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  1. Trying to recognize and reject the concept of sonata form by presenting transformations of the same motif's in a continuous dynamic every-changing cycle. Looking for constructive feedback... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LlarRvohpI0
  2. HoYin Cheung

    String Quartet - Winter

    Hi Everyone, This string quartet was started on a freezing December night last year(2017). I finished the piece this month because I was working on other pieces. (I know it is strange to publish a Winter-themed piece now in summer ) In the first half of the piece, I tried to introduce dissonance to address the seriousness of winter, while trying to make the melody as crystal clear as icebergs. Towards the ending is of much warmth and harmony, which symbolize the end of WInter and the return of Spring. Hope you enjoy the piece! HoYin P.S. I am writing the second movement for the quartet. (Done:D) https://soundcloud.com/hoyin-cheung-1/sets/string-quart-v-winter-2018
  3. This is the second installment of my pieces that were previously published here on Young Composers forum but got deleted during the renovation of the website in late April - early May 2016 and that I am choosing to publish again. As the pieces number 181, I am being cautious at to what I publish this second time. Concerning this set of sententiae, what distinguishes them is that they are the first set of sententiae I ever composed. Therein lies their importance. I think that of the six sets of sententiae for string quartet that I have composed, this is still the best set. Here's how I introduced the pieces back on April 10, 2013 when I first posted theme here: 'Sententia' (plural: 'sententiae') is the Latin for the word 'sentence'. I am naming these pieces 'sentences' since they are pieces that do not manifest any trace of development, nor do they aim to do so. All they do is utter a statement, a sentence - which the Oxford dictionary defines as "A series of words complete in itself as the expression of a thought ... conveying a statement, question, exclamation, or command." a definition which perfectly applies to these pieces. I chose the Latin word 'sententia' to name them because its meaning is broader than its English translation of 'sentence', defined as it is as "meaning, sentence, maxim, epigram" - the other three definitions also applying to some degree to the kind of piece that I have in mind, a piece that is more substantial than a simple, straightforward (and often inconsequential) sentence. Of these three sententiae, my favourite is the second one, which is also the one that I think the most completely embodies my idea of a 'sententia' (the first one still somewhat utilizing the formulas of my soliloquies and bagatelles with its repeat and clear ending, while the third one shows a hint of development). I am posting them as a group since I believe that sententiae, being short and devoid of any development, are best presented in a group. Yet each sententia is complete in itself and in the musical idea/feeling/thought that it seeks to convey. Here's the link to the first old deleted piece that I shared: https://www.youngcomposers.com/t36633/three-fugatos-for-harpsichord-op-222-old-deleted-piece-1181/
  4. This is my 6th set of sententiae* for string quartet. I had posted the previous ones here, but they were deleted during the renovation of the website in May 2016. Maybe I will post one or more of the previous four sets sometime in the future. *The 'sententia' is a musical form I originated in 2013. The word 'sententia' (plural: 'sententiae') is the Latin for the word 'sentence'. The Oxford dictionary defines 'sententia' as "A pithy or memorable saying, a maxim, an aphorism, an epigram; a thought, a reflection." For me a 'sententia' is a musical utterance of a thought that is complete in itself, like a sentence. It is also an utterance that finds no need for any elaboration or development. Hence my sententiae are short pieces that come in sets and are often related to each other in some way. Just like between the movements of a multi-movement piece, I would expect that performers observe a short pause between one sententia and the next. And I would expect that there be no clapping from audiences.
  5. Dimitrije005

    String Quartet No.2

    Hi, my name is Dimitrije and I am a 13-year-old composer. This is my second string quartet (you can listen to the first here). I would love to hear your opinion on this piece.
  6. Dimitrije005

    My String Quartet #1

    Hi! I am a 12-year old boy that likes to compose music. This is my first string quartet. It is written for two violins, viola, and a violoncello. I hope you will like it. Feel free to leave your opinions in the comments - every feedback means a lot to me.
  7. JohnKiunke

    String Quartet No. 3 in C minor

    My third Opus 2 quartet, it's particularly influenced by Haydn in the first and third movements. I wrote this back in September of 2017. I always appreciated feedback, so don't hesitate! Sorry about the trills in the third movement, Musescore's trills are not so good.
  8. Jarron.Carlson

    Autumn Nights

    Hello, all! Here is a single movement work I wrote for string quartet. I entered this into a call for scores that a professional string quartet hosted. Out of it, I got this recording (along with 200 dollars)! Let me know what you think! Feedback always welcome!
  9. We would like to invite you to have a look at the announcement of the IV Florence String Quartet Call for Scores. The Call for Scores provides to the composers opportunities with the String Quartet of La Scala (Milan), Accord Quartet (Budapest), Lutoslawsky Philarmonic (Lomza, Poland). in addition to publication of the score and of a CD of the recording. www.callforscores.com
  10. punintentional

    Miniature for String Quartet

    A piece I wrote one day during the summer holidays. https://youtu.be/IPhrPxi4l8Q
  11. Here's a string quartet in F major. Sorta like a ABA format with a slow section in the middle. Honest comments would be greatly appreciated. Also, please follow me if you'd like more Neoclassical or Neoromantic music. This version was created using Finale. However, a string quartet will be playing this (hopefully) during winter break so I'll reupload once they're ready.
  12. celloman99

    Venus Fly Trap (Animal Sketches)

    Here is the next in my series of "Animal Sketches". This depicts a fly being ensnared by a venus fly trap. The MIDI rendering for this one is pretty terrible, so sorry about that. In rehearsal this evening, I had the violin I's play tremolo on all of the notes that didn't have a trill (except for the final measure); this made it sound a lot more "insecty". I am really trying to do a lot more composition. I know my stuff is pretty basic, which is why I'm open to any ideas ya'll have to share with me. Also, if you have a suggestion for an animal sketch you'd like to see me do, please let me know. I can definitely at least give it a try.
  13. This is my "Conversation for String Quartet No. 2". Here is the link to my "Conversation for String Quartet No. 1": https://www.youngcomposers.com/t33779/conversation-for-string-quartet-no-1/
  14. Maximus

    Minuet in E minor

    So after writing music for quite some time, I realized that I haven't formally tested out the Minuet and Trio form. Thus, I've decided to give it a go to see what would happen. Reviews would be nice! Hopefully it'll be part of a bigger work (such as a multiple movement string quartet). Format of composition: Theme - Trio I - Trio II - Coda
  15. Some composer (Think it was Strauss since it was from Berlioz's Treatises of Instrumentation edited version), once said that to write an orchestral piece, one must start by writing a string quartet. What are your opinions on that remark? For those who write compositions that are more to the orchestra rather than the chamber side, where did the learning process start and what steps did you find were the most important on the way (e.g. getting critiques or getting your music played). Once again, the reason I'm posting these questions is to get people thinking about what they do and to share ideas + tips. This is why the forum was set up, no?
  16. My second in a set of three string quartets, Op. 2, in the style of roughly the 1780s. Enjoy! Opus 1 has been finished for a while, three piano sonatas, and I will likely post them soon. I also finished the third quartet, but I have not entered it into musescore yet. NOTE: There are two glitches in the first movement, there shouldn't be a D at the end of the exposition, its only a pickup to the development, and the B-flat seventh chord before the recap is a beat too late.
  17. OliverKovacs

    String Quartet

    hello, This is my new string quartet composition. Just listen, and share your opinion! Thanks! :)
  18. Hello everybody, It sounds very interesting to me when we have a collaboration project in the form of Theme and Variations. For the ones who don't know what this form is: you compose one or more variations on a stated theme. A clear example is Mozart's Dodici variazioni su 'Ah, vous dirai-je Maman': How does it work? You can compose as many variations on the given theme as you want. There are a few rules / points: Only write for the string quartet (1st violin, 2nd violin, viola, violoncello). Not all variations have to contain all instruments, so you can also compose a variation for string trio (violin, viola, violoncello) or a solo passage. Make sure that the theme is recognizable or at least fragments of it. Every style is accepted: contemporary, classical, Pop, Jazz, minimal etc. Variations may not be longer than 2 minutes. When you have finished a variation, please post it in this topic with the following files. This namely saves a lot time for me to edit the final version. PDF file of the score and; Midi file and; MP3 file. You can be as creative as you want! Theme ''Oh! Kom maar eens kijken!'' Oh! Kom maar eens kijken!.pdf Oh! Kom maar eens kijken!.mp3 Oh! Kom maar eens kijken!.mid If you are interested and want to compose a variation, please sign in for this project by answering yes in the poll above. Good luck! Participants: ----------------------
  19. JoeViola

    The Dance

    I wrote most of this piece about a year ago, but I have arranged it for string quartet and modified it since. The Dance.mid To see more of my music visit www.soundcloud.com/joeviola2
  20. I thought it would be really cool to write a collaborative string quartet (2 violins, viola and cello). A few rules to follow: 1. I want to warn you that the score I upload (.xml format) is very likely going to be visually unappealing and may contain visual notation mistakes. I use a special notation program due to a disability (please do not ask me what this disability is, as it's information that is too personal to mention on the internet). Therefore, I cannot correct these mistakes myself. If anyone is willing to help me correct these mistakes, that would be awesome. 2. Any forum member may contribute as much as they want in any style, as long as we ensure smooth transitions between contributions. You can contribute as many times as you like. 3. I will decide when the composition is finished, but you are welcome to end it if you like. Collaborative String Quartet.xml
  21. JohnKiunke

    String Quartet No. 1 in C major

    A string quartet that I completed on the 16th of June. It is in the classical style, inspired by the quartets of Mozart, Haydn, and Kozeluch (A very underrated composer who was more popular than Mozart during his life).
  22. Ferdi-B

    String quartet No 4 I/Part 1

    Hi everyone, here is the first movement of my 4th string quartet. Feedback is welcome!
  23. Ferdi-B

    String quartet N 4 I/Part 2

    Hi everyone. Here is the second part of the first movement of my fourth string quartet. Comments/Feedback are most welcome.
  24. HoYin Cheung


    Hello everyone, It's been a long time since my last upload here (My last post is my String Quartet I). This year has been a hectic year and I don't have many composing ideas. But I do have some feelings upon the changes in my academic prospect (+) and the relationship with a lady friend (-) (Unfortunately we don't talk anymore). So I decided to write this String Quartet to remind me of these incidents. Currently, I have written one movement for it only. The string quartet, in my opinion, is more dramatic than my first one. Hope you all enjoy it:) It would be great if you can kindly leave some comments. Regards, HoYin P.S. I was using the default sound library of Musescore but I changed to Florestan String SoundFont in an attempt to improve the quality of Strings in my track. Tell me if the soundfont is good:P