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Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob Morabito Jun 19. 2 Replies

I've been reading through some older posts before saying anything and from what I've found I think I'm going to be very happy here!I'm privileged to have had a successful career in what might still…Continue

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Charles Holt replied to Saul Dzorelashvili's discussion The Princess' Lair
"I saw that you deleted your comment thanking me for my input but I just wanted to say I appreciate it Saul and I hope you take at least some of it on board going forward. Charles"
Sunday
Charles Holt replied to Saul Dzorelashvili's discussion The Princess' Lair
"I don't believe anytihng I said satisfies the terms for abuse, I would need to be wrong first! You are posting a great many pieces in a section designed for analysis and critique which you almost uniformly ignore when offered and you offer your…"
Friday
Charles Holt replied to Saul Dzorelashvili's discussion The Princess' Lair
"I would accept this with great relish! However it is a bit much to be given this advice from someone who gets upset themselves. You are good at disguising it but when your work is critiqued you get upset because you are not here to improve but to be…"
Wednesday
Charles Holt replied to AdamSold's discussion Winter Waltz
"Nice melody and sample sound but I think there would be some orchestration issues if you plan to have this performed in real life. Its hard to be sure without a score as details get lost but when the strings come in on the melody you really need…"
Dec 3
Charles Holt replied to Stefan Welebny's discussion Feedback on Composition
"20+ minutes is a long time for strangers to sit through so maybe you have a 2-3 minute section you're most proud of or you think in most need of feedback?A score would be useful as the midi playback doesn't illuminate what's happening…"
Dec 1
Charles Holt replied to Saul Dzorelashvili's discussion The Princess' Lair
"I'm starting to think you don't actually want critique and this is puzzling given where you posted it! You have written with pride on the quality of your digital piano and become quite tetchy when others myself included don't think…"
Nov 30
Charles Holt replied to Daniel Perrea's discussion The Cherry Orchard Suite
"What is the instrumentation? Violin(s), cello, piano, flute, clarinet/bassoon? I did not listen to all of it and I don't know the Cherry Orchard to comment on how fitting this is but I enjoyed what I heard. You sound to be writing in the…"
Nov 29
Charles Holt replied to Christophe Heroufosse's discussion Yearning
"I aqppreciate your usage of different articulations which many composers ignore. Trills, changing vibrato from extreme to none, what sounds like sul ponticello? and more besides, Bravo!"
Nov 29
Charles Holt replied to Saul Dzorelashvili's discussion The Princess' Lair
"If I might go into a little more detail.We are used/conditioned to expect strings to have a certain amount of air and reverb because of where they are traditionally played, in large reverberent spaces. and how they are mixed in recordings. A dry…"
Nov 29
Charles Holt replied to Gav Brown's discussion Blossom for String Quartet
"I noticed what I assume is a mistake around 41-48 in that the cello when arpeggiating a Cm is playing Enat instead of Eb. Unless you intended for the cello to clash with the higher strings which are unambiguously minor."
Nov 17
Charles Holt replied to Saul Dzorelashvili's discussion Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi (1748-1812)
"He seems more of a singer-songwriter than composer. Again the bar seems set quite low by my opinion."
Nov 7
Charles Holt replied to Saul Dzorelashvili's discussion Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi (1748-1812)
"Right here Saul and in case you want to claim you were not talking specifically about the rabbi this was from a post expanding on his background and context of his music :) "While Bach made Christian music famous, Jewish religious music was…"
Nov 7
Charles Holt replied to Saul Dzorelashvili's discussion Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi (1748-1812)
"I did Saul but the problem is you don't seem to have discussion in mind. The music does not strike me as particularly good. It's not bad either. It is very average and of course this seems the ideal forum to say that but when I did you…"
Nov 7
Charles Holt replied to Saul Dzorelashvili's discussion Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi (1748-1812)
"That's a fair point gregorio and of course bias and antisemitism have their odious parts to play. My point was that if this music is being touted by Saul as the Jewish equivalent of Bach's there is an enormous divide!"
Nov 6
Charles Holt replied to Saul Dzorelashvili's discussion Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi (1748-1812)
"You are trying to compare very different disciplines. Quite possibly the rabbi had an eidetic memory and whilst that would be useful in advancing ones skill in music it is nothing at all to do with compositional excellence or the lack thereof, and…"
Nov 6
Charles Holt replied to Saul Dzorelashvili's discussion Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi (1748-1812)
"Judging by this piece I would assume that such Jewish religious music has remained obscure because composers like Bach were considerably better! I wouldn't elevate the rabbi to prodigy status on the basis of this pleasant but unremarkable…"
Nov 6

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What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Multimedia, Choir, Songs
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
Choral
Is music your main income source?
No - Not at all.
Where do you live?
UK
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.
I am a choral and sacred composer with four decades of experience, now beginning to move away from the rigorous strictures surrounding such work into a more harmonically unbound future. I'm hoping to meet fellow practitioners and get some meat on the skeleton of my output! Talk to you soon, Charles

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At 3:22pm on June 17, 2018, Gav Brown said…

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