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Emotude III for Piano & Orchestra

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kjell Prytz on Sunday. 3 Replies

Hi guys, This is what I'm working on at the moment, so still work in progress, but I hope this will give you an idea. Follows on from the style of my first two Emotudes (see my Youtube channel …Continue

Emotude II - for Piano & Cello

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gav Brown Jan 18. 1 Reply

Hi guys, check out my new composition for Piano & Cello. Hope it makes you feel good!…Continue

Rhapsody 2 (with update)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Stephen C. Doonan Jan 18. 2 Replies

Here's an update to the piece- https://soundcloud.com/user-455510594/rhapsody-2Still…Continue

9 Short Pieces for Flute & Piano

Started this discussion. Last reply by michael diemer Sep 6, 2019. 2 Replies

Composed this some years ago, 9 short pieces in a contemporary and jazz style. Hope you enjoy.…Continue

 

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Kjell Prytz replied to Michael Bates's discussion Emotude III for Piano & Orchestra
"I find this music tremendously beautiful. It doesn't need to be longer, just find a perfect ending for this movement and you have a first class piece of music. Your next movement is hopefully a contrast, mixing a contrast rich piece to your…"
Sunday
Timothy Smith replied to Michael Bates's discussion Emotude III for Piano & Orchestra
"This whole piece gives me the feeling of positive motion. Has a western feel to it. Involves much of the orchestra. Great variation in dynamics. Nice changes all through. Thanks for sharing."
Feb 9
Phillip Lovgren replied to Michael Bates's discussion Emotude III for Piano & Orchestra
"I enjoyed you Emotude lll for Piano and Orchestra. It was pleasant and uplifting music with a good theme. I thought the orchestral work was well developed and fit well with the piano. "
Feb 7
Michael Bates posted a discussion

Emotude III for Piano & Orchestra

Hi guys, This is what I'm working on at the moment, so still work in progress, but I hope this will give you an idea. Follows on from the style of my first two Emotudes (see my Youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/mikebat123), but I felt this needed a larger full orchestral setting. Finished work will be approx 30mins long! Hope it makes you smile. Many thanks.Mike …See More
Feb 7
Stephen C. Doonan replied to Michael Bates's discussion Rhapsody 2 (with update)
"The piece is very vivacious and seems to have a life of its own. The arrangement is very flattering and nice. Emotude and Shifting Tones II are very different, and very nice."
Jan 18
Gav Brown replied to Michael Bates's discussion Rhapsody 2 (with update)
"Hi Michael, Struck me as circus/calliope music - thanks for posting! Gav"
Jan 18
Gav Brown replied to Michael Bates's discussion Emotude II - for Piano & Cello
"Hi Michael, A pleasant tune in a pop-classical style. Thanks for sharing! Gav"
Jan 18
Michael Bates posted a discussion

Emotude II - for Piano & Cello

Hi guys, check out my new composition for Piano & Cello. Hope it makes you feel good!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cGAfe-gJw9c​​​​​​​Many thanksSee More
Jan 16
Michael Bates posted a discussion

Rhapsody 2

Here's an update to the piece- https://soundcloud.com/user-455510594/rhapsody-2Still working between two other big works atm tho, so gonna shelve it for now.Hope it makes you smile!CheersMikeSee More
Dec 26, 2019
michael diemer replied to Michael Bates's discussion 9 Short Pieces for Flute & Piano
"I do like it! Very fresh and creative. You do  it a disservice by referring to it as modern. Too often that word has negative associations with it. This is just great music. Let it stand on its own. I especially like the rhythmic motion. also…"
Sep 6, 2019
Gav Brown replied to Michael Bates's discussion 9 Short Pieces for Flute & Piano
"Hi Michael, I listened to about half of it. These are quite nice, and would be publishable as a book for young flautists I would say. Small quibble - some of the pieces just seem to stop rather than have an ending which you build towards. I noticed…"
Aug 30, 2019
Michael Bates posted a discussion

9 Short Pieces for Flute & Piano

Composed this some years ago, 9 short pieces in a contemporary and jazz style. Hope you enjoy.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QV76RLRVce4See More
Aug 28, 2019
Michael Bates replied to Michael Bates's discussion Rhapsody for Piano & Orchestra
"Thanks so much for your comments guys Mike"
Jul 17, 2019
Rick replied to Michael Bates's discussion Rhapsody for Piano & Orchestra
"Wow!!! I listened to the entire piece and it is magnificent! I kept thinking; “How’s he going to end this thing?” Unfortunately the ending was cut off in mid-phrase. I just noticed at your website that this piece is actually 35…"
Jul 13, 2019
Dane Aubrun replied to Michael Bates's discussion Rhapsody for Piano & Orchestra
"An accomplishment indeed. Easy to listen to, light,  However, while I listened to it throughout I haven't the time to comment on 24 mins worth even though there aren't many comments to make. The harmony worked, the instrumentation is…"
Jul 12, 2019
Claude Werner replied to Michael Bates's discussion Rhapsody for Piano & Orchestra
"Great piece mate! Shame the sound was so distorted/saturated, especially in the loud passages, but overall great! Nice development, nice climax, interesting harmonies... Deserves a place in the pantheon of rhapsodies!"
Jul 8, 2019

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What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Orchestra, Small Ensemble
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
Something with a tune!
Is music your main income source?
Yes!
Where do you live?
London
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 a Musical Director/Accompanist/Piano Teacher in London, and have been composing all my life. My website is http://mikebat321.wixsite.com/michaelbates, my Youtube Channel is https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtZRZmReew8e6VQy1DKeiCw. I also have several entries on IMSLP: http://imslp.org/wiki/Category:Bates%2C_Michael. You can also follow me on my Facebook Fan page: https://www.facebook.com/Michael-Bates-1293716517376989/?ref=aymt_h...
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http://mikebat321.wixsite.com/michaelbates

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At 9:29am on April 25, 2018, Gav Brown said…

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