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Xmas Puzzle

Hey folks, here's a musical puzzle to solve. Listen to the piano music with the score and see if you can guess the very well known Christmas song that is embedded within.  Hint - the tune is not played in a straight forward way.  If you figure it out

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12 Replies · Reply by David Nov 20, 2023
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Notation of accidentals

I didn't think this topic would become an issue in my composing -- after all, what could be more basic than notating accidentals? -- but recently, while working with a couple of pianists to record my pieces, it came to my attention that my notation i

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17 Replies · Reply by HS Teoh Nov 14, 2023
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The gender wars

I once wrote on a forum that male composers tend to create epic music that gradually becomes louder and more intense until it reaches a climax, as a male orgasm translated into music. I expected to be kicked out, but surprisingly, my idea wasn't cons

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10 Replies · Reply by HS Teoh Oct 24, 2023
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Hey, Stephane Boussuge!

I listened to your prelude in your playlist, but I didn't like it. So I looked you up and found your website, just to be sure I don't like anything you wrote. I like to be thorough. Then I heard your "Ho Chi Minh City for Ensemble". Now THAT I really

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2 Replies · Reply by Dave Dexter Oct 14, 2023
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Nocturne for violin and piano

A year or so ago, I happened to be looking at old MIDI files and discovered something which went under the cryptic title GIT_NOCT. I have no idea why. Anyway, this turned out to be one of the first things I ever wrote and I put the badly played MIDI

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3 Replies · Reply by David Oct 6, 2023
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Geometric fugue devices

The fuguists among us are well-acquianted with the traditional fugue devices: inversion, retrograde, augmentation, diminution, etc.. Back in Sep 2018, an idea -- probably a totally insane one; y'all be the judges -- occurred to me, that suggested an

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10 Replies · Reply by Kristofer Emerig Sep 29, 2023
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It's getting busy here

Almost 30 members. it's getting busy here. I can't possibly remember all the names, let alone the things they stand for. Maybe I should put their photos on a whiteboard, like detectives do when they're trying to solve a crime. I will make notes like

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40 Replies · Reply by Kristofer Emerig Sep 29, 2023
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