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Christchurch Variations

Started this discussion. Last reply by Stephen Lines 3 hours ago. 2 Replies

I composed this competition piece about 5 years ago for trombone and piano - the competition was held in Christchurch, New Zealand (I couldn't attend but subsequently received some good feedback from…Continue

East West Composers Cloud & Sibelius

Started this discussion. Last reply by Stephen Lines Jan 2. 8 Replies

Hi everyone,I have just subscribed to EW Composers Cloud and am trying to integrate it with Sibelius software (slowly and, hopefully, surely).Have any of you done this already, and if so have you…Continue

True sounds

Started this discussion. Last reply by Stephen Lines Jan 5. 54 Replies

Hi all,I had an interesting visit from my eldest brother yesterday and we got down to talking about my compositions and how they are reproduced electronically. I compose using Sibelius software and…Continue

La Folia

Started this discussion. Last reply by Stephen Lines May 2, 2018. 43 Replies

I must confess I have added the following discussion to another website but hope you also find it interesting.La Folia (pronounced lah foh-LEE-ah) which literally means madness, folly or…Continue

 

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Stephen Lines replied to Stephen Lines's discussion Christchurch Variations
"Whoops! I'd forgotten you are not keen on 'solid traditional' Gav. Many thanks for listening out for howlers...I didn't think there were any but my ancient ears aren't quite what they used to be. Have you managed to have a…"
3 hours ago
Stephen Lines replied to Kevin riley's discussion Scores
"Me too!"
3 hours ago
Gav Brown replied to Stephen Lines's discussion Christchurch Variations
"Hello Stephen, No howlers I could hear. A good example of a solid traditional composition. Thanks for sharing! Gav"
3 hours ago
Stephen Lines replied to Kevin riley's discussion Scores
"Perhaps a search facility?"
yesterday
Stephen Lines replied to Kevin riley's discussion Scores
"Kevin, Most of the people who post their music on this site do so with both score (pdf) and soundfile (MP3) attached. If you have a look through I'm sure you'll find them. Regards, Stephen"
yesterday
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Christchurch Variations

I composed this competition piece about 5 years ago for trombone and piano - the competition was held in Christchurch, New Zealand (I couldn't attend but subsequently received some good feedback from the performers and members of the jury). Being a horn player I decided soon afterwards to do a quick arrangement for horn and piano...I didn't spend a lot of time on it so in all honesty it wasn't a particularly satisfying arrangement.However, I have just finished revising it and personally…See More
yesterday
Stephen Lines replied to Brandon Schwab's discussion Throwing Feathers - Brandon Schwab ---- All Feedback Appreciated
"These are legitimate points made by James although after playing it a couple of times the rhythms in bars 56-60 are quite manageable, but only because it feels right after it's been dissected. I don't think a session musician would thank…"
Thursday
Stephen Lines replied to Ashley Berg's discussion Modern Technologies
"I hear where you're coming from Timothy and agree with much of what you say. The principal word in the quote The true artist will let his wife starve, his children go barefoot, his mother drudge for his living at seventy, sooner than work at…"
Thursday
Stephen Lines replied to James Giddings's discussion Concorde 50 Year Anniversary
"First impressions are very good....I can see/hear where you're coming from with your description of what you're trying to achieve.My only observation is one of playability - it's already been mentioned but some of the phrases are far…"
Wednesday
Stephen Lines replied to Gav Brown's discussion Orchestral Instrumentation Question
"Hi Colin, Because the files are too big to send conventionally I will email them to you directly if you send me your email address."
Tuesday
Stephen Lines replied to Gav Brown's discussion Orchestral Instrumentation Question
"Yes Gav, the harmony is good to my ear....I'd very much like to hear the remainder of the piece. You will see attached a small example of how to orchestrate it section by section....just a few ideas done in a rush. The principal thing to note…"
Tuesday
Stephen Lines replied to Gav Brown's discussion Orchestral Instrumentation Question
"Here are the MP3 files:"
Jan 15
Stephen Lines replied to Gav Brown's discussion Orchestral Instrumentation Question
"Further to the above, it occurred to me I ought to put my money where my mouth is by giving an example of what I mean. This is not by at all the best example you will find in the universe but it serves its purpose. You may recall a couple of years…"
Jan 15
Stephen Lines replied to Gav Brown's discussion Orchestral Instrumentation Question
"Gav, What you include in your score is entirely up to you of course but I take issue with your comment about harmonies that would only work on a piano - part of the art of arranging/orchestrating is precisely that - putting together instrumental…"
Jan 15
Stephen Lines replied to Gav Brown's discussion Orchestral Instrumentation Question
"Here are the sib files as pdfs (as discussed…"
Jan 15
Stephen Lines replied to Saul Dzorelashvili's discussion I not a Scientist or a Mathematician nor am I a Digital Engineer
"Dane, I don't want to have to learn how to use a DAW either but I must say I disagree with your comments about notation software. I have been using Sibelius for years and, although like many other software programmes it was difficult to master…"
Jan 13

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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.
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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!

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 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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