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New Work for Pipe Organ: Banais Am Bana-Ghàidheal (The Gaelic Lady's Wedding) in D minor

Started this discussion. Last reply by Colin Dougall May 11. 10 Replies

Hi AllHere's a new pipe organ piece called Banais Am Bana-Ghàidheal (The Gaelic Lady's Wedding).I actually knew the lady quite well when I was a boy at my Granny's house near Oban. She was our next…Continue

Omnisphere 2

Started this discussion. Last reply by Colin Dougall Apr 18. 11 Replies

Hi AllAnyone using Omnisphere 2. I read quite a few positive reviews on it and was thinking of maybe buying it. I gather it's used quite a lot in Cinematic/Games compositions.Cheers, ColinContinue

Cianalas (Longing) forvPipe Organ in Dminor

Started this discussion. Last reply by Colin Dougall Apr 8. 6 Replies

Hi AllHere's a new piece for pipe organ. I used VSL's Konzerthaus Organ and MIRx (Perneg Monastery). There are no contrapuntal passages although I had thought of it.The word cianalas in Scottish…Continue

Òran nan Selkie: An Cruinneachadh (Song of the Selkies: The Gathering)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Colin Dougall Jan 5. 9 Replies

Hi AllThis composition is a mix of traditional orchestral instruments and synthesiser. It's the first complete section of a longer work which will include some gaelic songs.It's written in D major…Continue

 

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Colin Dougall replied to Colin Dougall's discussion New Work for Pipe Organ: Banais Am Bana-Ghàidheal (The Gaelic Lady's Wedding) in D minor
"Hi Michael Thanks for you kind comments. I have carried out quite a bit of research on how organs are constructed and how the different ranks of pipes sound individually and together - there are an awful lot of stops to listen to before settling on…"
May 11
michael diemer replied to Colin Dougall's discussion New Work for Pipe Organ: Banais Am Bana-Ghàidheal (The Gaelic Lady's Wedding) in D minor
"Very evocative music, Colin. Very stately, and suggesting a time and place now existing only in our memories. (Not mine, of course, since I have never been to the Blessed Isles. But after hearing this I can almost feel I have caught a glimpse of…"
May 10
Colin Dougall replied to Gav Brown's discussion Proposed Contest "Imaginary Machines" - DEADLINE TO SIGN UP APPROACHING
"Hi Gav I'm in. Colin"
May 2
Colin Dougall replied to Rick's discussion Mental Suicide
"Hi Rick This is a jolly enough tune, nothing wrong with it - it's perhaps a wee bit long given it's repetitive nature and general samey-ness. But pleasant enough for all that. I can't pick out any link in the piece to "Mental…"
May 2
Colin Dougall replied to Kjell Prytz's discussion Kyrie Eleison
"Hi Kjell Really enjoyed this. The organ sounds good and the brass picks out some really nice melodies. I think that it's a bit muddy in the bass at times to the detriment of the organ which, to my mind at least, is the star of the show and…"
May 1
Colin Dougall replied to Socrates Arvanitakis's discussion WYSIWYG 2-BETTING-WYSIWYG 3 (overture)
"Hi Socrates I really enjoyed this - very well crafted, dramatic, and great melodies. I can appreciate the sentiment being expressed in the music but I have to say that this is not mirrored in the english language prose which, to my mind, is of…"
May 1
Colin Dougall replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion Concerto for String Orchestra. 1st movement. 2'50"
"Hi Dane I've listened to this a few times and to individual sections that grab my attention. My overall impression is that it is still predominantly impressionistic. To my ears there is one dominant melodic theme running throughout the piece…"
May 1
Colin Dougall replied to Colin Dougall's discussion New Work for Pipe Organ: Banais Am Bana-Ghàidheal (The Gaelic Lady's Wedding) in D minor
"Hi Jostain Thanks for the feedback - much appreciated. Colin"
Apr 28
Colin Dougall replied to Colin Dougall's discussion New Work for Pipe Organ: Banais Am Bana-Ghàidheal (The Gaelic Lady's Wedding) in D minor
"Hi Kjell Thanks for the kind words - much appreciated. Colin"
Apr 28
Colin Dougall replied to Colin Dougall's discussion New Work for Pipe Organ: Banais Am Bana-Ghàidheal (The Gaelic Lady's Wedding) in D minor
"Hi It's certainly worth having. The only issue I have is that there doesn't seem to be an implementation of the swell/crescendo pedals. The makers of Pianotech are soon to release Organtech - a modelled organ. Their pianos get rave reviews…"
Apr 28
Kjell Prytz replied to Colin Dougall's discussion New Work for Pipe Organ: Banais Am Bana-Ghàidheal (The Gaelic Lady's Wedding) in D minor
"Wonderful music. Really enjoyable. This working around a simple but unique and beautiful theme works so brilliantly well. And for sure one can hear the Gaelic mood here, such as we modern people know it. The choice of instrument is excellent. After…"
Apr 27
Dane Aubrun replied to Colin Dougall's discussion New Work for Pipe Organ: Banais Am Bana-Ghàidheal (The Gaelic Lady's Wedding) in D minor
"No surprise (if I may say so) about being a fan of the organ. In playing a virtual one you've chosen some good stops to make the piece really effective. No need to blast it out on full great coupled to everything else! It's just right.…"
Apr 27
Jostein Kauserud replied to Colin Dougall's discussion New Work for Pipe Organ: Banais Am Bana-Ghàidheal (The Gaelic Lady's Wedding) in D minor
"Very nice melody at the begining and at the end"
Apr 27
Colin Dougall replied to Colin Dougall's discussion New Work for Pipe Organ: Banais Am Bana-Ghàidheal (The Gaelic Lady's Wedding) in D minor
"Hi Dane Thanks for the feedback. I'm not an organist - I've never played a real one - but I've been a fan since I bought maybe my second vinyl LP of Bach's greatest organ hits played by the great Lionel Rogg. Cheers, Colin"
Apr 26
Dane Aubrun replied to Colin Dougall's discussion New Work for Pipe Organ: Banais Am Bana-Ghàidheal (The Gaelic Lady's Wedding) in D minor
"There's nothing to be critical about. It's a pleasant piece, easy to listen to - and an engaging story - Lismore Castle is somewhere I'd love to visit. Nice canon-like entry at bar 78. Good contrasts in registration and the pedal part…"
Apr 26
Colin Dougall posted a discussion

New Work for Pipe Organ: Banais Am Bana-Ghàidheal (The Gaelic Lady's Wedding) in D minor

Hi AllHere's a new pipe organ piece called Banais Am Bana-Ghàidheal (The Gaelic Lady's Wedding).I actually knew the lady quite well when I was a boy at my Granny's house near Oban. She was our next door neighbour and could speak Gaelic better than she could speak English - as I recall she and her husband (who was a seafarer) were from the Island of Lismore just off the coast near Oban - Lismore in gaelic (Lios Mòr) means a great garden.I was of course too young to have been at her wedding so I…See More
Apr 26

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What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Orchestra
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
Classical
Is music your main income source?
No - Not at all.
Where do you live?
Scotland
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 play piano & guitar. As a composer was mainly pop/rock but have moved on to orchestral pieces. I use Dorico for scoring and Cubase Pro 9.5, VSL SE 1, VSL Konzerthaus Organ, Miroslav Philharmonik 2, & other odds and sods.

Dorico (latest), Cubase (latest), VSL SE 1, VSL Konzerthaus Organ, Miroslav Philharmonik 2, other assorted odds and sods.

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