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Suite for Strings mvt 2 Andante sostenuto

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dane Aubrun Oct 4. 2 Replies

This was meant to be the 2nd movement of a suite but it isn’t going to work too well against the first. It may have to be stand-alone - an elegy or something. The string orchestra is muted, the five…Continue

Symphony for strings (working title only) 1st or last movement.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dane Aubrun on Friday. 13 Replies

6 mins approx.A recent effort, having taken note of comments on my more extended stuff. I'm no symphonist and it’ll probably end up the first or last movement of a Suite.Andante - poco mosso -…Continue

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

Started this discussion. Last reply by Claude Werner Aug 27. 12 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 Aug 19. 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

 

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Dane Aubrun replied to Ali Riza SARAL's discussion Images from Childhood - Of Mice and Men
"I liked this fragment and particularly noted the inventive clusters in the opening and close, wider spaced notes in the bass. I also like the way you divided the resources - are these to be soloists? You avoided a long chromatic scale sequence very…"
19 hours ago
Dane Aubrun replied to Ronald Fontenot's discussion Autumn Leaves, Golden Trees
"Well done. It's a pleasant, happy piece and does have a touch of gold to it. My only comment is that it never changes key even to get to the dominant for a cadence. (How are you on "theory?") If you're ok with theory please…"
Saturday
Dane Aubrun replied to Jon Corelis's discussion Four Ukiyo-e for solo flute
"Nice pieces, Jon, and I'm so appreciative of you providing the score on youtube. I won't comment on the rendering because I can imagine a flautist catching the nuances and making something of the rubatos you include. In places it seemed a…"
Friday
Dane Aubrun replied to Jan-Frederik Carl's discussion Breaking of waves - piano piece
"Hi, Jan-Frederik, Well, this is my kind of music! I think you described it very well, symbolic - a neo-symbolic work. (Stylistically reminiscent of Debussy's Prelude Brouillards.) One thing I loved about the work as confirmed by the score is…"
Friday
Dane Aubrun replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion Symphony for strings (working title only) 1st or last movement.
"Thank you for your kind remarks and taking the time to comment. I suppose in any modal writing there'll be chord sequences that sound consonant major and minor. The dissonances were because I'd added 7ths, 9ths and 11ths to the basic…"
Friday
Jan-Frederik Carl replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion Symphony for strings (working title only) 1st or last movement.
"Hi, Dane, it has a nice overall sound. What I find strange in places is the mix of consonances and dissonances you use. F.ex. the whole beginning and especially m. 6 sounds very consonant, so that the chord in m. 15 is really a surprise and to my…"
Thursday
Dane Aubrun replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion Suite for Strings mvt 2 Andante sostenuto
"Many thanks, Bob. Perhaps I bit off more than I could chew with modal writing. Yes, it is based on the expansion of motifs. I needed to keep it shorter (than the earlier movement) which meant avoiding anything long-drawn-out. However, I'll try…"
Oct 4
Bob Porter replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion Suite for Strings mvt 2 Andante sostenuto
"Thanks for posting this. This not really a style that interests me. But I found it.....interesting that in an andante movement, there seems to be nothing but three and four note motifs. The chromaticism and modality seem fair enough. I was hoping…"
Oct 2
Dane Aubrun posted a discussion

Suite for Strings mvt 2 Andante sostenuto

This was meant to be the 2nd movement of a suite but it isn’t going to work too well against the first. It may have to be stand-alone - an elegy or something. The string orchestra is muted, the five soloists are un-muted. It’s modally diatonic although it modulates often and any weird harmony notes are about adding 7ths 9ths and 11ths to the basic triads. so it does go into some chromaticism. Otherwise it’s fairly true to the mode. It’s slow and ruminative. I haven’t prepared a score because…See More
Oct 2
Dane Aubrun replied to Gav Brown's discussion How to get comments on your music
"Can't help but agree with your point about drive-by posters. They soon identify themselves by their absence of comments on others' works. Also think (having been here almost a year now) that new members should accumulate a number of…"
Oct 1
Dane Aubrun replied to Jon Corelis's discussion The Summer Will Come
"I quite liked this. You've had a detailed crit already so I nothing much to add. I thought the piano part was fairly nifty in places - the leap in bar 5 3rd group is positively Lisztian! I had a different solution from Greg Brus' re bar 17…"
Oct 1
Dane Aubrun replied to Gav Brown's discussion Orchestration Primer
"Interesting. Informative. He marks the importance of listening and studying scores to find out how things have been done. Given there are no entirely satisfactory textbooks, in that it orchestration involves personal taste, the books are references.…"
Sep 29
Dane Aubrun replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion Symphony for strings (working title only) 1st or last movement.
"Many thanks, Michael, for your comments. You highlight a problem indeed. Another movement has been composed but in the same mode (and more true to the mode as well). which would frustrate variety if I made it a "second movement". I seem to…"
Sep 28
michael diemer replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion Symphony for strings (working title only) 1st or last movement.
"I liked the gathering forces toward the end, which brought things to a climax, followed by a satisfying resolution. To me, the piece has a kind of finality to it. I think it could easily stand alone. An entire suite of music of this modernist style…"
Sep 26
Dane Aubrun replied to Jon Corelis's discussion Entre le bœuf et l'âne gris
"Musescore has a popup that says "We use cookies on this site to enhance your user experience. By clicking on any link on this page you are giving consent for us to set cookies." I looked up the privacy policy on a different computer. It is…"
Sep 25
Dane Aubrun replied to Jon Corelis's discussion Entre le bœuf et l'âne gris
"A pleasant listen. Thank you for making it available on soundcloud. (I'm unable to comply with Musescore's T&C)! My only comment is that you seem to have an aversion to contrary motion - not a negative point, the effect is quite…"
Sep 25

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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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