for your notes MMC....I think your point about dropping an 8ve here and there sounds like a possibility...but the lack of contrast is intentional...I want the music to wend its own little path through the countryside like a stream with a…"
23 hours ago
Stephen Lines replied to Gav Brown's discussion ELEMENTS CONTEST - MEMBERS VOTE HERE
"Air included 8 on my form....it also included my entries under fire and water....but I resisted the temptation to vote for myself!"
Sunday
MM Coston replied to Stephen Lines's discussion Quietude
"Stephen, I am certain that I can't say anything about music that you don't already know. But I can say how I hear this piece. The right hand stays in the upper ranges nearly throughout which was causing a bit of ear fatigue for me.…"
Saturday
Bob Porter replied to Stephen Lines's discussion Quietude
"I think if you do anything ( I'm not saying you should), I might suggest being more adventurous rhythmically. You know, a section that is not so active. We all know how well the rhythm method works. OK, not a good example. I mean, keep the…"
Friday
Stephen Lines replied to Stephen Lines's discussion Quietude
"I know Bob, it's all a big lie really. Actually I am quite steady, dependable, reliable and clear....boiled down to one word: boring I guess, but don't tell my wife. I did think of packing the piece with minor 6ths for pathos/romance but…"
Friday
Bob Porter replied to Stephen Lines's discussion Quietude
"And I think what I mean is that this piece moves along very peacefully. Romance, on the other hand, I think has ups and downs. It has times of great passion, and quiet reflection. One minute it rushes head on, and the next it almost stops in…"
Thursday
Stephen Lines replied to Stephen Lines's discussion Quietude
"You've got it in one Bob....she's the boss!"
Thursday
Stephen Lines replied to Stephen Lines's discussion Quietude
"Mike, These sound like excellent recommendations to me and will lead to further discovery I'm sure. You're dead right I'm not a pianist....if only. I will seriously and industriously do as you suggest and try and make a bit more of…"
Thursday
Bob Porter replied to Stephen Lines's discussion Quietude
"I confess that I didn't have almost an hour to listen to this, but I gave it a go anyway. Stephen, this is a fine piece on its own. It is certainly peaceful. I'm not sure it is romantic in the way I might pretend to understand the word.…"
Thursday
Mike Hewer replied to Stephen Lines's discussion Quietude
"Hi Stephen, It was nice to listen to, with a Bach like serenity in places and quite dignified. However, I found myself wishing for some pianistic devices, rather than what began to feel like a four or five part harmony exercise. I am going to assume…"
Thursday
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Quietude

Clearly this is a play on the words 'quiet' and 'etude'. After publishing 'Orion The Hunter' my wife commented: 'Can't you write something a little less bombastic and masculine and aim for the female psyche - something peaceful and romantic would be nice'.Well, you can't say I didn't try!Any suggestions for improvements - particularly from pianists - would be most welcome.Read more:…See More
Thursday
Stephen Lines replied to Stephen Lines's discussion Orion The Hunter
"Thanks Lawrence for your interest and comments - it's very gratifying not having to work in a vacuum. The piece has been amended in line with John's, Bob's, Socrates' and your suggestions (I've added some articulation to the…"
Thursday
Lawrence Aurich replied to Stephen Lines's discussion Orion The Hunter
"Stephen,     Great work with the horn.  You could shape up the horn part with articulation especially in the first half.  I feel like the accompaniment is too thumpy, e.i. on the beat chords.  A little syncopation in…"
Apr 19
John Driscoll replied to Stephen Lines's discussion Orion The Hunter
"Glad it was useful!"
Apr 17
Stephen Lines replied to Stephen Lines's discussion Orion The Hunter
"Thanks Socrates - these excellent and interesting comments are what I've come to expect from you. It's an interesting idea to vocalise this piece - someone once did a spoof(ish) recording of the rondo from Mozart's 4th horn concerto…"
Apr 17
Stephen Lines replied to Stephen Lines's discussion Orion The Hunter
"Thanks Bob, Tally Ho indeed! I agree this could be adapted for two (or maybe 4) horns and will bear your suggestion seriously in mind. I've altered the cadence at G to a full close and think it's an improvement. Also, in line with yours…"
Apr 17

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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 biographical information about you as a composer):
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.
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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.

(English)

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!

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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.

At 9:00am on November 27, 2013, Tyler Hughes said…

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