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Steve Chandler's Discussions

Toccata, no fugue ;-P

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Hewer May 19. 3 Replies

New works for piano

Started this discussion. Last reply by Adrian Allan Aug 3, 2014. 8 Replies

 

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Steve Chandler replied to Joe Ruby's discussion Una Corda and Viola Piece
"Joe, there's some nice music there. My impression is that only Sophrosyne is a complete piece, the movie trailers are teaser pieces (nicely done), and the Piano Concerto is only the exposition and of the four it was the longest at 2:45. The…"
Wednesday
Steve Chandler replied to Joe Ruby's discussion Una Corda and Viola Piece
"I think the issue is the rhythm suddenly becomes half time in that section and stays that way after you go back to arco."
Wednesday
Steve Chandler replied to Joe Ruby's discussion Una Corda and Viola Piece
"Love the sound and production and it's beautiful music. Is the viola sampled too? Not sure the pizzicato section works as well, though it's enjoyable. This is definitely marketable music."
Wednesday
Steve Chandler replied to Carlo Anthony's discussion Young composer. First time sharing collection. Feedback very much wanted.
"There are a number of reasons why people seem to think that learning music theory will do bad things to their creativity. They're all bull excrement. Music theory is a beginners set of tools, that unlock traditional harmony. You may say you…"
Tuesday
Steve Chandler replied to Fabian Frost's discussion Toccata-esk organ piece
"Hi Fabian, The derivation from Bach's d minor toccata was pretty obvious. However, Bach may have been 18 when he wrote his piece but there's a lot more to it than is in yours. Your piece sounds like it was improvised on a slow day. I agree…"
Jun 12
Steve Chandler replied to Lasse Karhu's discussion A short orchestral piece
"Nice little piece. In general woodwinds can play fast runs, but having noodled on flute I wasn't sure about the trill at the top of your run. However, I pulled out my flute and it works quite easily, so you're good there. BTW, do you want…"
Jun 12
Larry Elliott left a comment for Steve Chandler
"Greetings Steve, I like your piano works. They tell a good story. Thanks so much for sharing. Very best, Larry Elliott"
Jun 6
Kjell Andersson left a comment for Steve Chandler
"Hi Steve, I tried to post the live version of Springtime Alert, but it's too heavy. If you give me your email address I will send a link! I'm glad you like it! /Kjell"
Jun 5
Ray Kohn left a comment for Steve Chandler
"Hi Steve I’m glad you liked my quartets. I listened to some of your pieces. I thought your emotional vignettes are crying out for orchestration – have you tried that? ‘Falling in Love’ is not your best work as it does not…"
May 30
James Oppenheimer left a comment for Steve Chandler
"I had not seen activity that applied to my kind of music, so I kind of drifted off. I certainly have an interest in choral music.  I've had a couple of pieces performed recently. Can we put up PDFs of our compositions? It has been a…"
May 29
Russell Wilson left a comment for Steve Chandler
"Thanks for the invite, Steve. I had totally forgotten about this site, or that I had joined it. I'll check it out when I have some time tomorrow.."
May 28
J Joe Townley left a comment for Steve Chandler
May 26
Kjell Andersson left a comment for Steve Chandler
"Hi Steve! I've listened to your Fugue. I was quite impressed how you managed to (in a tonal way) express your feelings and intellect. Where have you studied and what has made you a master in judo? See you! With Friendly…"
May 25
Mike Hewer replied to Steve Chandler's discussion Choral piece with live performance recording
"Well done, let's hope you get an excellent performance of whatever you decide on and make sure you post it here. I obviously can't give a reason for the slow response here, but an ideal performance of this piece, along with more nuanced…"
May 25
Steve Chandler replied to Mike Hewer's discussion 3 Preludes and..wait for it...FUGUES- Extended with 3 more
"I listened to these when they were first posted and again today. I enjoyed the fugues in F and C the most. They seemed to have the most effective dramatic arc. The rhythmic play in the fugue in f was particularly appealing to me and the fugue in C…"
May 24
Steve Chandler replied to Yoshed's discussion You are my ocean
"I agree with Dave, it's too short. Where you end it is a good spot to bring it down so you can build it up again. Still nice job and it sounds great!"
May 24

Profile Information

What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Choir, Small Ensemble, Songs, Contemporary Ensembles
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
Classical
Is music your main income source?
No - Not Yet
Where do you live?
The Great Midwest
About Me (Must include biographical information about you as a composer):
I compose music in the classical tradition. In the past I composed music for synthesizers and virtual orchestras. After a while I decided that I preferred real musicians. At this time I compose primarily for piano.
Website:
www.myspace.com/stevechandlermusic

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Steve Chandler's Blog

Some political commentary

Posted on November 30, 2009 at 7:39pm 0 Comments

President Obama makes his case for more troops in Afghanistan tomorrow night. I’ve got bad news for him; nobody will like what he has to say. The Republicans won’t like the fact that he took two months to decide. That’s not being a decider, it’s not decisive to take that two months to do the manly thing. In fact it’s positively French to take two months to do a manly thing. We Americans want our Presidents manly (and definitely not French). The Republicans have the monopoly on all things… Continue

Orchestral Music

Posted on May 28, 2009 at 10:10am 0 Comments

It seems in these parts orchestral efforts count for something. So I've posted the first two movements of what I consider my symphony, Yesterday is History and Tomorrow is a Mystery. I've already posted the third (final) movement, Today is a Gift. That's the order in which they should be heard, Yesterday, Tomorrow and then Today, it's all about living in the now. This piece was based on a sentence of psychobabble that I appreciate, "Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift,… Continue

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At 9:40am on June 6, 2017, Larry Elliott said…

Greetings Steve,

I like your piano works. They tell a good story. Thanks so much for sharing.

Very best,

Larry Elliott

At 2:50am on June 5, 2017, Kjell Andersson said…

Hi Steve, I tried to post the live version of Springtime Alert, but it's too heavy. If you give me your email address I will send a link! I'm glad you like it! /Kjell

At 12:36am on May 30, 2017, Ray Kohn said…

Hi Steve

I’m glad you liked my quartets. I listened to some of your pieces. I thought your emotional vignettes are crying out for orchestration – have you tried that? ‘Falling in Love’ is not your best work as it does not feel that it “goes anywhere” (do you know what I mean?). Serious silliness is fun … like Satie!  The e minor fugue intrigued me. The subject itself is great but as it proceeded I wondered where it would go. I was not disappointed as the work from about 1.10 to 1.30 took me to new vistas that I particularly liked as it is just there in most fugues that interest can lag (unless you are Bach or Shostakovitch).  

Have you had any music recorded that is not for piano?

Ray

At 1:53am on May 29, 2017, James Oppenheimer said…

I had not seen activity that applied to my kind of music, so I kind of drifted off.

I certainly have an interest in choral music.  I've had a couple of pieces performed recently. Can we put up PDFs of our compositions? It has been a while.....

At 3:31pm on May 28, 2017, Russell Wilson said…
Thanks for the invite, Steve. I had totally forgotten about this site, or that I had joined it. I'll check it out when I have some time tomorrow..
At 9:08pm on May 26, 2017, J Joe Townley said…

"I enjoyed the ghostly waltzes. Do you really look like Elvis?"

No, not anymore. Thank you much for the waltzes. I just did choral arrangements of the first two. They are on my YouTube channel. You might enjoy them. I cannot upload them here anymore because Composers is requiring Flash. Thanks much for the invite. I don't get around here much anymore. JJ

At 4:03pm on May 25, 2017, Kjell Andersson said…

Hi Steve!

I've listened to your Fugue. I was quite impressed how you managed to (in a tonal way) express your feelings and intellect. Where have you studied and what has made you a master in judo? See you!

With Friendly Regards

Kjell

  

At 4:31am on March 19, 2015, Michael Sayers said…

Hi Steve, look who is here!

At 5:21am on December 19, 2012, David Unger said…

Thank you, Steve for sharing this music with us. I shall return again to hear more of it. But this far I am taken by the "g minor prelude and fugue" and "In such a small place". Wonderful! Once again thank you!

At 5:22am on October 5, 2011, Michael Thomas Huspek said…
Amazing music! I feel so blessed to hear your wonderful music. You have an amazing music gift.
 
 
 

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