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Soliloquy for Clarinet. 4'04"

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ingo Lee Jun 18. 5 Replies

Could be played on both A and Bflat instruments. The sound file is for an A clarinet. I can't write melodies (no need to confirm that LOL. If ever I do they end up as light music which is ok as long…Continue

SOHO 3 a.m.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dane Aubrun Jun 12. 16 Replies

Soho - 3 a.m. for chamber orchestra.Fl, Picc, Ob, Cor Anglais, Clarinet, Bass Cl, Bsn, Alto Sax, 2 Horns, Percussion, Strings.DESCRIPTION EDITED as it seems to be misleading. Treat it as just another…Continue

String Quartet 1 - 1st movement. Allegretto vivace

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dane Aubrun Jun 11. 6 Replies

An attempt to compose a formal 3 movement work, this being the first. Composed February/ March this year. It was another attempt to broaden out from more familiar impressionist territory, aiming to…Continue

Haiku setting (1'15")

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dane Aubrun May 5. 2 Replies

Written for a chamber orchestra, the voice is represented by an alto flute at this stage. If it seems ok, I'll persuade a contralto to sing the voice part. A bit whimsical - I don't often write music…Continue

 

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Dane Aubrun replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion Dance for Cello Quartet (2' 12")
"You know, you guys are kind to me and your comments are most appreciated.  I once hoped to get it performed, mocked it up just acceptably with midi - but the demands scared our local cellists of which we have 4. Two are every bit up to it…"
Sunday
Dane Aubrun replied to Christophe Heroufosse's discussion Presque une valse
"It's a nice tune. I liked the silences in the opening phrases.  Silence/rests are often undervalued but here, they're effective. But it's quite some presque from a waltz.  My textbook: Bluff Your Way in Music defines…"
Sunday
Dane Aubrun replied to Rick's discussion One By One
"As usual... very nice. You'll soon need to get that popcorn swept up so you can bring that singer in! The change of key at about 2'05" was a surprise indeed. Well, you have it as far as harmonic movement goes and getting back to the…"
Sunday
Jon Corelis replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion Dance for Cello Quartet (2' 12")
"As often, I have to reply more as a typical listener than as a composer giving technical advice, but as such I agree with the favorable reactions of others to this piece.  I think it would be a strong candidate for inclusion in concert…"
Saturday
Rick replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion Dance for Cello Quartet (2' 12")
"First off, I’m sorry for commenting so late on this. I’ve been so busy with my own arrangements that I neglect commenting on other people’s works. This piece is really lovely! So melodic and rhythmic. I love where the pizzicato…"
Saturday
Dane Aubrun replied to Stephen Lines's discussion New Adagio for Strings
"I suppose it comes down to expectations. My experience of it was quite different. The likelihood of comparing it with Barber's Op 11 Adagio seemed inevitable but I was closer to Sculthorpe's "Lament" and "Sonata for…"
Saturday
Rick replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion Woodwind Quartet - Tropical Suite (5'10")
"You really would be a great asset to an animation studio. This piece is wonderfully visual! You have an ability to give personality to any instrument and evoke the full spectrum of emotions in your works. Animators would get lots of inspiration for…"
Friday
Dane Aubrun replied to Rick's discussion I Love You
"Sounds like your studio is similar to mine...no popcorn though. The place is covered in music paper - real cut and paste jobs sometimes. Yup, British, you guessed first time. England. Britain is still part of the European Union (as distinct from…"
Friday
Dane Aubrun replied to OscoBosco's discussion Melancholic piano piece I composed.
"Well, it is good - and has hints of the "Raindrop Prelude" about it. Quite in contrast to your winning String Quartet you recently posted. Presumably you're playing this piece too. It came across as a berceuse.  Interesting -…"
Friday
Dane Aubrun replied to Rick's discussion I Love You
"Can't let this pass by without comment - just noticed it on the Main page. Again - a nice one, bounce and energy. Even with sustained harmony you never allow it to stand still. It always seems like it's urging to move on. Like, when you…"
Friday
Dane Aubrun replied to Stephen Lines's discussion New Adagio for Strings
"Hi Stephen, No detailed comment to make. It's a lovely piece, wonderful harmony with some most interesting turns. Whether it's me or not I don't know but in 5/4 it seems to float along taking advantage of the rhythmic variation this…"
Friday
Dane Aubrun replied to Rick's discussion You Know It’s True
"Hey, Rick, you'll find me the most un-offendable guy on the planet...nay, in the universe.   Rant away by all means but save some of the energy for writing more of your excellent songs. :)"
Jun 18
Dane Aubrun replied to Rick's discussion Goodnight Mr Spock
"Subdominant is when the dominant one is underneath? I'm sure you know what I meant anyway :D"
Jun 18
Dane Aubrun replied to Rick's discussion Goodnight Mr Spock
"High musical intelligence??? You ARE joking! I'm not that much of a con merchant surely? It must be those shorts!  Mind, I do have my copy of Bluff Your Way in Music always to hand. Are you referring to different keys in your piece (as…"
Jun 18
Dane Aubrun replied to Rick's discussion You Know It’s True
"I suppose that's a story about performing on the fly as they say here when you do something spontaneous. Well, what a story it is. I can't say "shame about the OCD" We're all as we are and no doubt the shrinks will find…"
Jun 18
Ingo Lee replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion Soliloquy for Clarinet. 4'04"
"It seems from what I've read here on this forum that a lot of us end up with two midi versions, one for notation purposes and one for audio purposes.  Sibelius would never crowd notes like that unless you forced it to I don't think..…"
Jun 18

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What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Multimedia, Choir, Orchestra, Small Ensemble, Songs, Contemporary Ensembles
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
impressionist
Is music your main income source?
No - Not Yet
Where do you live?
Southern 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.
As an amateur violist I've used membership of local ensembles and orchestras as a way of getting pieces performed. I tend to an impressionistic style but never write off the chance to break away and do something "contemporary" or light or even 'pop'. My music education put me off serial techniques well and truly and probably did more harm than good. As for composing I still sketch on paper - no notation software is fast enough nor allows me to spread different tries on the table to edit. I then do mock-ups on Reaper relying heavily on its midi editor. I hope to comment and bring some pieces to the site if things work out. I tend to limit my things to around 5 minutes as I've found people are often happy to afford that time or less - and it's easier to get them played: local groups seem more willing to fill in spare moments of their gigs with the work of local composers. That's me!

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At 2:59pm on May 23, 2019, Stephen Lines said…

Incidentally, I see you live in southern England (why I thought you were American I really don't know). I live in Hampshire, where do you live if you don't mind me asking?

You are very encouraging with your comments about others' work (including mine) - I wish I had the same facility as sometimes I think I come across as somewhat unsympathetically critical.

Best regards,

Stephen 

At 2:52pm on May 23, 2019, Stephen Lines said…

Hi Dane,

I see from one of the threads that you compose on paper and don't know how to produce PDFs. If it helps, my printer has the facility to copy and save as a PDF - the printer itself wasn't expensive (around $100) but the ink refills admittedly cost a small fortune. You might consider shopping around and buying something similar.

All the best,

Stephen

At 8:56am on January 4, 2019, Gav Brown said…

Welcome Dane!

 
 
 

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