Jon Corelis replied to Jon Corelis's discussion Variations on a theme of Pergolesi
"Thanks for liking it.  The Pergolesi theme wasn't called a dance in my source, but it does sound like one."
15 hours ago
Saul Gefen replied to Jon Corelis's discussion Variations on a theme of Pergolesi
"Jon,
I like the dance part.
 
Good Job.
 
Regards,
 
Saul"
16 hours ago
Jon Corelis posted a discussion
Variations on a theme of Pergolesi For string trio.  The audio file was created with software as a demo:  PergolesiStringTrio.mp3Audio file with score display available at MuseScore Variations on a theme of PergolesiIs this an arrangement?  The…
Sunday
Dane Aubrun replied to Jon Corelis's discussion I hope this isn't the wave of the future for entry fees
"Crikey, you could probably hire top people to perform it and bung record companies some money to distribute it at that rate, assuming it's $, GBP or Euros. Why compete?"
Thursday
H. S. Teoh replied to Jon Corelis's discussion How strictly do composers expect performers to follow the score?
"For me, it depends on the piece. Some pieces I wrote in a very precise way (mostly my earlier work), and expect a more-or-less strict interpretation thereof.  Other pieces, however, I'm open to all manner of interpretation.
My Fantasia-sonata in G…"
Nov 30
Jon Corelis replied to Jon Corelis's discussion How strictly do composers expect performers to follow the score?
"although mistakes might turn out to be a source of revision!
Yes, I've experienced this.  In one of few of my pieces performed by musicians I was able to consult with during rehearsal, the score included a total blunder which caused the cellist to…"
Nov 30
Dane Aubrun replied to Jon Corelis's discussion How strictly do composers expect performers to follow the score?
"A fairly broad discussion, John. As you say, expectations differ. So do demands made of conductors and leaders where applicable. Each conductor knows they’re right. 
I too am fairly flexible, though as I usually write for ensemble combinations…"
Nov 29
Gavin Brown replied to Jon Corelis's discussion How strictly do composers expect performers to follow the score?
"I am strict on the notes, flexible on the dynamics."
Nov 29
Jon Corelis posted a discussion
Nov 29
Jon Corelis posted a discussion
[Not sure which forum this belongs in; please move if appropriate.]I thought I would submit for discussion a question I've been wondering about, which is how strictly do composers (I mean of course those who write for actual performers rather than…
Nov 28
Jon Corelis replied to Jon Corelis's discussion Question
"Thanks for the information.  I'll look into that."
Nov 26
Dane Aubrun replied to Jon Corelis's discussion Question
"Great answer, Ingo. 
To me, theory became just a way to getting where you want to be (musically!) a lot quicker than faffing around experimenting. It was good ear training too since I acclimatised to hearing the intervals inwardly so had some idea…"
Nov 26
Gavin Brown replied to Jon Corelis's discussion Question
"Modes are a wonderful tool to put in any composer’s toolkit. By using a mode, you force yourself to produce new sounds without having to do anything beyond comporting to the notes of the scale. For example, a fun exercise using modes would be to…"
Nov 26
Jon Corelis replied to Jon Corelis's discussion Question
"Thanks for the further answers.  The motive for the question was that I was composing a melody that started to look like it was tending towards being in that scale , and I wondered whether there was a name for it.  I'll keep the references given on…"
Nov 24
Ingo Lee replied to Jon Corelis's discussion Question
"There are always different ways to look at things.  The point of theory is to help us understand what we are hearing, playing and writing but it's just a tool that can be helpful, it's not a definitive explanation of anything. I'll paraphrase a…"
Nov 24
David Owen replied to Jon Corelis's discussion Question
"As I know virtually nothing about theory, I thought I might be a good person to give you a pretty basic answer your question. Dane, who has actually studied these things, will be in a far better position to give you an authoritative answer. Not that…"
Nov 24
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