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luderart

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luderart last won the day on December 14 2018

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About luderart

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    Aspiring Amateur composer

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    Male
  • Location
    Lebanon
  • Occupation
    Psychologist
  • Interests
    Chess, Scrabble,
  • Favorite Composers
    Bach, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Cherubini, Brahms, Schubert, Schumann, Dvorak, Franck, Khachaturian, Part, Mansurian
  • My Compositional Styles
    Short aphoristic pieces for various instruments (mainly solo)
  • Notation Software/Sequencers
    Sibelius 6
  • Instruments Played
    Cello

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  1. This is my "Three Sententiae for Two Pianos, Op. 323". It is my first work for the combination of two pianos. I never would have imagined I would compose for that particular combination. However, the idea to compose a set of sententiae came to me almost six months ago, on the day I attended the concert of a piano duet. And so I have realized it now, six months later.
  2. Wonderfully creative. Can't add much to what the others have said above. Whatever made you think of the title? Did you set out with the title and try to visualize it? Or did you think of the title after composition?
  3. I enjoyed listening to it. The voices combine marvellously and the music progresses beautifully. Keep up the good work. But provide a score also. Or if you can't, at least mention the instruments you have employed.
  4. This is my 3rd soliloquy for trumpet. I have also written a set of "Three Sententiae for Trumpet and Piano, Op. 296", which, like the two previous soliloquies for trumpet, were composed in April 2017. I have provided the transposing score for the trumpet in Bb, as in all the previous trumpet pieces I have posted here. Here's the link to my 2nd soliloquy for trumpet: https://www.youngcomposers.com/t34999/soliloquy-for-trumpet-no-2/
  5. This is the fourth of my pieces that were previously published here on Young Composers forum but got deleted during the renovation of the website in late April - early May 2016 and that I am choosing to publish again. As I have previously mentioned when republishing such pieces, they number 181 and I will try to post some of the best of them from time to time. This is my "Reverie for Double Bass". It is the very first piece that I shared on Young Composers, back on March 28, 2012. I am still fond of it. At the time I introduced it simply with, "This is a short Reverie for Double Bass I wrote."
  6. These are my "Two Sententiae for String Quartet Op. 321". Here is the link of my previous set of sententiae for string quartet, again a set of two sententiae: https://www.youngcomposers.com/t36832/two-sententiae-for-string-quartet-op-311/ In the line of reposting some of my older pieces, I had also posted another set of sententiae for string quartet. Here's the link for that: https://www.youngcomposers.com/t36851/three-sententiae-for-string-quartet-op-139-old-deleted-piece-2181/
  7. Thanks for your review and opinion caters. Also thanks for pointing out the dynamics issue. I was not clear about it. I will keep that in mind in the future. I updated the score eliminating the extra "F". Regarding the 'soliloquy', it's a short piece for a solo instrument. I have a more detailed description which I couldn't find right now.
  8. This is my 2nd soliloquy for celesta. I have used the instrument in another piece by itself and as part of a duet in another series of pieces.
  9. This is my "Sententia for Viola Op. 319". It is my first solitary sententia. It is the 2nd opus of sententia(e) I have composed for viola, the first being my Op. 169, a set of five senteniae, composed in September 2013. Of course, a viola player may choose to play all 6 together. But I could not but publish this solitary sententia with a separate opus number since it is so far removed in time from that initial set of 5 sententiae. I might later repost that set as part of my posts of old/previously posted but deleted pieces. Here is my updated description of the "sententia/e" as included on the title page of the score of the piece,: The 'sententia' is a musical form I originated in 2013. The word 'sententia' (plural: 'sententiae') is the Latin for the word 'sentence'. The Oxford dictionary defines 'sententia' as "A pithy or memorable saying, a maxim, an aphorism, an epigram; a thought, a reflection." For me a 'sententia' is a musical utterance of a thought that is complete in itself, like a sentence. It is also an utterance that finds no need for any elaboration or development. Hence my sententiae are short pieces that usually come in sets – the current sententia being an exception. In sets of sententiae, the individual sententiae are often related to each other in some way. For sets of sententiae also, it is expected that performers observe a short pause between one sententia and the next and that the audience refrain from clapping during those pauses.
  10. Thanks Luis Hernández for your review and opinion. I'll look over the score regarding your comment about the time signatures. Concerning the range of the instrument, I guess they usually write the lower notes with 8vb, or it's possible only on some bass trombones. I checked the possibilities on the following website: http://resources.music.indiana.edu/isfee/ And as far as I could hear and see, the examples played went even lower. But you are right that Bb is given as the lowest note at other online sources. Another source gives the Gb an octave lower as the lowest note of the contrabass trombone (http://www.orchestralibrary.com/reftables/rang.html). I await the a clarification – perhaps from a bass trombone player on YC. Accordingly, if required, I will either make the piece for contrabass trombone or revise it to make it within the correct range of the bass trombone.
  11. Thanks Jared Steven Destro. Glad to know you like the piece!
  12. This is my Soliloquy for Bass Trombone No. 1, my first piece ever composed for Bass Trombone or for any trombone. I hope that you enjoy listening to it. I would hope to hear feedback from a bass trombonist and hopefully have someone play it one day.
  13. Thanks Gustav Johnson for your review and feedback! Glad to know you love the piece. Nice to hear your expectations and interesting feedback. It's interesting that you were reminded of Bach! Of course, Bach, as one of the greatest composers ever, is always and inevitably an influence and an ideal in composition to learn from and aspire to, while of course creating and maintaining one's own originality as a composer. I think as composers we seek to communicate with - not imitate - other composers. It is that desire to communicate - to give one's own compositional response to all the great composers/compositions one hears and appreciates - that was/is in fact one of my main motivators as a composer.
  14. This is the third installment of my pieces that were previously published here on Young Composers forum but got deleted during the renovation of the website in late April - early May 2016 and that I am choosing to publish again. Those pieces number 181 and I will try to post some of the best of them from time to time. What distinguishes this soliloquy is that, after I posted it, I was asked by a member of YC to choose one of my pieces for members of YC to compose pieces based on its theme. And I chose this piece since it was - and probably still is - one of my most original pieces. This is how I introduced my Soliloquy for Clarinet No. 5 when I posted it the first time back in October 5, 2013: "This is my 5th soliloquy for clarinet. I think it is the best clarinet soliloquy I have composed till now. And I consider it among my best compositions."
  15. Fine piece! Congratulations on the 2nd prize.
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