Serenity Laine replied to Stephen Brown's discussion Requiem for the Victims of Religious Violence for String Orchestra
"Hello RS, and Dave,
Thanks for your recent posts.
"perhaps the implied meaning was actually 'in the name of religion'."
Perhaps it was.  Anything is possible.  One might have said so.
"That is how I interpreted it. A title is not supposed to be a…"
Jan 2, 2017
Ingo Lee replied to Stephen Brown's discussion Seven for Seven in Seven
"I'm using East West Composer Cloud with a $30/month subscription and it has some good sounds. It wants a lot of memory and has a learning curve for sure. I hope to post a sample of my efforts soon. You can turn the subscription on and off so there's…"
Dec 29, 2016
Mike Hewer replied to Stephen Brown's discussion Seven for Seven in Seven
"First off, some questions....
 Do you have a DAW and music sequencing programme? Or are you just using the notation software and if so, what software? Are you Mac or Windows? Are you familiar with sequencing music and mixing in general?
There is no…"
Dec 29, 2016
Stephen Brown replied to Stephen Brown's discussion Seven for Seven in Seven
"Thanks so much, Mike. What are some good, reasonably-priced sample libraries that you would recommend? I have actually downloaded something called "Sonatina Symphonic Orchestra" which I've read good things about, but I can't make it play on the…"
Dec 29, 2016
Mike Hewer replied to Stephen Brown's discussion Seven for Seven in Seven
"Hi Stephen,
The only problem is the tempo.
The parts are playable, but not at that tempo. You would have to slow quite a bit to make it work. I would suggest you try it at around crotchet bpm of 170-180. At this tempo the players would still be able…"
Dec 29, 2016
roger stancill replied to Stephen Brown's discussion Requiem for the Victims of Religious Violence for String Orchestra
"Dave, I kinda like 'prejorative' better. It implies an elitistist mentality
bias or prejudice towards another. Regardless, my poor spelling still
seemed to transmit the meaning , so thanks for proving my other point.
The gist of any communication is…"
Dec 28, 2016
roger stancill replied to Stephen Brown's discussion Requiem for the Victims of Religious Violence for String Orchestra
"NAH, OO understands the 'sport' of it..... I don't think that you do.
Remember Dave, this is just one thread. It is not headlined to everyone.
You can ignore it if you chose to.
A light hearted banter of words and ideas is not the same as a
vicious…"
Dec 27, 2016
H. S. Teoh replied to Stephen Brown's discussion Requiem for the Victims of Religious Violence for String Orchestra
"Finally, a word of wisdom from the Dave. ;-)"
Dec 27, 2016
roger stancill replied to Stephen Brown's discussion Requiem for the Victims of Religious Violence for String Orchestra
"OO, perhaps the implied meaning was actually 'in the name of religion'.
That is how I interpreted it. A title is not supposed to be a paragraph of
explanation.
Knowing... is not the sum of the parts. It is a quality greater than the sum of its…"
Dec 27, 2016
Stephen Brown replied to Stephen Brown's discussion Seven for Seven in Seven
"Thank you so much for listening to the first five movements and for your valuable feedback!

Yes, my wife has expressed concern about ensemble being a problem mostly in mvts I and III, and suggested that it may be necessary to have a conductor…"
Dec 27, 2016
Serenity Laine replied to Stephen Brown's discussion Requiem for the Victims of Religious Violence for String Orchestra
"I think it should be titled "Mass For Those Injured by Religion."
Why?  How can "Religion" injure anyone?  I think one PERSON can injure another.  One group can injure members of another group.  But what do we mean by religion, by genuine religion,…"
Dec 27, 2016
Mike Hewer replied to Stephen Brown's discussion Seven for Seven in Seven
"hi Stephen,
Just had a listen to the 1st 5 mvts.
Some wonderful inventive writing, but.....the scherzo might be impossible to play at your bpm. I know your wife is a string player, I'd be curious to know what she thinks about that tempo and…"
Dec 27, 2016
Ingo Lee replied to Stephen Brown's discussion Seven for Seven in Seven
"I see the player, and I believe I have played music on this format before. If I see the player it should work I think. I'm on Win 7 with IE 11."
Dec 24, 2016
Stephen Brown replied to Stephen Brown's discussion Seven for Seven in Seven
"Do you have Music Player for Google Drive? Ingo Lee said:
Looks interesting, couldn't get it to play for some reason."
Dec 24, 2016
Ingo Lee replied to Stephen Brown's discussion Seven for Seven in Seven
"Looks interesting, couldn't get it to play for some reason."
Dec 24, 2016
H. S. Teoh replied to Stephen Brown's discussion orchestration question re: alternating wind players in same section for long, sustained notes
"Bob, I didn't say 14 seconds were prohibitive. I was merely using that as an example of a long sustained note for a woodwind, since you asked why one should write such notes in the first place."
Dec 22, 2016
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