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December 2012 Blog Posts (7)

gongs !

Could you help me with this, or pass me on to someone (living!) who might?
I’ve been through the pages of the sc8850 manual, to try to get a BIG GONG into my fact i’ve
been trying on and off since my first composition in 2001, and arrived nowhere.
Have you by chance, (or might you know anyone who has), a notion of how i might achieve this.

Added by keith perreur-lloyd on December 28, 2012 at 10:26am — 15 Comments

Who I studied with

I was a composition major for a year (1982) at Illinois State University. The teacher was a guy named Roque Cordero, a Panamanian composer of some note amongst composers of note (I guess). His music was atonal and sounded to me like demented ragtime.

Added by Gav Brown on December 17, 2012 at 8:58pm — 1 Comment

My Piano Concerto

I've been working on a piece that began for wind ensemble (that had a lot of piano), then it became a piano concerto (with orchestra), since I received a commission for one.

Now I'm back to thinking of it for wind ensemble. That version is probably closer to being finished, as all the added stuff for piano was "extra".

I hope to get through it this spring.

Added by Stephen Ferre on December 14, 2012 at 10:09am — No Comments

Spiritual Heir to Dave Brubeck?

He wrote many fine pieces in traditional time signatures, but of course is best known for his compositions in unusual time signatures. I was listening to Rush Permanent Waves (their best, I think) today and realized that they too use all sorts of odd time signatures, and often change time multiple times throughout a piece. There are really only a small number of artists who work outside of the confines of 3/4 or 4/4 time.

Added by Gav Brown on December 6, 2012 at 3:26pm — 1 Comment

Behind the scenes - the making of In Verbis Virtus "Main Theme"

Original post

First: the theme itself:

Short after the first demo came out, we realized we needed a trailer to showcase the innovative game mechanics and fabulous graphics, without relying on people downloading…


Added by GianMarco Leone on December 6, 2012 at 12:42pm — 2 Comments

Angelica's Lament 2

Angelica's Lament 2…


Added by Shamari Robinson on December 6, 2012 at 7:36am — No Comments

A Visit From Old Saint Nick, or This Year We're Taking Back Christmas, Too

A Visit From Old Saint Nick, or This Year We're Taking Back Christmas, Too

'Twas the night before Christmas, when all thro' the house

Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse;

The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,

In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there;

The children, were nestled all snug in their beds,

While visions of sugar plums danc'd in their heads,

And Mama in her 'kerchief, and I in my cap,…


Added by F Gordon Kennedy on December 5, 2012 at 9:30pm — No Comments

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