Music Composers Unite!
Added by Socrates Arvanitakis on December 12, 2015 at 7:30am — No Comments
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:…Continue
Added by Lowell Hohstadt on December 11, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments
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…Continue
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:
Just thought I'd share.
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.…
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…Continue
Added by Sao Daigneault on November 26, 2015 at 3:01pm — No Comments
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.…Continue
Added by Sao Daigneault on November 26, 2015 at 2:43pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Fredrick zinos on November 23, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments
Added by Fredrick zinos on November 22, 2015 at 2:57pm — No Comments
Got laid off on November 20th.
Don't know if I'm sad or happy.
Added by Fredrick zinos on November 13, 2015 at 6:51pm — No Comments
pdf : WINTER%20SONNET.pdf
Added by Socrates Arvanitakis on October 25, 2015 at 12:12am — No Comments
Hi all, I've said this before but I'm a novice composer who has had many piano lessons and some basic music theory classes and not too well versed in writing a legit score. I'm looking to hire (hopefully), a music teacher who can read and analyze my scores to help me improve doing them.
I'll be selfish here and ask if anyone can look and give me honest, brutal (I mean it) feedback about a piece I've dug out of a dusty room (or dusty hard drive). The majority of the writing was done in…Continue
Just messing with some old bouzouki solos of mine and adding more instruments to them. :-)Continue
This is my second symphony, subtitled Ocean Symphony. This is just the first draft so there is still a lot of editing needed to be done. The movements represent a depth zone of the ocean and are as followed:
Each movement is to represent both the marine life that inhabit each zone as well as the ocean conditions unique to each zone.
Let me know what your first…Continue