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  1. Nocturnes

    I'm witting a series of nocturnes, the first two:
  2. Trailer Music

    I am writing music for our school. We are participating in the Grampian's Children's Book Awards and my group have asked me to write some music. This is just the first draft, any criticisms welcome!
  3. 10 minute sketch of the snowfall that happened here last night.
  4. Hi everyone, After receiving positive comments of my Piano Concerto Mov.1 , I have decided to write the proceeding movements of the concerto, which serves as a challenge to myself. I have long for writing a slow, romantic movement for a concerto and so, in contrast to the 1st Movement, the piano solo has more melodic parts here. How is the work so far? Is the string prologue too long? Btw, I am still trying hard to add woodwinds and brass as I am more familiar with strings, so I may add it later. Thank you for your comments:) Regards, HoYin
  5. I’m thirteen and an aspie check out my waltz couldn’t upload sound via my medium so I had to upload just sheet music.
  6. Fear

    This is my first time I completely write a experimental piano. It's not beautiful, hard to listen but when play it, I shivering, i think i can see some soul around me. i cant explain this feeling. Thank you for listening
  7. This is a work I've been looking at on and off for a few months now. It began its life as the opening few bars in my head for a week until I wrote them down. I decided that I wanted to try and write a very light-hearted and maybe (hopefully) occasionally humorous piece, while still keeping it interesting and musically varied. It's quite clearly very 'Candide'-inspired, but I tried to take it in my own direction as well. I'm also using this piece for another subject at uni, where I have to write an essay about some aspect of critical practice, and I'm talking about humour in music in general, and what my approach has been towards composing this piece. I'm happy to share the essay once I finish it in a week or two, if anyone would be interested in it! There are still a few notation issues to work out before I can submit it as part of this year's composition portfolio for my degree, such as the pedal lines, but now that the music is basically complete I wanted to share it with people anyway. I've also got a soundcloud link if people prefer that player - https://soundcloud.com/fotytoo/serious-music-for-violin-and-piano/s-Howou.
  8. Trapeze

    I've done another piano miniature - I'm still trying to do one every week or two. This one is pretty light and playful again.
  9. Ode to Something

    Hello this is an origional composition by me and will be performed by my school's jazz band. Well give it a listen and tell me what you think... sorry for the slight static in the video I have no clue where that came from because my audio file had none of that. Follow me on Instagram @wind_player1 for frequent content. https://www.instagram.com/wind_player1/ Follow my SoundCloud
  10. Elara

    Hello Friends, I finished a new piece yesterday. I'd like to hear from you about it. Best regards Elara.mp3
  11. [Theory 302a] Mirror

    Here's my piece for the youngcomposers Theory 302 course. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IzIBSqp3U1U
  12. Hello. As the title says, this is the first movement of my first Piano Sonata in B-flat Major. Although it is just the first movement, I consider it to be the first complete piece made by me. All feedback is welcome. Thank you in advance. And a simple analysis of it: The Exposition begins an Alberti bass in the key of B-flat minor, responsible for a contrast with the B-flat major melody. It is followed by the first subject (A1) from bar 3 to the beginning of bar 5. After a brief quarter-note pause, a variation of this subject makes a transition to the second subject (A2), which goes through bars 7-10 and then repeats itself from bar 11-13. It should be noted that there is a variation of it in bar 12, followed by a transition, as it is in the first subject. After the transition, the closing section is made of G’s interrupted by pauses and followed by an ascending sequence of A, B-flat and C. This small motif serves both as a transition to the transition (yes), and as a normal transition to the dominant. The transition (to the dominant) (bars 18-22) modulates firstly to C, then to E-flat Natural minor, to finally arrive in the parallel of the dominant key of F Minor. It should be noted that, the whole transition, which has 4 entire bars, is made entirely of a repeating sequence derived from the transition to the transition. Which shows the astonishingly amazing creativity of the composer*. In bar 24, we have our first dominant chord, followed by a descending sequence of notes, until we arrive in the third subject (B), which repeats itself. This third subject, in contrast to the other two, is not accompanied by an Alberti bass, but rather by chords, of which evokes a melancholic mood, another difference in it from the other two. It may sound rather generic for the avid listeners of film scores, of which the piano themes are always in this mood, but one should know that this comes from the composer’s heart and he has no intent of changing it for now. Immediately after the repetition of the third subject, the Development begins, still the dominant, with the returning of the Alberti bass in bar 31. The fourth subject (C), which is exclusive of the Development, modulates from F minor (parallel of the dominant) to an interchange between A minor and F minor, and creates variations of itself, while it keeps tightening until we arrive in an A minor V7 chord, of which ends the Development. In the Recapitulation, the Alberti bass comes back in B-flat minor, but this time in octaves (Bb2 and Bb3; F3 and F4, et cetera). Now both tonic subjects lose their flats, making them slightly different, not much to usual listener. The transition to the third subject is now made of two bars. The chords after it, including the descending sequence, are now without flats. The third subject, now in the tonic, loses most of its melancholic mood, and gains a more hopeful one. After it’s repetition, the Coda theme (bars 70-75) is made of a small motif from the third subject, which goes until the end, with a perfect cadence. *sarcasm.
  13. Here is my piece for the theory course 302a Bartók. The inspiration for this piece is, of course, Bartók's Mikrokosmos, but I was also inspired by Friedrich's Der Wanderer über dem Nebelmeer, which is shown below:
  14. Music for ensemble

    Please listen until the end. Feedbacks are very appreciated!! Enjoy your life <3
  15. This is part of a personal project I'm in...
  16. How is this sound produced?

    Hello, I wonder how the sound from 0:00 to 1:00 is produced on the piano. Schnittke uses the term con amplificatore which means with amplifier. It almost sounds like some gamelan instruments. Thanks!
  17. Hi everyone!!! This was one of my first works i 've done in the past few years and i would be very happy to share it with you. A dedication to all of you! There are two parts: the first one, from 00:00 sec to 03:44 sec & the second part from 03:44 sec to the end of this track. This part (the second) took me over 3 months to find the right notes of this -orchestral strings- melodic uplift. This music includes Chorals, vocals, orchestral strings, piano and xylophones. This track is relative to the art of the album cover. I would like to say that " It is a dedication to people & inspiration of people who act by making good things selflessly!!! Feel free to listen & to comment if there is something you found that doesn't sounds good enough :) Thank you !!! With love -Dream Sown-
  18. Original Piano Piece Good Evening guys and gals, I'm new here, and my name is Artie I composed this little diddy a while ago for a fan community that I like. I know it isn't really good quality, but it's my first time putting myself out there like this. So, if you can view it, maybe comment there on Youtube,or here and give me some criticism. Bearing in mind, again its my first and as of yet only attempt at publishing me playing piano. A Diamond Shattered: SU fan piece Thanks again for the support, and I hope to hear something soon. ~Artie
  19. Hello guys! So for most of my life i've sat down at pianos and improvised. A couple years ago I got a phone and started to record these sessions. I've never really publicly "published" these recordings, but since my parents and musical friends say I should, here's one! This is one of my more recent sessions... I record anywhere from 1-3 a day! I only started taking piano lessons last year so my technique is super primitive Any advice for me as an improviser? Are these any good?
  20. I've been revising older works of late, particularly my earlier piano pieces. This is the third of a set of three pieces where each work emulates one of the major old style of Western Music (Baroque, Classical, Romantic). It's a someone free-wheeling, highly virtuosic work (I've been told that an earlier version may not have been playable which I've since tried to address) and is essentially a piano transcription of the ending of another work of mine for violin and orchestra. I recently acquired some nice piano sounds which I also tried out on this work (VI Labs Ravescroft 275). Score is attached but as always, it's a bit messy.
  21. A Brisk Walk

    A little piano piece I wrote over the last day or two. The initial idea occurred to me late in bed one night while I couldn't sleep. It's probably one of my least tonal pieces so far, although I wouldn't go so far as to call it 'atonal'. I'm really having some fun exploring the sounds and harmonic colours possible once I start accepting a little dissonance into my style. I'm starting to seriously think about compiling a bunch of small piano pieces into some sort of collection - I seem to be writing a lot of them lately, and I intend to continue doing so. My aim is to write one short piano piece at least every two weeks.
  22. Aquarelle for Flute & Piano - "Sky Study"

    Here is a short piece for flute and piano entitled “aquarelle,” a French term used for watercolor paintings. The inspiration for the term came from Frederick Delius (a favorite composer of mine), who used it for two of his chamber pieces. For me, the term helped me better envision what I intended to depict – a study of the sky (which itself was derived by the watercolor that I paired with the music by J. M. W. Turner). The piece is divided into three clear sections – the first and last being very similar – depicting the passage from open sky to clouds back to the open sky above the clouds. In the first section, the piano has a brief introduction, which is meant to flow like a gentle breeze, before the flute sets a gentle melody on top of it. The second section is a view of the clouds, which come and go like giants, flowing from one to the other; at the end of this section, grace-note figures in the flute part are introduced to resemble the flapping of a birds’ wings fighting through the clouds. The final section is back to the soaring melodies from the first section, now with the grace-note figures as a constant image. The piece ends abruptly with the flute, just how gust of wind might blow at full force only to die away suddenly. Like all my recent chamber works, I am going to try to obtain a recording of this work. Wish me luck, and I appreciate any comments, just as usual!
  23. Four Short Movements

    Hey everyone! It's been a very long time! I first joined here around a decade ago, and never stopped composing! I've since moved to Sweden from the US, and am studying composition at a conservatory here. I wanted to share my first big project from last term, where we were to compose for a chamber ensemble of fantastic musicians (Norrbottens NEO, in case you're interested). As first years, we weren't on their actual recital and were encouraged to write music as difficult as we wanted and try new things. Unfortunately, their percussionist was ill on the day of the rehearsal/recording, and we only had about an hour each to rehears and record, so it didn't turn out as great as I had hoped. It was still an awesome learning experience, and given a few more hours of rehearsal I'm sure it would have turned out great. In lieu of that, I'll attach both the midi and the recording, as well as the score. The ensemble is for flute, clarinet, violin, viola, cello, piano, and percussion. Instead of writing one piece, I decided to write four short movements, each one exploring a different idea. The first two are played as one, and explores some cool scales (double harmonic major as well as a fully diminished locrian), the third movement deals with time signatures/rhythm (and, seeing how the percussionist that was there that day was sight reading, I think he did fantastic), and the fourth movement was to see how much I could have acoustic instruments sound like synthesizers in a dubstep-like movement. Obviously it's a finished piece, but any and all feedback would be welcome! I hope to be posting here more and getting to know the new people as well as catching up with the old ones :D
  24. Carme

    Dear Friends, Please check out my latest piano song. I had difficulty in composing a proper ending so I think it ends somehow unexpectedy at the moment. I'll try to fix it. But I was so impatient to have someone listen to it and I decided to post it here. Thanks for your comments in advance. Best regards, Selcuk
  25. Hi all, this is my first time here. Just wanted to share this and see what kinds of things you're hearing. It's very minimal and simple (but it builds!) I have little-to-no formal music theory/training, just love making sounds :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pIlrHgd85Cg