Music Composers Unite!
Well, we might as well have some fun since we're all homebound. The challenge: compose a piece of music with exactly 19 notes of melody and post it here. This isn't a contest, just a creative way to…Continue
Hi colleagues,I notice a lot of conversation on this board lately about atonal music and I thought I would share with you something I have found interesting on the subject. There's this Canadian…Continue
All Composers' Forum members are invited to vote!In this contest, members were invited to write a piece based on the idea of "Dancing." Please vote on which you think are the top three entries and…Continue
Hello Colleagues,Here is a short piece I wrote for an event; the opening ceremony for some new student housing at a college I used to work at. It's written for trumpet, piano, and bass guitar,…Continue
I started composing because of the music in the movie "The Sting" - the ragtime of Scott Joplin. His music is not only great sounding, but a fun fit fit for the fingers - physically enjoyable to play. Here's a piece which was not in The Sting, but which is a delightful example of his work - about 3 minutes long -
Another composer has posted recently on the forum about a piece he wrote inspired by French music which is about fountains. I won’t post this on his thread, which is about his composition, but thought you might enjoy it - ragtime composers liked to compose on this theme too, and one of my favorites in this genre is a piece written by a guy named Robert Hampton called “Cataract Rag.” (Cataract is a synonym for Waterfall). The middle section (starting at about 1:50) particularly is delightful…Continue
Joe Wall is a Baltimore composer who does interesting things. I once got to see a multimedia presentation of this piece by him, about how, as a small child, he mused on the satellite program. I've never forgotten it. I find it meditative and hypnotic. I've been looking for it for years online and finally found it. The last few words spoken I particularly find affecting. Hope you like it.…Continue