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Selling your music online survey

Started Feb 9 0 Replies

Hello colleagues,Do you offer your music for sale online? Sell sheet music? Audio files? Something else? Any success?  Share your story. Here's mine: I sell sheet music at the following places:Lulu -…Continue

Composers' Forum talks to Kjell Prytz

Started this discussion. Last reply by Saul Gefen on Sunday. 6 Replies

Kjell Prytz (added 02/01/2020)…Continue

Where the Animals Live for Wind Quintet Live Performance

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gav Brown Jan 27. 4 Replies

Hello Colleagues,Here is a performance of a work I posted here in parts before. It's called Where the Animals Live, and is in 3 parts, In the Jungle, In the Air, and in the Water. This was performed…Continue

“Dancing” CONTEST RULES & DEADLINE

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gav Brown 2 hours ago. 98 Replies

Hello colleagues,Composers’ Forum proposes the following contest: write a piece of music of no more than 2 minutes in length, any instrumentation, any style, on the theme of “Dancing.” The work does…Continue

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Gav Brown replied to Gav Brown's discussion “Dancing” CONTEST RULES & DEADLINE
"11 entries in so far, thanks! Deadline to submit your entry to me is 3/6/20 at 5 pm EST."
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Gav Brown replied to Rick's discussion I’m Looking Down
"No problem Rick, in case you're interested, the service I hired is called The Happy Choir. Here's a link to one of the songs they sung for me - https://youtu.be/xkhuq148KlY"
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Gav Brown replied to Rick's discussion I’m Looking Down
"Hi Rick, 60s-70s-Beatlish pop, and quite nice sounding. I've heard enough of your music to form an opinion that chord progressions are your strength, and they are here as well. The rest of the tune comes across as somewhat drowned in the mix -…"
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Gav Brown replied to Ingo Lee's discussion Woodwind Quintet
"Hi Ingo, Thanks for the score! It has a mideval dance-like-quality which I think you were striving for, with some kind of modern update which I can't quite put my finger on. I seem to hear several pieces rolled into one, each of which seems to…"
Wednesday
Liz Atems replied to Gav Brown's discussion Tonal Piece by Schoenberg
"A quick web search shows that it is, indeed, quite early - 1895/6, thus predating even the wonderful D major string quartet of 1897. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tHcx8a9-V0Y"
Tuesday
Jon Corelis replied to Gav Brown's discussion Tonal Piece by Schoenberg
"I believe this is a very early work.   An example of how great avant-garde artists mastered traditional forms before progressing to revolutionary new ones. Picasso's early work includes excellent traditional representational art. John…"
Tuesday
Gav Brown replied to Ingo Lee's discussion Woodwind Quintet
"Hi Ingo, could you post the score? Thanks, Gav"
Monday
Jos Wylin replied to Gav Brown's discussion Tonal Piece by Schoenberg
"That is a most delicious piece of music! I've never heard it and it is a real  revelation! I even didn't know that Schoenberg composed such delightful tonal music. Thousand times thank you for bringing this marvel to us! Jos"
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Gav Brown replied to Gav Brown's discussion “Dancing” CONTEST RULES & DEADLINE
"9 entries in so far, thanks! Deadline to submit your entry to me is 3/6/20 at 5 pm EST."
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Gav Brown replied to Timothy Smith's discussion Useless Drivel
"No big picture, just some fun!"
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Saul Gefen replied to Gav Brown's discussion Composers' Forum talks to Kjell Prytz
"Its my pleasure Kjell, Thanks for the info, and again a worthy well earned recognition. Regards"
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Ali Riza SARAL replied to Gav Brown's discussion Tonal Piece by Schoenberg
"Hi Dane, Thank you for sharing Schoenberg's piece, if it really is. Pretty... Graceful... Ali"
Saturday
Liz Atems replied to Gav Brown's discussion Tonal Piece by Schoenberg
"Mine too! :) And yes, Schoenberg wrote many tonal works, especially early on... apart from the very early D major strong quartet, Gurrelieder, and Verklaerte Nacht, there are the 1st string quartet and the 1st chamber symphony, both solidly tonal…"
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Gav Brown replied to Liz Atems's discussion String Quartet in A Minor
"Hi Liz, Small point of quite trivial order compared to the weighty matters you and Dane are discussing. I see here you have titled the post String Quartet in A Minor, but on your SoundCloud page it is titled A Minor Quartet. I would definitely avoid…"
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I've been composing music since I was 19. My main influences include Ragtime, Jazz, and Progressive Rock.
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A delightful piano composition - Peacherine Rag

Posted on December 9, 2014 at 12:47am 0 Comments

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 -

http://youtu.be/Z8c8eFXNolg

Shatner of the Mount

Posted on November 22, 2014 at 7:35pm 0 Comments

I think it's hilarious, perhaps you will enjoy it too

http://youtu.be/HU2ftCitvyQ

Some Water Music

Posted on November 6, 2014 at 1:10am 0 Comments

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…

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The Laser Farm Dialogues

Posted on August 17, 2014 at 5:14pm 0 Comments

Hi all,

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.…

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At 8:47pm on February 12, 2020, Liz Atems said…

Thanks Gav, glad to be here!

At 2:12pm on February 8, 2020, Ted Vanya said…

Thanks Gav, nice to meet you...

At 11:38am on February 8, 2020, Jos Wylin said…

Glad to have found this wonderful forum. Phil Lovgren gave me a little 'push'...

At 11:11pm on January 28, 2020, Robert Gilmore said…

Thank you!
Looking forward to learning more about the forum, the fellow composers and their works.

-Robert

At 5:18am on January 28, 2020, Gisela Paterno said…

Hello,

Thank you!

At 4:27am on January 19, 2020, Wajdi Abou Diab said…

thank you !

At 12:59pm on January 10, 2020, Frederick Warner said…

A very late "Thank You" to Gav. 

At 10:33pm on December 18, 2019, Mark J Smith said…

Thanks Gav, 

Hope you're doing well!!!

At 5:51pm on December 5, 2019, Saul Gefen said…

Thank You Gav!

At 4:17am on November 1, 2019, Kevin Hart said…

Thank you for having me Gav.

 
 
 

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