There are some comments at the bottom of the web page as soon an you enter some chords or click Examples link in Chord Analyser System. BTW, quartet also includes jazz and rock parts. I posted the program of quartet in the original Virtal - Walker post.
My condolences, Adrian, on the passing of a great woman. she was greatly respected in this country, even by her critics. It was axiomatic: you didn't mess with the Iron Lady. Her status is second in modern times only to Churchill. We are still waiting in America for a woman of her stature. Take care, man.
Glad you liked Skating, Andrew. I don't really play the piano, although I know my way around it, in terms of chords and scales. I actually played a little guitar once upon a time, mostly in a folk vein. I have tried writing chamber music, but I always end up orchestrating the pieces. I just seem to think in terms of the orchestra. At some point I may try again. Perhaps a violin sonata. What a great sound, those two instruments were made for each other. I agree, people will always prefer tonal music. Those who write atonal music are primarily writing for each other! Still, you have to admire their resolve. I do sometimes find that kind of music interesting, but the emotional response is lacking, for the most part. What emotion I get from it is usually very dark. But sometimes that's ok. Anyway, I'm going to have to check into augmenting my sample libraries, after hearing that wonderful trombone in your duet. Do you know of any that have a cornet, or a mellophone?
Just listened to several of your pieces, Adrian. Enjoyed them all. The one I'll comment on is the Trombone piece. Interesting choice of instruments. I always knew the trombone could sound like this. so soft and expressive, like a French horn, but with more reserved solemnity. Trombones are actually my favorite brass instrument, but I haven't been able to get one to sound like this! What sample is it? (Or what is it a real trombone?) I use Garritan and East West. The only criticism I'll make is that there are some technical glitches - low rumbling, for example. Why not take care of these? The music is exquisite, and deserves perfection.
I have finally been able to watch and listen to 'Angel Meadow'.
I think your music works perfectly with the very striking and poignant images.
The main theme is very beautiful and establishes the mood immediately.It is is well developed throughout the piece.
The orchestration is excellent,the choice of instruments works extremely well with the visuals and shows real flair.
I suppose the piece is essentially pastiche but the style is absolutely right for the subject matter.
The way you use the main theme reminds me a little of the late Michael Kamen,a composer I admire a lot.
I don't know if you are familiar with his amazing music for 'Band of Brothers' if not check it out and you'll see what I mean.
Well done, Ireally enjoyed it.
have just been trying to view 'Angel Field' but it doesn't seem to be streaming properly.
Maybe it's my computer. is there another way i can view it as the bit I managed to see looks and sounds great.
I'll have a look/listen to your piecein a day or so. Sounds an interesting project.
Meanwhile perhaps you can help me.
I have uploaded some pieces but some of the titles appear to be in Chinese!
I edited them in the appropriate place but where they play back it is still in oriental script which I can't seem to edit..