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Music for Orchestra 1 (5'00")

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kjell Prytz 14 hours ago. 7 Replies

It's scored for Picc, Flute, Bass Fl, Ob, Bass Ob, Clar, Bass Clar..........4 horns, 3 tpts, 2 trombones, bass trb, various percussion, coloratura, strings. It includes a high (coloratura) voice as…Continue

Impression for Orchestra

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dane Aubrun May 19. 16 Replies

An impressionist tropical piece for orchestra.I’d been under pressure earlier - all to no avail because of the lockdown. Frustrating and disappointing - so I was fed up with music! I pulled this…Continue

Cantata for Contralto and Orchestra 5 mins +

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dane Aubrun Mar 31. 7 Replies

Bedford Hill. A Cantata.A mood piece.Because of the file size I had to upload it to Soundcloud. This is the intro on soundcloud:"A tragedy one night (long ago, now). No doubt there were many. This…Continue

Music for Dance (Ensemble)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dane Aubrun Mar 11. 24 Replies

3'05"This is one of several short pieces for a contemporary dance troupe. For various reasons live performance will be impossible and renderings will have to do. Actually the troupe is happier about…Continue

 

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Kjell Prytz replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion Music for Orchestra 1 (5'00")
"Excellent piece, Dane. I wonder where you get all your ideas from. What is your source of inspiration? This music is new to me, although it reminds me of some dark film music with cultural value. By that I certainly do not call it a soundtrack, but…"
14 hours ago
Dane Aubrun replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion Music for Orchestra 1 (5'00")
"Thank you indeed for your comments and listening. "
20 hours ago
Dane Aubrun replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion Music for Orchestra 1 (5'00")
"And many thanks to you, for listening and your generous comments. Much appreciated. I feel much the same about your work and wonder if you have a selection put together."
20 hours ago
Dane Aubrun replied to Saul Gefen's discussion Work In F major No. 2 for Piano
"Been back to listen again.  ."
23 hours ago
Jan-Frederik Carl replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion Music for Orchestra 1 (5'00")
"Hi Dane, you said: A music teacher friend called me a "post-modernist" or something. I wasn't sure whether I should feel good or bad about that! But I gather it means "just composing" as one will...eclectic, taking from the…"
yesterday
Saul Gefen replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion Music for Orchestra 1 (5'00")
"This is real music Dane....I think we have to make you famous. Amazing Work and so beautiful. The dialogue between the vocalist and the orchestra is done remarkably. Thanks for sharing."
Wednesday
Dane Aubrun replied to Saul Gefen's discussion Work In F major No. 2 for Piano
"You've done it again, Saul, A mesmerising, rather beautiful piece, especially because of its simplicity. A fine, even performance. I noticed a slight increase in tempo toward the end. Was this intentional? It was quite effective. Enjoyable.…"
Wednesday
Dane Aubrun replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion Music for Orchestra 1 (5'00")
"Hi, Ramon, Many thanks for listening and your most generous comments. (A music teacher friend called me a "post-modernist" or something. I wasn't sure whether I should feel good or bad about that! But I gather it means "just…"
Wednesday
Dane Aubrun replied to Kjell Prytz's discussion Origin of Species
"A powerful piece, the emotions: turmoil, drive, determination. Good tunes, well developed. Just a personal thing - could be the conditions I'm listening under - the reverb seemed a bit too much, blurred the harmony.   Enjoyable.…"
Wednesday
Dane Aubrun replied to Jan-Frederik Carl's discussion Whirlwind
"Crikey! .........That's going to take some playing! Very good, and if I may say so, especially so without the pedal down. It might be interesting with some judicious pedal. Nice piece and a challenge all right. Reminds me of when I learned a…"
Wednesday
Dane Aubrun replied to AdamSold's discussion Parallel Adventures /Short Story telling with BBCSO and more
"Yeas a grand sound but alas too short. The ending begs for more! Very spacey. Well done, all the same."
Wednesday
Ramon Capsada Blanch replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion Music for Orchestra 1 (5'00")
"Bravo! I am pleasantly surprised. I liked it a lot. For my taste it has a fair balance between modernity and the possibility of being understood by the listener.A great orchestration job with excellent timbres. The multiple melodic lines appear,…"
Tuesday
Dane Aubrun posted a discussion

Music for Orchestra 1 (5'00")

It's scored for Picc, Flute, Bass Fl, Ob, Bass Ob, Clar, Bass Clar..........4 horns, 3 tpts, 2 trombones, bass trb, various percussion, coloratura, strings. It includes a high (coloratura) voice as an instrument. Wordless. (in case you don't like such things!)However, if you can give it a listen please, many thanks and comments good or bad are always gratefully received.Thank you.PS. Apologies but because of the file size limit, the mp3 is at 128kb.See More
Tuesday
Dane Aubrun replied to Ali Riza SARAL's discussion Brass Trio - 1 (2min 30 sec)
"Hi, Ali, An interesting and exciting piece. Rousing to me because of your excursions into the higher registers. The trumpet and horn will give blistering sounds at those pitches even when playing mp/mf. All playable by accomplished players.…"
May 30
Dane Aubrun replied to Liz Atems's discussion Let's talk about DAWs
"Yes, Liz, you could use a 2Tb drive, the more the better. I believe Timothy Smith has about 8Tb of discs but he has lots of libraries. I have altogether 4 x 1Tb SSDs because of my obsession with backing up.  Two contain exact copies of the…"
May 27
Dane Aubrun replied to Jonathan Shearman's discussion A soundtrack looking for a film
"Anyway, what counts is the enjoyment you get from composing and that shines through. Crikey, eMu...that's going back some to the early stand alone sample machines and needing to be a computer whizz to hook everything up. Congratulations on…"
May 27

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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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