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The Forgotten Man vs. the World

Started this discussion. Last reply by Fredrick zinos Jul 20. 7 Replies

I am at a crossroads in that I am unsure of what direction to take musically.This piece depicts the final conflict between the united planetary forces of evil and the planet earth, the last standing…Continue

Slow movement

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob Morabito Jun 19. 1 Reply

This is the final aria in The Christmas Story.  It contains ideas from Bach's Italian Concerto second movement and Ravel's Concerto in G.  A slow movement often has a slow pulse with an even slower…Continue

Musical humor

Started May 31 0 Replies

A blind guy walks into a bar, then into a table, then a chair. No, wrong joke. Three shepherds walk into a bar. There's a huge Roman soldier at the door with an equally large sword. Here is the…Continue

A sweet n' sad song

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lawrence Aurich May 19. 14 Replies

Here's a piece to we don't often hear on the forum, something to contrast the epic bombast, something sweet and sad. This is the only tearjerker in my musical. Hope you like it and comment.…Continue

 

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Lawrence Aurich replied to Saul Dzorelashvili's discussion The Future of the Piano
"And this is the millennial's contribution to western civilization, electric pianos?  I thought by now we would flit around in flying cars.  This reminds me of their other contribution, the Bird, the little electric scooter. …"
21 hours ago
Lawrence Aurich replied to Saul Dzorelashvili's discussion The Future of the Piano
"Of course every home needs three pianos.  An acoustic for the ball room, a Clavinova for the patio, and another Clavinova for the study for when you need to practice with head phones on."
yesterday
Lawrence Aurich replied to Saul Dzorelashvili's discussion The Future of the Piano
"Charles, I am not aware of any churches replacing their old electronic organs with a computer playing samples from the great organs of Europe or from the Morman Tabranacle.  It seems like this would be very inexpensive and greatly improve the…"
yesterday
Lawrence Aurich replied to Saul Dzorelashvili's discussion The Future of the Piano
"It's true that some instruments have carved out a niche, for instance the electric piano goes well with electric guitars. If I go to a seedy bar to hear honky tonk I expect to hear a key board or old upright, not a Bosendorfer. Yamaha is happy…"
yesterday
Lawrence Aurich replied to Saul Dzorelashvili's discussion The Future of the Piano
"So here is the future of the piano:      Piano teacher:  Johnny, this is a Clavinova.  It's sounds just like a piano.      Johnny:  What's a piano?      Piano…"
Monday
Lawrence Aurich replied to Saul Dzorelashvili's discussion The Future of the Piano
"In the left corner we have a nine foot Steinway grand weighing in at 900 lbs. with 25 sq. ft. of soundboard, price tag $100,000. In the right corner we have a three foot Clavinova weighing in at 80 lbs. with two sq. ft. of speakers, price tag…"
Friday
Lawrence Aurich replied to Saul Dzorelashvili's discussion The Future of the Piano
Friday
Lawrence Aurich replied to Saul Dzorelashvili's discussion The Future of the Piano
"I wonder how much they paid the pianist for that sales pitch.  Let's think about the sound production of the two types of instruments.  In the Clavinova we have a sound board which vibrates sympathetically to the speakers.  The…"
Friday
Lawrence Aurich replied to Saul Dzorelashvili's discussion The Hidden Cabin
"If this is the future of the piano eventually there won't be any piano strings, so where will the electronic samples come from? Liberace hauled around his grand piano from concert to concert. Victor Borge had his Bosendorfer. …"
Sep 25
Lawrence Aurich replied to Saul Dzorelashvili's discussion The Hidden Cabin
"Saul,      I have mixed feeling about this.   There are no strings.  This piano has a keyboard, with weighted keys that would mimic the touch and response of a grand.  The good reverb and tone apparently…"
Sep 25
Lawrence Aurich replied to Saul Dzorelashvili's discussion The Hidden Cabin
"Saul,    Restful, peaceful , sentimental.  I assume you are performing live.  Computer samples cannot match the tone quality of a big grand.  What kind of piano?"
Sep 18
Lawrence Aurich replied to H. S. Teoh's discussion Fantasia Sonata in G minor
"Good work.  I thought Hewer played it very close to your markings, and very tastefully.  This is somewhere between Beethoven in style with more modern chord changes reminiscent of Rachmaninov.  Good melodies and changes in tempo…"
Aug 28
Lawrence Aurich replied to Saul Dzorelashvili's discussion Untold Story
"Beautiful guitar piece, though the string accompaniment needs work.  It might be more effective to bring in the strings (not just melody) for the purpose of emphasis during the repeated melodic sections and let the guitar solo on the…"
Aug 28
Lawrence Aurich replied to Brandon Schwab's discussion Let Silent Still - Brandon Schwab
"Brandon,      Nice work.  The intro is very pastoral, a sequence of dissonances and resolutions.  At about 20 sec. I felt like there was too much dissonance which lessened the effect.  At 2:30 the piece…"
Aug 28
Lawrence Aurich replied to Gav Brown's discussion Collaborative Project Proposal: Treatise on Atonalism
"On second thought, atonalcentric is a bad definition because it labels music by what it is not.  i.e. What is the color of the sky.  It is not green.  After a study of the subject we should be able to label this music by what it is."
Aug 16
Lawrence Aurich replied to Gav Brown's discussion Collaborative Project Proposal: Treatise on Atonalism
"So lets clean up the vernacular.  True atonal music would be really difficult to hear.  Why not use the term atonalcentric?  All music is pan-tonal or polytonal except for the test pattern drone, (monotone).  To me,…"
Aug 16

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What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Choir, Orchestra, Small Ensemble, Big Ensemble, Contemporary Ensembles
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
classical orchestra
Is music your main income source?
No - Not at all.
Where do you live?
Flagstaff, Az.
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.
I am an optometrist by profession, but have been composing for chamber orchestra for about 20 years. I play cello, piano, and sing in our group of 10 to 15 musicians and singers.

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At 10:44am on April 21, 2017, Joel Becker said…

Hi Lawrence,

I'm honored that you wish to analyze and cite the Boson piece. Please go ahead. 

I'm not sure if the structure is like John Adams, but the ostinati, consonant quartal harmonies, and some rhythmic aspects are, and the angular theme probably. Have fun! I look forward to seeing the result.

At 5:07am on May 1, 2014, Alex Dunn said…

Hi Lawrence,

I just listened to your 'Etude In G'. I really liked being taken on such an authentic Baroque journey. It sounds a little like the music that was used in the early Warcraft computer games. They were always notable for their very high quality Baroque style soundtracks. Have you every had ambitions in that area?

All the best,

Alex :)

 
 
 

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