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  1. Ninian's Lilt

    This is a piece written by my grandad, Paul Lawrence and orchestrated by his friend. https://youtu.be/iK1xhrvcmqw
  2. Hello everybody! I just finished my Piano Concerto No.1 ''Octaves'' in f minor. The Concerto consists of only one movement: Allegro con brio. The music is, of course, written for piano and string orchestra. The goal for me to write this piano concerto was to learn more about how to write for piano and how to write in a more classical, early romantic style. Note that I added some more contemporary elements as well. The concerto is in free Sonata Form: Exposition - Exposition repetition with piano (classical) || Development (many more modern elements) || Recapitulation without the second theme. I ommited the second theme in the recapitulation, because I felt like this theme was already 'mentioned' too frequently. Furtheremore, ending with the first theme sounds fine to me. What do you think about the music? Particularly the development? *The lay-out of the score still has to be done. Maarten
  3. Hi all, I had this idea for piano but wound up trying to orchestrate it over the past few days. I'm open to any suggestions and comments. Also, a question: saving MIDI out of Finale has been sounding terrible lately. The instruments all sound terrible and cheap. AND as you'll year, some of them have the piano sound swapped out for their normal sound. I am at a loss for what to do. I can save it as a WAV file which works well but I can't share WAV's on this site. I did not have this problem with it before so I was wondering if anyone knew if it's some sort of glitch that can happen in the software. Whatever is causing this, it's extremely annoying and it definitely detracts from the experience of listening to it. Thanks!
  4. Of Fire an Ice

    Of Fire and Ice.mp3 A short piece that I wrote for a Roleplay I was taking part in a while back meant to capture the two personalities of a fire mage and an Ice mage as they worked and lived together. This piece starts off with only a piano introduction before giving way to the orchestra in bar 9. From there it goes through a couple theme variations before ending back with the original theme. It is approximately 2:31 long, and stays in the key of B Major. There is a tempo change in bar 15, and again back to the original tempo in measure 67. It is the shortest piece that I have completed, and will be found on the album, "Dust of the Past" when I release it as soon as I'm finished writing and mastering the final track that will be on it.
  5. Waltz in A Major

    Here's a little waltz that I wrote in 2015, but never got around to finishing until recently. I hope you like it!
  6. Hello everybody, Today I finished my fourth symphony. To be honest, I hate to write orchestral music, because it feels like I am drowing in an ocean of possibilities and material. Yet I wanted to 'practice' my orchestration skills. The form of the piece is inspired by mosaic form, because for me recognition is one of the driving factors in the music. The lay-out and final corrections still have to be done. I am sorry for the very small staves, but this is needed, otherwise not all instruments could stand on the page. ''Randstad'' is the name of the area located in the West of Holland (Amsterdam, Den Haag, Rotterdam, Utrecht). It is one of Europe's bussiest 'metropoles' (7 million) and this is where most of the economical, social and political activities take place. I don't live in the Randstad, but in the middle of the Netherlands, where actually nothing exciting happens. What I wanted to express with this symphony is the chaotic, but also rich character of the Randstad. I am actually pretty satisfied with the result. What do you think? Any feedback or comments? Maarten (The mp3 file is called ''Nederland,'' which is wrong.)
  7. I'm sorry?
  8. Hello ^^ I'm a 17 years old young composer, and I recently made this remake of two Paper Mario's music. If you don't know Paper Mario, it's an excellent game on the Nintendo 64, I suggest you to listen to his OST. So as I said, I made my own orchestration of two musics, and I'd like to know what you think about it. Here's a link to my remake: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUe5ka6raro I hope you'll like it :D
  9. Hello! My name is Andrew Ambient! I'm an amatorial young italian ambient music composer. I've composed that soft ambient music titled "Green Mountains" with easy harmonic progressions and associated the photo (shot by me) of green mountains in order to show you the immensity of the nature, the infinite. This is my first ambient project album in which I associate images and music. That song also reminds me the Dark Knight Rises's ending scene because is relaxing but a little bit melanchonic. Listen it and tell me which images represent in your mind and which feelings do you feel. Thanks. Andrew. Good Listening! :D ---> "Green Mountains" by Andrew Ambient <---
  10. Symphony_No_2_in_C_minor_mp3.mp3 This is the first Movement to my first symphony. worked on this while I was in school this past semester. Please give me feed back on what you think about this piece.
  11. Commercial #1

    So some of you may have seen that @chopin released a couple commercials for Music Jotter a little while back, which can be heard here if you haven't: I gladly did one of them, but what you hear from mine is actually my second attempt. I wrote this first commercial and it was a little bit too heavy and dramatic for his liking I still think it works as somewhat of a standalone piece, albeit melodramatic. Hope you enjoy!
  12. Walking on Stars

    I've recently been working on an orchestra piece, and here is the finished product (first draft, at least). I know some of the transitions could be smoother, and I need to add most of the brass parts still. Any advice? https://musescore.com/randomperson555/stars
  13. this is the piece I newly composed, hope everyone like it.
  14. also some older project, time to continue ! many changes going to take place to figure out a clean line, any feedback is welcome
  15. Hi out there! This is my first track I can call "complete". To the title: My girlfriend actually wrote a short story with the same title, and I had the idea to write a soundtrack to it. I imagined this as a film. But I didn´t show it to anyone else in terms of musical feedback. The story is the following: A girl is loosing her older brother in the mountains. He accidentally fell from a cliff and died. In panic and fear of the darkness, she tries to come home before the night. She slips a few times on her way down due to the dangereus rocky ground, but eventually reaches the cliff which separates her from the village she tries to reach. After overcomming her sadness and panic after loosing her brother. She searches for a giant plant, cuts a leaf and jumps from the cliff. The girl flies and feels free from all her emotions of the day and enjoys the freedom of flying, the cold air and the sunset. After landing at the village, totally exhausted she tells her story to the villagers who form a rescue team to find her brother...Feedback is highly welcome! I recorded it with Audacity and MuseScore, so the quality could actually be better in terms of dynamics and the pauses between the scenes... https://soundcloud.com/bati-si/story-of-a-bird-final I attached the score as a pdf :)
  16. I'd greatly appreciate any feedback
  17. Op102 Untitled

    This is the piece I newly composed, hope everyone like it, and @Monarcheon welcome your commentation.
  18. Hi everybody, The last weeks I am focussing on instrumentation and orchestration. I wanted to arrange a clear Haydn sonata for a small orchestra with 2 natural horns and 2 oboes. The full name of the sonata: Piano sonata in D major, Hob. XVI: 37. Beautiful recording by Eschenbach: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6JMbUgxq-0 I wanted to keep the atmosphere of the sonata, which is very energetic, but not complicated. Because this is for practice, I only arranged the exposition of the first movement. Score, which I used: Haydn - Piano Sonata in D Hob. XVI;37.pdf M.Bauer - Small Orchestral Arrangement for Haydn Piano Sonata Hob. XVI;37.pdf I'd love to hear your feedback! Maarten
  19. Orchestral Work

    Hey guys and girls, I just wanted to ask for your opinions on my latest work "Seemanns Mär". The score is not quite finished yet so I´m just asking for your opinion based on what you are hearing. Thank you in advance! https://soundcloud.com/jan-winkelberger/seemanns-mar JPW
  20. Hey all, I was commissioned to write this piece for a intermediate level orchestra, with focus on the horns, violas, basses, oboes, percussion, bassoons, and low brass, the lesser used instruments by kids learning instruments. I decided to make it so each variation featured the a certain instrument. The only catch was the sections that these instruments had were huge. Like, almost 20-30 horns, for example. So I did my best to blend it all together, and this is what came out. This piece was heavily reviewed by the coaches of the program so it could be confirmed to be played by younger students. So any orchestration issues you may see, while not intentional per se, definitely were influenced by the jury I had. Enjoy!
  21. Hello! Here is my submission for the Winter 2017 Competition. It is piece about an affair, written for orchestra. The music follows the contours of a relationship, beginning when two lovers first meet, then winding its way through their complex and illicit romance. Any feedback is appreciated! Enjoy. Note: The theme on which this piece was originally based comes from the second movement of Beethoven's piano sonata Opus 7.
  22. Hey guys, I did some live recordings with the budapest scoring orchestra in 2015, here's my favorite one, "Spaghetti Con Brio", enjoy! : (mix by Greg Townley) They had just around 25 minutes to record that piece but pretty much nailed it (the runs in the middle part are ridiciously hard). Here's another one, I especially enjoyed the strong brass playing: (mix by Greg again, his work was amazing on this one) And then I did another shorter one, but in a moore cartoon style direction: (mixed by John Rodd) This one is the last work I did (new to come!) and is again kinda Disney, but a bit more heroic. Actually especially the first part is inspired quite a lot from John Ottman's Astroboy (fantastic score btw, check it out if you didn't yet). If you'd like to hear more, check out my other works. http://fredericbernardmusic.com/listen/ As I was asked by a lot of people; you can download pdf scores for all compositions here: http://fredericbernardmusic.com/pdf-scorestutorials/ As an introductory offer you can download the Mr. Alice and Spaghetti Con Brio full conductor scores for free (by just clicking on the download button) you name the price for the other two scores, starting at just 1 $. Feedback would be highly appreciated! :)
  23. So I've been gone for, like, 5 years. I'm back with a new piece that I finished late last year. I've been working on it for a long while but finally got it finished and sent out to competitions, which I promptly lost. :D Keeping the losing streak alive! Have a listen and let me know what you think. Program Notes After taking a trip to Istanbul a few years ago I was greatly moved by the culture and people of the massive city and inspired to write this piece. It follows in a long line of “ethnic” capriccios such as Tchaikovsky’s Capriccio Italien and Rimsky-Korsakov’s Capriccio Espagnol. It takes the famous elements of Islamic and Middle Eastern music such as maqam scales and unusual time signatures, and puts them in the Western framework of the orchestra. Much like the city itself, this piece bridges east and west. The capriccio is divided into four sections, with fragments of the same theme being woven throughout: The Introduction, depicting the Azan, or call to prayer. It is often heard echoing throughout the city for miles as the various mosques intone the call. Ottoman Empire influence is heard in the march depicting the goings-on around Tokapi Palace, the home of the Sultan. Janissary Bands and Ottoman military drills echo out a humorous and grandiose march. Next the more reverent side of the city is depicted with Byzantine Chants in the Hagia Sophia, one of the oldest and largest churches, then mosques, in the world. Scattered throughout is various Islamic intonations as if heard from the Blue Mosque a block away, considered one of the most impressive mosques in the world. Finally, we go to the Bazaars and streets of Istanbul, where bands play a unique blend of Eastern European and Middle Eastern music. Asymmetrical time signatures and non-western scales come together for the final dance. Score attached. Rendering on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/tokkemon/istanbul-kapricyosu-istanbul-capriccio
  24. La Metra

    Hey All! Had this one for a month or two and I'm stuck. It depicts my first train experience recently, on the metra into Chicago, and on the El-Train in Chicago. Needless to say it was super cool and I can't wait to do it again! Some things I'm pleased with: the rhythmic piano and rhythmic string ideas, the themes and ideas themselves Things I'd love feedback about improving: transitioning between themes and styles more smoothly. Enjoy, and thanks for listening :) p.s. please ignore the "Snare Drum" sound at 0:23 or so... Yay Sibelius sounds!
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