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Cantata for Contralto and Orchestra 5 mins +

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dane Aubrun yesterday. 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

"Falling Petals" Piece for Ensemble + Soprano 2'20"

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dane Aubrun Feb 29. 20 Replies

It was written some time ago while experimenting, instead of setting words to an accompaniment the voice would be part of the ensemble on equal terms, the words supplementary more or less. Over these…Continue

VSL Konzerthaus Organ - good price.

Started Feb 12 0 Replies

In case anyone's interested, VSL are offering this instrument at 30% off.I couldn't resist the temptation (though I've been hoping it would be promoted for a while now).It comes with a comprehensive…Continue

 

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Dane Aubrun replied to Timothy Smith's discussion Great Mid Level Composition Libraries For The Budding Composer
"Hey, thanks, Tim, But what does one need to play them as a VST. Do they come as a VSTi?"
yesterday
Dane Aubrun replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion Cantata for Contralto and Orchestra 5 mins +
"Hi, Ali, Many thanks for listening and your enlightening and generous comments. True, it is through composed but there is some motif development.  I didn’t submit a score because it runs to (a minimum) of 22 staves and they’re…"
yesterday
Ali Riza SARAL replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion Cantata for Contralto and Orchestra 5 mins +
"Hi Dane, A lot of work...  In your own style...  Orchestration good quality... Unfortunately the words are missing.  It really kills the piece I believe. But nothing can be done.  Unless you record it yourself and tranform the…"
Monday
Dane Aubrun replied to Moueen Issa's discussion Incomplete piano prelude
"Very Lisztian/Chopinesque.  If you intend it to be a traditional prelude then in my view it's as good as complete. Perhaps repeat the section that seems to start around 29 seconds and end it more robustly. Well done. Demonstrative,…"
Sunday
Dane Aubrun replied to Gav Brown's discussion "DANCING" CONTEST - WINNERS ANNOUNCED
"Frankly, no surprises. Congratulations to the winning trio. And very well done to all who competed.  Dane."
Sunday
Dane Aubrun replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion Cantata for Contralto and Orchestra 5 mins +
"Thank you kindly, Tim, for listening and your encouraging comments. I was a little worried posting a piece like this so, great if it made sense. My original intro mentioned a "curious spark that might excite a capricious thrill-seeker".…"
Friday
Dane Aubrun replied to Timothy Smith's discussion You Are My All In All
"A most laudable effort, Tim. In context a hope-inspiring song very well done. Nice performance, nice production. Accomplished. Bests for completing the project.  Keep well.... Cheers, Dane."
Friday
Timothy Smith replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion Cantata for Contralto and Orchestra 5 mins +
" Though this might seem a bit dark in places I think it conjures more the idea of surprise and excitement. Lots of twists and turns in a small space. It kept me interested until the very end. Nice one Dane!"
Mar 26
Dane Aubrun replied to Moueen Issa's discussion A microtonal piano piece
"Yes, a likeable piece that unfortunately will probably have to stay in the digital arena - unless someone can invent a keyboard instrument that makes such playing feasible. Most attempts at 1/4-tone pianos seem to aim to keep the basic piano key…"
Mar 26
Dane Aubrun replied to jacob ticli's discussion New Music for critique
"Remarkable. A truly heartfelt piece; conveys a great sadness. It would make a great concert Adagio. The scoring is superb and holds together well from that dark opening through to the fine, higher texture at the end as if light could get through if…"
Mar 26
Dane Aubrun replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion Cantata for Contralto and Orchestra 5 mins +
"Hi, Jörfi and Ingo, Thank you so much for listening through and these very kind comments. A video would be appropriate. Alas it's too late to catch the place as it was but I suppose in time I could 'synthesis' a set of scenes. I…"
Mar 26
Dane Aubrun replied to Timothy Smith's discussion Great Mid Level Composition Libraries For The Budding Composer
"Dead on. It's a good idea to explore different libraries and composers will find plus and minus about each set. (I've mentioned before that I started out with analogue synthesis; the machine I built (to "project 80" circuits) was…"
Mar 26
Ingo Lee replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion Cantata for Contralto and Orchestra 5 mins +
"An excellent extended work here.  Large group, meshing and clashing, lots of colors and drama. Moody, cinematic at times and a bit like that period of time when composers in Hollywood weren't required to be epic or insipid and could…"
Mar 26
Dane Aubrun replied to Moueen Issa's discussion Prelude in C major
"You're still at it. You're the only one with this negative opinion. There are several composers here who have their music out for sale but with little provenance. Well, I'm not going to be rude to you since your aspergers doesn't…"
Mar 25
Dane Aubrun replied to Moueen Issa's discussion Prelude in C major
"I will. "
Mar 25
Dane Aubrun replied to Moueen Issa's discussion Prelude in C major
"You seem unwilling to cease being rude, virtually accusing the composer of telling lies. Whether that's the case or not (I believe it is not) you have no right to keep hammering this rudeness. Just leave it alone, Heaven knows what's wrong…"
Mar 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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