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Will Brecht replied to Gav Brown's discussion Vocal Sounds
"Cinesamples voxos has an interesting way of adding syllables to choral work. It's pretty expensive but might do the trick."
Oct 11, 2019
Will Brecht replied to Gav Brown's discussion Should Composers' Forum Continue?
"Good idea!"
Aug 5, 2019
Will Brecht replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion Sinfonia for Orchestra.
"Wonderful work. I think it showed your range in a style I don't often listen to or appreciate (since theory/lit/ class @ IU 78) I did hear some familiar colors and motives (Bernstein?) and agree that your mastery of the orchestral DAW rendition…"
Aug 5, 2019
Will Brecht replied to Gav Brown's discussion Should Composers' Forum Continue?
"I just found the Large DONATE tab at the Top .....  I guess it's just time for the annual fund drive."
Aug 5, 2019
Will Brecht replied to Gav Brown's discussion Should Composers' Forum Continue?
"Although I love to create and compose I haven't been a real active member over the past years. The "imaginary machine" composition stirred my interest "Thanks Gav" and I have begun finding time to put more things together as…"
Aug 5, 2019
Will Brecht replied to Gav Brown's discussion Imaginary Machines Contest - WINNERS ANNOUNCED!
"Thanks to all who listened and voted. I appreciate the comments and look forwards to preparing and presenting more works for this wonderful group of creative souls. Peace"
Jul 20, 2019
Will Brecht replied to Gav Brown's discussion In the Air - For Wind Quintet
"This is wonderful. Lovely (fun) main theme - /development expands on the triplet motive then the main returns with a tasty ending. Really like your rhythmic play and use of dynamics. The notation playback sound is quite good (compared to some…"
Jun 20, 2019
Will Brecht replied to Gav Brown's discussion Proposed Contest "Imaginary Machines" - DEADLINE TO SIGN UP APPROACHING
"Interesting Title. I'll give it a go if you have enough entries."
May 3, 2019

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What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Multimedia, Choir, Small Ensemble
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
Classical, Folk, Chamber, Early, Most all kinds
Is music your main income source?
Sort Of - Music Related
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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.
Singer, Songwriter, Multi-Instrumentalist, MIDI Mockups. Childrens music composer arranger.

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At 10:59am on September 21, 2015, J Joe Townley said…

Ooops, on rechecking my links here I see I did put up the link to the score on YouTube. I thought I'd put up the audio only version here. My mistake. It's tough getting old.

At 10:51am on September 21, 2015, J Joe Townley said…

Thank you, Will for invitation which I heartily accept, and I'm glad you enjoyed the waltz. I don't have the score as pdf so I can't put it on CF but it's here at this link on YouTube

The "organ" effect you're referring to at 1:24 of the audio was intentional, but it was a bear getting the right combination of instruments to achieve it--not just the instruments but making the digitized dynamic markings on all the instruments just precise to get it eg. if I'd put a mp on the top oboe instead of a p I would have lost it.

I learned orchestration just by working on Notion (any VST notation program will do but the playback has to be good/excellent quality, not mickey-mouse free things on the Internet like Muse and Opera). I bought Notion three years ago for $199--an excellent buy at the time considering the reproduction quality, though good speakers do play a huge part in what you hear; some complain to me that the music sounds terrible and I need Vienna or EWQL--my Bose speakers, however, make it sound like the Berlin Phil. Just by playing with the various instrument combinations one can teach themselves what works best. I have harmony training and piano training which helped a great deal, but there's a steep learning curve to working with Notion, and now it's jumped to $499, I think it is.

Again, very glad you enjoyed it. I hope you check out my Piano Concerto No 2, also here on CF and YouTube w/ score, though the screen capture program deteriorated the sound quality immensely. Hope you enjoy CF's environment as I see you're a new member. Welcome. I'm heading over to your page to check out your compositions. Will post a message again soon.

All the best,

J Joe

At 3:07pm on September 19, 2015, Tyler Hughes said…

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