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Soliloquy for Clarinet. 4'04"

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ingo Lee 3 hours ago. 5 Replies

Could be played on both A and Bflat instruments. The sound file is for an A clarinet. I can't write melodies (no need to confirm that LOL. If ever I do they end up as light music which is ok as long…Continue

SOHO 3 a.m.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dane Aubrun on Wednesday. 16 Replies

Soho - 3 a.m. for chamber orchestra.Fl, Picc, Ob, Cor Anglais, Clarinet, Bass Cl, Bsn, Alto Sax, 2 Horns, Percussion, Strings.DESCRIPTION EDITED as it seems to be misleading. Treat it as just another…Continue

String Quartet 1 - 1st movement. Allegretto vivace

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dane Aubrun Jun 11. 6 Replies

An attempt to compose a formal 3 movement work, this being the first. Composed February/ March this year. It was another attempt to broaden out from more familiar impressionist territory, aiming to…Continue

Haiku setting (1'15")

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dane Aubrun May 5. 2 Replies

Written for a chamber orchestra, the voice is represented by an alto flute at this stage. If it seems ok, I'll persuade a contralto to sing the voice part. A bit whimsical - I don't often write music…Continue

 

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Ingo Lee replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion Soliloquy for Clarinet. 4'04"
"It seems from what I've read here on this forum that a lot of us end up with two midi versions, one for notation purposes and one for audio purposes.  Sibelius would never crowd notes like that unless you forced it to I don't think..…"
3 hours ago
Dane Aubrun replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion Soliloquy for Clarinet. 4'04"
"Many thanks, Ingo. I wrote this (and another for cello) to force myself into melodic thinking, atonal or not though I'm never far from touches of tonality.. Exercise it might be but it has to end in music. I try...but I have a way to…"
3 hours ago
Dane Aubrun replied to Rick's discussion Goodnight Mr Spock
"You've done it again!  The arrangement is excellent but is easily supported by the harmonic structure - yet again subtly different from some of your other songs. You seem to be a master of production in your style. You gave the guitar…"
3 hours ago
Dane Aubrun replied to Rick's discussion You Know It’s True
"Another lovely song and one that, yes, cries out to be sung. Then again it's absolutely right as a warm-mooded background. A rainy day, warm inside with someone just, sort-of...being....I suppose.  You've surely had training in…"
4 hours ago
Dane Aubrun replied to Lucas Oliveira Krumenaur's discussion About melody and rythm
"Forgive me saying so but it doesn't make sense so far. Can you point us to the exercise. As for the objective of a phrase...well, that could be anything. Does a phrase (given it's there) have an objective? I suppose it could be cadential…"
10 hours ago
Ingo Lee replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion Soliloquy for Clarinet. 4'04"
"Hi Dane -  I enjoyed this, it's obvious you know about clarinets and you have exploited the capabilities of it very well to my ear; and atonality done right is good stuff.  Now about that score.  First off, your notation software…"
15 hours ago
Dane Aubrun replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion Soliloquy for Clarinet. 4'04"
"Sincere thanks for your comment, Rick. Now you mention it, it was probably that anaconda living in my window box that inspired me...I invited him in for tea and an unwanted neighbour. I get frequent calls from the jungle...they seem to think my mind…"
yesterday
Dane Aubrun replied to Lucas Oliveira Krumenaur's discussion Hey guys, very easy melody to play arround (for newbes at least) come join the fun!
"Yes, now I look at the pdf I did get it a bit wrong. I set the time sig to 6/8 for the theme. And for some reason set the phrase in bars 5 to 8 starting on the 5th (i.e. a third higher). Sorry about that. No use me sending a midi file though as it…"
yesterday
Rick replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion Soliloquy for Clarinet. 4'04"
"You’ve definitely got a style. I think I’m getting to point the I can pick out a Dane Aubrun composition in a blind taste test. This eerily reminds me of that scene in “Close Encounters Of the Third Kind” where the humans are…"
yesterday
Dane Aubrun replied to Lucas Oliveira Krumenaur's discussion Hey guys, very easy melody to play arround (for newbes at least) come join the fun!
"Hey, thanks, Matt. If only it had been an xml or midi file.! I was able to read but only the Violin part played. I had a few moments so I made up the bass. 3 part harmony is a bit rusty. Probably got it wrong.   I did a couple of part…"
yesterday
Dane Aubrun replied to Lucas Oliveira Krumenaur's discussion Hey guys, very easy melody to play arround (for newbes at least) come join the fun!
"What one earth are those files?"
yesterday
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Soliloquy for Clarinet.

Could be played on both A and Bflat instruments. The sound file is for an A clarinet. I can't write melodies (no need to confirm that LOL. If ever I do they end up as light music which is ok as long as that's the intention) so this is a motif-based, through-composed piece that has some melodic elements - hence trying to write for a solo while exploiting some possibilities for the Clarinet. It's an exercise in a way and I'm not good at exercise (but I do attend Zumba, getting much inspiration…See More
Saturday
Dane Aubrun replied to Rick's discussion The Blue Petal Waltz
"You should applaud yourself, you did well with both composition and DAW. The arrangement is fine. Any crit I had of it would only relate to my taste but the fact that It works as a waltz and your arrangement has a very real air of ballroom about it…"
Saturday
Dane Aubrun replied to Lucas Oliveira Krumenaur's discussion Mania (definitive, kind off) - trying to understand the progression
"I don't know about weird. For a piece reliant on a tonal centre it's interesting. A little maniacal perhaps at the speed of delivery but it would make a traditional prelude in a salon concert - you know, where the pianist doesn't just…"
Thursday
Dane Aubrun replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion SOHO 3 a.m.
"Your kind comments are most appreciated, Rick. It's an impressionist thing and gratifying that you picked up the mood. I'm not sure how I got into this vein of music though I've always enjoyed composers they call impressionists /…"
Wednesday
Dane Aubrun replied to Matt Baker's discussion Movement No. 1
"Well done! Basically a nice composition and from looking at the score it would sound lighter and airier when played live. Nice that you give the double bass some independence. I had a small problem with the way you laid out the chords (vertically)…"
Jun 11

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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?
impressionist
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,

Stephen 

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,

Stephen

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

Welcome Dane!

 
 
 

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