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    • Musical Overture to "A Star Is Born"
      This is an overture I might use for a pretend musical adaptation of a "A Star Is Born". I really love the movie so I thought I would write a bunch of songs to go with it and make it into a musical in some manner for fun. Although I haven't finished writing all of the songs. This overture contains the main song "I've Often Thought Of You" which is arranged in two different ways the first way being a humorous arrangement to symbolize the character Norman Maine's comical behavior when under the influence of alcohol and the second arrangement being more romantic and sentimental to accompany the lovely relationship between Norman Maine and Vicki Lester. I don't know how to orchestrate very well. To be honest I used Garritan's Instant Orchestra to get the sound so don't hate on me too much :P. I am not entirely satisfied with the sound of the orchestra at some points because it sounds like it lacks legato. I don't have a score because I don't know how to legitimately orchestrate however I will provide a lead sheet with the melody and harmony. Ignore the lyrics they have some typos and are not complete.   A Star Is Born Overture.mp3 
    • Macbeth Overture
      Two questions... 1) Do you have a score? At a first listen, the music seems to be pretty good, well-structured in a very classical way, although with somewhat puzzling dissonances added here and there, especially towards the end. But the sound quality does a disservice to the work itself, especially during the sections featuring the bass tremolos, which seem to drown everything else. We could have a better idea of what the piece is supposed to be if we could read it while listening. 2) Is this related in any way to our Summer Competition? You've written a piece based on Shakespeare, so it might qualify if you wanted it to - but I didn't see you as an entrant, so it's your call. You can find the guidelines right here.
    • Macbeth Overture
      Well, I know the sound quality is sad enough to cry :'v but what do u think? :v
    • Ave maris stella for mixed choir
      This was really lovely, Sojar.  I seem to see a lot of composers who either shy away from using cluster chords, especially in a cappella works, because they see them as too difficult, or they use them just for the sake of feeling contemporary, but without the notes making any logical sense.  Here, they add warmth and depth to the sound, but they belong there perfectly.  It's not surprising that the choir tuned them all beautifully, because the musical language just makes sense.  You've done a great job here.  Congratulations!
    • Two Etudes for Four Fingers
      What a great idea for a writing exercise!  I actually really enjoyed the octaves, which makes me wonder if it would be worth just changing instruments to make it playable?  You could ask one of our resident organists if they had recommendations for stop choices to arrange it for organ, or designate it as a four-hand two-fingers piece?  :D