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November 2011 Blog Posts (9)

My Year of Hell

Hi everyone, for all those in the dark as what exactly has been happening, I decided to write to the Guardian "Experiences" with the following:


"From the age of 17, apart from my years at University studying music, I had always worked.  And then at 42, I developed a permanent condition known as 'Primary Lymphodoema Tarda' (cause unknown) and had to give up work. This debilitating condition causes my legs to retain water and swell from the feet upwards.  It is very…


Added by Simon Godden on November 28, 2011 at 1:42am — 5 Comments

My newest song in progress

Hi there.  I am posting a song I made with all the sounds coming from the keyboard including: piano, strings, xylophone.

If you listen to it, please let me know your thoughts about it.Koktail%20ring%202.mp3

Added by Ann Rodela on November 26, 2011 at 4:59pm — No Comments

Composition Competitions for Young Composers?

Does anyone know about upcoming composition competitions for high school students?

Added by Webster Gadbois on November 26, 2011 at 2:37pm — 2 Comments

My present health

Well... after some nerve racking skin grafting surgery, it appears that my leg will remain free from amputation. The operation was a partial success (after painful complications), and I'm pleased to say that the ulcers are healing (slowly but surely). The only part of my foot that is having problems is the toe next to my big toe, and it doesn't matter how large or numerous the ulcers are, the pain always seems the same (unbearable). However, I'm still being dosed up with morphine etc, and…


Added by Simon Godden on November 26, 2011 at 3:54am — 4 Comments


The project is a three-act, English-language opera based on L. Frank Baum's novel "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz". I have written my own libretto, but am not satisfied with my work. I seek a librettist who has adequate poetic and storytelling abilities who could perhaps make the text rhyme throughout the entire piece. I would prefer if the librettist is very familiar with the source material, or is willing to read and use the source material for reference. Because I am an amateur, I cannot…


Added by Dayton Fenwick on November 25, 2011 at 8:50pm — No Comments

New Compositions

Hope your composing is going well? I've upload three new compositions and would welcome your comments. For my new friends comments on any of my work would be welcome.


all the best



Added by Matt Le Mare on November 19, 2011 at 11:09am — 2 Comments

First Draft of Electronic Piece, Church of the Non Theist

This is the first draft of my piece

Church of the Non Theist 

Added by Tyler Hughes on November 17, 2011 at 11:06pm — No Comments

Music for Wind Band

I am really getting back into this wonderful genre.  I have joined the new ensemble in Seattle (Seattle Wind Symphony -, and have enjoyed it.  The genre is full of surprising innovation, not to mention a great way to relive old classics.


So, here is my listening for this evening:

English Folk Song Suite, Ralph Vaughn Williams

Suite No. 2 in F Major, Gustav Holst

A Child's Garden…


Added by Matthew Pelandini on November 12, 2011 at 10:22pm — No Comments

Two new songs

I've added two new songs in my player. A piece for harpsichord and trumpet, called "Fly by Faith" and a piece for a bouncy of synths and a oboe, called "The Warmth of Your Smile". Go check them out!

Added by Lennart Östman on November 10, 2011 at 5:41pm — No Comments

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