Spencer Doidge left a comment for Nobuyoshi Tanaka
"You're a master. I bow to you."
Mar 3, 2013
Spencer Doidge replied to Mohammad W.Alsaad's discussion (Agony Of Delight) - Epic Orchestral Attempt
"Mixing and mastering isn't a strength of mine other than to comment that I was able to hear what was going on under the melody reasonably well. What caught my ear was right near the end, the strings. 
On composition and originality, I like contrast,…"
Mar 1, 2013
Spencer Doidge replied to Rodney Carlyle Money's discussion "Hymn" from the Requiem "In Remembrance"
"Perfect just like it is for a big open acoustically live space and a solemn occasion. You kept it simple. That's what you want here. You have a general audience who wants to think about the person, the occasion, and the ambience while the music…"
Mar 1, 2013
Julie Harris commented on Spencer Doidge's blog post What makes for a successful piece of music?
"I think the key word in Spencer's premise is "successful", which of course will have as many different meanings as there are composers!   To me, a piece is successful if I enjoyed writing it, I'm not embarrassed by it years later, and performers I…"
Mar 1, 2013
Gavin Brown commented on Spencer Doidge's blog post What makes for a successful piece of music?
"My customer is the audience. Being thought well of by musicians and composers is nice too, but not as important to me."
Mar 1, 2013
Julie Harris replied to Spencer Doidge's discussion First post and first attempt at string quartet
"Wow, I now have three composers from CF on four of our programs!   Janet's wonderful "Harmonious Monk" fanfare started up the second half of our program two weeks ago, on February 16th; Ray's gorgeous "Remembrance" will be one of the premieres on…"
Feb 28, 2013
Janet Spangenberg replied to Spencer Doidge's discussion First post and first attempt at string quartet
"I enjoyed the read, and an additional listen. :o) Looking forward to more. Spencer Doidge said:
Janet, if you're interested in having a look at Ivanhoe, note that I posted a YouTube video that plays this piece while scrolling text from the book. I…"
Feb 28, 2013
Spiros Makris replied to Spencer Doidge's discussion First post and first attempt at string quartet
"There is no problem with posting links. You can also embed a youtube video or a soundcloud sound on your posts, to let people listen without leaving this page. 
Spencer Doidge said:
Janet, if you're interested in having a look at Ivanhoe, note that…"
Feb 28, 2013
Julie Harris replied to Spencer Doidge's discussion First post and first attempt at string quartet
"Good eye, Tim!   I'm going to send you my scores to edit!  ;-) Tim Marko said:
This is very good.  The interplay between all four voices is wonderful, especially at B, when you finally bring the quartet together en masse.
The only thing I noticed…"
Feb 28, 2013
Spencer Doidge replied to Spencer Doidge's discussion First post and first attempt at string quartet
"Janet, if you're interested in having a look at Ivanhoe, note that I posted a YouTube video that plays this piece while scrolling text from the book. I think I'm not supposed to post links, so search "wamba ivanhoe" at YouTube. "
Feb 28, 2013
Spencer Doidge replied to Spencer Doidge's discussion First post and first attempt at string quartet
"Thank you, Tim, for spotting the enharmonic error m45 in the viola part. And thank you all for the great encouragement! Who knew that joining this forum would yield such a happy result so quickly! 
Buoyed by optimism, I guess I'll post the other…"
Feb 28, 2013
Tim Marko replied to Spencer Doidge's discussion First post and first attempt at string quartet
"This is very good.  The interplay between all four voices is wonderful, especially at B, when you finally bring the quartet together en masse.
The only thing I noticed in the score was the use of a few enharmonics; ie m45, should that F# be a Gb?…"
Feb 28, 2013
Janet Spangenberg replied to Spencer Doidge's discussion First post and first attempt at string quartet
"Spencer this is absolutely delightful! I have not read Ivanhoe, and don't know the characters, at least not from the book. Perhaps I've just been introduced to them. ;-)  This sounds like a perfect accompaniment to a Masterpiece Theatre murder…"
Feb 28, 2013
Julie Harris replied to Spencer Doidge's discussion First post and first attempt at string quartet
"I listened again and had no problems getting to the end.   In fact, I've listened about five times now and enjoy it more each time!   I also looked over the score and at first glance, it looks good!   I'm very excited about programming this piece…"
Feb 28, 2013
Spencer Doidge replied to Spencer Doidge's discussion First post and first attempt at string quartet
"Thanks for checking it out, Julie. I am thrilled that you have expressed an interest in performing it with a group of humans! Such opportunities are scarce here for a number of reasons. Someone I met in the UK expressed interest, but no specifics.…"
Feb 28, 2013
Julie Harris replied to Spencer Doidge's discussion First post and first attempt at string quartet
"Hey Spencer!
I enjoyed this piece ... it just stopped playing before it got to the end, so I didn't get to hear how you wrapped it up, but what I heard I really liked.  I coach and conduct a lot of chamber groups, and program a lot of new music, and…"
Feb 28, 2013
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  • Hi, Spencer, thank you for being my friend. ;o) I'm basically a newbie here, too, as I signed up a couple of years ago, but only recently got active.

    You asked where to find my music... I have a couple of videos on my page. If you click on my picture, that will take you there. Then scroll down the page past the comments and profile info to come to the two videos. Beyond that, I think I've only posted one thing in Music Dissection (can also be found on my page on the left side where it shows Discussions I've started). It's a flute duet (which I have since rewritten) turned String Quartet. The fanfare Julie mentioned is in one of her discussions, where she announced a competition for an upcoming concert.

    I really enjoyed your string quartet, and look forward to hearing more of your music!

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