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  1. The classic tune 'Chelsea Bridge' on the piano with electronics.
  2. Hey guys, this is my first time on the forum. Just wanted to post some of my music and see where it takes me. This is my first solo piano EP that I've written, it is called distance makes the heart grow fonder and it depicts the feelings experienced by a couple who love each other, yet are separated for a while, starting with a piece depicting the farewell on the train station, then moving to a portrayal of the man experiencing loneliness but thinking fondly of his love "while watching the stars". The third piece is the central piece of the EP and is a melancholy love theme. The final piece is supposed to be a breathtaking depiction of when the eyes of the couple finally meet for the first time again and the bliss and relief of seeing each other again. Link to the EP on Spotify: Constructive criticism appreciated! Please let me know what you think. And if you like it, adding it to your library on Spotify would help me massively. Check out two of the pieces on YouTube as well: Thanks!
  3. This is a short piece from several years ago
  4. Luis Hernández

    Revenge - Venganza

    A little piece I wrote. Venganza_.pdf Venganza.mp3
  5. Hey all! It's been a while since I posted anything, but I thought I'd mark my return with this new piece! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlqDGZ5r0uw I hope you like it! Dan
  6. I've posted these before but I though I'd share it again as I made some minor edits since it was last posted on some of them. This is a set of six pieces dedicated to my daughter that I wrote around the time she was born four years ago. The keys of the pieces (loosely) spell out her name. They have a pretty large range in terms of difficulty since I initially set out to write short simple pieces suitable for an intermediate level piano student but over time, they evolved to become more thematic in nature loosely depicting a childhood scene. Here's brief description of each one: No. 1 in C major - A simple sonatina movement, perhaps depicting a child's first steps on their own. No. 2 in A major - A waltz-like piece, perhaps hinting at a young child dancing with her doll (my daughter loves to dance). No. 3 in B-flat major - A fast scherzo somewhat capturing the happy chaos of young children playing together. No. 4 in B minor - A hybrid rondo-variation form. The A theme is supposed to depict the child in various moods over the course of the day as he spends the day with his mother, starting off a little grumpy when he wakes up and ending quietly as he is put to bed. No. 5 in E minor - A set of simple variations on "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star" which used to be my daughter's favorite song as a toddler. Not surprisingly this is her favorite one. No. 6 in G major - A march celebrating the transition from childhood to young adulthood.
  7. iPiano7

    My Opera

    After writing several small pop/easy listening style pieces, I have decided to go for it and write a larger work: an opera. I have the story down and I even named some of the characters after composers I really admire. I decided to outline the story and journal about my characters before doing anything else. Now I am going to move along and start writing the libretto. The biggest obstacle for me is writing for orchestra. I am a pianist and I can write for piano, voice and a solo instrument like one violin or one flute. But a full orchestra? I have zero experience in that. Maybe if I write a piano part and then transcribe it to various orchestra parts that will make my life easier. I also want to know the little nuances like the difference between writing for C Trumpet vs. B Flat Trumpet? Any recommendations on how to learn about this? My community college does not offer an orchestra writing class.
  8. Luis Hernández

    Preludio y Fuga (Modal)

    Usually, I don't like working on fuges. Although I love counterpoint, and use it all the time, so many rules are not what I like most. So, I wrote this piece using different classic modes, which provide more freedom. FUGA MODAL Partitura completa.pdf FUGA MODAL.mp3
  9. Dear All, Please check out my new piano composition. I listened to it too many times and I think I became insensitive to the parts that sound out of harmony (if exists). It would be quite useful for me if you point the parts that sound good or bad.
  10. Audio: Allegro.mp3 Score: Allegro TOTALLY DONE.pdf The date was September 24, 2006, my 22nd birthday. Erica and I decided to have a picnic in Meadow Park, share a bottle of wine, and take a nap. It was during this wine-induced nap that somebody walked into our house, in the middle of the day no less, while we slept peacefully in the bedroom, and stole my laptop. This particular laptop happened to contain all the music I had ever written up to that time. Was it backed up somewhere? Of course not. After all, my laptop had never been stolen before, so why would I need to back up everything I'd ever created. Nope, it was all right there, and someone stole it right out of my house in broad daylight. I never saw it again. The thief did not take our DVD player. He did not take our television. He did not take my car keys or the stereo either. He didn't even take the laptop's power cord. Just the laptop. And of course my very reason for living. When I awoke from my cat nap, it took me a good half hour to realize the laptop was gone. I won't try to put into words what went through my head except to say this: all of my art was destroyed that day. I had no website, no hard drive, no printed copies. I felt like a victim of fire. I was completely alone with my grief. Ok I was able to salvage a couple things. While ravaging through my belongings looking for any sheet music I could find, I miraculously discovered some printed pages stuffed down into a drawer. The pages were the original versions of what would later become the third and fourth movements of my first piano sonata. I was also able to copy down from memory the scraps that would later become the last movement of my first string quartet. Other than those tidbits, everything else was taken forever. My entire career as a composer up to that point was a blank page. I'm not sure how long I waited until I tried to sit down and write something again. Maybe a month. Whenever it was, when I sat down in front of that blank page, I actually felt very free, despite my sadness (and rage). It was as if all my musical baggage had been tossed unceremoniously in the trash can. Whatever genre I had been trying to fit into, whatever musical puzzle I had been wrestling with, whatever inadequacies I felt about my completed work - they were all completely moot now. I was born anew. So I sat down and wrote a violin sonata. I had never written for the violin before, but my approach was to write as if the instrument could do anything I wanted it to do. I wrote that way for the piano too. No more feeling constrained by my own lack of pianistic ability. I put on that page whatever I damn well felt like. It felt good. And somehow, despite all the pain, the music was chipper. Even at my darkest moments, my music comes out chipper. Maybe it's just who I am, or maybe that's how I cope. My brain might feel all doom and gloom, but my music is sunshine and rainbows. This first movement is the first piece I wrote after my babies were taken from me. I completed the movement in March of 2007. It is very much a classical piece, straight up sonata form, repeat bar and everything. It might not be genre shattering, but it was a very open and freeing experience for me to write it. It's what I was feeling at the time. It's what had to come out.
  11. selcukozer001

    Chrysalis

    Hello, Please check out my latest composition. Hope you like it.
  12. I like to introduce myself with poems. And a cape. But nobody can see my cape here so just forget I said anything. It is not malice, that the Gods should reward our prayers with mere images- for they must draw shadow hearts aloft, hearts that must die, hearts that stir in images only, hearts for which no vision at last fulfilled might prove inspiring, and want to glimmer only around the edges of things. It is not malice, that the gods please our hearts and not our souls, unless one speaks to the gods from their soul, and most souls do not pray, and hardly speak at all for the heart bears no malice. -- Pindar Pythian III. If one is to bear malice against the Gods and their cold silence toward our prayers, do so with the soul and bless them with the heart, and if that malice were to speak, one should reserve such speech for music I think. I was not sure where to place my post, however, considering I have a mix of general and more specific ideas as well as compositions themselves, I landed here. To be blunt, I'm an extreme isolate, having spent the last 14 years cloistered in my home, unrepentant of my dramatic reclusion, agoraphobia and likely even more extensive pathology while adopting an equally isolating mode of life as far as online interaction is concerned. In that time I have focused on composition a lot and arrived at around 50 or so volumes of compositions, each about 500 pages long, so already, it is a bit of a life's work. I've also arrived at a perhaps- odd personality, or a kind of intensification plainly evinced in my communication, one that naturally comes along with looking inward too incautiously-- one which I ask to be forgiven for in advance, for I now feel compelled to throw a few of these compositions out there as I study the matter and manner of publication, even though, again, I seem to have no sense or talent for social networking or anything of the sort. This appears to be the simplest way of going about it, making a post, that is. Of course I can answer questions about those elements of theory I either made use of or simply invented myself for their construction, and the scores are provided as well, as lengthy as some might be. I mixed the audio with headphones for all of these if that is relevant, I am still learning the audio engineering part which is necessary for me since most of the music I write is symphonic and can't be played by a single person, I must rely on layering audio tracks and on VSTS. To take elements from baroque, Romantic and modern advanced harmony- from modal theory to jazz, while exceeding the formal dimensions and limitations of all these genres and the respective horizons of meaning characterizing their eras in time and their possible relationship to the Divine, which I take music as representing more than any other art-form, I suppose is my guiding principle,- one very similar to Busoni's ideal of the Young Classicism, or junger Klassizität, which aimed at an interfusion of new harmonic and melodic content drawn from advances in modern theory with old, well evinced and dutifully refined forms drawn from the classical tradition. I wanted to include a few small pieces first, which reach about 12-15 minutes at their longest. The rubato capriccio is only four minutes in length, it uses a few elements from the old Spanish La Folia cadence, an erotic bit of delicious Italic decadence to balance my usual preoccupation with capturing the more transcendent feelings when it comes to music. https://audiomack.com/song/parodites/op-21-no-20 The score for this first one, compressed and printed on two staves: https://docdro.id/qz5hDud And expanded across four staves: https://www.docdroid.net/HE3BV4o/op-21-no-21-rev-12-pdf.pdf For the rest, I will provide compressed two-stave reductions since that is how I think musically and actually write: https://audiomack.com/song/parodites/op-33-no-3-cappricio-rubato Score: https://docdro.id/epBbNyQ * Capriccio https://audiomack.com/song/parodites/op-22-no-3-grande-fantaise-sur-thema-de-orpheus https://audiomack.com/song/parodites/op-22-no-6-ossia-and-cadenzas-for-grande-fantaise-sur-de-thema-de-orpheus Score: https://docdro.id/P2M3BbE https://audiomack.com/song/parodites/orpheus-20-mins I like this one but unfortunately the recording skips a little in the first few minutes and in a few other places, these are alternatives for the same, slightly different instrumentation, effects, setup, etc: Mov 1 and Omnibus: https://soundcloud.com/josephchambers/symphony-1-openingIncomplete Mov 2 and 3: https://audiomack.com/song/parodites/orpheusrecording-online-audio-converter-com ^ This one is the first movement from the first of my symphonic fantasies, which I titled Orpheus. Score: https://docdro.id/97EhwW3 https://audiomack.com/song/parodites/op-21-no-44-grande-fantaise-on-symphonic-fantasy-no-3 Score: https://docdro.id/x0CHB7f And then two finished larger-scale symphonic works, which are written in a musical form of my own design, the fantasy-symphony/symphonic-fantaisie, which I will make a few notes on at the bottom of this post: Piano Symphony-fantasia No. 2, Heroic Mov 1-4: https://soundcloud.com/josephchambers/heroicmov1-3 https://soundcloud.com/josephchambers/heroicmov4 Scherzo: https://audiomack.com/song/parodites/op-2-heroic-scherzo Score for the main four movements: https://docdro.id/1o24Lai And the score for its scherzo: https://docdro.id/4UL36L6 Phantasie-Symphony No. 4: https://audiomack.com/song/parodites/op6phansymph4 Score: https://docdro.id/ZowXETy I am formalizing a musical structure around my symphonic-fantasias. There are four 20 minute long movements making up each of them, and each of these four movements is subdivided into 3 movements of its own, or sections really, leaving out recapitulation within the subdivisions in order to establish a ternary formula. The first theme of each movement is a thematic transformation of the one before. So the first theme of the the second movement is a transformation of the theme that started the first. And then in the fourth and last movement, all of these first themes and secondary themes (each second theme is also a transformation of the second theme in the previous movement ) will be combined, arranged, and resolved to one finale. The formal plan is a combination of thematic transformation (Pioneered by Liszt) and recapitulation, ( a staple of the sonata-allegro formalism and the general theory of classical arrangement) the fourth movement serving as a massive recapitulation, as a movement that lends to recapitulation the same weight in the musical argument that the development section possessed formerly. The development section has always had a privileged weight in the literature, because it is process intensive and classical music is obsessed with process, ie. the process of composition and resolution, with introduction and recapitulation having secondary roles. The obsession with process began with the fugue, later evolving into the sonata-form. In the fugue it is most clearly seen: a melody, weak in itself, (in terms of expressive power) is polyphonically textured: the melody in terms of its introductory role in the three divisions of intro, development, and recap, only serves as a basic germ to be explored by the process of composition itself, an exploratory gesture pointing toward the greater analogical mimesis of the longing of longing itself, the longing for longing itself, Augustine's amor amoris or of the "lover in love with love", the deep excess "which survives in the heart of the saints like the worm in fruit", "the god-struck discontent of which man is truly a son", which draws his face to the stars out of longing, though he only gazes upon the stars because he does not know what to long for-- 1 the melancolia permeating all great works in the search for mankind's relationship to the divine, a golden symbol whose exploration these given works above all represent to us. There is in fact greatness to be found in this attitude toward art. However, in Romantic music, we find melodies with incredible expressive power, a power granted by the further development of chromatic coloration and the incorporation of the full harmonic series and those intervals not made truly available to the artistic imagination in Bach's time when the fugue was in vogue. The further development of harmony led to this unavoidable musical problem: if melody is granted this incredible expressive power, how is a melody to serve the purposes of theme, that is, how is a melody to be incorporated into a larger musical text: the purpose of that musical text, of any musical text, whether its architecture is found in the sonata, fugue, etc. is simply to make the melodies complete by developing and finding their place in a greater whole- if they are already complete in themselves, where do we go with them? These Romantic melodies cannot be developed by fugal writing, they cannot be further incorporated in this way into a larger musical argument. Even the sonata form was eventually abandoned, with Liszt advancing the idea of thematic transformation in his Symphonic poems, though it had precedent in Schuber's Wanderer Fantasy, and in Beethoven's unusually lengthy manner of composition. My new symphonic-fantasia is an attempt to develop a structure that allows such melodies to be developed in the context of a larger musical process once again, while lending equal gravity to recapitulation so as not to get fully absorbed into the development sections, like especially happens in Beethoven's development for the Eroica. I might bring further light to the function of the symphonic phantasy with this excerpt of Drabkin's, on the subject of Beethoven's Mass. " It is generally agreed that the music of Beethoven's maturity is among the most highly organized in the repertory of the 18th and 19th centuries, and that the analysis of any work- choral or instrumental- should take into account not only the structure of the individual movements but also the connections between them. Music theory, however, is conventionally concerned with dynamic processes- chord progressions, melodic motion, musical form as movement between regions of instability and stability- and is ill equipped as a theory to determine the conditions under which one can sensibly draw connections between distant points, for example on the basis of thematically similar material. " It is this later matter I am concerned with, that is, creating thematic linkages between the most distant objects in the given musical structure. I suppose that fact, combined with my free interfusion of traditions as varied as Romanticism to jazz, would imply simply: I am searching for a new music, a new harmonic and melodic landscape. 1. Irreverent of my intellectual vanity, I was referencing a few of my own works of philosophy and prose here: To love is to grieve over the loss of something that was never ours. It is a feeling of separation and self-estrangement from something nonetheless unknown and that was never part of us, a feeling of somehow having finally been made whole by being broken apart. It represents that state of inspired displicency so characteristic of man, which leaves him forever the unsatisfied and bereft wanderer of the earth; that state in which the material basis of our desires refutes itself by means of the very abundance of its fulfillment, and in which man grows quite sickened by exhausting his pleasures of their last, sweetened drop. The true scope of that unconscious basis from which we are so estranged, the yearning for which all of life is absorbed as by a dim hypnogeny, could not possibly be circumscribed by any object of our hopes and faith, and no matter how well developed merely human felicity might become, there is consequently a sigh of melancholy which must always enliven and animate it, which must pass over and carry it, like the bird's feather tangled in the angel's mane. It is only because he does not know what to yearn for, that man raises his gaze to meet the heavens and yearns for the stars. What is called reason is not the part of human nature that stands opposed to the animality of man, it is not properly what makes man something more than a beast. The animals possess reason as well, they simply reason somewhat poorly. That alone possessed by man is this slight remanence of disassociated longing which survives his extinguished pleasures here on earth, which raises his head toward the stars; what is called fantasy, or madness, the god-struck discontent of which he is truly the son. Experience, when it is not paired with this imaginative capacity, is but memory; and memory, divorced from the same capacity, is but regret. This "love for the unknown beloved" has compelled each philosopher, in his own way, to contribute his own symbol to the generalized mythos of the depth of the soul, the soul's unconscious intimation of the distant unknown for which it consciously strives. One may call to mind the incurvatus in se, the turning inward of the Christian soul, the katabasis of the Greek myths, or the Platonic vision of Eros. One may call to mind the eternal recurrence of Nietzsche, in which the soul's untold depth is emptied into an unbounded future that has itself been submerged in the past; one may call to mind Kierkegaard's leap of faith, by which the irresolvable tension of the self's underlying agonism and depth transcends the limitations of synthetic logic by way of heavenly grace; the divine excess of Schelling's freedom, or the Dasein of Heidegger, which reveals the soul's depth by means of a timeless confrontation with the external universe. In each such symbol the soul braves the unknown abyss of itself, choosing to divorce itself from a world in which it has not been able to empty that depth of its hidden contents and in which it has found no satisfaction of its displaced yearning. Every philosophy amounts to an enlivening of this one basic dream, a kind of reinvention of this fundamental symbol. Yet, in each new symbol there is brought forth a moment in which the self's orientation with the depth and the unknown beloved can be altered, a moment in which the production of a new subjectivity can be attained.
  13. This is the first time in a while that I've written something in swing rhythm specifically, but it seemed to call for it. It turned out to be a combo of contemporary/classical/jazz — I don't think there's a good label for it. I did use sacred geometry in this piece, which I'm doing all the time now, and seems to be working our pretty well. I'm open to any feedback or thoughts you have.
  14. This is a composition from a few years ago, enjoy!
  15. Luis Hernández

    Little Elegy

    For piano and cello... DEXTER SONG score.pdf DEXTER SONG.mp3
  16. LoganScheffler

    Waltz no. 1

    I've just created a new composition that I think is very good. Feel free to use it or share it if you want :) I also have sheet music if anyone wants just dm me https://youtu.be/YoQnMj3qp7o
  17. HoYin Cheung

    Dreaming in a Maze

    Hello Everyone, I wrote a short piano piece lately. It is depicting the journey of a child when he was trapped in the maze in his dream. Again, this is a tiny piece to further experiment with the modern style and try to create different ambiances. Any comments are appreciated:D Best, HoYin
  18. Angel Eyes is jazz tune from 1946. This is an piano impro around it with electronica. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLblgcD6uJ4
  19. aMusicComposer

    Rondo in D Major

    A little piano piece that I wrote. Hope you enjoy!
  20. 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/
  21. Revisiting old pieces again... as you'll see on the score this was from over four years ago. This is the first in a series of etudes for various instruments I've done. I quite like the harmonic language in this piece, so I might steal it for later pieces... maybe not so arpeggiated, though.
  22. Haris Javoric

    When autumn passes by

    Hello good people!! I would like to know what you think about my new piano piece, especially about the different theme changes and atmosphere. Did I get it right?? 🙂 🙂
  23. Staying in Prague (which is in the heart of Europe), I used the Romani people and their culture as inspiration for this very short piece, that is in a dance-like character. I was approached by a Gypsy soothsayer whilst here, and this encounter inspired me to write music. The material is short and concise, and it borrows influence from Central European nomads as such. I'd love to hear your input and enjoy!
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