Steve Chandler replied to Marcus Tristan's discussion Any Competition?
"I understand your reluctance to part with your hard earned dollars to enter a composition competition. I am not directly involved with any such competition, but as a board member of a community choir we've contemplated calls for scores. If you want…"
Sep 2
Steve Chandler replied to Timothy Smith's discussion Only One Life-Organ, flute and string section
"Your tutti organ drowns out the strings. I think I could hear the flute, but not very well. Bach certainly would have registered the organ part to mix better with the other instruments. For organists registration is the art of selecting stops on a…"
Jun 4, 2019
Daniel Krausz replied to Steve Chandler's discussion String Quartet Competition that's not a young composer competition
"My bad. I could have sworn it said something else... Victor Eijkhout said:
No, it says "May have been performed". Other competitions insist that they have the premiere so this clause makes it more accessible rather than less. Daniel Krausz said:…"
Dec 28, 2018
Victor Eijkhout replied to Steve Chandler's discussion String Quartet Competition that's not a young composer competition
"No, it says "May have been performed". Other competitions insist that they have the premiere so this clause makes it more accessible rather than less. Daniel Krausz said:
It’s too bad one of the prerequisites is that the piece needs to have been…"
Dec 28, 2018
Jim Tribble replied to Steve Chandler's discussion String Quartet Competition that's not a young composer competition
"Sadly just for American composers."
Dec 11, 2018
Steve Chandler replied to Steve Chandler's discussion String Quartet Competition that's not a young composer competition
Dec 8, 2018
Gavin Brown replied to Steve Chandler's discussion String Quartet Competition that's not a young composer competition
"Hi Steve,
Is there a link?
Gav"
Dec 8, 2018
Steve Chandler replied to Ingo Lee's discussion How can I learn to write atonal music?
"Given your description of your background I find myself wondering if you're ready to compose atonal music. OTOH, atonal music is very different from composing tonal so maybe being ready should not be a concern. In my mind you should be comfortable…"
Mar 16, 2018
Steve Chandler replied to Steven S. Billings's discussion Long Form Rock Composing
"Progressive or Art Rock by groups such as Yes, Genesis and King Crimson were an influence on me in my youth (giving away my age here). There may be bands doing this kind of music now, but they're not well known or you wouldn't be asking the…"
Nov 17, 2017
Steve Chandler replied to Bob Morabito's discussion A Basic Guide to Orchestral VSTs
"Thank you for the offers of help. My current project is a musical that incorporates a wide range of styles. Some borders on classical, but not with extensive orchestration, some borders on heavy metal. I do need good brass. I have Project SAM…"
Nov 13, 2017
Steve Chandler replied to Bob Morabito's discussion A Basic Guide to Orchestral VSTs
"As someone whose recently migrated to both Kontakt and Logic X (and from PC to Mac) I found this article of great interest. I have older orchestral sample libraries from when I used Gigastudio, but it seems Kontakt only recognizes some of the old…"
Nov 12, 2017
Steve Chandler replied to Lennart Östman's discussion Celebrating the forum restart
"I like it, but the high strings seem to get lost in this recording. Is this a rendering from notation software or a DAW? There has to be a way to bring out the violins. Or maybe you're a cellist and biased! ;D"
Nov 10, 2017
Steve Chandler replied to Julie Harris's discussion Introducing Julie Harris
"Hi Julie,

Thanks for joining us. You're quite the story teller. I enjoyed your piece The Singing Lesson immensely. I look forward to your continued presence here."
Nov 10, 2017
Steve Chandler replied to Bob Morabito's discussion 10 Great Fugues NOT by Bach
"Back to you Bob,
You ask,
"WHAT is the allure of fugues? Is it the sense of accomplishment of having written one? The physical sound?Both?
Or something else Im totally missing?"

For me the allure is something that developed fairly early in life. I…"
Nov 7, 2017
Steve Chandler replied to Bob Morabito's discussion 10 Great Fugues NOT by Bach
"Thanks for posting the article. As usual when someone expresses their opinions I find I like some of them and others not so much. I can agree that the fugues by Shostakovich, Bartok, Mozart, Handel and Beethoven are worthy fugues (though I would not…"
Sep 28, 2017
Steve Chandler replied to Philip Daniel's discussion Choralvorspiel über "Jesu, meine Freude" (on Hauptwerk Virtual Pipe Organ/Sonus Paradisi Doesburg)
"The rendering sounds very realistic, but it's hard to hear the cantus firmus."
Jul 25, 2017
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  • Hi Steve,

    stopped by to listen to some of your music. I haven't heard all of it. I will stop by again to finish my session and give a proper comment.
  • Hello Steve, I managed to put some of music in Mp3 on my page....there is more to come. I am going to listen to your music....best,

    henk
  • Thanks for the request. I'm glad you enjoyed "A new heaven".
    I'll be sure to stop by and check out your music and leave a comment.

    Take care,
    Hansani
  • Hi Steve, I have to change an aiff-file into a mp3-file. I have no idea how to do that.

    best,

    henk
  • Hi Steve

    thanks for listening and the friend invite. I promise to listen to your symphony now, but I have to be in the right mood to fully appreciate it.
  • Hi Steve, thanks for being a friend.
    I have just listened to your first 4 pieces, and Rhapsody is a hell of a piano work, really great. And I like America, which has that nice variations on a well known theme and I go for that. I will come back later to hear the rest of your music.

    See you later
    Jochen
  • In Such a Small Place is dark and mystic music for the inner soul ..... whew! another masterpeice steve!

    Tender7 is beautiful music!

    Today is a Gift really shows off what you can get out of an electric keyboard with ALL of the BELLS AND WHISTLES......reminds me of music created by Ed Blasco (Kansas City). Ed worked for Yamaha traveling around the world playing the latest Yamaha gear for thousands of people.
  • America Is Beautiful is an inspiring arrangement, Steve! Excellent Work!

    Melody is a wonderful peice! The melody is enchanting....

    Prelude and Fugue is memorable! Johann Sebastian Bach would have loved this inventive peice, Steve! Delightful!

    Whew! Rhapsody is dramatic and evocative! I'd love to see the score for this peice! the shift near the ending is lush! wow

    Wobbly Waltz is unlike any waltz I've ever heard! Totally delightful and immensely inventive......excellent work, Steve.......insure those fingers of yours!

    Toccata is a "liquid" peice that reminds me of water gushing from the side of a mountain in Colorado.....inspiring, inventive....masterpeice! love the snapped ending!

    Spring Hop reminds me of Scott Joplin's music......in your face with the melody and rapidly moving chords.......mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm good stuff, definitely good stuff!
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