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  1. I've recently been working on an orchestra piece, and here is the finished product (first draft, at least). I know some of the transitions could be smoother, and I need to add most of the brass parts still. Any advice? https://musescore.com/user/14674686/scores/3671441
  2. I'd greatly appreciate any feedback
  3. This is the piece I newly composed, hope everyone like it, and @Monarcheon welcome your commentation.
  4. Hi everybody, The last weeks I am focussing on instrumentation and orchestration. I wanted to arrange a clear Haydn sonata for a small orchestra with 2 natural horns and 2 oboes. The full name of the sonata: Piano sonata in D major, Hob. XVI: 37. Beautiful recording by Eschenbach: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6JMbUgxq-0 I wanted to keep the atmosphere of the sonata, which is very energetic, but not complicated. Because this is for practice, I only arranged the exposition of the first movement. Score, which I used: Haydn - Piano Sonata in D Hob. XVI;37.pdf M.Bauer - Small Orchestral Arrangement for Haydn Piano Sonata Hob. XVI;37.pdf I'd love to hear your feedback! Maarten
  5. Hey guys and girls, I just wanted to ask for your opinions on my latest work "Seemanns Mär". The score is not quite finished yet so I´m just asking for your opinion based on what you are hearing. Thank you in advance! https://soundcloud.com/jan-winkelberger/seemanns-mar JPW
  6. Hey all, I was commissioned to write this piece for a intermediate level orchestra, with focus on the horns, violas, basses, oboes, percussion, bassoons, and low brass, the lesser used instruments by kids learning instruments. I decided to make it so each variation featured the a certain instrument. The only catch was the sections that these instruments had were huge. Like, almost 20-30 horns, for example. So I did my best to blend it all together, and this is what came out. This piece was heavily reviewed by the coaches of the program so it could be confirmed to be played by younger students. So any orchestration issues you may see, while not intentional per se, definitely were influenced by the jury I had. Enjoy!
  7. Hello! Here is my submission for the Winter 2017 Competition. It is piece about an affair, written for orchestra. The music follows the contours of a relationship, beginning when two lovers first meet, then winding its way through their complex and illicit romance. Any feedback is appreciated! Enjoy. Note: The theme on which this piece was originally based comes from the second movement of Beethoven's piano sonata Opus 7.
  8. Hey guys, I did some live recordings with the budapest scoring orchestra in 2015, here's my favorite one, "Spaghetti Con Brio", enjoy! : (mix by Greg Townley) They had just around 25 minutes to record that piece but pretty much nailed it (the runs in the middle part are ridiciously hard). Here's another one, I especially enjoyed the strong brass playing: (mix by Greg again, his work was amazing on this one) And then I did another shorter one, but in a moore cartoon style direction: (mixed by John Rodd) This one is the last work I did (new to come!) and is again kinda Disney, but a bit more heroic. Actually especially the first part is inspired quite a lot from John Ottman's Astroboy (fantastic score btw, check it out if you didn't yet). If you'd like to hear more, check out my other works. http://fredericbernardmusic.com/listen/ As I was asked by a lot of people; you can download pdf scores for all compositions here: http://fredericbernardmusic.com/pdf-scorestutorials/ As an introductory offer you can download the Mr. Alice and Spaghetti Con Brio full conductor scores for free (by just clicking on the download button) you name the price for the other two scores, starting at just 1 $. Feedback would be highly appreciated! :)
  9. So I've been gone for, like, 5 years. I'm back with a new piece that I finished late last year. I've been working on it for a long while but finally got it finished and sent out to competitions, which I promptly lost. :D Keeping the losing streak alive! Have a listen and let me know what you think. Program Notes After taking a trip to Istanbul a few years ago I was greatly moved by the culture and people of the massive city and inspired to write this piece. It follows in a long line of “ethnic” capriccios such as Tchaikovsky’s Capriccio Italien and Rimsky-Korsakov’s Capriccio Espagnol. It takes the famous elements of Islamic and Middle Eastern music such as maqam scales and unusual time signatures, and puts them in the Western framework of the orchestra. Much like the city itself, this piece bridges east and west. The capriccio is divided into four sections, with fragments of the same theme being woven throughout: The Introduction, depicting the Azan, or call to prayer. It is often heard echoing throughout the city for miles as the various mosques intone the call. Ottoman Empire influence is heard in the march depicting the goings-on around Tokapi Palace, the home of the Sultan. Janissary Bands and Ottoman military drills echo out a humorous and grandiose march. Next the more reverent side of the city is depicted with Byzantine Chants in the Hagia Sophia, one of the oldest and largest churches, then mosques, in the world. Scattered throughout is various Islamic intonations as if heard from the Blue Mosque a block away, considered one of the most impressive mosques in the world. Finally, we go to the Bazaars and streets of Istanbul, where bands play a unique blend of Eastern European and Middle Eastern music. Asymmetrical time signatures and non-western scales come together for the final dance. Score attached. Rendering on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/tokkemon/istanbul-kapricyosu-istanbul-capriccio
  10. Hey All! Had this one for a month or two and I'm stuck. It depicts my first train experience recently, on the metra into Chicago, and on the El-Train in Chicago. Needless to say it was super cool and I can't wait to do it again! Some things I'm pleased with: the rhythmic piano and rhythmic string ideas, the themes and ideas themselves Things I'd love feedback about improving: transitioning between themes and styles more smoothly. Enjoy, and thanks for listening :) p.s. please ignore the "Snare Drum" sound at 0:23 or so... Yay Sibelius sounds!
  11. Hello all, i am new to the forum and I have enjoyed reading everyone's posts so far! Here is a composition of mine written for full orchestra. It has a bit of an old school film music style to it. Thank you for listening!
  12. A small thing I did while studying for my exams. This is my second composition written for orchestra (modified orchestral ensemble). The mixing is terrible, I know. It was really random and all crazy, so please forgive me... Thank you for listening and wish all of you a nice, peaceful, warm New Year filled with creativity, brilliant ideas, and wonderful music!
  13. Here is a one-movement piece for piano and orchestra. In the instrumentation, I added my favorite instrument which is used for the counter-melody, the euphonium. There are two melodic ideas in this composition, the fanfare theme and the "lady Toya" motif. I hope you'll enjoy. Musically Yours, Chad "Sir Wick" Hughes
  14. I was going to copyright this piece but I don't really know if it's good enough to do that quite yet. I was looking for feedback on it so I can change it before it gets properly cemented the way it is. Specifically, the basic low strings part and the countersubject I wasn't sure how well they were implemented. Thanks a lot and enjoy!
  15. I arranged this (with permission) from a piece a friend of mine wrote for solo piano.
  16. Here is my suite in nine-parts about Dante's Inferno and the circles of Hell he describes. I rewrote the entire suite, as I had previously written in only six days. Much of the suite is different, and this time I included a brief introduction about every piece and the suite as a whole to give you, the listener a better idea of what is going on. Let me know what you think!
  17. Variation II.mp3 Variations on a Theme By J. Brahms.pdf This is my entry to the Fall 2016 Competition! The theme in question is from the famous finale of Johannes Brahms' Symphony No. 1. Please see the attached notes for more information about the piece. For your reference, here is a snippet of the theme: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fhHb-62BfpI Thanks for listening, and feel free to share any feedback!
  18. Hi, I've discovered this forum a few days ago and I though that I could join it to share my work here, and the most important, have some real feedback from my songs (because you know, not everybody will give feedback as good as given by people who also make music) I'd like to note one thing before you listen to the song. Actually I don't have any sort of musical preparation, none than self taught, and so I don't know a lot about pentagrams and all those things, but other than that, I can understand most of the things related to the music itself Without further delay, here's the song, I hope you like it (oh and sorry if bad english, I'm spanish )
  19. This piece was one of the pieces written for the Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra. It wasn't the original piece to be played for that concert, so when I decided to change it had to be completed very quickly; I wrote this piece in 5 days. It's inspired by the otherworldliness of the International World's Fair in Paris of 1867; the first movement, "Ballet" contrasts the second "Le festival sauvage" in the initial discovery of the new world, versus the wild fun to be had, and the return home. It has its problems as a result of its quick deadline, but I think it's one of the most programmatic and passionate things I've written.
  20. This is an overture that I made dedicated to the state of Washington, it is called "Washingtonian Overture". As i'm only 15 (soon to be 16), I haven't had any professional training on music composition, so I would appreciate some feedback on this. Thank you for listening! Programs Used: Sibelius 7.5, Noteperformer
  21. Thought I'll post something while I work on The Eighth Insignia. This is very old before I knew anything about anything and it was actually a competition entry that was hosted on RPG Revolution before the forums closed. Out of six it got third place...don't ask me how. The second one "Symphonies of our Destruction" was done before Sentient Enchanter. At the time I was angry at how crazy our societies have become and that hugely inspired this piece. If the world dies, I wanted this song to play in its aftermath.
  22. My first time using Stormdrum 2 by East West to produce those epic drums. Tried to do something different with those I haven't done before.
  23. Just trying to work around different sounds. Nothing too fancy I guess
  24. I'm reposting a piece that I posted here in 2013...one of the first pieces I posted on this forum. This was composed for the March-April (when we had bi-monthly competitions); the theme I believe was to write something based on mythology. Not to brag and boast, but I won that competition. I chose to write a nocturne representing the Greek goddess of night, Nyx. I was inspired by the great French impressionists, and their influence clearly shows in this piece. The audio and score are a little messy, since the original file will not cooperate with the new finale, so I'll play around with cleaning both things up. Enjoy!