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Moses Act 1 Scene 2

Started this discussion. Last reply by michael diemer yesterday. 1 Reply

In the second half of scene two, Moses is to perform two signs and wonders, change his rod into a serpent and make his hand leprous and heal it. The first illusion would be accomplished by throwing…Continue

Moses, Act I Scene 2

Started this discussion. Last reply by Saul Dzorelashvili Jan 31. 7 Replies

Greetings fellow composers. I've been away for about 2 months, my longest hiatus in 5 years. Back to the opera Moses. Scene I was Moses being drawn from the Nile by the daughter of Pharaoh.…Continue

Opera, "Moses"

Started this discussion. Last reply by Saul Dzorelashvili Oct 18, 2018. 8 Replies

Cecil B.DeMille's Ten Commandments is about 60 years old. I was thinking it could use an update in the form of an opera. It is nearly four hours of epic cataclysm, strife, and disaster, a little…Continue

The Forgotten Man vs. the World

Started this discussion. Last reply by Fredrick zinos Jul 20, 2018. 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

 

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michael diemer replied to Lawrence Aurich's discussion Moses Act 1 Scene 2
"Let me get my reactions to the music down here, before moving on to the lyrics. This is fun stuff, Lawrence. It has a definite Jewish feel to it. Musically it's interesting, with lots of neat rhythmic patterns, and a certain humorous aspect. I…"
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Moses Act 1 Scene 2

In the second half of scene two, Moses is to perform two signs and wonders, change his rod into a serpent and make his hand leprous and heal it. The first illusion would be accomplished by throwing the rod behind some scenery (rocks, flowers) from which the serpent would arise via puppetry suspended from above or below. The second illusion is done with a flesh colored glove over a white glove. One at a time they are removed in his coat.I've introduced two themes, one mysterious for the miracles…See More
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Lawrence Aurich replied to David Carovillano's discussion Vesuvius for Violin and Piano
"Beautiful piece.  It is a duet.  The sound is too good.  I can't believe that the pitch can be altered to mimic a slide and even the plucking sound is captured.  The only give away that it is not live is that the…"
yesterday
Lawrence Aurich replied to michael diemer's discussion In The Garden
"Michael, Some nice moods.  I thought the instruments over power the harp most of the time.  Good mysterious chord at the end.  What is the bisbigliando technique.  I've heard the term, but never used it in a harp…"
yesterday
Lawrence Aurich replied to Stephen Lines's discussion What does a conductor do?
"Gav,      There's a new web site for funeral directors.  It's called Decomposers Forum.  It's quite an undertaking."
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Lawrence Aurich replied to Stephen Lines's discussion What does a conductor do?
"Bob, Let's consider a football analogy.  How many football coaches write their own play book?  Virtually all of them.  How many composers write their own music?  Well, there's John Williams...John Williams, and…"
Feb 8
Lawrence Aurich replied to Stephen Lines's discussion What does a conductor do?
"The real question is, why are we playing Beethoven for the umpteenth time anyway?  There is plenty of modern music, some on this forum, that is better.  When I composed in the style of Beethoven for the purpose of education my pieces…"
Feb 7
Lawrence Aurich replied to Stephen Lines's discussion What does a conductor do?
"Bob, I agree that Solti was one of the greats.  I lived in Chicago during part of his tenure.  But when you get to this level of performance, a major symphony orchestra, you expect greatness from any conductor.  So why are not all…"
Feb 7
Lawrence Aurich replied to Saul Dzorelashvili's discussion I not a Scientist or a Mathematician nor am I a Digital Engineer
"Guys, I am probably the least computer savvy person on the forum,  so a DAW probably isn't going to happen.  I'm nearly finished with studying dead composers, and it seems that atonal, "modern"…"
Feb 6
Lawrence Aurich replied to Bob Porter's discussion Foretelling
"Michael, I think the deepest theological and introspective truth of the universe is, Bob's too lazy to change the key signature. "
Feb 4
Lawrence Aurich replied to Stephen Lines's discussion Horn Concerto in Ab Major
"I listened to the promo on the Note Performer 3 web site.  Their sales pitch:   My Finale Aria player merely plays notes.  Note performer actually performs music by mimicking the techniques of…"
Feb 1
Lawrence Aurich replied to Stephen Lines's discussion Horn Concerto in Ab Major
"I listened to the promo on the Note Performer 3 web site.  Their sales pitch:   My Finale Aria player merely plays notes.  Note performer actually performs music by mimicking the techniques of…"
Feb 1
Saul Dzorelashvili replied to Lawrence Aurich's discussion Moses, Act I Scene 2
"Fair enough"
Jan 31
Lawrence Aurich replied to Lawrence Aurich's discussion Moses, Act I Scene 2
Jan 31
Lawrence Aurich replied to Lawrence Aurich's discussion Moses, Act I Scene 2
"Michael,      Long time no see, two years, wow.       This is the first time Moses witnesses a miracle so his reaction is one of curiosity and fear.      Maybe my sound has…"
Jan 31
Lawrence Aurich replied to Lawrence Aurich's discussion Moses, Act I Scene 2
"Saul,      I am not trying to do an opera version of De Mille's epic, which is three hours of shock, awe, and reverence, IMHO over wrought.  Moses first reaction to the burning bush is curiosity so if the actor wants to…"
Jan 31

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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.
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Flagstaff, Az.
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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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