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A bit of light music (1'42") Peggy's Boy. Very 60s-y.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dane Aubrun 28 minutes ago. 8 Replies

Maybe prompted by the more oppressive, vehement things I've been working on of late, I'm offering this little number written some years ago for a local movie group. In spite of a couple of rhythmic…Continue

Sinfonia for Orchestra.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dane Aubrun on Monday. 31 Replies

The longest single movement I've written. It was an attempt to unify material stated in the first couple of minutes. I started it late in March and brought it to its present state two weeks ago.…Continue

String Quartet 1 2nd movement.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dane Aubrun Jul 16. 9 Replies

Trying to get some contrast in the movements, the texture in this one is thin. Much is occupied by a recitatif kind of thing, a statement followed by a brief chorus. It's nearer tonal, just a bit…Continue

Soliloquy for Cello (c 5'00")

Started Jul 5 0 Replies

In the ongoing attempts at writing for solo instruments, this one is through composed but biased towards a melodic structure and tonality.I hoped to explore some of the musical properties of the…Continue

 

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Dane Aubrun replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion A bit of light music (1'42") Peggy's Boy. Very 60s-y.
"Plus the chance of getting me to sign up to anything google is slightly less than someone swimming the Pacific Ocean. The T&C are unacceptable (at least, what I've read of them)."
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Stephen Lines replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion A bit of light music (1'42") Peggy's Boy. Very 60s-y.
"Let's hope it doesn't come to that - YouTube is great for what it does but I would be lost without the excellent dialogue that we have on CF!"
2 hours ago
Claude Werner replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion A bit of light music (1'42") Peggy's Boy. Very 60s-y.
"That's why I'm experimenting with YouTube now, I doubt that will ever go away and there's no limit on how much you can put up there..."
20 hours ago
Dane Aubrun replied to Lucas Oliveira Krumenaur's discussion About our drives and ways
"There's no question about if it's acceptable. Just try things out. If the results please you then it was worth the experiment. However, it's important to be self-critical. If you started out with an idea, how close is it to that idea?…"
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Dane Aubrun replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion A bit of light music (1'42") Peggy's Boy. Very 60s-y.
"Good idea. I will, then, contingent on what happens to Composers Forum. Contributions received so far barely meet half the target so I take nothing for granted.  Cheers."
yesterday
Dane Aubrun replied to Kareem Kandiel's discussion I need critique!
"Very nice. Calm, a sombre mood, nice balance between piano and background strings. Has a Mediterranean feel to me.  There were a couple of small things that might benefit from revision later on but all in all, a great piece. Good length. I…"
yesterday
Claude Werner replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion A bit of light music (1'42") Peggy's Boy. Very 60s-y.
"Hey Dane, why don't you just upload it directly here so it doesn't get lost? I despise that Soundcloud thing anyway..."
Monday
Dane Aubrun replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion Sinfonia for Orchestra.
"And thank you for listening and your kind comments. About the DAW. I use Reaper now but my first one came free with a computer music magazine, really a glorified midi editor but it came with certain features like making up VST instruments. Even so,…"
Monday
Dane Aubrun replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion Sinfonia for Orchestra.
"Thank you! Much appreciated. I have to be pretty careful whose music I sit close to when working on something like this, the most dangerous being Peter Mennin. Sure, I'll never compose music of the technical quality of Mennin but I find his…"
Monday
Stephen Lines replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion A bit of light music (1'42") Peggy's Boy. Very 60s-y.
"Oh dear, too late. I've just come across this Dane but, as Margaret Rutherford said when alluding to a handbag: "There it was...….gorn!" Any chance of sending me a link? (spwlines@gmail.com). Stephen"
Monday
Dane Aubrun replied to Lucas Oliveira Krumenaur's discussion Help on counterpoint
"Even so, it may be worth having a look at species counterpoint, I and II. Not difficult to learn or do a couple of exercises as long as the composer is self-critical enough to spot "errors". I no longer follow the letter or the law but it…"
Monday
Dane Aubrun replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion A bit of light music (1'42") Peggy's Boy. Very 60s-y.
"Thank you, Claude. I don't often write that kind of music although I'd class my piece entered into the Imaginary Machines contest as "light music" (even if I did have to borrow someone else's tune). The Acitore came from the…"
Monday
Dane Aubrun replied to Gav Brown's discussion Spies! for Orchestra
"If you'll excuse me saying so, what comes across about your brass writing is that it's controlled without that control sounding contrived. I've experimented, come up with some growly, maybe "dirty" sounds and tried to open…"
Sunday
Dane Aubrun replied to Stephen Lines's discussion What a wonderful bird the frog are!
"Ah, Stephen.... this one almost slipped off the page. Well, some very nice news (aside always from the upheaval of the actual move to a new home)! Chelsea! Well, great news also that you'll be returning to playing. I did once attempt the French…"
Sunday
Ingo Lee replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion Sinfonia for Orchestra.
"Dane, I'm sorry I'm late to this and I hope you are doing Ok healthwise.  I enjoyed this piece and I didn't find the length to be an issue other than my own lack of time.  I guess we expect certain unifying elements in…"
Saturday
Dane Aubrun replied to Gav Brown's discussion Spies! for Orchestra
"Superb (both composition and arrangement) and deserving of a decent bond-style film. A grand prelude/overture. Just a shame the score wasn't offered. There're things to be learned from Stephen's brass writing! Cheers."
Saturday

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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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