Timothy Smith replied to Stephen Lines's discussion Getting together to talk music
" Great Idea. The distance is too great from here. I am  within driving distance of Baltimore though where I guess Gav lives?"
Jan 27, 2020
Stephen Lines replied to Stephen Lines's discussion Getting together to talk music
"Thank you Dane.
I am unsure of the demographics of CF members worldwide but am a little surprised that ‘the centre of the world’ i.e. London (only joking everyone) hasn’t attracted more responses....maybe patience is the key.
Am pleased to hear you…"
Jan 7, 2020
Dane Aubrun replied to Stephen Lines's discussion Getting together to talk music
"Hi Stephen,
I live close on the South Coast so it sounds good come better weather. I also work down here - perish the thought of commuting to London! Quite busy at the moment so it's something to think about for the spring/summer. Nice invitation.…"
Jan 6, 2020
Gavin Brown replied to Stephen Lines's discussion Getting together to talk music
"Hi Stephen,
Wouldn't that be nice! 
Gav"
Dec 30, 2019
Stephen Lines replied to Gavin Brown's discussion Orchestral - Questions about doubling
"Of course I was suffering from a surfeit of Christmas when I wrote the above....the clarinet overblows at the twelfth (not fifteenth) but the principle holds good. :) Gav Brown said:
Thanks so much Stephen, I appreciate your comments!"
Dec 30, 2019
Stephen Lines replied to Gavin Brown's discussion Orchestral - Questions about doubling
"For what it’s worth I’d like to mention ‘upper partials’ in the context of doubling. Good tone on an individual instrument comes from playing in tune but also by providing a good stable base that throws off over- (and under-) tones. The more of…"
Dec 30, 2019
Stephen Lines replied to Daniel DiMercurio's discussion What Piece Drives You to Tears?
"Well if lacrimosae can't bring a tear to the lachrymal glands what ever else would ;} Ali Riza SARAL said:
My favorite is Verdi Lacrimosa...
Lacrimosa Verdi Requiem
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UENK70U6Lk


Actually Lacrimosa by itself is my…"
Nov 13, 2019
Stephen Lines replied to Daniel DiMercurio's discussion What Piece Drives You to Tears?
"Michael, I fully agree with your choice - this is some of Dvorak's best writing and Renee makes a very excellent interpretation of it....very moving. Michael Lofting said:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=trfLkYpOglA Renee Fleming, song to the moon…"
Nov 13, 2019
Stephen Lines replied to Gavin Brown's discussion How to get comments on your music
"Hi Graeme,
Very good advice from Gav here. I'm sorry I haven't commented on your piece but I have a fairly hectic life and have to pick and choose with care what I listen to. I loathe it when people just listen to bits of my own works because the…"
Sep 18, 2019
Stephen Lines replied to Gavin Brown's discussion Notation Composers - Publishing Opportunity through "ScoreBank"
"I know it's early days but are any of these 'published' scores actually generating sales yet? Gav Brown said:
Eighth score published!"
Sep 7, 2019
Stephen Lines replied to michael diemer's discussion Non- Jazz Use Of Saxophones
"You quote some good examples that demonstrate the versatility of the saxophone family and how well they can fit into the orchestral mould. I think the tenor sax is a great jazz instrument and the sax family is at the heart of a good dance or swing…"
Sep 7, 2019
Stephen Lines replied to Gavin Brown's discussion Should Composers' Forum Continue?
"Gav, magically a terrific donation of $110 has been received and I have a sneaking feeling I know who made it (don't answer that).
However, I'm sure we are all delighted that CF will continue at least for another year (hopefully for the next 20…"
Sep 7, 2019
Stephen Lines replied to Gavin Brown's discussion Spies! for Orchestra
"Kevin riley said:
I agree that all keys are there. I am not sure that getting your alto saxes to play in 5 sharps will make the piece sound any different to playing in C for them. Why create a problem for your players when you don't need to?

Just…"
Sep 5, 2019
Stephen Lines replied to Gavin Brown's discussion Spies! for Orchestra
"I’m sorry you have a ‘thing’ about sharps and brass instruments - perhaps if you were an orchestral player you’d have a different view - I personally don’t see this as a problem - more of a solution to creating the effect that I consider Spies…"
Sep 1, 2019
Stephen Lines replied to Gavin Brown's discussion Should Composers' Forum Continue?
"Gav,
Just how many admins are there...I have always been under the impression it’s just you?
As you know, I’ve already contributed twice this time around but am willing to donate a bit more if necessary. There seem to be a number of regular…"
Aug 31, 2019
Stephen Lines replied to Gavin Brown's discussion Spies! for Orchestra
"Why not? I’m looking for effect, not comfort. Would you like to play the 1st trumpet part up a semitone? Kevin riley said:
Why the sharps? I am sure that it would be more comfortable all round up a semitone."
Aug 30, 2019
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  • Thanks for taking me onboard!

  • Hi Stephen, you're right about needing friends, but friends with talent and helpful ideas like yours are especially welcome, so thank you for that!

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