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SoundCloud Mastering

Started Jul 29 0 Replies

I thought members of this site might be interested to know about SoundCloud's new Dolby based mastering system.  (Disclaimer: I have no relationship to SoundCloud except as a paying user, and I don't…Continue

The dream of Lygdamis

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jon Corelis Jul 29. 4 Replies

The dream of Lygdamisfor Alto Flute, B♭ Clarinet, Violin, Cello, and Percussion…Continue

Three Old Irish Airs for solo flute

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jon Corelis Jul 24. 5 Replies

Three Old Irish Airs for solo fluteA composition for solo flute that…Continue

Jeune Fillette

Started Jul 18 0 Replies

Jeune FilletteThis charming folk song supposedly dates from the 18th…Continue

 

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SoundCloud Mastering

I thought members of this site might be interested to know about SoundCloud's new Dolby based mastering system.  (Disclaimer: I have no relationship to SoundCloud except as a paying user, and I don't get any personal benefit from posting this.)Basically, this feature allows users for a small fee per track to run any audio file they've posted to SoundCloud through their Dolby automatic remastering feature.  If you have an annually paid SoundCloud Pro Unlimited plan, you get three free masterings…See More
Jul 29
Jon Corelis replied to Jon Corelis's discussion The dream of Lygdamis
"Thanks for the comment. I hadn't thought about special instruments, but I'll keep the idea in mind."
Jul 29
Timothy Smith replied to Jon Corelis's discussion The dream of Lygdamis
" Jon,  I believe this fits very well into the ancient music category since the composition could be played by musicians of that era using their instruments which might be comparable to those you chose to use with possibly some slight…"
Jul 29
Jon Corelis replied to Jon Corelis's discussion The dream of Lygdamis
"Thanks, glad you liked it.  And there is a deliberate middle eastern sound, but I didn't want to make it too much so, since I imagine it as also reflecting other atmospheres."
Jul 27
Saul Gefen replied to Jon Corelis's discussion The dream of Lygdamis
"It is very nice, with hints of middle eastern influence..."
Jul 27
Jon Corelis posted a discussion

The dream of Lygdamis

The dream of Lygdamisfor Alto Flute, B♭ Clarinet, Violin, Cello, and PercussionA piece I composed some time ago but haven't posted here before.Lygdamis was the ruler of the Greek island of Naxos in the 6th century bce. (History books sometimes call…See More
Jul 27
Jon Corelis replied to Gav Brown's discussion Open discussion - Why do you compose in the style you do?
"To paraphrase Debussy: because I feel like it. When challenged by the registrar of the Paris Conservatory as to what rule he followed when composing, Debussy replied disarmingly, “Mon plaisir!” But it wasn’t a matter of just…"
Jul 24
Jon Corelis replied to Jon Corelis's discussion Three Old Irish Airs for solo flute
"Edit of 24 July 2020 to replace with revised score correcting program note.  If you've kept the 23 July pdf, please delete it from wherever you kept it and replace with the current version.  Thanks."
Jul 24
Jon Corelis replied to Gav Brown's discussion Open discussion - Why do you compose in the style you do?
"If I'm a little reluctant to reply to this specific comment, it's because such discussions may lead far afield from the subject of this thread.   But here I'll only say that first, it seems to me that the whole import of the…"
Jul 24
Jon Corelis replied to Liz Atems's discussion Vagn Holmboe (1909-1996)
"Thanks for the recommendation.  I didn't know about him.  A quick check of Amazon indicates that many recordings of his works are available."
Jul 24
Jon Corelis replied to Jon Corelis's discussion Three Old Irish Airs for solo flute
"Thanks for the comment, and for liking it.  I probably could enhance the sound file, but I'm reluctant to spend too much effort on it, since I really don't want to consider myself a composer of electronic music; my sound files are…"
Jul 24
Timothy Smith replied to Jon Corelis's discussion Three Old Irish Airs for solo flute
"Hi Jon,  I enjoyed the listen. I could hear just a little lilt or swing in these....might be interesting some time to get the midi ( or notation) and play with it.Not that you haven't done a nice job with these as they are. The choice of…"
Jul 24
Jon Corelis replied to Jon Corelis's discussion Three Old Irish Airs for solo flute
"Thanks for the comment.  I think the first tune has a certain attractive vigor which makes them stand out.  The third one, though reliably attested as Irish, seems to me to have a certain Scottish feel."
Jul 23
Gav Brown replied to Jon Corelis's discussion Three Old Irish Airs for solo flute
"Hi Jon, the Irish aire is definitely evidenced in these pieces, which came across to me, for some reason, as sea chanties. The first one, with the repeated upper note, I would say is the strongest of the 3 tunes. Thanks for sharing! Gav"
Jul 23
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Three Old Irish Airs for solo flute

Three Old Irish Airs for solo fluteA composition for solo flute that adapts three old Irish airs from a manuscript collection of 1842: The lasses of Farm Hill, The foggy dew, Get up my darling and come with me. The foggy dew is still a standard of the folk song repertory; Get up my darling and come with me is occasionally performed or recorded, The lasses of Farm Hill…See More
Jul 23
Jon Corelis replied to Gav Brown's discussion Open discussion - Why do you compose in the style you do?
"That has happened to me too, or used to.  I now write any lengthy post to a web site first in Notepad or Word, saving it a temporary filem so if the post fails I'll still have a backup.  It often requires some fiddling with the…"
Jul 22

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What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Web, Choir, Small Ensemble, Songs
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
Classical/folk/medieval
Is music your main income source?
No - Not at all.
Where do you live?
Northeast Wisconsin
About Me (Must include at least one paragraph of biographical information about you as a composer) - blank or minimal answers on this line will cause your request to be rejected. Include a link to your website if you have one.
Jon Corelis was born in California and grew up in and around Chicago, where he earned a degree in Classical Languages and Literatures at the College of the University of Chicago. He later took a doctorate in Classics at Stanford, and taught Classics and Humanities at Stanford, the University of California, and the University of Minnesota. After a subsequent career as a software specialist in Silicon Valley, he now lives in Wisconsin. His poetry and other writings have been published in print and on web sites in eight countries, and he has given lectures and readings by invitation in America and Europe.
He more recently has turned to composing songs and instrumental pieces. His music has been featured on the web site The Flexible Persona, has been performed in concert by the Wisconsin ensemble a very small consortium, by the New York State flute quartet Party of Four, and at Denison University's TUTTI 2019 Festival, and has been recorded by flutist Robin Meiksins for her YouTube recording project 365 Days of Flute, and by clarinetist Emily Mehigh for her YouTube recording project The Miniature Month of May.
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Articles from New Music USA

Posted on August 16, 2019 at 11:28am 0 Comments

One of the music sites I look at sometimes is the well-established New Music USA.  

In this blog post I'll mention two recent articles from that site which composers may find interesting.

JULIANA HALL: PULLED INTO THE POETS’ WORLD is an extensive interview with one of the most prominent…

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Brief review: A Medieval Songbook: Troubadour & Trouvere

Posted on June 13, 2019 at 4:57pm 0 Comments

A Medieval Songbook: Troubadour & Trouvere by Feltcher Collins, Jr. et al.  (University Press of Virginia, 1982) is a valuable resource for performers and listeners of medieval music.  

Although the phrase Medieval music is likely to suggest to the general listener Gregorian chant and the church music of such composers as Hildegard von Bingen, there also exists a considerable body of Medieval secular song, most notably by the Minnesingers of the…

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Brief review: Complete Country Dance Tunes from Playford's The Dancing Master, edited by Jeremy Barlow

Posted on May 27, 2019 at 12:23pm 2 Comments

Complete Country Dance Tunes from Playford's The Dancing Master, edited by Jeremy Barlow (Faber Music 1986) may be of little interest to most people, but of the highest interest to those interested in its particular subject. Playford's Dancing Master was a collection of traditional songs with basic dance notation which went through numerous editions in the 17th and 18th centuries. It's usually described as a collection of English tunes, but many of them have origins…

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Brief Review: The Great Walz

Posted on April 25, 2019 at 10:00am 0 Comments

The Great Waltz is a classic "Hollywoodization" bio-pic, one which hardly pretends to be accurate, but which uses the life story of a historical character as a basis for atmosphere and entertainment. In this case the subject is "The Waltz King" Johann Strauss II, who was responsible for the craze for the dance that conquered Vienna and much of Europe in the mid 19th…
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