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  • 1.
    bach var. 1 ala bach
  • 2.
    bach var. 2 ala beethoven
  • 3.
    bach var. 3 ala chopin
  • 4.
    Freedom Rocks
  • 5.
    Scenes From a Magical Snow Globe; a trilogy
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    Fantasy Capriccietto in B minor
  • 7.
    Two Part Invention A minor
  • 8.
    Two Part Invention G minor
  • 9.
    Waltz of theTipsy Circus Mouse
  • 10.
    Marilyn's song
  • 11.
    Pop and Circumstance
  • 12.
    Heart and Soul re-classified
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    NOCTURNE # 1 ( 1st of a series of 10 'beginner' level pieces - Nocturnes for lesser hands
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    NOCTURNE#2 (from 'Nocturnes for lesser hands')
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    NOCTURNE # 3 from 'Nocturnes for lesser hands' (to be part of a 10 piece beginners book a sort)
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    NOCTURNE # 4 (lament)-from 'Nocturnes for lesser hands'
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    NOCTURNE #5 ( Nocturnes for lesser hands) a 10 piece book for beginners
  • 18.
    NOCTURNE # 6 (from Nocturnes for lesser hands)
  • 19.
    NOCTURNE 7 (from 'Nocturnes for lesser hands' ) a collection of beginner pieces
  • 20.
    'Twist-in the Minuet' - an early work for beginners and the like
  • 21.
    Fantasy Waltz 'After Midnight '
  • 22.
    REQUIEM opus 23 for Otis (Redding) 'life is short'
  • 23.
    WEDDING MUSIC - a short pop style incidental piece
  • 24.
    WED.2 groom
  • 25.
  • 26.
    lullaby for a music box

roger stancill's Discussions

The Heart of Music and Frequencies

Started this discussion. Last reply by roger stancill Sep 8, 2017. 27 Replies

On another thread, I mentioned Cymatics and the effects( and affects ) frequenciesmay have on various things, and people.I'm interested in getting some feedback and your thoughts regarding this subject.All this is in reference to casually…Continue

How can we define music?

Started this discussion. Last reply by michael diemer May 24, 2019. 756 Replies

The question has come up many times here as to what is music.Isn't that questioned answered by what you compose?Isn't what you write a reflection of what you believe music isand/or should be. Or are you merely imitating the efforts andprecedents…Continue

out with the old and in with the new

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mariza Costa-Cabral Nov 8, 2015. 11 Replies

This is a short piece I had the idea for about 6 months ago,and have been working on, off and on.This is the first part of the musical aspect.I am next, working on the lyrics and eventuallylike to have a broader orchestrated piecethat plays…Continue

The Most Beautiful Symphony in Recent History

Started this discussion. Last reply by Peter Brown Nov 7, 2015. 316 Replies

Can you hear the music in this?


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roger stancill replied to Gerd Prengel's discussion Symphonic Poem - THE SUN
"Kudos Gerd. Well done."
Feb 21
roger stancill replied to Saul Gefen's discussion Concerto for Strings In G minor
"Hi Saul, this is very good over all. My sense though, that you as a younger composer, are cramming too much into one piece of work. The 2nd 'movement' was extraordinary, but the pace of it (actually both) seem to defy the reality of human…"
Feb 21
roger stancill commented on Suzanne Munro's video

Snowfall for harp

"Hi Suzanne, this is short but enchanting. If I may make a suggestion... take 2-3 bars you have towards the end of this and use them as an intro/lead in, and then slightly slow this down, more like a peaceful slow and delicate snowfall. Just a…"
Feb 21
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"Gav, That's great. I wasn't suggesting that you were 'profiteering' lol   "
Aug 21, 2020
roger stancill replied to Gav Brown's discussion Should Composers’ Forum Continue in 2020/21?
"Gav, 150 members pitching in a mere $4 a year pays the fee. With 200 members contributing $3 a year...that's andless than 1 cent per day, the challenge is met. The profit margin on the mugs and T- shirts should easily cover the bulk of the…"
Aug 20, 2020
roger stancill replied to Sassyfrood's discussion Piano Sonata in G Minor
"This piece has a brisk pace and is full of interesting passages and phrasing. I like it. It has diversity and dimension. As an opus created by young hands, it shows potential. When composing,(and I am not an expert) always consider the ear of your…"
Aug 20, 2020
roger stancill replied to Gav Brown's discussion “Dancing” CONTEST RULES & DEADLINE
"Hi Gav, what's the best way to get my entry to you.   Thanks, RS"
Feb 23, 2020
roger stancill replied to Gav Brown's discussion Proposed Contest - “Dancing”
"Hi, Gav, I'll give it a whirl, a spin and a twist. :>}"
Jan 11, 2020
roger stancill replied to Saul Gefen's discussion Against All Odds
"Hi Saul, I'm sure you are looking for some feedback. Hey it's the Holiday season and folks are busy. I listened to this, and for what it's worth, here is my amateur 2 cents. lol    To me and my ear, this being a…"
Dec 29, 2019
roger stancill replied to Kjell Prytz's discussion Romantica
"K P, the inherent potential of a piece of work and it's 'strength' is often limited by our software. To listen, and hear beyond that 'limit' is a witness to that potential. Though the 'computer'…"
Dec 13, 2019
roger stancill replied to Kjell Prytz's discussion Romantica
"Kjell, very nice. Beautifully done. If you ever decide to 'kick this up a notch', add an organ. For some reason, in the back of my head, I heard the 'silent' strains and dynamics of a pipe organ. eh, just a passing thought.…"
Dec 12, 2019
roger stancill replied to Bob Porter's discussion New piece
"Bob, Hi there....long time ay.  I know exactly what you mean when you state, having to write it so it will play as you intend it to sound. That is not always easy. I liked this piece. It was suspenseful, and entertaining. It did seem to tell a…"
Oct 23, 2019

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silver spring, md
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At 3:53pm on November 10, 2015, Mariza Costa-Cabral said…

Roger,  Thanks for your comment.  But it wasn't only me, it was you and several other people as well.  We did ok.  Thank you for your comment.

At 4:10am on October 29, 2014, Olmnilnlolm said…
Sorry I didn't answer the friend request long ago.

My interface is quite messed up, so I don't even go to "my page" at hardly.

My Composers forum email does not work at all, at least for SENDING messages.

I can receive, but not send.

Please let me know if you get this.
At 5:19pm on August 26, 2013, Kaisa Kuslapuu said…

Hello Roger! Thanks for the support, I am really happy to hear you like my music. There is a fourth track as well though. :) I share your opinion about the music of today, we ourselves have to make the kind we want to enjoy.. 

At 5:23pm on December 30, 2012, roger stancill said…

thank you tyler,  i look forward to this forum and the exchange

At 1:45pm on December 30, 2012, Tyler Hughes said…

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Quiz time re; finale software

Posted on September 22, 2013 at 1:53pm 1 Comment

Doe's anyone know if there is a way to reset finale to original settings ?

In the course of writing/ scoring a composition the program seems to pick up

'glitches'    i.e.   the 8va won't place or if I erase part of a measure and then rewrite,

the playback plays double notes.   A royal pain in the ........  

There must be a relatively simple solution,

thanks, Roger


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