Introducing Claudio Angeletti

Hello everybody, I'm Claudio, 51, and I live in Rome, Italy.

Actually, as a composer I am only an amateur; to live I am a project manager (if you wish to know more about it, please visit my LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/cangeletti/).

Always passionate about the great german-austrian composers of the 18th and 19th century, notably Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, Bruckner, Mahler, Wagner and R. Strauss, I have never studied music seriously, my only official music training being a year spent in the Conservatorio di S. Cecilia, in 1986, as a student of singing (baritone), before getting bored with the local, old fashioned way of teaching.

In 1996 a friend of mine showed me a composing software, Cakewalk. I was definitely bewithced by it: immediately music started spreading out by itself from my mind. My first works were a 4 movements classical symphony, a 4 movements piano sonata - both works including a fugue - a symphonic poem and some other orchestral and piano works. I used Finale for notation and a Roland JV 1080 expander to perform my works.

That was a very important moment for me. The awareness to be able to compose has completely changed my way to go through life, turning a basically lazy guy in a working machine.

My music worked in some way, but of course it was poorly written. I only knew solfeggio and some (often wrong!) info about the orchestral instruments, and my almost complete lack of composition tecnique resulted in scores that had nothing else than notes and dynamic indications on: no bowing, wrong instruments ranges etc.

In 2001-2003 I wrote three signature tunes for an important national TV program, this is the only time I composed as a job.

After that I spent almost ten years without writing a single note, I didn't feel the need to do it.

In 2010 I randomly met a Danish composer, Karl Aage Rasmussen, who accepted to teach me the fundamentals of orchestration in some sporadic lessons until 2013. I'm very grateful to him. During that period I orchestrated a couple of Albeniz piano works and, as a bet, wrote a fugue without counterpoint, which is the only work of mine which has been live performed (in a private house in California, without me!), all my works being composed and played using Finale and, from 2010, Sibelius 6.

Recently I decided to re-orchestrate my 1996 symphony. I have no idea whether it will ever be played, but my big baby deserves to be executable anyway.

Besides my lack of preparation, the other weird thing of my being a composer is that I don't have composer friends, besides Karl. Then yesterday I googled "composers forum", found you and now I'm here.

As I understand how to do it, I will upload some music of mine. I expect to receive a lot of critics and therefore to learn a lot of things from you. :)

Thank you for accepting me in this community.

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  • Welcome Claudio - you will find many composers on this site who are appreciative of the style of music you mention. Welcome to the forum and hope you enjoy!

    Gav

  • Hey Claudio, g'day and welcome.

    There are lots of great people here with various skills.

    You have a good passion there of the German-Australian composers = great starting points for composing.

    You say you went 10 years without writing a single note. Well I almost did that :) I hadn't written any serious music since 1984, but last year wrote a serious work.

    I used Cakewalk in the olden days, and believe it or not I got the second Finale program sent to Australia just when it was released. I now have Sibelius 8 and also Dorco. Dorico will soon be the go to program for music typesetting, but the learning curve can be very steep, and even though the Doricato software designers were heavily involved in creating Sibelius, the programs are completely different in the way you typeset music.

    Congratulations on writing three signature tunes. Well done.

    You certainly had a good orchestration teacher. Did he teach you harmony also?

    Hmm, I wonder what a fugue without counterpoint is :) Must be a melody line with chords or a monophonic melody :)

    I look forward to seeing and hearing some of your music.

    Best wishes to you and your family and bye for now.

    seeya.

  • Hello Paul,

    I just posted a blog with my fugue, which is an actual fugue, you will likely be surprised, I hope you will like it. 

    My teacher focused on orchestration, he said that my harmony worked in some way. I think he was just very polite. :D



    Paul Copeland said:

    Hey Claudio, g'day and welcome.

    There are lots of great people here with various skills.

    You have a good passion there of the German-Australian composers = great starting points for composing.

    You say you went 10 years without writing a single note. Well I almost did that :) I hadn't written any serious music since 1984, but last year wrote a serious work.

    I used Cakewalk in the olden days, and believe it or not I got the second Finale program sent to Australia just when it was released. I now have Sibelius 8 and also Dorco. Dorico will soon be the go to program for music typesetting, but the learning curve can be very steep, and even though the Doricato software designers were heavily involved in creating Sibelius, the programs are completely different in the way you typeset music.

    Congratulations on writing three signature tunes. Well done.

    You certainly had a good orchestration teacher. Did he teach you harmony also?

    Hmm, I wonder what a fugue without counterpoint is :) Must be a melody line with chords or a monophonic melody :)

    I look forward to seeing and hearing some of your music.

    Best wishes to you and your family and bye for now.

    seeya.

    Introducing Claudio Angeletti
    Hello everybody, I'm Claudio, 51, and I live in Rome, Italy. Actually, as a composer I am only an amateur; to live I am a project manager (if you wis…
  • Hello Gav, thank you, I'm surely starting to enjoy it!

    Gav Brown said:

    Welcome Claudio - you will find many composers on this site who are appreciative of the style of music you mention. Welcome to the forum and hope you enjoy!

    Gav

    Introducing Claudio Angeletti
    Hello everybody, I'm Claudio, 51, and I live in Rome, Italy. Actually, as a composer I am only an amateur; to live I am a project manager (if you wis…
  • Hey Claudio.

    Hmm, I am very new here :)

    Can you please direct me to the link to your blog and I will have a listen to the fugue.

    Thank you.

    Paul.

    Claudio Angeletti said:

    Hello Paul,

    I just posted a blog with my fugue, which is an actual fugue, you will likely be surprised, I hope you will like it. 

    My teacher focused on orchestration, he said that my harmony worked in some way. I think he was just very polite. :D



    Paul Copeland said:

    Hey Claudio, g'day and welcome.

    There are lots of great people here with various skills.

    You have a good passion there of the German-Australian composers = great starting points for composing.

    You say you went 10 years without writing a single note. Well I almost did that :) I hadn't written any serious music since 1984, but last year wrote a serious work.

    I used Cakewalk in the olden days, and believe it or not I got the second Finale program sent to Australia just when it was released. I now have Sibelius 8 and also Dorco. Dorico will soon be the go to program for music typesetting, but the learning curve can be very steep, and even though the Doricato software designers were heavily involved in creating Sibelius, the programs are completely different in the way you typeset music.

    Congratulations on writing three signature tunes. Well done.

    You certainly had a good orchestration teacher. Did he teach you harmony also?

    Hmm, I wonder what a fugue without counterpoint is :) Must be a melody line with chords or a monophonic melody :)

    I look forward to seeing and hearing some of your music.

    Best wishes to you and your family and bye for now.

    seeya.

    Introducing Claudio Angeletti
    Hello everybody, I'm Claudio, 51, and I live in Rome, Italy. Actually, as a composer I am only an amateur; to live I am a project manager (if you wis…
  • I'm newer! :)

    It should be here: https://composersforum.ning.com/profiles/blogs/fugue-without-counter...

    Paul Copeland said:

    Hey Claudio.

    Hmm, I am very new here :)

    Can you please direct me to the link to your blog and I will have a listen to the fugue.

    Thank you.

    Paul.

    Claudio Angeletti said:

    Hello Paul,

    I just posted a blog with my fugue, which is an actual fugue, you will likely be surprised, I hope you will like it. 

    My teacher focused on orchestration, he said that my harmony worked in some way. I think he was just very polite. :D



    Paul Copeland said:

    Hey Claudio, g'day and welcome.

    There are lots of great people here with various skills.

    You have a good passion there of the German-Australian composers = great starting points for composing.

    You say you went 10 years without writing a single note. Well I almost did that :) I hadn't written any serious music since 1984, but last year wrote a serious work.

    I used Cakewalk in the olden days, and believe it or not I got the second Finale program sent to Australia just when it was released. I now have Sibelius 8 and also Dorco. Dorico will soon be the go to program for music typesetting, but the learning curve can be very steep, and even though the Doricato software designers were heavily involved in creating Sibelius, the programs are completely different in the way you typeset music.

    Congratulations on writing three signature tunes. Well done.

    You certainly had a good orchestration teacher. Did he teach you harmony also?

    Hmm, I wonder what a fugue without counterpoint is :) Must be a melody line with chords or a monophonic melody :)

    I look forward to seeing and hearing some of your music.

    Best wishes to you and your family and bye for now.

    seeya.

    A fugue without counterpoint
    A small 4-voices fugue, resulting from a bet with my teacher Karl Rasmussen. Composed in December 2010, it is for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet and Bassoon.…
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