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East West Composers Cloud & Sibelius

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob Morabito 10 hours ago. 4 Replies

Hi everyone,I have just subscribed to EW Composers Cloud and am trying to integrate it with Sibelius software (slowly and, hopefully, surely).Have any of you done this already, and if so have you…Continue

True sounds

Started this discussion. Last reply by roger stancill Nov 10. 28 Replies

Hi all,I had an interesting visit from my eldest brother yesterday and we got down to talking about my compositions and how they are reproduced electronically. I compose using Sibelius software and…Continue

La Folia

Started this discussion. Last reply by Stephen Lines May 2. 43 Replies

I must confess I have added the following discussion to another website but hope you also find it interesting.La Folia (pronounced lah foh-LEE-ah) which literally means madness, folly or…Continue

Quietude

Started this discussion. Last reply by Stephen Lines Apr 24. 8 Replies

Clearly this is a play on the words 'quiet' and 'etude'. After publishing 'Orion The Hunter' my wife commented: 'Can't you write something a little less bombastic and masculine and aim for the female…Continue

 

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Bob Morabito replied to Stephen Lines's discussion East West Composers Cloud & Sibelius
"Youre very welcome, Stephen..good luck with this and thanks for keeping me posted. Thanks Bob https://soundcloud.com/bob-morabito"
10 hours ago
Ingo Lee replied to Stephen Lines's discussion East West Composers Cloud & Sibelius
"Hi Stephen, I'll be very interested to hear how this works for you because I use EW and Sib also.  I am currently using a DAW (Reaper) as an intermediary with mixed results. I briefly considered trying to use a soundset but I like the wide…"
11 hours ago
Stephen Lines replied to Stephen Lines's discussion East West Composers Cloud & Sibelius
"Thanks Bob, I'm hoping the cost of the soundsets will be incorporated in the cloud subscription but await a definitive reply from EW...time will tell what's required and whether they expect more money from me. I've already looked at…"
12 hours ago
Bob Morabito replied to Stephen Lines's discussion East West Composers Cloud & Sibelius
"The very best place to ask Sibelius questions is on their official forum. You need to register for it: http://www.sibelius.com/cgi-bin/helpcenter/chat/chat.pl?com=show&groupid=3&guest= Ill try and get you started, but again better to ask…"
15 hours ago
Stephen Lines posted a discussion

East West Composers Cloud & Sibelius

Hi everyone,I have just subscribed to EW Composers Cloud and am trying to integrate it with Sibelius software (slowly and, hopefully, surely).Have any of you done this already, and if so have you found a definitive guide to help the process?I must admit I purchased EWSO Silver a few years ago and never quite got round to integrating it with Sib...but that may be more a reflection of my computing incompetence than anything else.Any suggestions would be thankfully received.Incidentally, I have…See More
15 hours ago
Stephen Lines replied to Bernt Nydahl's discussion Mood - how can one know talking to other peoples feelings
"Bernt, Had a once through listen to this and enjoyed it, thanks for posting it here. I can see (hear) why you've called it what you do as it does stir up a feeling of missing something....a feeling of nostalgia I guess. Keep up the good…"
Nov 25
Stephen Lines replied to Gav Brown's discussion Blossom for String Quartet
"Hi Gav, Well, it seems to work doesn't it, this fusion of Finale and NP combined with you writing away from the piano? It's a pleasing piece (falling blossom mayhap?) and there's nothing too complex about any of the parts that are, to…"
Nov 25
Stephen Lines replied to Christophe Heroufosse's discussion vienne la nuit, sonne l'heure
"Hi Christophe, I have listened and will therefore comment, not that I have a lot to say about this which is completely out of my comfort zone. Like much modern art I don't really 'get' it as there seems to be no form or structure to…"
Nov 25
Stephen Lines replied to SOHAN's discussion Hello from Bangladesh :)
"Welcome Sohan - considering the difficulties you face in your home country with there being no symphony orchestra it's fascinating for me that you should choose this avenue of composing - very challenging for you and impressive. That…"
Nov 20
Stephen Lines replied to Scott Andrew Hutchins's discussion Sampling music writing software
"Each to his own I suppose. I have been using Sibelius for years and no longer really have to think about the mechanics of writing - which means I can concentrate on what's truly important i.e. composing. It works for me and of course now that…"
Nov 16
roger stancill replied to Stephen Lines's discussion True sounds
"Well then, now that we've been formally introduced... Stephen it is.  ( I tend to mix it up, just for fun and color ) and respect. You have the advantage of the visual as you listen to your own work. I think that gives a prejudice to any…"
Nov 10
Stephen Lines replied to gregorio X's discussion String Qt. #1 mov. 3
"Wow Gregorio....pretty compelling stuff and I'm sure there are people out there who will enjoy listening to your artistry and technique. Personally I'm a guy who likes to listen to something fairly balanced between stirring my emotions and…"
Nov 10
Stephen Lines replied to Scott Andrew Hutchins's discussion Specific goal in tricky time signature
"Scott, I must say it's beyond me that you should want to write music with such complex rhythms simply to match the pulse and articulation of the prose...what about recitative? (I'm sure you know what that means but, in case anyone's…"
Nov 10
Stephen Lines replied to Stephen Lines's discussion True sounds
"Well hello Mr. Stancill (why the formality I wonder?),I must say it's very good of you to comment on the construction of my Norwich Promenade and, although that wasn't the point of my original post, I'm always delighted to receive…"
Nov 10
roger stancill replied to Stephen Lines's discussion True sounds
"Hi Mr. Lines, to my 'ear' this was a fractured piece of work. It's shining moments were the slower segments. I thought that  they had the most potential as an 'outtake' to build a genuinely good piece out of.…"
Nov 9
Timothy Smith replied to Stephen Lines's discussion True sounds
"Stephen, I'm sorry I never know where someone is technically and usually tend to go on pontificating for far too long thinking I'm helping when it comes off sounding as if I misjudged someone's know how. The main take way for me from…"
Nov 9

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What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Choir, Orchestra, Small Ensemble, Big Ensemble, Songs, Other
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
Classical
Is music your main income source?
No - Not Yet
Where do you live?
Hampshire, England
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 attended the Royal Military School of Music, Kneller Hall as a Pupil in 1967-68 studying french horn under Alf Cursue - Alf was a specialist 4th horn player and a member of `God`s Own Quartet` which included Dennis and Aubrey Brain. On completion of the course I was appointed principal horn of the regimental Band of the 2nd Battalion Royal Anglian Regiment. I again attended Kneller Hall (as a Student Bandmaster) from 1975-1978 after which I was appointed Bandmaster of 1st Battalion Royal Anglian Regiment. Just 6-years later, because I perceived Army music at that time to be undergoing a rapid decline, I took voluntary redundancy.

After retraining I was appointed a member of the Directing Staff at the British Police Staff College (Bramshill) where I became responsible for running Simulated Operations Training of senior police officers from around the world in Critical Decision-Making Under Stress.

Whilst associated with the Police I studied for a Masters Degree in Police and Criminal Justice Studies and an Honours Degree in Psychology. Subsequently I was recruited by the Defence Evaluation Research Agency - now called QinetiQ - where I worked as a senior consultant within the Centre for Human Sciences.

I now compose full time in various genres but see myself in future concentrating on orchestral music and writing for the french horn - a second concerto has recently been completed.
Website:
www.scoreexchange.com/profiles/Stephen-Lines

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English Folk Song Suite No.1 & American Folk Song Suite No.1

Posted on June 23, 2016 at 2:14pm 2 Comments

These have been published elsewhere on CF but I thought some members might be interested in (and perhaps comment on) the contrast and appeal of these two arrangements. The American piece has been improved somewhat thanks to Bob Porter's input, for which many thanks.

(English)

https://www.scoreexchange.com/scores/184944.html

(American)…

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Richard Wagner

Posted on April 30, 2015 at 7:47am 2 Comments

Richard Wagner's answer to a question was: "9 - W"

Can any of you bright sparks out there stretch your minds and tell me what was the question?

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At 9:38am on May 1, 2016, Ingo Lee said…

Hi Stephen, you're right about needing friends, but friends with talent and helpful ideas like yours are especially welcome, so thank you for that!

At 4:01am on August 27, 2015, Richards Viveknath said…

Glad to.
It was a good recommendation.

At 9:00am on November 27, 2013, Tyler Hughes said…

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