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The Dance Begins for Viola, Cello, and Double Bass

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tillerich on Wednesday. 11 Replies

Hello Colleagues, this is one of a series of 3 pieces written to be interstitial music at a dance concert hosted by my local composers group, the Baltimore Composers Forum. It was to be played…Continue

Should Composers’ Forum Continue in 2020/21?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gav Brown 22 hours ago. 45 Replies

Hello colleagues,As you know, membership in Composers’ Forum is free. The site is not free to keep going however. It costs $599 a year, which is paid to Ning, the company that provides the technology…Continue

Open discussion - Why do you compose in the style you do?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Liz Atems Aug 1. 29 Replies

Hello colleagues, We have a variety of composers on this site who write music in many different styles, from neoclassical (music in the style of a period of history), modern classical, jazz, ragtime,…Continue

Building the Stage, for viola, cello, and double bass

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gav Brown Jul 12. 4 Replies

Hello colleagues,This is one of a series of pieces written as interstitial music for an upcoming concert of the Baltimore Composers Forum. The concert is all dance pieces, and the BCF needed some…Continue

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Gav Brown replied to Gav Brown's discussion Should Composers’ Forum Continue in 2020/21?
"We are very close to goal, less than $100 remains to ensure the site will continue. To anyone who uses the site, but has not yet contributed: even a small donation of just $5 or $10 would help! "
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Gav Brown replied to Timothy Smith's discussion Useless Drivel
"Hi all, Useless Drivel is a jail cell for off-topic posts, and only an admin can post to it. There is a Humor forum you can post to"
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Tillerich replied to Gav Brown's discussion The Dance Begins for Viola, Cello, and Double Bass
"Thank you very much...I am relieved, actually :-)"
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Gav Brown replied to Gav Brown's discussion The Dance Begins for Viola, Cello, and Double Bass
"Thanks Joost for your listening and for your comments. Copland is indeed a big influence on me, so you have probably picked up on something there!"
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Gav Brown replied to Gav Brown's discussion The Dance Begins for Viola, Cello, and Double Bass
"Thanks for these comments Tillerich, and in specific response to your comment about time, writing it as divisions of 3 and 4 would have been a perfectly good way to do it. I do it as I do because I am using the longer times to signify phraseology,…"
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Joost Visser replied to Gav Brown's discussion The Dance Begins for Viola, Cello, and Double Bass
"Hello Gav, Very well done! given the circumstantial limitations.I like the changes in timing, it gives it a Copland-ish feel.It’s a cheerful piece that makes me wonder how it would work for a larger ensemble. I imagine the addition of a…"
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Tillerich replied to Gav Brown's discussion The Dance Begins for Viola, Cello, and Double Bass
"A fun piece, that would have really fitted well the original purpose, but also works well on its own! This is a completely personal comment (and an indicator of my relative lack of musicianship in parts): does it really, really, make practical sense…"
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Gav Brown replied to Szymon Skoneczny's discussion Fall of the devil - orchestral piece
"Hi Szymon, A faithful example of Epic, good production values - Gav"
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Gav Brown replied to Gav Brown's discussion Should Composers’ Forum Continue in 2020/21?
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Liz Atems replied to Gav Brown's discussion Should Composers’ Forum Continue in 2020/21?
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Liz Atems replied to Gav Brown's discussion Should Composers’ Forum Continue in 2020/21?
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Gav Brown replied to Gav Brown's discussion The Dance Begins for Viola, Cello, and Double Bass
"Thanks Tim for this comment. I had originally notated the viola volume one degree higher, but a violist told me that wasn't necessary, it would be assumed by the performers. Of course software output is regulated by what's written. Next…"
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Timothy Smith replied to Gav Brown's discussion The Dance Begins for Viola, Cello, and Double Bass
"Hi Gav, I can see this as being a very front and center mood piece used for the purposes intended.In fact I think it works excellent for that. The bass added a real upbeat feel to it.  Not every day I hear a viola as top instrument. Nothing…"
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What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Web
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
Modern
Is music your main income source?
No - Not at all.
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Maryland
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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 3:57pm on August 29, 2020, James White said…

Thank you for the welcome. Looking forward to  getting know you and the other members and sharing wonderful music and ideas.

At 7:57pm on August 22, 2020, 8Rivers said…

Thanks man

At 11:44pm on August 17, 2020, Harmonius said…

Thank you!

At 12:51am on July 23, 2020, Gary Hetherington said…

Thank you so much Gav, Nice to be here

At 9:10am on July 7, 2020, Douglas Locke said…

Thank you.  Hope to make some new friends and learn.  One of the reasons I joined was hearing all the music and the different styles.  Very interesting. 

At 11:07am on June 15, 2020, Tony Lowther said…

Thank you Gav! Pleasure to be here...

At 2:56pm on June 10, 2020, Bruce Irving said…

Thank you! I can't believe I didn't know about this forum before. It looks like a pretty supportive learning environment. I will try to contribute once I learn the ropes. 

At 12:57pm on May 26, 2020, Jayakumar Ramalingam said…

Thank u, sir! I

At 2:38pm on May 23, 2020, Jessica Metaneira said…

Thanks!!

At 9:46pm on May 6, 2020, Daniel Tan said…

Thank you Gav!

 
 
 

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