Michael Bates replied to Michael Bates's discussion Greek Medley
"Many thanks guys"
Jun 18
Gavin Brown replied to Michael Bates's discussion Greek Medley
"Hi Michael,
The tunes are pretty and traditional. I have only one critique: I don't think the material is "big" enough to warrant a full orchestra, it seemed to me a small ensemble would be more matched with the material. If you added more parts…"
Jun 18
Dane Aubrun replied to Michael Bates's discussion Greek Medley
"Hi, Michael,
It's been a hot day here in S England and I can't sleep - 2.15am. So I thought I'd listen to a couple of pieces while my sleeping pill worked. Termazipam.
This is a gorgeous piece, most lifting of the spirits, energetic, light, full of…"
Jun 18
Michael Bates posted a discussion
 It's all Greek! Brand new recording for full orchestra, piano and folk intruments, all original tunes inspired by my days playing Greek music. Hope to lift your Summer spirits. Opa!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_OVxAyWLRBc
Jun 17
Timothy Smith replied to Michael Bates's discussion Greek Medley (Unfinished)
"I found this to be very uplifting music and I started listening to it a second time.Nice arrangements and mixing."
Dec 9, 2021
Rowy van Hest replied to Michael Bates's discussion Greek Medley (Unfinished)
"Dank je :-)"
Nov 23, 2021
Michael Bates replied to Michael Bates's discussion Greek Medley (Unfinished)
"Als je blieft! "
Nov 23, 2021
Rowy van Hest replied to Michael Bates's discussion Greek Medley (Unfinished)
"Now, why do I get the impression of sunshine, blue waters and beautiful islands?
Greetings from a wet and cold The Netherlands.
 "
Nov 23, 2021
Michael Bates posted a discussion
 What I'm working on atm. A medley of original compositions in a Greek style, for full orchestra. Homage to my time playing Greek music for many years. Still work in progress though..  https://soundcloud.app.goo.gl/HXWJKThanks 
Nov 23, 2021
H. S. Teoh replied to Michael Bates's discussion 10 Variations on an Original Theme for solo piano
"Very nice! I liked especially the fast variations. Also liked how subtle harmonic ambiguities in the theme opens up the opportunity for interesting developments in the variations.
Was hoping for a more climactic ending, though. But that's just my…"
Oct 18, 2021
Michael Bates replied to Michael Bates's discussion 10 Variations on an Original Theme for solo piano
"Ah thanks for that Dane. Semi live I guess, played into the laptop then made corrections and adjustments. Cheers "
Oct 18, 2021
Dane Aubrun replied to Michael Bates's discussion 10 Variations on an Original Theme for solo piano
"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZapGoHuesUY
Why your link works when copied but not your original post is anyone's guess!
An enjoyable piece, Chopinesque to me. Nicely contrasting variations.
A live performance?"
Oct 18, 2021
Michael Bates posted a discussion
May I humbly present my brand new set of variations on an original theme for solo piano, in a late Classical style. Composed some years ago but newly recorded. Hope to lift your Autumn spirits!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZapGoHuesUY  
Oct 17, 2021
Jérémie Lhomme replied to Michael Bates's discussion Variations on a Grand March for Piano & Orchestra
"That was pretty great! I could sense a bit of Rachmaninoff here and there and overall had a great time listening to it! Loved the end of the Musical theatre!"
Jul 19, 2021
H. S. Teoh replied to Michael Bates's discussion Variations on a Grand March for Piano & Orchestra
"Wow, very substantial work! Grandiose and exciting; would love to hear it played a real orchestra!  Liked the energy of the theme and the creativeness of the variations. Also the drama. Lots of fun!"
Jul 15, 2021
Michael Bates posted a discussion
 May I humbly present my brand new release for Piano & Orchestra, Variations on a Grand March. Opens with a military march, at 2:44 is a Tango, at 6:20 becomes a fugue, at 9:05 becomes Musical Theatre, at 13:00 becomes a soft Romance which reaches a…
Jul 8, 2021
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  • There's a lot of good stuff on your youtube channel! Keep up the good work!
  • Welcome Michael!

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