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December 2015 Blog Posts (5)

Happy Birthday Beethoven!

Happy Birthday variations in the style of Ludwig van Beethoven. Composed by Leonid Hambro.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRWpny1ZWZ8

Added by Michael Sayers on December 16, 2015 at 1:23pm — No Comments

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

HAPPY%20BIRTHDAY.pdf

HAPPY%20BIRTHDAY.mp3

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Added by Socrates Arvanitakis on December 12, 2015 at 7:30am — No Comments

New work for String Orchestra

I wrote "Gelukkig" ('happy' in Africaans) for a regional young orchestra in my city.  Many of them had never played any contemporary classical music before, and it was a first for them to play something written by a person they had a chance to get to know.

I used a hybrid style of classical and jazz, to make it fun for the students.

Here's a link to the performance:…

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Added by Lowell Hohstadt on December 11, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments

New string quartet complete! (with expanded development as of December 7th)

I have just finished my second string quartet in d minor. Compared to the G major quartet posted on my page here, I think it is a big leap forward in a great many ways. It is held within the Classical style, with a first movement in sonata form, a second slow movement in ABA form and a final movement in rondo form.

I have taken some inspiration from the writings of Joseph Haydn ending the first movement in the major tonic, and using only two part writing in the first theme of the…

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Added by David Unger on December 3, 2015 at 4:30am — 1 Comment

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