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Fugues

Started this discussion. Last reply by gregorio X Aug 2, 2016. 10 Replies

Fugue in D minorI've been writing a lot of fugues recently. A very challenging and fun form to write in!If anyone else…Continue

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Piece for Modern Orchestra

Started Sep 11, 2011 0 Replies

Piece for orchestra and with 2 electric guitars as part of the instrumentation. Continue

Celebration For Orchestra, made with SSO (free orchestral samples!)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jonas Aras Jul 19, 2011. 4 Replies

a piece written exclusively using the free sample set, Sonatina Symphonic Orchestra. and FL studio.

Trench - full orchestra piece - recorded by NZSO

Started this discussion. Last reply by Doug Lauber Jun 29, 2011. 17 Replies

this is the only piece i've been lucky enough to have recorded by a professional orchestra, as part of the young composer awards, september 2010. subject matter is the descent into a deep-sea trench,…Continue

 

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Tom Jensen replied to Fred-B's discussion String quartet No.3 - Hugo Wolf Quartett
"Very nice! Bartok would be proud :) Great performance too. Hugo Wolf Quartett are literal pros."
Apr 17
Tom Jensen replied to Kristofer Emerig's discussion Fugue.. alas, the forgotten art.
"Good to see someone else writing fugues, there are a few of us around, so the art is not forgotten! I felt the fugal section didn't leave enough space between the opening subject and the new voice (which is your second subject instead of a…"
Feb 14
Tom Jensen replied to Bob Porter's discussion Holy cow! Argh, yet another fugue
"well this is embarrassing... I just finished a fugue (which I started on december 22...) and was browsing here looking at the recent fugues. I started listening to yours and... wow the subject is very similair heh, almost identical in the first 2…"
Dec 31, 2016
gregorio X replied to Tom Jensen's discussion Fugues
"Thank you very much Tom!  I feel honored to be mentioned in context with Bach.. His work perhaps occupies the most special place in my heart.. :)  I am glad you enjoyed it. Curious… I thought to see if that second subject was…"
Aug 2, 2016
Tom Jensen replied to Tom Jensen's discussion Fugues
"Very nice work Gregorio, a very evenly tempered fugue, I love when there's plenty of space to soak up all the harmony and different lines going on. Nice work. Bach would be proud. I try to aim for that "neutral" feel as well, although…"
Aug 2, 2016
gregorio X replied to Tom Jensen's discussion Fugues
"Hey Tom, I listened to your c minor fugue.  I love the opening theme/subject.. Very nice modulations, and well balanced with the voicings.  It seems that at the 2 minute  mark, another subject comes in and finishes the piece.. I was…"
Aug 2, 2016
Tom Jensen replied to H. S. Teoh's discussion Practice fugue
"I'd recommend looking at Hugo Norden's "Foundations Studies in Fugue", and Alfred Mann's "The Study of Fugue" Both great books for learning the ins and outs of fugue writing. Norden's book is much more…"
Aug 2, 2016
H. S. Teoh replied to Tom Jensen's discussion Fugues
"Here's my attempt at fugue, written last year: Fugue in A minor. It's my first substantial attempt at fugue writing, and I couldn't resist the temptation to stretch the conventions a little, so it doesn't really fit into the…"
Jul 26, 2016
Tom Jensen replied to Tom Jensen's discussion Fugues
"I usually improvise on a keyboard in order to come up with the subjects. Many of them just appear in my mind too. Sometimes I sit down and just try to imagine a melody, and one comes. Sometimes they are good, and work well for a fugue, sometimes…"
Jul 26, 2016
Serenity Laine replied to Tom Jensen's discussion Fugues
"Thank you Tom, that's a marvelous explanation.  I have heard some Schnittke chamber works, and a few orchestral pieces, so your reference to him helps me understand.   I know Arvo Part is very famous now and frequently played,…"
Jul 26, 2016
Tom Jensen replied to Tom Jensen's discussion Fugues
"Hi Serenity, there is definitely a "stretching" of the fugal form going on here. I start with a fairly strict fugue exposition, and then let things go wild and just try to have a lot of fun with the imitation, and let the subject run amok.…"
Jul 25, 2016
Serenity Laine replied to Tom Jensen's discussion Fugues
"What I liked about this particular fugue is that it sounded interesting.  It started out sounding like a standard or normal fugue from the baroque era to me.  But after a short while, something happened that felt like a stretching.  I…"
Jul 25, 2016
Tom Jensen replied to Tom Jensen's discussion Fugues
"Yeah I totally agree, live performers should be the end result. These have just been a purely musical excercise, with no thought to performers! Definitely need to write a few that are playable!"
Jul 23, 2016
Bob Porter replied to Tom Jensen's discussion Fugues
"Tom, These are certainly fugue-like. Though I'm having a little trouble hearing all the elements of proper fugues. No matter in general, however. As to your last paragraph, there is much to be said. If you are going to write for organ, spend a…"
Jul 23, 2016
Tom Jensen posted a song

 play Anagrams for Flute

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Jul 23, 2016
Tom Jensen posted a discussion

Fugues

Fugue in D minorI've been writing a lot of fugues recently. A very challenging and fun form to write in!If anyone else has experimented in this area, feel free to post some of your fugues, or favorite fugues from other composers here. Fugue Thread in general.A whole bunch of my recent fugues on my soundcloud:SoundcloudI've attached the first page of my Fugue…See More
Jul 23, 2016

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What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Film, Multimedia, Orchestra, Small Ensemble, Songs, Contemporary Ensembles, Other
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
Baroque, 20th century and Renaissance
Is music your main income source?
No - Not Yet
Where do you live?
New Zealand
About Me (Must include biographical information about you as a composer):
Dunedin based composer
Website:
https://soundcloud.com/psllbof

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At 1:13pm on June 22, 2011, Michael Thomas Huspek said…
Beautiful music!
At 12:29am on June 13, 2011, Clark Nichols said…
I love your music dude, great job!
 
 
 

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