Janet Spangenberg replied to Lennart Östman's discussion Celebrating the forum restart
"Enjoyed this from the beginning of its opening notes. It's a wonderful frolic of celebration and inspiration for all the new music to come to this forum!"
Nov 10, 2017
Janet Spangenberg replied to Julie Harris's discussion Introducing Julie Harris
"Such delightful news about you and the Composers Forum! It was a thrill for me when one of your contests provided me the opportunity to hear a small piece of mine played. It's good to "see" you!"
Nov 10, 2017
Janet Spangenberg replied to Gavin Brown's discussion Welcome
"Good news! Thanks for stepping up, Gav."
Nov 1, 2017
Janet Spangenberg replied to Bobby Popolla's discussion Dealing with clients
"Rest assured, she probably will enjoy it to some extent, or she wouldn't have put in the effort to be a pro! :o)"
Aug 4, 2015
Janet Spangenberg replied to Bobby Popolla's discussion Dealing with clients
"You are a total stranger to this pianist, correct? She is a professional pianist, whom you admire, correct? She probably hasn't listened to your MP3, either. Why would she spend time listening or reviewing work from a stranger without promise of…"
Aug 4, 2015
Janet Spangenberg replied to Bobby Popolla's discussion Dealing with clients
"Bob's post is right on target. I bet she hasn't even looked at your work closely enough to know whether she likes it or not. Why would she?
She has let you know by her response she would be interested in a professional relationship, and would play…"
Aug 4, 2015
Janet Spangenberg replied to Gavin Brown's discussion Fireworks Contest - WINNERS ANNOUNCED!!!
"Congrats to all who entered! and to those with the most points! My top picks turned out to be the overall top 3.
I thought “Freedom Rocks” by Roger Stancill expressed the sounds and feelings of fireworks display on a warm July night. “Threnody for…"
Aug 1, 2015
Janet Spangenberg replied to H. S. Teoh's discussion Sonatina in E-flat major
"I actually do hear an 8-bar theme in the beginning, extended by an ornamental development right before the cadences in the "call and answer" phrases (between measures . If you go to measure 72 (with the pick-up in measure 71), the 8-bar theme exists…"
Mar 8, 2015
Janet Spangenberg replied to Olmnilnlolm's discussion The Discussion of Major and Minor Modes—Are we in danger of restricting our vision of what constitutes good music?—How many ways are there to compose?
"I don’t believe I have any misunderstanding in this thread. It’s been rather predictable.The definition of “primitive” I used here refers to using the most primary (essential) elements needed to create music. Ondib Olmnilnlolm said:
 
Janet, I am…"
Mar 6, 2015
Janet Spangenberg replied to Olmnilnlolm's discussion The Discussion of Major and Minor Modes—Are we in danger of restricting our vision of what constitutes good music?—How many ways are there to compose?
"Thanks, Stephen. Besides how much one enjoys a bit of music, which is dependent on all the factors you mention (and, I'd bet, there's a few more), a completely different consideration would be its purpose (if it has one), and how well it's fulfilled…"
Mar 4, 2015
Janet Spangenberg left a comment on CF Administrators
"Not even close, Chris."
Mar 3, 2015
Janet Spangenberg left a comment on CF Administrators
"Tyler, if you wouldn't mind, could you remove me as a moderator? I don't think I'm good fit. I would have asked in private, but I wanted the other moderators to know I wish everyone here well, and good health to the Forum. Merry music making…"
Mar 3, 2015
Janet Spangenberg replied to Gavin Brown's discussion What music for you is fun to play?
"Michael, you play viola? I *adore* viola. Violin had been my "second" instrument for several years... until I met Viola."
Mar 1, 2015
Janet Spangenberg replied to Gavin Brown's discussion What music for you is fun to play?
"I play flute, and there are two composers I love when it comes to the actual sensation of playing, Telemann and Locatelli. I find them both soothing and invigorating, and more fun to play than to listen to.
I adore the Telemann Duets. Here's a…"
Mar 1, 2015
Janet Spangenberg left a comment on CF Administrators
"I think Benji is probably Ray, also. Reading through the comments he's making, he doesn't sound new. He sounds like he's here to make trouble for the forum. I'm at a loss... Either I'm nuts, and beginning to imagine ulterior motives amongst members…"
Mar 1, 2015
Janet Spangenberg left a comment on CF Administrators
"I'm going to avoid him entirely... I'm convinced he's a troll. Show us the way, Tyler!"
Mar 1, 2015
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  • Thanks!  Glad this forum is so close-knit and cozy :)

  • Thankyou! Nice to join here :)

  • Pleased to meet you

  • Thank you Janet, pleased to meet you!

  • Thanks Janet, pleasure to make your acquaintance. Looking forward to getting involved with this community.

  • Hey, Janet. My blog/podcast: Are You Still Dreaming goes live on December 24. I'd love to interview you via Skype for the podcast. The interview would take about 40 minutes, and we would just talk about what motivated you to go back to school and launch a new career after 40. The purpose of my blog is to inspire people by telling stories of people who are still starting afresh and/or living their dreams after 40 or despite illnesses or setbacks. I can send you an advanced copy of my first blog post if you want a better idea of what I'm doing.

  • A very enjoyable piece "Sing Hosanna, sing!" Thank you for sharing. I would very much like to be able to share some of my choral music with you as well, but unfortunately no performances have been recorded.

  • Hello Janet, good to have you here! Let's have a listen to your music soon. Cheers, Rudi
  • Welcome to the Composers' Forum
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