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Tyler Hughes
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  • Lubbock, Texas
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negative portrayals or coding of Classical music in media

Started this discussion. Last reply by Socrates Arvanitakis Jul 24, 2017. 9 Replies

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What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Choir, Orchestra, Small Ensemble, Big Ensemble, Songs, Contemporary Ensembles, Other
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
All types and genres
Is music your main income source?
Sort Of - Music Related
Where do you live?
Lubbock / Austin Texas
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.
Tyler Hughes holds a bachelors from Stephen F. Austin State University and a Masters Degree from Texas Tech University. He studied under Dr. Stephen Lias during his undergrad and continues his education at Texas Tech University under the tutelage of Dr. Peter Fischer in pursuit of a Doctorate degree of Musical Arts. He has amassed an extensive body of work as well as improved his compositional skills. While studying, he is also a working composer, having commissions to write music. He is an active member of the National Association of Composer, USA (NACUSA) and of Society of Composers (SCI), and has had music performed at three Texas chapter NACUSA conferences. The most recent of these performances garnered him the prize for Best Undergraduate Composition.

Tyler’s plans include obtaining a doctoral degree in music. After that, Tyler plans to teach music composition and theory at the college level while continuing to compose.


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    Symphony No 2 Mvt 1 Epipelagic Zone
  • 2.
    Symphony No 2 Mvt 2 Mesopelagic Zone
  • 3.
    Symphony No 2 Mvt 3 Bathypelagic Zone
  • 4.
    Symphony No 2 Mvt 4 Abyssopelagic Zone
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  • 6.
    How to Wake
  • 7.
    How to Kill a Rooster
  • 8.
    How to Kill a Hen
  • 9.
    How to Build a Root Cellar
  • 10.
    A Catalog of What You Have
  • 11.
    A Catalog of What You Do Not Have
  • 12.
    How to Preserve
  • 13.
    A Brief Atlas of Leave-Taking
  • 14.
    A Brief Atlas for Return
  • 15.
    How to Plant by the Signs
  • 16.
    I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day
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    How to Wake
  • 18.
    How to Kill a Hen
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    Interpretation on Folk Melodies Mvt. 1
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    Interpretations on Folk Melodies Mvt 2
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    Interpretations on Folk Melodies Mvt 3
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    Interpretations on Folk Melodies for Orchestra
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    I Wake and Feel the Fell of Dark, Not Day
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    Come not when I am dead
  • 26.
    Church of the Non-Theist
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    Spring and Summer
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    Fall and Winter
  • 29.
    Lettus Head
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    Theme on Open Strings
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    Motif for Wind Ensemble
  • 32.
    Largo for String Quartet
  • 33.
    Night Before
  • 34.
    Black Out
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    Walk Home Hang Over
  • 36.
    Piece for Clarinet Solo
  • 37.
    When I was a boy
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  • 39.
    An Adult Interpretation on Folk and Childhood Melodies
  • 40.
    First Symphony Movement I.
  • 41.
    First Symphony Movement II.
  • 42.
    First Symphony Movement III. revised
  • 43.
    First Symphony Movement IV.
  • 44.
    Cantate Domino (first Draft)
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    Sonata for piano trio
  • 46.
    Repeated Work for 8 french Horns
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  • 49.
    The Owl
  • 50.
    The Path
  • 51.
    When First I Came Here
  • 52.
    The Owl, (scored in a higher key)
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    Cello in Grave
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  • 58.
    God Scatters Beauty
  • 59.
    Uploading Meditation
  • 60.
    Spring Rain
  • 61.
    The Song of Wandering Aengus
  • 62.
    I found you
  • 63.
  • 64.
    In Bed All Day
  • 65.
    Hurried and Off balanced
  • 66.
    War for Fire
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  • 68.
    Entre Les Trous De La memoire
  • 69.
    Business Between Building 169 and 169
  • 70.
    Gental Journey
  • 71.
    1m2 and 1m6 In the Dining Room and Singing in the Kitchen
  • 72.
    1m11 Sara's Pickup
  • 73.
    1m13 Seeing the Picture
  • 74.
    4m2 The Love Montage
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    "Can I see It" 1m3
  • 76.
    "Carla On the Porch" 1m6
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    "Walking to the Boarding House" 2m3
  • 78.
    "Through the Window" 4m2
  • 79.
    "Cleaning the Mess" 4m4

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At 4:51pm on February 10, 2019, Stefan Nicholson said…

Better late than never;) Just seen your welcome from 2017 and wanted to thank you. My old computer died and everything with it.

I hope you are well on your way to getting that doctorate Tyler.



At 11:01pm on January 6, 2018, Canary Lee Burton said…

Oh, silly me

At 11:01pm on January 6, 2018, Canary Lee Burton said…


I change my info again and again and it doesn't stick!

Where are you? Are you u[p late?

At 3:39pm on August 8, 2017, Boot Hamilton said…

Thanks for the 'Welcome', Tyler. I'm starting to like this place - a lot. Members seem like good people - w/ just one exception so far. Considering the state of online forums these days, that's pretty damned good.

Looking forward to more interaction.

Talk to you later,


At 9:06am on July 22, 2017, Arthur Olins said…

Thanks for accepting me into your forum, it's going to take me some time to find my way around, 


At 6:00am on July 21, 2017, serg childed said…

thanks for welcome words.

At 4:05pm on July 18, 2017, Kevis Hendrickson said…

Thanks for the warm welcome, Tyler. Glad to be a member of this wonderful forum.

At 8:57am on June 4, 2017, Zygmunt Krauze said…

Thank You!

At 8:14am on June 4, 2017, Lasse Karhu said…

Thank you for the welcome!

At 5:37am on June 4, 2017, Rowy van Hest said…

Thank you, Tyler.

Tyler Hughes's Blog

Symphony No. 2: Ocean Symphony (First Draft)

Posted on October 4, 2015 at 10:42am 15 Comments

This is my second symphony, subtitled Ocean Symphony. This is just the first draft so there is still a lot of editing needed to be done. The movements represent a depth zone of the ocean and are as followed:

  1. Epipelagic Zone
  2. Mesopelagic Zone
  3. Bathypelagic Zone
  4. Abyssopelagic Zone

Each movement is to represent both the marine life that inhabit each zone as well as the ocean conditions unique to each zone. 

Let me know what your first…


My Arrangement of Beethoven Adagio Cantabile

Posted on June 7, 2015 at 10:44am 2 Comments

Take a listen and look at my arrangement of Beethoven's Adagio Cantabile

Follow the score here…


My study guide / Sample advance theory lesson in the making

Posted on December 8, 2013 at 8:00am 0 Comments

In the process of studying for a final exam I decided to make a sample lesson that I would make for my online theory course, because what better way to ensure you know something than to teach it. 

This is a very very rough draft of a lesson but its up for anyone to read and learn. Enjoy.

Introduction to Schenkerian…


RIP John Tavener

Posted on November 12, 2013 at 11:27am 1 Comment

John Tavener died today at the age of 69

In memory post your favorite Tavener piece here.

This requiem remains one of my favorite pieces, not just from him, but all time. 


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