Nick Capocci replied to Lori Sweeney's discussion A Fugue or not a Fugue?
"Thanks Michael, and what a good idea. I totally concur with your take on those works. I'll get to work on it. As you intimated, it's off-topic for Lori's thread. Michael Tauben said:
Hey Nick, why don't you start a new thread on the late sonatas and…"
Sep 18, 2011
Michael T replied to Lori Sweeney's discussion A Fugue or not a Fugue?
"Hey Nick, why don't you start a new thread on the late sonatas and quartets? I'll certainly read with interest and contribute if I can. For me, those works along with the Diabelli Variations are among the most if not the most profound musical works…"
Sep 18, 2011
Nick Capocci replied to Lori Sweeney's discussion A Fugue or not a Fugue?
"Sorry for butting in, but:
 
The product of the fugal process, ideally, is a musical object in which content and form are inextricably woven, ie, wherein form is a direct consequence of the shape and character of the subject material.
 
Kris, I…"
Sep 17, 2011
Nick Capocci replied to Lori Sweeney's discussion A Fugue or not a Fugue?
"Hi Lori.
 
That Kris is highly respected is one reason I’m flattered he considers me to be a friend in this community. I follow his blogs and posts - particularly when they concern our shared obsession: counterpoint. He is virtually a walking…"
Sep 17, 2011
Lori Sweeney replied to Lori Sweeney's discussion A Fugue or not a Fugue?
"I do love a musician with a sense of humor!Steve Chandler said:
ROTFLMAOSMTMN!!
The SMTMN stands for spitting milk through my nose."
Sep 16, 2011
Lori Sweeney replied to Lori Sweeney's discussion A Fugue or not a Fugue?
"Kris is a highly respected composer in this community.  So have you listened and??Nick Capocci said:
Hi Lori. 
I've only just discovered this thread - a long and delightful one... like a fugue subject by Buxtehude! - (Bach's hero!)
 
I concur with…"
Sep 16, 2011
Lori Sweeney replied to Lori Sweeney's discussion A Fugue or not a Fugue?
"Enjoyable Johan.  I would title that "Dixieland Wedding Fugato".  Johan Halmén said:
Here's what I did for a mini musical 20 years ago. I called it a fugato, because the parts almost follow the rules of a fugue. But it's a short intermezzo, just…"
Sep 16, 2011
Nick Capocci replied to Lori Sweeney's discussion A Fugue or not a Fugue?
"Hi Lori. 
I've only just discovered this thread - a long and delightful one... like a fugue subject by Buxtehude! - (Bach's hero!)
 
I concur with one of your previous correspondents, Kris Emerig is the master on this topic.
 
So, I'm going to have…"
Sep 15, 2011
Johan Halmén replied to Lori Sweeney's discussion A Fugue or not a Fugue?
"Here's what I did for a mini musical 20 years ago. I called it a fugato, because the parts almost follow the rules of a fugue. But it's a short intermezzo, just before a wedding scene, hence the quote.fugato.mp3"
Sep 15, 2011
Steve Chandler replied to Lori Sweeney's discussion A Fugue or not a Fugue?
"ROTFLMAOSMTMN!!
The SMTMN stands for spitting milk through my nose."
Sep 15, 2011
Lori Sweeney replied to Lori Sweeney's discussion A Fugue or not a Fugue?
"I suppose I should just go compose "How Jethro drowned."
 
I definitely look forward to hearing that Steve.  I'll change my title eventually.  Maybe due to this discussion I could title it "A Feud Ending in D"."
Sep 14, 2011
Steve Chandler replied to Lori Sweeney's discussion A Fugue or not a Fugue?
"Lori,
I haven't attended Harvard either, but they publishes a music dictionary. I'm sure they publish many things. I bought it used at Half Price Books. Other universities publish music dictionaries including Oxford. If you go to college to study…"
Sep 14, 2011
Livio Guerra replied to Lori Sweeney's discussion A Fugue or not a Fugue?
"a very interesting reading on the subject matter is in my opinion Walter Piston's COUNTERPOINT ...
it is NOT a treaty about counterpoint, but rather a discussion about music conveying a feeling of counterpoint even not being strictly speaking…"
Sep 14, 2011
Lori Sweeney replied to Lori Sweeney's discussion A Fugue or not a Fugue?
"Clearly I have not attended Harvard but I am pleased that you found my piece enjoyable.  I enjoy it.  I could care less if it's a fugue or not.  The fact that it's been debatable for this long makes it disectable and heard.  I should go to college…"
Sep 13, 2011
Steve Chandler replied to Lori Sweeney's discussion A Fugue or not a Fugue?
"So let me see if I've got this right, a relatively untrained composer writes a piece that's homophonic for the most part and calls it a fugue. Then she asks if it is a fugue and a group of composers of various levels of training cannot come up with…"
Sep 11, 2011
Adrian Allan replied to Lori Sweeney's discussion Can anyone do this?
"It also depends what musical era we are talking about.
At the moment, the artistic spirit of the age is one of eclecticism and a fairly free expression.
150 years ago you would NOT have been considered a composer of any serious worth if you didn't…"
Jun 6, 2011
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  • Hi Lori

    Thanks for inviting me as a friend here. I read your "Unemployment" blog and really enjoyed it!
  • Hello again Lori! Yes, I figured I should add High Albedo since I made a reference to it in my mini autobiography that I posted on my page. And yeah, what you said about you on the Piano... that's me on the keyboard, minus the long nails. *hehe*! Thank goodness for no open microphones while I'm recording. =D
  • Q: Where do you live?
    A: In a house
    LOL! I love it! See, simple humor like that always cracks me up. Reminds me of those old apps: Eyes? Yes, 2 of them. Hair? Slowly losing it. Location? Somewhere on Earth. Sex? Can we get to 2nd base first?

    Anyways! Enough joking. I'm listening to your piano transcripts and they are wonderful! I love to hear solo piano played by someone who can play it well. I can't, so I love vicariously through those who can. I <3 sequencing software. *grin* Very beautiful work Lori! Thank you.
  • Thanks Lori!
    So far I am still out $100k ;-) No news is good news! Thanks for listening to my work! I enjoyed your piano works :-) from one pianist to another,
    Have a joyous Christmas Season!
    Stephen
  • Hi Lori, the genre of your pieces reminds me the genre of Shumann and Grieg piano miniatures, with their genuine nature and/or character sketches. The @Loss piece is the most interesting. You should perform it more slowly, rubato, attenuating the chords more dramatically as opposed to the melody (cf. a dramatic development in Grieg's Ases Tod). I hear an authentic performance rather than a mechanical run of a sequencer. This is (alas!) almost unusual today. Probably you will be disappointed when your pieces will sound on a sequencer, but do not be afraid: you can add orchestra instruments, nuances, and experiment with instrument combination.

    Speaking of your question about quitting your daily job, I recommend not doing this until you find a reliable gig. Besides, our non-musical experience brings fresh thoughts and emotions that then are reflected in the music. Cheers.
  • Hi Lori, thank you very much for your feedback. I hope to be able to listen to your music in a few days...
  • Hi Lori. Thanks for the post, I do consider the forest song one of my best so far, although even now I can think of other things to add onto the end that would make it better. So, I don't know about everyone else on here, but I think you stuff sounds great! Very well composed. I understand you use software? I've been looking at Finale 2009 recently for myself, I just need more money. Anyway, keep up the good work, and I, like my fellow H. Archibald, will stop by every now and then to take a listen.

    John
  • Very good innate ability...work your compositions by applying "variations" to your themes...and through that start exploring new ideas...also work through other harmonic and motivic changes ..it's not easy work...but you will get there...
  • Hi Lori,

    Thanks for the comments they were appreciated and every encouraging!

    I took a listen to your funeral march and I like it. The mood and presentation kind of reminded me of the Chopin Prelude in C minor...in a good way :).

    I'll be sure to stop by now and then to take a listen to your works.
  • Well nothing much else musically. Played a bit of keyboard and sax I guess. I've always been interested in film music but never had the chance to express myself orchestrally until recently. I absolutely love working with digital orchestration but of late I've had a chance to work with some really talented orchestral musicians and that's just fantastic. The latest version of Epic Journey actually includes live French horn, oboe and violins.
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