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About luderart

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    Aspiring Amateur composer

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    Lebanon
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    Psychologist
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    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 "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.
  2. 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.
  3. Thanks Jared Steven Destro. Glad to know you like the piece!
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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."
  7. Fine piece! Congratulations on the 2nd prize.
  8. This is my 5th soliloquy for harp. I had previously posted my 2nd, 3rd, and 4th, but they all got erased due to the renovation of the website in early May 2016. I might post one or more of them in the future as part of my repostings of older, deleted pieces. Meanwhile, I hope you enjoy this one.
  9. This is my "Soliloquy for Accordion No. 2". It is, as its subtitle declares "In Memory of a Martyr for Freedom of Expression in the Arab World: Jamal Khashoggi". I am sure you have heard about the disappearance and death of the journalist all over the news for the past 20 days or so. It has preoccupied the news media of late. And increasingly it has appeared that he was brutally killed. His last article in the Washington post had an apt title: "What the Arab world needs most is free expression" (I provide the link below for those interested in reading it). As such - and as a citizen of the same "Arab world" that Khashoggi comes from, this is perhaps my first piece which can be described as a kind of "musical commentary" on current events. May his soul rest in peace. And may the Arab world - and the world at large - come to enjoy the free expression that he dreamed of. As such, this piece can also be considered as a step in the path or process of championing the right to freedom of expression and achieving the end of all oppression. Link to Jamal Khashoggi's last article: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/global-opinions/jamal-khashoggi-what-the-arab-world-needs-most-is-free-expression/2018/10/17/adfc8c44-d21d-11e8-8c22-fa2ef74bd6d6_story.html?utm_term=.de0ae3ff2d95 Link to my "Soliloquy for Accordion No. 1": https://www.youngcomposers.com/t34266/soliloquy-for-accordion-no-1/
  10. This is my "Two Sententiae for Piano, Op. 315". It is one of those sets of sententiae that are composed of only two sententiae. Sometimes a third or further sententiae are simply not within my inspiration. And I believe that those twin-sententiae-sets are perhaps the more powerful, pure, and "precious" for their "rarity" or scarcity. Here is the link to my previous set of sententiae for piano, posted on August 8, 2018: https://www.youngcomposers.com/t36881/three-sententiae-for-piano-op-312/
  11. This is my Soliloquy for Violin No. 31. Here is the link to my previous soliloquy for violin: https://www.youngcomposers.com/t35725/soliloquy-for-violin-no-30/
  12. This is my 3rd soliloquy for bass clarinet. Here is the link to the second that I had posted almost 1.5 years ago: https://www.youngcomposers.com/t34896/soliloquy-for-bass-clarinet-no-2/
  13. Thanks Luis Hernandez for your review and your feedback.
  14. These are my "Three Piano Sententiae Op. 312". They are my 8th set of sententiae for piano. Here is the link to the previous set: https://www.youngcomposers.com/t34332/three-sententiae-for-piano-op-284/
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