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Larry Elliott left a comment for Jonathan Davis
"Greetings Jonathan, I like your music. It is very well written and recorded. Thanks for sharing. Very best, Larry Elliott"
Jul 6, 2016
Jonathan Davis replied to Jonathan Davis's discussion Church Anthems
"Thanks Michael!  I often end minor compositions with a Picardy Third, but I just didn't feel it with the Hymn to Cecilia.  These were recorded by an MP3 recorder set in the middle of a large cavernous church building, one with 9…"
Apr 20, 2014
michael diemer replied to Jonathan Davis's discussion Church Anthems
"Very effective, especially the first. wonderful fanfares (and challenging, I would think!). Only negative is that the choir was hard to hear in this recording. One thing I would change is to have the second piece (Cecelia) end on the major. I was so…"
Apr 13, 2014
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Church Anthems

Hi All:I'm involved in church music in the Kansas City area.  I collaborated with some friends of mine (they wrote the text and I wrote the music) to compose new hymns for some events here in KC.O Holy Angel Gabriel  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htmWBPcb-tMSong of Cecilia  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGbgXRleuCACheers!JMDSee More
Apr 4, 2014
Jonathan Davis replied to Jonathan Davis's discussion Julianna's Theme - Romantic Piano/Orchestral
"I've already received some constructive advice.  Thanks, I will get to work!"
Jan 12, 2013
Jonathan Davis replied to Jonathan Davis's discussion Julianna's Theme - Romantic Piano/Orchestral
"Paul, Quinn, and Kevin, thank you for the kind words and for pointing out the issue of balance, you're absolutely right.  I will fix that when I finish this piece.  I had no particular 'scene' in mind when composing it."
Jan 12, 2013
Jonathan Davis replied to Jonathan Davis's discussion Julianna's Theme - Romantic Piano/Orchestral
"Thanks Jeff, the samples I used are from East West platinum orchestra.  Mixed in Sonar 8. "
Jan 12, 2013
Jeff Brien replied to Jonathan Davis's discussion Julianna's Theme - Romantic Piano/Orchestral
"Your instrumentation is clear and I agree that it does have something of a Russian flavor. However, while it does have an expansive nature, I don't feel anything programmatic about it. The sound samples are quite nice. What are you using?"
Jan 12, 2013
Kevin Keating replied to Jonathan Davis's discussion Julianna's Theme - Romantic Piano/Orchestral
"Loved this. I agree on the balance issue. For some reason, especially around 1:30 - 1:50, the vast expansive scene to me feels like it's showing me a Sahara Desert scene. Can't explain why, but it just does. Excellent work. Please finish…"
Jan 11, 2013
Quinn Mason replied to Jonathan Davis's discussion Julianna's Theme - Romantic Piano/Orchestral
"Well, i loved this. To me, it sounded like an excerpt from some lost Rachmaninoff concerto. I agree with Paul about the balance. Not a bad sound though, not at all! Best, Quinn"
Jan 11, 2013
Paul Bartlett replied to Jonathan Davis's discussion Julianna's Theme - Romantic Piano/Orchestral
"PLEASE find time to finish this. My wife also listened (which is definately not normal) and thought it should be the Sound Track for a Movie that has vast, expansive, pasotral scenes. The only comment I would have is that the balance betweem…"
Jan 11, 2013
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Profile Information

What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Choir
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
Dramatic, romantic, epic orchestral film music
Is music your main income source?
Yes!
Where do you live?
Kansas City, MO
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'm interested in scoring for game and film music, and other multimedia type stuff. I'm in the works of setting up a project studio in my house.

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Paul's Theme

Posted on January 1, 2009 at 5:37pm 0 Comments

Hey Folks:

Check out my latest composition, "Paul's Theme." Composed in Finale and Seqenced and mixed in Sonar. Libraries used: East West Silver, Edirol.

Please leave comments. Any ideas on how to get the sustained trumpets and strings to sound less "electronic"?

Thanks!

Jon

Ave Maria

Posted on September 26, 2008 at 1:26pm 1 Comment

Hey Everyone:

Check out my newest composition, my rendition of Ave Maria. It was commissioned by my good friend Mario Pearson, Director of Music at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Kansas City, Missouri. His schola cantorum is singing it in this recording.

Composition and Arrangements

Posted on July 26, 2008 at 9:13pm 0 Comments

Hey guys,



Just added a few new songs.



The first one, "Sing Praise to the Lord," is an original comp for organ, brass, timpani, and choir.



The second one, "Savior of the Nations, Come," is and old hymn that I arranged for organ, brass, choir, timpani, violin, clarinet, and recorder.



The third one, "A Hymn of Glory Let Us Sing," uses the very popular hymn tune: Lasst uns erfreuen. This was arranged for organ, choir, brass, timpani, and crash… Continue

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Posted on October 9, 2007 at 10:55pm 0 Comments

Folks,

I'd appreciate some feedback on the piece "Classical Fury" I just uploaded. I'm especially interested in comments/suggestions on the mix and how to get it sounding more real.

I composed in Finale, mixed in Sonar. I used EWQL Silver and Edirol.

Thanks for your feedback!

Need advice!

Posted on August 14, 2007 at 10:19pm 3 Comments

Hey Folks,

Can anyone tell what is causing the annoying "ping" sound in the middle of my comp "Adagio for Strings?" I tried re-recording, cutting out that part of the wave, blocking out the high frequencies, nothing worked. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. :)

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At 4:58pm on July 6, 2016, Larry Elliott said…

Greetings Jonathan,

I like your music. It is very well written and recorded. Thanks for sharing.

Very best,

Larry Elliott

At 2:56am on October 18, 2007, Mike Torr said…
Hi Jonathan, I'm studying on the Music For The Media course. I'm a Sibelius user but I user Sonar and I've just bought a bunch of EWQL products (I bought their Composer Bundle with XP Gold Pro, Choirs, the piano and RA). I don't yet have the hardware to run them, though! I currently use Garritan Personal Orchestra, which is very good but obviously not in the same league.
Love the sound of your work! I'm not sure about that "ping" in the Adagio - I think it sounds like a triangle hit with reverb on it, personally.
At 2:12pm on August 15, 2007, Stephen Doheny said…
HI Jonathan,
Yes it would be safe to say that no matter what software you get you will do the same amount of mixing, however on Platinum the mic positions save you time. Choirs is awesome, but you will have two interfaces to work with, plus the sequencer. Choirs module, wordbuilder module and your sequencer.
you will be totally thrilled!!
All the best
Stephen
At 5:37pm on August 13, 2007, Stephen Doheny said…
Hey Mr Jonathan,
I have Gold XP and Platinum XP. The mic positions on Platinum are fantastic plus you get 24Bit versus 16Bit. I also use Choirs, Peter Sidlecheks Complete Orchestra, and MOTU Symphonic Orchestra. Mainly I use EWQL products. The EWQL prices have really dropped over the year! Cant wait to hear more of your work. Thanks for joining my network too!
Stephen
At 9:10pm on August 11, 2007, Stephen Doheny said…
Jonathan!
Hey buddy I found you at EWQL forum. You did a great job on the Scherzo my friend!!!
All the best and I hope to hear more from you. I could only hope you upgrade to EWQL Gold XP or Platinum to really take advantage of what they have to offer over Silver!! Trust me its worth the investment!
Stephen
At 9:09am on August 10, 2007, Chris Merritt said…
Hi Jonathan, welcome to the Forum! What did you use to create "Track 02?"
At 8:55am on August 10, 2007, Jonathan Davis said…
Antonin, thank you for the kind words!
At 1:33am on August 10, 2007, Antonin Charvat said…
Great, funny music! Thumb up!
 
 
 

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