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  1. UNFINISHED VERSION! I am trying to compose one of my favourite poems for soprano or tenor voice (octave below), but I'm littlebit confused, right now. I have never composed for solistic voice and accompainment before, only pure choral and some orchestral pieces I have worked. I'm asking for advice, if my work fits in some style of solistic pieces, because just like I said, I have no experience with solo, nor browsed any sheet of the "old masters" to have a look at how it works basically. So the poem is about spring, and the first verses could make out a sleeping song too. This work is unfinished, I have 3 more verses, in which I'd like to use more themes, more joy and sadness, etc. My question would be if it works well so far. The lyrics are in Hungarian, so I try to make a freestyle translation. Here you go: When Spring divides its kissis, and within the greening forests, sunshine is present, Waking up on the wet lawn, Tiny, small, white stars of Earth. To the velvet of the fields covered with dew, Whitening and falling down thousands of starflowers, And above, the wind blows softly, So the trees are waving at the edge of the forest. (...)
  2. Heyoh fellow composers! I just found an year old piano improvisation in one of my messy projects. I think it actually sounds surprisingly complete for an improvisation, but I'll surely need to learn play this and rerecord it. Meanwhile, I'd like to ask what you fellas think of the structure of this? How do you react to the fast jumps from higher sections to the lows and back up? Also, as always, I'm always curious on what associations music awakes in other people, so be free to share your thoughts! Anything else crab your attention? Hints on how to make it more interesting? Any feedback highly appreciated :) Thanks!
  3. Heyoh fellow musicians! What does this remind you of? I'm searching for a name... Also, how much does it bother you that it has the same chord proggression nearly all the way through? Thank you for feedback! EDIT: Thank you all for your responses! :) I chose a name and ended up writing a poem when searching for a fitting image. If anyone's still listening, I'd love to know how you think the name, image, poem and music work together! ^^ The Image is this: https://pixabay.com/en/piano-rose-yellow-1239729/ Past is what haunts us the most, meanwhile The nest we escape from its ghost Seeking what chains us with comfort Dreaming of all that we long for ________________________ Let us meet on Youtube too: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiDsdsnIOb3_GYfTnMEzP3A
  4. This is a short Passepied with a Trio for solo violin. I was inspired to write it after studying Bach's Sonatas and Partitas for Violin. The Passepied is in the A mixolydian mode and is broken up into two sections (the first time it appears). The first section is quite soft and light, with the second section being more free and expressive. Two short pentatonic phrases in D major are combined to form the Trio. The piece ends with a recapitulation of the first section of the Passepied. Thanks for listening!
  5. This is my 5th soliloquy for viola. Here is the link to my 4th soliloquy for viola with its two versions: http://www.youngcomposers.com/archive/music/listen/4150/soliloquy-for-viola-no-4/ Since I see that it is no longer possible to comment on pieces from the archives where this previous soliloquy is located, I would ask that anyone who listens to it and would like to comment on it please do so here.
  6. Hi all. Here is the 4th movement of my recently finished sonata in E. It is generally in the style of Beethoven/Mozart. I am quite pleased with how it has progressed. I would value any feedback. I am blessed to be able to share it. The sheet music was written with MuseScore, which is a neat little program. If you wish to listen, simply go follow the link and hit play. Cheers. https://musescore.com/user/9350326/scores/2120656 Because it is being played off the score, it will lack a little of the human touch, but it will give a pretty good idea of the overall sound of the movement. :)
  7. Hello all! For those that don't know me, I am a high school senior, graduating in a couple of weeks, and I have nothing to practice over the summer before I go study composition at Lawrence Conservatory. This summer, I really want to improve my playing 10-fold, my plan is to double my practice time and to improve so much, I'll have a really strong start when I start school in the Fall. Just to give you a picture about where I am performance wise I was 1st chair oboe at District band I have also done numerous college auditions, and every school that required an instrumental audition, I got accepted to with the exception of the Cleveland Institute of Music, which I was waitlisted to. So, basically, I'm a strong oboist with a good tone who wants to play good music. To do that, I'm going to need your help. I love new music, I don't care what style it is, I just care that it is good. I have an array of pieces I want to record this summer, but I also want to add to that, 4-6 original compositions. Let me repeat that. 4-6 compositions. That's where you come in. Basically, I am asking you to write a 3-7 minute piece for Oboe with or without accompaniment (if w/out please stay on the shorter side, my endurance is not that great). You may do whatever you want with the composition, you can include multiphonics, altissimo (I can play up to a high A, I can probably go higher, but I've never tried). As far as difficulty, please keep in mind that I'm doing other things this summer, I'm playing with a Wind Ensemble, and possibly a symphony orchestra, along with 2 jobs. I can handle if it's difficult, just don't make it insane. Basically, if you know your oboe literature, I can handle Mozart and Vaughan Williams, but nothing like Corigliano, if that helps you understand a bit more. If you're not sure, just ask me, I'll be glad to help. So, as far as a deadline goes, how about June 25? and I would give results on July 1, and will give you all feedback, so everyone will know why they did or did not make it. Rules: must be between 3-7 minutes favor towards accompanied works, unaccompanied will be accepted, but they have to be 2-4 minutes accompaniment must be piano (nothing else) must be complete by June 25 ok, I'm really hoping I get some responses to this, I will do my best to give you guys the highest possible quality recordings, and if I end up performing solo at a recital (another thing I'm looking at), I will very likely play one of your pieces. I may not be a professional, but I definitely don't sound like a dying duck. I'm good friends with people from Interlochen, I've performed in just about anything, I can do this, and you can write this! So, don't let anything prevent you from submitting (what have you got to lose?) Go ahead and give it a try! Don't fail me my composition brethren!
  8. Hi, I just started my first solo violin composition and i have 2 question about the score right now. i showed them in this picture : Does my explanation of how to play like crescendo from "ON-THE BRIDGE" to "BEHIND THE BRIDGE" right ? should i write "Similare" for the same bowing after the 2rd measure ? Thanks and excuse me for my low English
  9. Hey all again! I haven't been here for a long time... :) I have a new competition idea for you, but not sure, if anybody would be interested.. At least maybe I start your brain for today :D In February, I bought my electric cello (yamaha svc-110). I use it mainly in my rock band, and some jazzy stuff, but now I decided to write a piece for electric cello and tape. I would like to write it and perform it during the winter. Of course that wouldn't be the only piece, what I would play on that concert, and that's why I'm writing to you, guys! So if you really feel like you want to write a work for electric cello, please go for it! It's a beautiful instrument, with a very cello-like sound, but with so many possibilities. About the instrument I think I need to write some details about the instrument. Using an electric cello without anything else would be quite boring and stupid, so I have 2 pedal systems: Line 6 POD HD500 is my effect processor, and BOSS GT-100 is my loop station. With the effect processor, I can have plenty of effects like delay, distortion, reverb, transposing, filters, phaser etc etc etc... so what electric guitars have. You can connect 8 effects, so you can have delay and distortion in the same time. I can attach a pedal touching for each effect, so I can turn them on and off individually. It can have stereo sounding too, so you can make different effects on each side. I know that this is not enough information, but if you're interested, you can check the electric guitar effects on the internet, and you will find a lot. You can use them. Or for example you can say in the score that "I would like to have here a mysterious sound" or "Please add here a strange effect, what makes the audience wake up". So trust me, I can help, you just need to make a good question :) The Boss pedal is a loop station, so I can record there (to 3 separated tracks - we can synchronize them, but that's not a must, they can have independent tempo, timing), and it repeats as long as I want. You can delete the whole track, or you can stop them, fading out, or immediately. Also there is a "stop/start everything" pedal, which is very nice - an immediate silence is always a nice thing. It has some effects too, but very bad ones, I don't use them. About the pedals (mainly the Line 6 one) you need to know, that pushing a pedal has a noise, so count with that. (on the recording you won't here, but life it can be audible in the first 3-4 rows. You can compose it in the work, if you want! :) The cello itself is really like a normal acoustic cello, just it doesn't have the body, and works with battery. :D About the works I would like to play With the loop station, it's quite easy to write and play 'popish' music. You can also write some meditation music, with the loop station, sustained notes repeated, for example. Check youtube for some ideas, if you don't know, how looping works, there are many videos. Of course I would be very happy to play some contemporary classical music on the electric cello, and that would be the main aim. I would prefer a work for solo electric cello, or cello with recorded accompaniment, as I don't really have an other musician, to play together with... :/ It may be possible, that I can record the accompaniment, if you want to use the Steve Reich technique. The most important thing: the work should be for electric cello. You can rewrite your solo acoustic cello works if you want, but changing the title is not enough for me. I would like to see some effects, new ideas, creative things. One other, but very important thing: I'm still not a professional cello player. You can write complicated things, but not very very complicated, I don't really have time to practice a lot. Please excuse me for it! What I can give The works I like the most I will perform (sooner or later). I would like to have some solo concerts until spring, because organizing a solo concert is much easier, than anything else. Also I can make recording in my home studio if you want, is less work, then playing on a concert. :D If you have any questions, please don't be shy! And you can write it here, to help the others. Also if you're interested, please write! I would like to know, if anybody is thinking about my idiot ideas :D My e-mail address: gollam12@gmail.com. Please use the subject option in the mails, because I get many emails during one day, and I don't want to miss any of yours! Good luck, have fun! Marcell Magyari
  10. I have some weird priorities in my search for a sample library. I would really appreciate advice from people who know the offerings better than I do. - I don't want to make mockups of pieces. All I care about is hitting keys on my keyboard and hearing a high quality solo instrument sound come out of my computer with little latency. - My system resources (4GB RAM, 1.8 GHz Core i7, SSD) wouldn't handle anything too demanding, and I'm not planning to have a dedicated 2nd machine for this. - I don't need any special articulations (not even pizz). I can hear the effects and bowings I want; I just want a nice legato sound while I play around. - I only need western orchestral instruments (I do need wind doublings, at least down to alto fl, bass cl, english horn & contrabassoon). For percussion, I only need vibr, mar & glock. I was even thinking about just buying a good standalone grand piano instrument (so it would be as if I were just using an acoustic piano for composing -- not trying to have other instrument sounds at all). But I thought I'd ask here to see if there's some broader library I might like. Budget: I haven't done enough research yet to know what my budget needs to be. (I just heard about some prize money and could use all of it for this [1000 USD] if I had to.) I'm not interested in buying Sibelius 7 for its sounds (was suggested in another thread). Thank you for any thoughts!
  11. Hi, guys! I'm a teenage guitar player and songwriter and I'm participating in an awesome guitar solo competition. Here's my entry: http://promoshq.wildfireapp.com/website/6/contests/318481/voteable_entries/67353975 Vote for it if you like it and thanks for support!
  12. I compose many pieces for solo instruments. Whenever I want to upload them, I am faced with the problem that there is no specific section for solo instruments other than piano. As a result, I am being forced to upload them either in the piano section or in the chamber music section (mostly the latter). If we could have a specific section for solo non-keyboard instruments, I think it would be great. Maybe it would even generate more interest in composition for solo instruments. Thank you.
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