Mike Lyons replied to Mariza Costa-Cabral's discussion Little Prelude
"Delightful. I have listened to this several times now and each time spot another aspect of beauty. I would definitely consider doing a 'set' of these preludes. Might even tempt me back to the keyboard if you did! :-)"
Oct 1, 2015
Mike Lyons replied to Mariza Costa-Cabral's discussion my first piece for String Quartet
"Just to let you know that I am working on this. I'm a bit busy at the moment, though, so it may take a few days. I will send my thoughts via email.

If I pick up on something, don't take my thoughts as if I think they are 'gospel'. At the end of the…"
Sep 29, 2015
Mike Lyons replied to Mariza Costa-Cabral's discussion my first piece for String Quartet
"Mariza, one of the things you have to be wary of with some people is that they get so far absorbed into their own barren little worlds that they fail to perceive the beauty that surrounds them. I think that your piece is not only beautiful as it…"
Sep 27, 2015
Mike Lyons replied to Mariza Costa-Cabral's discussion Keep a steady pace, show no expression.
"I could immediately see where you were going with this piece. The utterly calm mechanical movement but the sometimes dissonant 'inner' voice that wants to overwhelm. after the first 8 bars (measures) I certainly felt the beginnings of that kind of…"
Sep 9, 2015
Mike Lyons replied to Michael Lofting's discussion How can I hide my soul from thee?
"The melody is lovely.
I feel - though this could be a result of the MIDI sounds - that the piano is sometimes a little 'busy' so that it intrudes over the melody too much, almost overwhelming it. Also, I think the ending is weaker than it should be…"
Sep 9, 2015
Mike Lyons replied to Mike Lyons's discussion This piece is getting on my nerves because I don't know where to take it.
"Thanks Bob,

That's a great help. I think you are probaby right on the money about my string writing as my whole musical history has revolved around brass music - can't help but for that to influence everything I write.

I began the piece thinking…"
Sep 8, 2015
Mike Lyons replied to Mike Lyons's discussion This piece is getting on my nerves because I don't know where to take it.
"Thanks for your comments, Mike, much appreciated.
With my clumsy audio skills, I separated the mp3 at the end of Spring,  so that's all that's in the first mp3. The second mp3 contains Summer, Autumn and the start of Winter.
I take your point about…"
Sep 8, 2015
Michael Lofting replied to Mike Lyons's discussion This piece is getting on my nerves because I don't know where to take it.
"Hi Mike.

This is a fine piece, worthy of completion. Lots of good invention but some areas like Summer where you need to make it more interesting to hold attention

I haven't been able to listen to all of it, limitations of my iPad, but will when I…"
Sep 5, 2015
Mike Lyons left a comment for Tyler Hughes
"Thanks. Glad o be here!"
Sep 5, 2015

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