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  1. Hi guys, just finished my new piece Rhapsody for Piano & Orchestra. Rhapsodic in form but really each new melody is a variation on the first. Hope you enjoy. Many thanks!
  2. Just started this recently, so rough around the edges. Title should change in time lol. Work in progress. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSRfQCh_-Yw Cheers
  3. Variations based on the Italian folksong Bella Ciao made popular by the Netflix series La Casa de Papel, or English dubbed version Money Heist. Hope you enjoy. https://youtu.be/VdrUpOrgoOM Mike
  4. Managed to get the 1st and 3rd movement previews onto youtube. Hope you enjoy. 1st Movement: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yBoGoXC7sQ8 3rd Movement: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AH7xAy98weI Cheers Mike p.s. my website is https://mikebat321.wixsite.com/michaelbates https://www.sheetmusicplus.com/publishers/michael-bates-sheet-music... and https://imslp.org/wiki/Category:Bates%2C_Michael
  5. Hi sorry haven't posted for ages, been busy! Here's the 2nd Movement of my Piano Concerto. I composed it when I was younger, but decided to re-work it. Will be uploading 1st and 3rd movements onto youtube soon. Hope you enjoy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVs3_spSBD8 Mike
  6. Little ditty I did years ago for piano & double bass. Hope it makes you smile! Cheers Mike
  7. Here's Shifting Tones II for Piano I did some time ago, hope it relaxes you! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrMmLjZSz_U Mike
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    Hi guys here's a 9min preview of my new piece Emotude for Piano & Cello. Full 16min recording is available at https://mikebat321.wixsite.com/michaelbates, also soon released on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon etc. Hope you like. Thanks! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zyh0E8JI-yw
  9. No3 and No9 stuck in my head the most. Very lovely playing, many thanks 1981.
  10. I love the tune at the beginning, very sweet. I feel you need some more change of keys to keep the freshness (F#major, or C..), also its a bit of shame that the tune is often lost because of the mechanical playback (Sibelius?), I know its a lot of work but it would improve vastly if you can actually play it in bit by bit with your expression. I personally use Pianoteq and Reaper, which are both free. Btw are you familiar with the Final Fantasy Piano Collections of Nobuo Uematsu? Thanks Skylighter.
  11. This is a piece I wrote years ago, for some reason I was reflecting on all the needless poverty in the world and this bubbled up. Sorry if it depresses you! Mike
  12. Monarcheon you are wrong that 'notes' or music generally has no worth. Maybe you are speaking for yourself at the moment, which is fine, but you just cannot generalise for the rest of us that music has no worth in our own lives. It has beauty, therefore it makes us feel good. Just like colour, aromas, tastes and other aesthetic things which please us greatly. Indeed each one has its own 'therapy', which help a great many people in this world. Music-therapy is a huge thing and is actually part of many University and Conservatoire curriculum. Really anything that is created that has great depth and beauty pleases us and therefore adds value to our life, because what is 'value' in life, other than 'happiness'? Beautiful music makes us happy, makes lovely memories, therefore adds value to the spirituality of our lives, which is really what it boils down to.
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