Music Composers Unite!
Hello Colleagues,This piece is the first thing I’ve written for more than 5 instruments and includes a string quintet and a wind quintet in addition to the piano and drums. I’ve heard a few attempts…Continue
Colors - write a piece of up to two minutes duration on the theme of one of the following colors: red, yellow, blue, orange, purple, green, black, white. The piece can be in any style for any…Continue
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
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