Forums

  1. Board

    1. Announcements and Technical Problems

      Check here for the latest news, report technical problems with the board, or submit your suggestions

      8,364
      posts
  2. Upload Your Compositions for Analysis or Feedback

    1. Orchestral and Large Ensemble

      Upload compositions which use an orchestra or a large ensemble (defined as one requiring a conductor)

      157
      posts
    2. Chamber Music

      Upload compositions written for a small group of instruments (including works with piano), or for solo instruments (other than works for solo keyboard)

      137
      posts
    3. Choral, Vocal

      Upload compositions that extensively make use of one or more singers, whether in the form of a soloist or a chorus

      77
      posts
    4. Piano Music, Solo Keyboard

      Upload piano and solo keyboard works

      187
      posts
    5. Incidental Music and Soundtracks

      Upload video game music, film music and other forms not primarily intended for the concert stage

      37
      posts
    6. Jazz, Band, Pop, Rock

      Upload Jazz, Band or Pop/Rock compositions

      21
      posts
    7. Electronic

      Upload music which makes use of electronic resources

      20
      posts
    8. Incomplete Works; Writer's Block and Suggestions

      Works here must be attached using the forum's attachment method. Incomplete works will not be categorized in the network.

      19
      posts
  3. Competitions and Collaboration

    1. Competitions and Challenges

      Please use this forum to submit all your competitions and challenges.

      2,787
      posts
    2. Competitions

      The place for all non-monthly competitions!

      619
      posts
  4. Technological

    1. Finale and Sibelius Help Desk

      Post questions about Finale or Sibelius here

      599
      posts
    2. Software and Hardware

      Discuss notation software, sequencers, wave editors and other software packages, or ask for advice about keyboards, sound modules, General MIDI, sound cards and other music hardware

      559
      posts
    3. Sound Libraries

      Discuss different sound libraries. This is also the place to talk about software samplers, such as EWQL, VSL, GPO, Kontakt and Gigastudio

      201
      posts
  • Works With Few Reviews

  • Posts

    • Choir
      Thank you Ken320!
    • Crow-song
      This piece was composed by me, and as it's one of my favourite poems, I wanted to give it 'sounding'. Albert Wass was a Hungarian poet of the 20th century. As Hungary lost both wars, Transylvania was taken by Romania, where Wass was born. For he'd taken part in World War II., he'd to exile himself from the country to the U.S., and he could never return. If he'd did so, he'd been executed (or at least jailed) by the Communist Goverment - that took control of the country for 1989 - like many people. In he's poems, patriotism, nostalgia, the wartime losses, bitterness, and of course, the transylvanian-hungarian land(scape) has a strong role, and frequent presence.  The poem is in Hungarian, but I translated it to English for you. Unfortunately, I'm positively not a poet, so I only cared about the content and the meanings, not about the form and rhymes. You can read the translation below. As for the sheet, the piece was recorded with EWQL Brass Section and Finale 2012, and it's up to ignore the dynamics I wanted. But please notice, that in the sheet you can find the correct notation. I was trying to accord to the poem, and 'paint pictures to music' I saw while reading it. I used many specific 'Hungarian folksong - sounding' melodies and harmonies. I take any advice, remark or criticism that helps me make my piece better. Thank you, and best regards!

      Translation by Defearon: Dearest love of mine, look at the mount's ridge!
      A coat is made thereon, by the blonde rime.
      And where the creek flows, recess-like,
      it visits the woodlands covered with death.
      And within the woodlands blood and death exists.
      Everything is cold to the bones... everything, that was
      scattered as a present, by the Summer.
      And sometimes, soft winds are sneaking through,
      sending a message, "the faith was vain",
      And - what is left here by the dead Spring -
      it's buried by the leafs of the beeches.
      And do you hear it?
      Magical melodies are heared from the clouds high upon!
      See? There are brother-crows marching through,
      a wandering pair in love.
      And they are flying together, forever,
      where the Fall made melodies and flowers fall...       (Maybe I'm still a poet :) )
      Dearest love of mine, come with me to the Fall,
      and stop with me high, at the rime-white edge,
      under the saddest but finest beech-tree,
      and see, what beatiful wilting is!
      And the megic left here... is only left for us!
    • Untitled Duet for Violin and Piano
      I felt that way too. But it's pretty, so what you weigh over what isn't really my business. In measure 25, I'm wondering why you chose to put Cb instead of B natural, because you have the D natural coming after it, and it would make more sense for it to be a B minor going to G major.
    • Minerals, for Solo Piano
      This is kind of a piece I had written before knowing much about theory, but knew enough about composition and form to formulate a coherent piece. It didn't help me get into Oberlin so I'd love to hear why from you!
    • Prelude in C major
      It sounds nice, I just have a couple issues with some of your contrapuntal stuff; some of your passing tones conflict with a harmonic tone and other times your suspended tones clash with the bass line, mostly in your Andante section (i.e. m. 40 and 43). 
  • Topics