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We Thank Thee (2.. min a cappella choir song)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ali Riza SARAL on Monday. 8 Replies

This is the third number of the first act of my musical drama 'SO LONG MY MOTHER LAND' that I have finished complete sketching and still working on.The lyrics belong to Ralph Waldo Emmerson.The We…Continue

Stabat Mater

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ali Riza SARAL Mar 5. 5 Replies

This is a pseudo-religious cantata written for SATB choir and chamber orchestra. There are a few SOLO parts for tenor and soprano to be song out of the choir.…Continue

A love song for voice, mandolin, block flute and classical guitar

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dane Aubrun Feb 20. 5 Replies

Hi,I had promised one of my high school friends, İsmail KARAHAN, to compose one of his poems.But did not.  Then recently I heard he is ailing with a serious health problem.  I had to writethis in one…Continue

Pretty Girl

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dane Aubrun Nov 28, 2020. 6 Replies

Hi,It has been some time I was not here.  I have found a newdiscussion on Creativity from ResearchGate.  It is a well establishedfree environment.  It was very difficult for me to get accepted as…Continue

 

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Ali Riza SARAL replied to Gav Brown's discussion Ballad for Solo Piano
"Hi Gav, Great work... Indeed no exaggeration at all... Perceptible motives...  Processed all through the way.  Sometimes contrasting each other, sometimes reminding themselves. This is the beauty of repetition...  Freshness is…"
Monday
Ali Riza SARAL replied to Ali Riza SARAL's discussion We Thank Thee (2.. min a cappella choir song)
"Maybe we could arrange a ZOOM meeting, drinking coffees and other.  It would be nice. Actually a Composersforum social ZOOM meeting could even be... Cheers."
Monday
Dane Aubrun replied to Ali Riza SARAL's discussion We Thank Thee (2.. min a cappella choir song)
"You bring up some pretty interesting points there, Ali.  Shame we can't all meet at an al-fresco somewhere to discuss them. I bet we could spend a few afternoons at it. Cheers."
Apr 4
Ingo Lee replied to Ali Riza SARAL's discussion We Thank Thee (2.. min a cappella choir song)
"Thank you Ali for the extended discussion and extra materials for study. Your experience and scholarship are useful and appreciated!"
Apr 3
Ali Riza SARAL replied to Gav Brown's discussion Ballad for Solo Piano
"Hi Gav, Gorgeous!  I will write more after I study it, if I may. Thanks for sharing. Ali"
Apr 3
Ali Riza SARAL replied to Kjell Prytz's discussion Orchestral piece with winter memories
"Hi Kjell, Truly enjoyable piece.  Easy to listen. Excellent orchestration and rendering. There are more rall. than accel. Rall. are beautiful at first but later they loss their charm. It needs some other tricks also... It seems you have a…"
Apr 1
Ali Riza SARAL replied to Ali Riza SARAL's discussion We Thank Thee (2.. min a cappella choir song)
"Hi Ingo, I do plan a harmonic approach roughly.  I have a sense of what I am up to.  Sometimes this is done instinctively based on the subject/lyrics I intend to.  Generally, I finally woke up to the idea that pitches are not…"
Mar 31
Ingo Lee replied to Ali Riza SARAL's discussion We Thank Thee (2.. min a cappella choir song)
"Hi Ali - I admire your ability to use simple rhythms, themes and orchestrations to make subtly interesting and appealing music. Your harmonies are a big part of this I feel, as Dane has pointed out, they are adventurous and creative without being…"
Mar 29
Dane Aubrun replied to Ali Riza SARAL's discussion We Thank Thee (2.. min a cappella choir song)
"Hi Ali, Thank you for the Schönberg document. I'm wading my way through (but being a poor reader it'll take a little while). Interesting about his early work - and I will never deny the intense beauty of Verklärte Nacht. As I…"
Mar 27
Ali Riza SARAL replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion Song without words -mezzo, baritone, orchestra
"Hi Dane, In regards to: >I'm not too sure what you meant about giving hints of a motif, nor hiding them. My comment was intended to be more general.  Keeping up the freshness may be balanced by using elements that kills the freshness…"
Mar 27
Ali Riza SARAL replied to Ali Riza SARAL's discussion We Thank Thee (2.. min a cappella choir song)
"Hi Dane, It is a precious experience to read your comments either affirmative or critical. I am trying to explore what I can do with the vertical pitch groups.  I still yearn to be able to write something like Verklaerte...  Please find…"
Mar 25
Ali Riza SARAL replied to Jan-Frederik Carl's discussion Piano miniature
"Hi Jan-Frederik, What I understood from Ingo Lee is, if you put your melody to intervals, the tones/pitches does not matter at all. For example m3 m3 P4 m2  m3 m3 Aug4M3  you can put any notes abiding these intervals. (m stands for minor,…"
Mar 25
Dane Aubrun replied to Ali Riza SARAL's discussion We Thank Thee (2.. min a cappella choir song)
"Hello Ali, What an enjoyable piece. What's so remarkable is the beautiful harmony you give to a simple melody - rich, engaging, with some interesting turns in places like bar 46 giving it an unexpected turn (the phrase when you place the alto…"
Mar 25
Ali Riza SARAL posted a discussion

We Thank Thee (2.. min a cappella choir song)

This is the third number of the first act of my musical drama 'SO LONG MY MOTHER LAND' that I have finished complete sketching and still working on.The lyrics belong to Ralph Waldo Emmerson.The We thank thee repetition is developed at the end and the opera ends with it.Cheers.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTK0jnYyHEYAliSee More
Mar 24
Ali Riza SARAL replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion Song without words -mezzo, baritone, orchestra
"Hi Dane, The voices are clear against the orchestra. No problem. Clarity is valid for all parts in fact.  Very clear orchestration colors. Rendering is superb as usual for you. My only reservation: If you want to create an effect you have to…"
Mar 23
Ali Riza SARAL replied to Jan-Frederik Carl's discussion Piano miniature
"Hi Jan-Frederik, I believe it certainly has the potential to become a sonata. Ali"
Mar 23

Profile Information

What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Choir, Orchestra, Small Ensemble, Big Ensemble, Songs
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
20th century
Is music your main income source?
No - Not Yet
Where do you live?
Istanbul
About Me (Must include at least one paragraph of biographical information about you as a composer) - blank or minimal answers on this line will cause your request to be rejected. Include a link to your website if you have one.
Ali R+ SARAL has studied double majors and has two Master’s degrees,

MSc and BSC from Istanbul Technical University and MM from Illinois State University.

He was accepted to the Istanbul State Conservatoir Composition and Theory Department and

studied harmony, counterpoint and others with Erçivan SAYDAM,

composition with İlhan USMANBAŞ.


He was a student of Roque CORDERO and Arthur CORRA at USA.

He has attended courses at Stanford University CCRMA lab and Darmstad 1996.


He has written 48 works of music more than 9 hours long.

You can find his compositions at Petrucci Library: http://imslp.org/wiki/Category:Saral,_Ali_Riza


He has served EUROCONTROL and German airspace as an air traffic control engineer 1992-1997.
He has specialized in LARGESYSTEMS and Java-J2EE.
His areas of interest include Systems Psychology, ANN and parsers.


He writes blogs at:
http://largesystems-atc.blogspot.com/
http://largesystems-atc-en.blogspot.com/
http://alirizasaral.blogspot.com/


You can reach him at:
Addr: Barbaros Mah Sedef Sk Onur Sit. Akasya Apt. 13/3G Uskudar ISTANBUL TÜRKİYE 34662
Tel: 90 506 887 8401
Website:
https://imslp.org/wiki/Category:Saral,_Ali_Riza

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At 2:17pm on April 16, 2020, Ali Riza SARAL said…

Thank you Gav but I could not figure out why I noticed your comment so late.

At 11:21pm on September 16, 2019, Gav Brown said…

Welcome Ali!

 
 
 

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