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  2. I think the recording quality lends itself to the aesthetic I’m trying to create. I was inspired by this album in particular: Still work in progress, I have the germs of all the songs but still need to write and record them all
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  4. I'd be interested in hearing this once properly recorded. As is, it's kinda hard to hear certain things, and the backing vocals are pretty loud. However, I dig this so far. I like the 3 3 2 2 2 rhythmic scheme, and your exploration around a lot of the fret board. I would maybe chop off the ending section, it seemed like an unnecessary 30 seconds or so. Is this complete or still a work in progress? As it stands, it sounds like a segue or transition in between songs for your album, or perhaps the opening or closing song. If it's not done yet, you could easily think about traditional song forms from popular music (verse, chorus, bridge, etc.) if you wanted to expand this. Nicely done, keep us updated on your progress!
  5. Hey there Nice piece, here's a few notes: -Your piece is in D minor, so it'd be better to notate the A#'s as Bb (scale is D E F G A Bb C D). If you use the key signature, your score will be easier to read and won't have as many accidentals. -for readability in your score, I would put the bass below the cello at the bottom. -You have lots of room for expanding harmony with this. For future pieces, check out what other chords you could use to keep it fresh. For instance, the melody frequently holds the Bb over the dim ii chord (E G Bb), but that note is also in the iv chord (G Bb D) and the VI (Bb D F). -watch for clashes in your harmony too (bar 29) -with multiple instruments, also think about limiting doubling. It's fine occasionally, but your music will be more interesting when you compliment your melody with a harmonizing line. -I liked the grace note textures in the piano right hand starting at bar 41, would've been cool for you to expand that or make it more prominent Overall, this is a great start! Do you have plans to continue this one or do you consider it finished? Thanks for sharing!
  6. Hi, Just enquiring about the Young Composers' Competition. I have a student who is a keen composer & I'm looking for avenues for him to explore his skill & be judged externally. Many thanks, Ruth de la Mare
  7. What a powerful ending. I imagine there's influence of Beethoven's 8th Symphony, where he repeats the perfect cadence for hundreds of bars. Here it is the tragic version of it to confirm the tragedy yet once more. That's so memorable that make me almost forget about what's preceding it.
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  9. Maybe it's something about the quality of the string sounds you're using and the close voicings, but this reminds me of an accompaniment to a silent film that would be played live on a theater organ. The film is a melodrama with an unhappy ending, naturally!
  10. There are certain moments in certain pieces that sound so completely “right” and natural to me that I’ve long imagined that they weren’t really composed so much as discovered — that they were always there since the beginning of time, somehow hanging in the air, waiting for someone to notice them and write them down. Now, I don’t for an instant think this is literally true. And it’s not the same thing as instantly liking a piece on first hearing. I’m talking about a sense of utter perfection, that of course the music has to be just that and nothing else. The feeling is really strong when it happens. And I wonder, is this something genuine about the music and how it resonates with me at the moment? Or is it just a sense of familiarity and recognition? Maybe I heard this music when I was a very little kid and I don’t remember it, except as a happy experience? Does anybody else experience something like this? What music does it for you? (I’m holding off giving my examples until others chime in.)
  11. Hi! This two part suite is just something i started to experiment. First part propably reminds of some heavy melody. It is repeated 2 times. Only piano and soloist plays this part. Second part i got ideas from actually listening reconstruction of Delphian Hymns. This part is not repeated. Both parts have quite long melody lines. I am not sure if french horn can play the fast passages in melody part. But It looks like it suites for its range.
  12. No worries, Peter. There are any number of works by famous composers that other people can't get enough of that leave me cold. Like, most Mozart, for example. What I love about Janacek is the way he was able to find a totally original - and instantly identifiable - way to speak through the orchestra. He doesn't do development in the Classical sense; he repeats little blocks of melody in different harmonic and textural settings, and it's the evolution of those settings that is the development. As others have said, it shouldn't work, and yet it does. IMO you can't listen to the 3rd movement of the Sinfonietta and not feel like you've been somewhere!
  13. I maintain that I am still young in a geological sense and hence qualified for this forum. But seriously, anybody with the willingness to learn from others and to offer honest constructive criticism should be -- and, as far as I can tell, is -- welcome.
  14. Not my best but uploading regardless
  15. these will be my dying words no one will know what I mean lol. my fear has a grip on me man. I'm writing a series of interconnected miniatures to try and idk rectify the problem in my own way, dipping my toes into the proverbial waters. duh
  16. Thank you! This poem is about a man who looks at the night sky and sees a constellation of stars that reminds him of a time looking for a little girl in the woods. He never found her, however looking up at the stars he sees her. Although this means she's dead, it also means her innocence will forever be in the stars. The "how we looked down thin paths" is meant to represent looking through the woods and barely being able to see anything. The dissonance is meant to create discomfort at the hopelessness of finding this girl. That is why it is only SSA, because when the men join even an octave down the dissonances won't be as strong. The "how we were thanked and sent away" talks about how eventually they had to give up. It hurts to stop looking but it needs to happen. That's why this separation happens.
  17. I love the use of suspension and added seconds in this piece. For me it really represents light which is not too bright. The overall atmosphere is somewhat hopeful but repenting. I like it very much. That's not what I can do now. In "how we looked down thin path", the top three vocies imitate each other in unison. Is the imitation used to convey a sense of chasing, and does the unison represents "thin"? That's a great use of word painting. But would it be better to involve male voices, since there is "we"? In "how we thanked and sent away", female and male voices first sing in unison, then split in contrary motion. Does that mean the lovers are seperated despite being together for some time? That's only my guess.
  18. from my upcoming album. lyrics don’t mean anything
  19. I read this poem today and it almost made me cry at the first reading. So the first time in years I wrote a piece of music. Please let me know what you like and what you don't before I send this to my colleagues. All listens are greatly appreciated. Also below is the poem of the piece. Through the telescope: Crater of the moon The rings around Saturn A light floating in Radio waves of the first explosion As I stepped back, an image Quick constellation of a figure I knew Traced itself for a moment Among the night sky fires I remembered the search For a lost girl, years before In the forests of upstate New York: How we looked down thin paths Ended by walls of mist Lacing itself in layers between The trees How we were thanked and sent Away: only the locals would keep looking Now I had found her But could never bring her back: The angle of sight lost Light-years between her fingertips: I had found her But can never bring her back
  20. Hi posting scores I wrote tonight part of the same symphony in C
  21. Thank you, MJFOBOE! I particularly like more the chromatic section than the beginning.
  22. The song repeats itself because I put a repeat sign at the end of it, that translated into the mp3 download as well
  23. I made this song this morning, I just challenged myself to write something. It started out as just piano but then I added some strings. The instrument sound is a little fake because I made this one in noteflight. Here's the sheet music link: https://www.noteflight.com/scores/view/59000adda1627076d3029f12e56fdf3a6c220874
  24. Hey @Henry Ng! Thank you very much for your comment! It makes me really glad to know you could extract some knowledge from my music :) I was also inspired by many works in this forum before, and its nice to know that what I write can do the same for others. Good luck on your work :)
  25. Great work as always man! I totaly agree with @Thatguy v2.0, expand the stuff your write! Form is so crucial for a work to stand on its own. Not investing the time into making sure the form works is like trying to make a sandwich but forgetting to buy bread. You already got the material, so it shouldn't be too hard taking the next step. And even if it is, it'll be worth it :) Please buy that bread.
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