After Darmstadt 1996
by Aleksandr Blok (death 1921)
translation Ali Riza SARAL
I prefer the gorgeous freedom,
And I fly to lands of grace,
Where in wide and clear meadows
All is good, as dreams, an
This, my Fifth String Quartet, continues my exploration into writing music of a more contrapuntal nature.
This work is about 24 minutes in length and I very much appreciate you taking the time to listen, and hopefully enjoy it. It has been very diffic
One of the music sites I look at sometimes is the well-established New Music USA.
In this blog post I'll mention two recent articles from that site which composers may find interesting.
JULIANA HALL: PULLED INTO THE POETS’ WORLD is an extensive inter
A Medieval Songbook: Troubadour & Trouvere by Feltcher Collins, Jr. et al. (University Press of Virginia, 1982) is a valuable resource for performers and listeners of medieval music.
Although the phrase Medieval music is likely to suggest to the ge
Complete Country Dance Tunes from Playford's The Dancing Master, edited by Jeremy Barlow (Faber Music 1986) may be of little interest to most people, but of the highest interest to those interested in its particular subject. Playford's Dancing Master
Ancient Irish Airs and Dances: 201 Classic Tunes Arranged for Piano by George Petrie (Dover, 2002)
One of the most important collections of traditional Irish tunes was George Petrie's Ancient Music of Ireland, put together in the mid-19th century. Pet
I currently mostly use Sibelius notation software. For creating demos, these samples are not great. You can get plugins, but this is limited. What is a more effective/efficient way of creating demos?
So far the most promising thing I've found is Doric
There is so much to learn about how to abolish writer's block, to connect to the CP, and enjoying the artistic life without frustration because the development of a great idea is elusive. It's fantastic how kids can play for hours and stream creativi
Hi, everyone--I hope the New Year is going really good for you and yours so far :)
If you have a chance, there's a blog post about my composing entitled "Conversation with Composer Bob Morabito" that you hopefully might find interesting:
"Reincarnation of a Lovebird," in section B, the changes go like this:
B-9 Eb13 G#7(#9) C#+7 F#m(M7) (The piece is in F#m)
The first change is very strange.
To see this in black and white, transpose to Am and the B-9 to Eb13 becomes:
D-9 to Gb13
October 11, 2018 my debut instrumental alobma was released - Hybrid Vol.1
The album contains 12 songs of various stylistic orientation. "">Initially, there was a desire to make an album in the style of an Audiomachine, but after seeing how much simil
Hi, this is my first post, I'm music composition student. Hello everyone.
I'm searching for books about neoclassical music harmony. I know there are big differences for every neoclassical composer, but am trying to understand neoclassical music and wr
I deleted a couple of things on my SoundCloud, so I could fit on my piano concerto "Chaos". It's not like a normal concerto where it battles with the orchestra. Here it is the engine of the orchestra. It wasn't originally a concerto, but the piano pa
Prelude in F Minor
This is a piece I wrote for a film in a film scoring class I took at Berkley School of Music.
I've recently revised (again) my Water entry for the last contest, The Black Pool. Some were disappointed by the ending, and so was I, so I've hopefully made it more interesting. It's also a better playback medium. https://soundcloud.com/sferre701/th
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