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Mingus Changes

"Reincarnation of a Lovebird," in section B, the changes go like this:

B-9  Eb13  G#7(#9) C#+7 F#m(M7)   (The piece is in F#m)

The first change is very strange. 

To see this in black and white, transpose to Am and the B-9 to Eb13 becomes:

D-9 to Gb13

First listen to it.  It works.  It seems to pivot on the E (Fb).   (D-7 is much weaker to my ear)

(You can even reduce the chords to D/F/E (R,3,9) to Fb/Bb/Eb (7,3,13) and it still works)

Gb13 is…

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Added by Craig Lints on October 30, 2018 at 5:45am — No Comments

Hybrid Vol.1 - my debut album

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Added by Sergey Kayber on October 28, 2018 at 11:39am — No Comments

Books about Neoclassical Music Harmony

Hi, this is my first post, I'm music composition student. Hello everyone.

I'm searching for books about neoclassical music harmony. I know there are big differences for every neoclassical composer, but am trying to understand neoclassical music and write my own piece. Up until now I have only read on the piano and analyzed some of the most famous pieces, but It would be very useful to have a guide. I'm also interested in music analysis books if there are any.

Thank you for…

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Added by Corrado Forza on October 26, 2018 at 8:35am — 1 Comment

Chaos

I deleted a couple of things on my SoundCloud, so I could fit on my piano concerto "Chaos". It's not like a normal concerto where it battles with the orchestra. Here it is the engine of the orchestra. It wasn't originally a concerto, but the piano part became so important that I needed to give it solo billing. This is a midi (NotePerformer) version. I've had to approximate some of the free sections and fake the key clicks, but otherwise it is pretty accurate. …

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Added by Stephen Ferre on October 19, 2018 at 11:01am — No Comments

Resolve

This is a piece I wrote for a film in a film scoring class I took at Berkley School of Music.  

Added by Emily Bond on October 7, 2018 at 9:09am — 1 Comment

The Black Pool revisited

I've recently revised (again) my Water entry for the last contest, The Black Pool. Some were disappointed by the ending, and so was I, so I've hopefully made it more interesting. It's also a better playback medium. https://soundcloud.com/sferre701/the-black-pool-1

I'm also hoping to post my piano concerto, Chaos, as soon as I can free up a little more space on SoundCloud.

Added by Stephen Ferre on September 28, 2018 at 9:58am — No Comments

Symphony No 3

I've created a realization of my Symphony No 3 using NotePerformer3, and have uploaded it to SoundCloud for a limited time, since it is 27 min long and is hogging space. If anyone wants to see a score, just ask.

https://soundcloud.com/sferre701/symphony-no-3

Comments welcome.

Added by Stephen Ferre on August 30, 2018 at 7:35am — 1 Comment

String Quartet IV: into the void I fell, and darkness found me…

**please listen with headphones—THANK YOU for listening!**

I would like to sincerely thank all those who were kind enough to ask about me during my absence from…

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Added by Bob Morabito on August 19, 2018 at 9:51am — 2 Comments

Influence and style (input required)

Following a conversation with my students this week about how they see themselves as composers, we discussed who their perfect combination of three composers would be. As this is very personal and subjective, I would be intrigued to know what you think so I could possibly add this to our discussion this week. You may have a more balanced view than myself or students.

Example:

Mine would be: John Cage for appreciation of sound for sounds sake, Beethoven for…

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Added by Paul Buckby on June 10, 2018 at 4:27am — 1 Comment

Through the Mind of a Harpist

https://goo.gl/DWS31i

Added by Shirley Meyer Blankenship on April 11, 2018 at 2:06pm — No Comments

REMEMBERING AN EASTER BALLADE

LEMONIA PERFORCE<=> EDELTRAUD 2: THE BITCH =>AN EASTER TIME BALLADE =>ANY REBETIKO WILL DO…


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Added by Socrates Arvanitakis on April 9, 2018 at 6:17am — No Comments

THE COLD AIR I INHALE

EDELTRAUD 3: THE PSYCHOBITCH=>BIG SOUTH WEATHER 2 =>EN PLO 2013/1=>LATENT PERCEPTION…





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Added by Socrates Arvanitakis on April 7, 2018 at 7:00pm — No Comments

ARE YOU A PASSING TOURIST?

LEMONIA => SUMMER BLAST 1 => ALL THAT BLUE…





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Added by Socrates Arvanitakis on April 6, 2018 at 8:04pm — 2 Comments

THE SEAMAN THAT I NEVER WAS

Note: certain literary references are live links to wikipedia

“GECKO” Bar

MAKRY-YIALOS

Monday Afternoon

8/12/2008…






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Added by Socrates Arvanitakis on February 15, 2018 at 5:39am — No Comments

New piece for Viola d'Amore, Clarinet and Orchestra by Elvira Muratore performed at Megaron Concert Hall in Thessaloniky, Greece

We would like to share this new piece by Elvira Muratore: "Alias: Narcissus" 

The piece, written for viola d'amore, clarinet and string orchestra. has been performed by Thessaloniky City Symphony Orchestra in Megaron Concert Hall on November 8 2018.

The soloists where Valerio Losito (Viola d'amore) and Odysseas Karidis…

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Added by Artes Italia on February 8, 2018 at 4:48am — No Comments

A newbee after all these years.

Just to introduce myself: I have been writing music since I was seven - drawing my own staff on paper to try to record my fiddling on the piano. My "audience" was impressed at how straight the lines were. [sigh]

I play the piano, but read music like a first-grader reads writing - so I have to memorize the song then bring it up to speed. Learned basic music theory on my dad's electronic organ (what with chords and the "pointer system") And I composed a number of pieces - including our…

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Added by Dave Moorman on January 27, 2018 at 4:00pm — 6 Comments

Women Composers

The organization I founded in 2007 promotes women composers. We have released six CDs of women's music. See them at http://wijsf.com/compcds.htm…

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Added by Joan Cartwright on January 6, 2018 at 1:37pm — No Comments

A fugue without counterpoint

A small 4-voices fugue, resulting from a bet with my teacher Karl Rasmussen. Composed in December 2010, it is for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet and Bassoon.

The original italian title means "Fugue in a single-file line", as the notes can be connected from the beginning to the end by a single line.

I hope you enjoy!

Added by Claudio Angeletti on December 9, 2017 at 5:30am — 9 Comments

Labyrinth

News

2/16/18 Labyrinth will be performed by the Society for New Music All-Stars in Syracuse, NY. Park Central Presbyterian Church 7:30 pm, and will be recorded for commercial release the following week.

Labyrinth is a semifinalist for The American Prize (Music for Orchestra, professional). I should hear soon whether it is a finalist. There is a 5 minute demo of it on my Soundcloud.…

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Added by Stephen Ferre on December 5, 2017 at 8:00am — No Comments

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