Deborah Young replied to Gavin Brown's discussion Winter Music Contest - WINNERS ANNOUNCED
"Gav: Was there a PDF for composer G? Gav Brown said:
Composer G - "Impressions of Winter Time." Author's description:
1. Snow Falls :00 to :56 2. Snowball Fight: Serious! :57 to 1:33 3. Two Views of a Winter Landscape 1:34 to 3:58 4. Memories of…"
Feb 1, 2015
Deborah Young replied to Dréa Drury's discussion First time composing for a full length documentary, how to charge?
"Hi Drea! Congratulations! Well I've never had a composition job like this, but I checked online and found this article from 2013 that you may find useful, and welcome to the…"
Jan 25, 2015
Deborah Young replied to Alexey Arkhipenko's discussion Short descriptions of composers
"Thanks so much. Within the past two years I've been learning about classical/new music composers on my own, and believe me I will keep coming back to this list. I only recently became aware of Arvo Part, and I like pretty much every one of his…"
Jan 23, 2015
Deborah Young replied to Eric Weissenborn's discussion Falling In Place. A soundtrack piece I finished
"I meant adding low and mid-low notes (from other instruments or the same, not sure) to add depth to all the high notes being played, add a "middle," but that's just a matter of individual taste, something you might want to explore.
Eric Weissenborn…"
Jan 17, 2015
Deborah Young replied to Lara Poe's discussion Musings- solo violin
"Very meditative and beauty piece. Thanks for sharing. I aspire to be so efficient writing by hand."
Jan 16, 2015
Deborah Young replied to Eric Weissenborn's discussion Falling In Place. A soundtrack piece I finished
"Eric: I could imagine this piece as part of a romantic comedy. It has a "life goes on" feel for me, if that makes any sense. There were some tempo issues though. The recording eventually go faster but before the definite tempo change I heard some…"
Jan 16, 2015
Deborah Young replied to Sam Powys's discussion I've tried to write a Fugue, how have I done?
"Sam: I'm afraid I can't say much about the traditional fugue or add constructive comments about the score. I'm somewhat a newbie myself in this regard. But I can say that the subject was very simple, which is not a bad thing. I also thought of…"
Jan 16, 2015
Deborah Young replied to Deborah Young's discussion Horn trio PDF for critique
"Thank you so much, Tim. I made it a trill at first in measure 8, but then I read a french horn player online (he does movie scores) say he prefers this notation (although the notation he showed looked like 8th note tremolo). He did say this was…"
Jan 16, 2015
Tim Marko replied to Deborah Young's discussion Horn trio PDF for critique
"Unless you are writing a specific effect, the dynamics should all be marked the same.  The players/conductor will deal with the balance issues. 
A  player is considered a "low horn" specialist primarily by virtue of his part.  They are still able to…"
Jan 16, 2015
Deborah Young replied to Deborah Young's discussion Horn trio PDF for critique
"Thanks, Bob. Your comments are very helpful. I knew that French horn note was pretty high, but I didn't know much about the player or whether he specializes in high or low horn. I thought that as a chamber player he probably does both (fingers…"
Jan 16, 2015
Deborah Young replied to Deborah Young's discussion Horn trio PDF for critique
"Thanks Lara. I wrote the piece as a mini trio for a competition that requires less than 2 minutes of music, but I had/have a plan that includes 32 more measures. So it would probably be about twice as long.The group is looking for collaborators for…"
Jan 16, 2015
Lara Poe replied to Deborah Young's discussion Horn trio PDF for critique
"Ok, great.  Well, there's some really nice lines in there and I imagine the presto will be a very effective contrast to the first section.  I'm curious- are you planning to make this longer or is this how long it will be?
As for the balance issues,…"
Jan 16, 2015
Deborah Young replied to Deborah Young's discussion Horn trio PDF for critique
"Yes. Which reminds me, I have to send the french horn transposition."
Jan 16, 2015
Lara Poe replied to Deborah Young's discussion Horn trio PDF for critique
"Just to clarify, this is a C score, right?  It looks to me like it probably is, based on the harmony and the key signature, but I just wanted to double check to make sure I'm not misreading it.  "
Jan 16, 2015
Deborah Young replied to Mike Spark's discussion Music Composing Software
"Yes, Greg, Reaper is a great tool, but I wish when I started out someone had to me the East West Quantum Leap's Symphony Orchestra and other products can be difficult to work with. Mike, If you do decide to spend some money on VSTs, do your homework…"
Jun 30, 2014
Deborah Young replied to Mike Spark's discussion Music Composing Software
"I started out using Reaper as a DAW (still use it). It costs $65 for personal (non-business use), in 2009 I paid about $99 for an IK Multimedia virtual instrument package that included Miroslav symphonic instruments, Sonik Synth, and SampleTank 2.5.…"
Jun 30, 2014
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  • Thanks Debs, that's nice to hear. I think you've heard the previous movements havent you. If you havent, they're on my profile page. It's just that they all fit together like a jigsaw.
  • Hi
    The guitar is very 'real' on my tracks ;)
    I hope you like my tunes?
    They are a bit different from the 'norm'!
    Cheers
    Sean.
  • thank you !
    i havent really updated my demos here..will do that soon.

    your songs are very nice :)
  • lovely music, deborah!
  • Hi Deborah, many thanks for leaving a comment on my page. I look forward to hearing more of your music.
  • I haven't had any songs chosen yet, so I can't really comment.
  • Hi there and thanks for the nice words about my music. Love the work you're showing here. I especially like singing parts and the tender orchestration in the background :)
  • Hi Deborah,
    thanks for the add.. taking a listen to your songs right now... I love the flow of your lyrics... you've got a great voice too... I'm really enjoying "Elated" a lot at the moment. I just listened to it a few times already. :) very nicely done!
    All the best,
    Don
  • Hi Deborah,
    Thank you for the welcome!
    Don
  • Hi Deborah:

    Your observation on "Rain" was pretty much spot on if you saw the dramatic situation in the film during that scene . This was shot thru a gray rainy window and as the scene grew mor positive, the interior lighting became warmer -more golden ( heralding the shift to a more positive mood )

    thanks for your comments

    Phil Kelly
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