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"Symphonic" movement (modal) 4'50"

Started this discussion. Last reply by gregorio X 20 hours ago. 1 Reply

The final part of a loosely titled symphony. The two earlier movements were posted here a while back. This one more strictly conforms to its mode.It starts with a brief canon followed by the main…Continue

Piece for Orchestra. (4'30")

Started this discussion. Last reply by Timothy Smith Oct 16. 23 Replies

It's fairly slow, peaceful mostly, chromatic (not atonal).The orchestra is small - no flutes, triple double reeds, triple clarinets, brass limited to 4 horns + trumpet.Any comment good or bad would…Continue

Prelude. (More light music) about 1'40"

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dane Aubrun Sep 12. 19 Replies

Dilemma. Some years back I wrote a prelude for a local movie club. The midi files were scrapped with the Xp computer and the score is lost.Recently I tried recreating it using Reaper and up-to-date…Continue

Minuet 1'45"

Started this discussion. Last reply by H. S. Teoh Sep 1. 23 Replies

An exercise. I don't want to let go of standard diatonic harmony (even if this doesn't obey all the CPP rules). A classical-styled thing has to have harmonic clarity, limited chromatics.So I ran this…Continue


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Dane Aubrun replied to Gabriele's discussion Score for Lotte Reiniger's silhouette movie "Cinderella" for piano, choir, and orchestra
"A wonderful piece. Did you do the animation. The score is most fitting and well done. I can't help but admire the combination and score together. The animation is splendid, good characterisations. Are we going to see/hear more? Bests, Dane,"
54 minutes ago
Dane Aubrun replied to Gerd Prengel's discussion String quartett IV. Allegro vivacce
"Good morning, Gerd, A most accomplished work. There's nothing to criticise. It is so Beethoven-like if I may say so, going a little beyond his 1826 efforts. Beautiful writing, a complicated interplay of parts and a superbly balanced…"
13 hours ago
gregorio X replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion "Symphonic" movement (modal) 4'50"
"Hi Dane.  I found this quite a convincing musical event.  I found it to be touching on a certain 'nerve' or vibe - which was sustained through-out.  I think it is very well crafted, and especially liked the contrasting…"
20 hours ago
Dane Aubrun replied to Szymon Skoneczny's discussion Freedom - orchestral
"Hi, Szymon, Well, an impressive piece and about the right length for the thematic material you use. I wasn't quite sure what to make of it though. Is it a standalone concert piece; a game clip? The balance and gradual build up were very…"
Dane Aubrun replied to 8Rivers's discussion The Falling Mosquito (Jazz/Soundtrack)
""the bass is adequate if used with headphones but with speakers it would sound a bit much as you have pointed out," Hi again, I use either my Beyerdynamic 990 phones or the AKG712s. On occasion I swap to relisten to a piece. I ruled out…"
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"Symphonic" movement (modal) 4'50"

The final part of a loosely titled symphony. The two earlier movements were posted here a while back. This one more strictly conforms to its mode.It starts with a brief canon followed by the main theme, etc. The canon contains some motivic material. Modulations here and there will be apparent. A note about the score. No need to recap on how useless my daw’s “notation view” is, I noticed it’s substituted rests for a few notes in the celli and bassi which it won’t allow me to correct. Sorry about…See More
Oct 19
Dane Aubrun replied to Dimitris Papageorgiou's discussion Greetings from Greece!
"Kali mera, Dimitris, and welcome. I look forward to hearing some of your work. Dane"
Oct 19
Dane Aubrun replied to 8Rivers's discussion The Falling Mosquito (Jazz/Soundtrack)
"Great, 8Rivers, A most moody piece....the sort of thing that would relax me in a bar late at night. I liked the brooding tenor/baritone sax (couldn't work out which it was!) The only problem I had - I needed to equalise the bass down a touch.…"
Oct 19
Dane Aubrun replied to Saul Gefen's discussion Fantasia for Solo Piano - Explanation/Score
"A nice performance, Saul. Not exactly my sort of music but I can imagine it played on a harpsichord. One thing I like about it is the way you interleave the cantus firmus with the species 3 elaboration. It seems to be truly polyphonic for the most…"
Oct 19
Dane Aubrun replied to Gav Brown's discussion Should Composers’ Forum Continue in 2020/21?
"Looks like it's gone remarkably quiet since the call for contributions was made. Maybe someone should tell the freeloaders that they can come back now. No need to be ashamed!!!"
Oct 17
Timothy Smith replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion Piece for Orchestra. (4'30")
"  Dane,  I hope you are able to get out more in the near future. Sorry to hear about lost contacts. In my case I'm one of a handful of people who has to show up on week days at an almost empty establishment. Not complaining. It's…"
Oct 16
Dane Aubrun replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion Piece for Orchestra. (4'30")
"Ah, hello Timothy, Many thanks for giving it a listen and your comments. Indeed, long time no see.Hope all's well with you. It's been a bit busy on my side of late and I'm fed up with this unending lockdown... I'll start losing…"
Oct 16
Timothy Smith replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion Piece for Orchestra. (4'30")
"Hi Dane, Long time no hear. I liked it. It reminded me of the opening theme to the old Star Trek TV series. As was mentioned it doesn't quite have that exact same feel since there aren't any repetitions of any kind in it. I think…"
Oct 15
Dane Aubrun replied to Douglas Locke's discussion Wildell (3:28)
"Hi, Douglas, I suspect most composers into acute chromaticism and atonality struggle at times, don’t I know it. My ‘obsolete’ folder contains far more false starts, abandoned efforts than my ‘approved’ one. So I feel…"
Oct 15
Ingo Lee replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion Piece for Orchestra. (4'30")
""I'm packing it in for a while" A sabbatical is certainly a good idea for many reasons, getting a different perspective always helps with a lot of things. I do hope you'll drop by here occasionally though to assist with some of…"
Oct 14
Dane Aubrun replied to Ingo Lee's discussion Chamber group No. 2
"Hello Ingo, I'm having a look at the 3rd part score and have to say it's pretty impressive. I haven't looked at it all in detail yet but what I have looked at is translucent - a thin, translucent texture but swift with a detailed…"
Oct 14

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What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Multimedia, Choir, Orchestra, Small Ensemble, Songs, Contemporary Ensembles
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
Is music your main income source?
No - Not Yet
Where do you live?
Southern England
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.
As an amateur violist I've used membership of local ensembles and orchestras as a way of getting pieces performed. I tend to an impressionistic style but never write off the chance to break away and do something "contemporary" or light or even 'pop'. My music education put me off serial techniques well and truly and probably did more harm than good. As for composing I still sketch on paper - no notation software is fast enough nor allows me to spread different tries on the table to edit. I then do mock-ups on Reaper relying heavily on its midi editor. I hope to comment and bring some pieces to the site if things work out. I tend to limit my things to around 5 minutes as I've found people are often happy to afford that time or less - and it's easier to get them played: local groups seem more willing to fill in spare moments of their gigs with the work of local composers. That's me!

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At 2:59pm on May 23, 2019, Stephen Lines said…

Incidentally, I see you live in southern England (why I thought you were American I really don't know). I live in Hampshire, where do you live if you don't mind me asking?

You are very encouraging with your comments about others' work (including mine) - I wish I had the same facility as sometimes I think I come across as somewhat unsympathetically critical.

Best regards,


At 2:52pm on May 23, 2019, Stephen Lines said…

Hi Dane,

I see from one of the threads that you compose on paper and don't know how to produce PDFs. If it helps, my printer has the facility to copy and save as a PDF - the printer itself wasn't expensive (around $100) but the ink refills admittedly cost a small fortune. You might consider shopping around and buying something similar.

All the best,


At 8:56am on January 4, 2019, Gav Brown said…

Welcome Dane!


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