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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

Tags: Guitar, Spanish

Military Music and its Ancient Traditions

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob Porter Oct 21, 2016. 2 Replies

There are pleasures associated with Great Britain having a long and illustrious history. An example of which was an announcement in the Daily Telegraph, Court & Social pages on 11th October 2016…Continue

American Folk Song Suite

Started this discussion. Last reply by Stephen Lines Jun 27, 2016. 12 Replies

As promised in an earlier post I have finally produced my American Folk Song Suite. Prior to its commencement some of you were kind enough to offer suggestions regarding what songs to include, advice…Continue


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Stephen Lines replied to MM Coston's discussion How to write a bio or cv without any achievements to put in it?
"Your biggest selling point, (apart from the quality of your music which should speak for itself) is your newness to the milieu - fresh, vibrant new music, never been heard before etc. What influences your music? Where did you study music? For what…"
Feb 3
Stephen Lines replied to Tobias Weiß's discussion My first "almost full orchestra or sth" composition
"Tobi, I too would be very interested to know what software/hardware you use to produce these sounds. If you've only been composing for 5 years then please accept my hearty congratulations - this is very good stuff that held my interest…"
Jan 12
Stephen Lines replied to Socrates Arvanitakis's discussion THE TABLE NEXT TO MINE (song for Tenor, Guitar & String Quartet)
"Socrates, Long time no speak - I hope you are well. This is an interesting and pleasing piece let down only by the rather poor voice production in SIB....even Note Performer doesn't bring it up to scratch. As ever, your guitar writing skills…"
Jan 12
Stephen Lines posted a discussion

Petite Suite for Bb Clarinet and Piano

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 arrangement orchestrated for clarinet and string quartet.Are there any clarinettists or pianists out there willing to take on the challenge?I attach a pdf of the score and will attempt to attach the MP3 but suspect this will be too large an attachment. If so, please go to:…See More
Jan 7
Stephen Lines replied to Gav Brown's discussion Proposed Contest: THE 4 ELEMENTS
"Hi Gav, Happy New Year. I'll certainly have a crack at this...probably earth but also maybe fire or water. Best, Stephen"
Jan 6
Stephen Lines replied to Gav Brown's discussion Welcome
"Bravissimo far as I can divine from these posts we are now under new management in the shape of you. Thanks for taking on thiese've always been a regular and civilised member of CF so good luck to you. I don't…"
Nov 1, 2017

Profile Information

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?
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.




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?


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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.

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