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Listen and Vote - FirstNote 2016 Spring Composition Contest is now open for Public Voting

Hello fellow composers!

In early March, MusicWiz.club invited composers from around the world to write a piece in honor of Spring.  Thirty-three talented composers responded to the challenge, and wrote some incredible music.  Our international panel of five judges narrowed the list down to eight, and now the public is listening to and voting on this superb short list.…

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Added by Julie Harris on May 26, 2016 at 7:28am — No Comments

Once Upon a Dirigible

Continue learning Omnisphere and Stylus RMX.

Here is Once Upon a Dirigible

Thank you for finding time to listen ☺.

Added by Slava Fiks on May 11, 2016 at 6:54pm — 2 Comments

First music post.

I just added a brief composition to my page.

Added by Bruce Pearson on April 15, 2016 at 4:20pm — No Comments

My Journey with Music

My journey into music started at school but not what you would think, I went to a english roman catholic high school and music seemed to be the last thing anyone seemed to want to teach.  All I can remember was the embarrassment of having to sing a line aloud, one child after another and smashing a snare drum in with the wrong sized stick, and also playing (making lots of noise) with a kids size xylophone.    

At home we did have a piano but it gather dust, for some…

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Added by youroom101 on April 3, 2016 at 11:22am — No Comments

Free music theory book

Hi,

Tomorrow, April 1st, my book "The music of the Temporalists" (Kindle edition) will be available for free, here:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006FWZLSI/

The subject of the book is musical time theory.

I suggest that those interested read the Amazon reviews first – for more info.

Enjoy the…

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Added by Andrei Pogorilowski on March 31, 2016 at 10:54am — No Comments

Winter vacation

I came to a conclusion that uploading music here doesn't make sense.

Even if somebody listened to the piece, I'd never know about it.

So, here is Winter vacation using Omnisphere 2 and Stylus RMX.

Thank you for finding time to listen ☺.

Added by Slava Fiks on March 26, 2016 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Harpinar Demo

Harpinar Demo

Added by Shirley Meyer Blankenship on March 16, 2016 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

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

XML SCROLL SCORE…

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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

A nice tuba concerto

Recently I've been listening to many tuba concertos, to get an idea of the repertoire out there and what's possible on a tuba solo. Today I found this one, which, while it doesn't really feature any particularly unusual solo tricks or virtuoso stunts, is nevertheless a fun-filled romp with many beautifully scored passages:

Concerto for Tuba and Orchestra by Giancarlo Castro D'Addona

Just thought I'd share.

Added by H. S. Teoh on November 30, 2015 at 9:55pm — 2 Comments

A DEEP SEA

Although changes of tempo and fermatas are included in the PDF and are part of the performance instructions they have been avoided in the XML and MP3 files as they would hinder the synchronization of sound and video (for some reason that I have not discovered yet), but they are realized in this live recording of 2002 when I had an alto voice available.

Sorry about the cello sound, I was just improvising on an old Yamaha guitar synth that was about in the studio, but then I lost it.…

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Added by Socrates Arvanitakis on November 30, 2015 at 8:01pm — 2 Comments

Something I'm working on!

It's still pretty rough on the percussion side, but it's getting there! This is the first part of a bigger piece. I'll explain more about it once I can get it finished! But for now... Here's a work in progress that…

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Added by Sao Daigneault on November 26, 2015 at 3:01pm — No Comments

A few things in the playlist!

Just uploaded a few of the rare things I've actually finished writing! I've got a lot composed but not put down on "paper" (Because what I really mean is "on the screen".)

I'll be adding more to it as more things get completed, but at the moment I've mostly got works in progress! As Stated in my "about"/"bio", I've only recently started writing music again, so it'll be a while before I have a lot of content.  In fact, two of the musics in the playlist date from years back.…

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Added by Sao Daigneault on November 26, 2015 at 2:43pm — No Comments

My music adventures

I am an adult returning to music. The last time that I studied music formally was at high school in 1988. That may be a record for this forum! Right now I am learning Sibelius and working through music books by Gordon Spearritt. I would like to have a go at the AMEB exams [ Australian Music Education Board]. These days the exams are offered online which is a huge improvement upon when I was at school! I am also learning FL Studio.

Anyway, I have knocked together something in…

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Added by andrew thornton on November 25, 2015 at 6:08pm — 4 Comments

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