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  1. In Nomine audio mp3.mp3In Nomine score.pdf This was a piece written for a university composition and I chose to base it on the English 16th century genre 'In Nomine', based on the 'Gloria Tibi Trinitas' plainchant. The first half is an English renaissance pastiche (with the chant melody in the viola throughout) and the second half is serial (see tone rows above). The cadence at the end of the first half is used as a rhetorical device to further emphasis the juxtaposition of the two styles. The structure within the pastiche A section is visibly and audibly binary, whereas the serial B section is a much looser 'free rondo' form. I tried to create some continuity between the two sections by incorporating the chant in the tone row (like Ernst Krenek did in his 'Lamentatio Jeremiæ Prophetæ'), however this proved difficult as a tone row with intervals largely resembling the chant did not create an effective row for serial composition (in my view). All feedback welcome :)
  2. Guten Tag! This is one of the projects I have been working on this semester! Feel free to check out the concept behind it at this blog post: Composition Notebook: "Morning Birds" - the story. What I am attaching for ya'll is the full score (which includes the cues for the three different flute parts, but not the actual parts), one of the flute parts (so you can see what they look like), a MIDI rendering of all the orchestra and flute parts combined, and a MIDI rendering of just the orchestra part (Titled "Three Violin Version..."). One of the flaws of the combined MIDI file is that the flute parts are made up of several short fragments/'bird calls',as you will see in the attached flute part, and the players will be improvising which bird call they play when. In other words, it will be a much more organic process than a computer just playing them all in order, as happens in the recording. I think the MP3 of everything combined sounds pretty terrible and clamorous which is not at all the intent of the piece. I suspect that this chaos will be lessened considerably when real players are performing this. If anyone has experience writing this sort of thing, I would really appreciate any advice you'd have to offer. Also, I am happy to hear comments from anyone about this piece, whether they be about the orchestral writing, the special effects, or anything else. Thank you and enjoy!
  3. Hey there, Here is another piece which I have been working on this semester! I really need to come up with a fun title, so if anyone has any ideas, please share! Also, I am happy to hear any comments on this work. It is in four movements, and I hope that you enjoy each of them (my personal favorite is the third one - 'Largo').
  4. This as an experiment into complex forms: Being based on the Five Classical Canons of Rhetoric, the second of this set is disposition. This piece is designed to outline the thought process by first taking raw information (pizzicato entrance), organizing it into a series of fugues (each being progressively more resemblant to the theme running through the set, the "thesis" theme), until the material is combined to create a satisfactory product (having resolved all issues of synthesis, then the end section) to be used in the overall metaphorical "oration" (i.e. the intent of rhetoric). I have more detailed an explanation attached, as well.
  5. Hi everyone! Last Thursday I went out and add a pretty rocky night! This inspired me a very short piece, but I think it represent pretty well how the night went for me, but I always write very short pieces anyway... When I write such music, I barely ask myself any questions about if I'm respecting harmony rules or not so some of my triads may not be joined correctly or the doubled note may not be the correct one, but overall my ears are telling me it sounds just right! (maybe yours and your theory knowledge could prove me wrong and bring suggestions for improvement!). I also have no knowledge of what counterpoint is. I guess I did some without knowing it, but if someone can suggest me a good tutorial, I'd appreciate it!. Other than that I know that my structure is somehow unorthodox as I start in C minor with an F major triad and I quickly modulate to A minor. One of my measure does a 4th degree major followed by a 4th degree minor, but this happens in the middle of the second beat as we are in 3/4. In the end, I precede my perfect cadence with a six degree which I wasn't ever taught in harmony classes to do (I only had few basics classes). Edit: Also, I forgot to mention, the last bars may be technically impossible for violins I have no idea! Anyway, I hope you enjoy and feel free to express your thoughts if desired! Have a nice day and thanks! Sabriel
  6. Hi, Here my new composition inspired in soundtrack music. I appreciatte your comments!
  7. As an experiment, I wanted to compose a piece for soprano saxophone, as my friend plays the instrument. It begins in a drifting, dream-like state with the strings providing a variety of colors. From the conclusion of the dream-state, an idea in the saxophone is presented. In a story type manner, this faster theme is progressed until it devolves back into the dense strings again with the initial iota being reiterated. This becomes an intense outburst at full volume until it ends quietly. The music begins again, replicating the three-movements of a concerto on a miniature scale, reintroducing previous themes. The music ends with a repetition of the intense contrary theme, re-notated from before. Let me know what you think! Also, I finally re-organized all my music, so I have proper opus numbers now.
  8. Hey folks, This is my latest composition, Ruth. It will be performed by my church's orchestra sometime in the Spring or Summer. I am looking for feedback on this so hit me with anything you've got! I know each section is pretty short, but it's what I had to do in order to fit the type of concert it will be performed at. Thanks! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-c3YJdnU_Lg
  9. Hi everyone! This is my first vocal/choral work to post here so far (If I don´t count a jazz song with my vocals which I´ve posted in the jazz section before). I wrote this one for strings, piano and soprano, for a talented Croatian singer Hana Huljić who also happens to be a great composer aswell. However, this is still a demo and the singer on this demo did not have any experiences with singing opera before and she is not a soprano, so it was a bit high for her, but I still love her performance very much. She´s a friend of mine and was very willing to sing the demo for Hana, I´m very thankful to her. I always loved Ave Maria songs, especially the Schubert one, and I always wanted to write one myself one day, and the day has come. Since there are so many Ave Maria already, I decided to write it for "Zdravas Mária" which is the Slovak equvivalent of the prayer. Please let me know how you like it!
  10. Hi all 🙂 Here's a new piece (adagio) to test EWQL Symphonic Orchestra's 4 violins and 3 cellos sections. Just let me know 🙂
  11. Here's a link to my piece: https://soundcloud.com/user-659082399-303084762/largo-ostinato I appreciate feedback. Technically what's happening: The piece is in 5/4, which gives space to the melodic lines, key of E flat, playing with G natural and flat. It starts with piano ostinato, adds a cello ostinato, successively adds 2 melodies and then combines the 2 melodies over the ostinatos. I created it using mixcraft pro studio 8 virtual instruments. Feedback on another website was to the effect that real strings on long notes have more dynamics. Do you agree or do you think the more flat, even strings works better?
  12. A short ditty inspired by Penderecki I wrote a few months ago. Recorded myself playing this on violin and bass, and edited the sound to emulate other instruments. I know it is not very well executed, but garageband is hard to work with sometimes. I don't have a score this time, sorry! Love it or hate it, please leave a comment on how I can improve. Thanks! thecreepycollective (online-audio-converter.com).mp3
  13. I decided to post this as incomplete, because this only the first movement of hopefully three that will make up my second symphony. If this is incorrect, please feel free to move this to the proper location. The instruments are the same as my first symphony: Vibraphone, Marimba, Crash Cymbals, Cabasa, Piano, Celesta, String Synthesizer, Jazz Guitar, and Acoustic Bass. I placed emphasis on establishing a melody and then having it reappear later. The movement lasts about 5 minutes, and was written in Musescore 2 using the Compifont soundfont. Like my first one, in the mp3, there are popping sounds that I believe are caused by an issue with Musescore and the guitars. The movement starts off slow, and then becomes more upbeat as it goes on.
  14. You may need to turn your speakers/headphones up, i've been having some problems bringing my mix level up. Let me know what you think.
  15. These are my "Two Sententiae for String Orchestra, Op. 309". It is rarely that I compose for orchestra. The last composition, a "Concertino for Classical Guitar and String Orchestra", was composed back in late 2015. I had shared it here almost two years ago. Here is its link: https://www.youngcomposers.com/t33864/concertino-for-classical-guitar-and-string-orchestra/
  16. I am a beginner and have zero knowledge in music, i tried composing something using garageband software. Let me know what do you think of this piece of musical?
  17. Hi producers and composers alike! "A Hero's Return" marks the tail end of Prisoner 8's journey. But is it truly the end as he hopes it will be?
  18. True to the title, this is the first time I have really attempted to make a symphony. I'm not sure if it really is a symphony; if it is, it's a highly unusual one, but it does have about three movements including a scherzo. The instruments are, in no particular order (I didn't think to put them in concert order): Marimba, Acoustic Bass, Piano, Jazz Guitar, Vibraphone, Celesta, Strings, Cabasa, and Crash Cymbals. The piece lasts about 9 minutes and 40 seconds, and was written in Musescore 2 using the Compifont soundfont. I worked on it on and off for the past 2 weeks. The entire piece is of original composition, unless I somehow copied existing melodies without realizing it. In the mp3, there are popping sounds that I believe are caused by an issue with Musescore and the guitars. The first movement is on the slow side, and transitions into the second movement which is the scherzo. The scherzo ends without transitioning into the third movement. The third movement is more or less the first movement, but in reverse. I didn't know how I wanted the third movement to go, but I did know I wanted to see how everything sounded in reverse. I went to a website that reverses midi files. The website kind of messed up some of the lengths of the notes, but that sounded interesting to me. I took what sounded the best, added some more things, and made the third movement. I also drew a little logo on my phone to go along with it, since I also posted the piece on YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5cCfkm8Jsf0
  19. Hello there! I'm a composer that's new to the Orchestral Setting and have some possibly general questions. I understand very little about String Instruments (Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass) and would like to know some techniques that I could use in my music, or even ways to divide up each section (I've seen things like 2 desks in Violin parts and understand that, but I don't know much else). Would string players please explain some extended techniques to me? Thank you in advance!
  20. I made my quintet piece a bit longer, yet I don't know what to think about it. Making a piece longer doesn't always make it better. The man in charge of the chamber group sent me their latest performance, without a single word attached to it. I assume that by doing that he asked me to make something closer to that. I really don't know what to do or what to think about the piece. Here's the link for their performed piece, please watch and see if you think that the level, style, and length of my piece fit to this group. Maybe it's a bit too much to ask for, but I set and listened to pieces that are much longer than that on this forum, I guess some of you would be kind enough to give me from their time. Audio might not be exactly the same as the notes. If you have the time for that, please look over the notes. Any feedback would be appreciated.
  21. I made my quintet piece a bit longer, yet I don't know what to think about it. Making a piece longer doesn't always make it better. The man in charge of the chamber group sent me their latest performance, without a single word attached to it. I assume that by doing that he asked me to make something closer to that. I really don't know what to do or what to think about the piece. Here's the link for their performed piece, please watch and see if you think that the level, style, and length of my piece fit to this group. Maybe it's a bit too much to ask for, but I set and listened to pieces that are much longer than that on this forum, I guess some of you would be kind enough to give me from their time. Audio might not be exactly the same as the notes. If you have the time for that, please look over the notes. Any feedback would be appreciated.
  22. The only real Ensemble piece I think I've ever written https://m.youtube.com/watch?t=61s&v=KRLE0oLd4IU
  23. Audio might not be exactly the same as the notes. If you have the time for that, please look over the notes. I'm about to hand this piece to the quintet's administrator and wanted to hear another musician's opinions before I do so. Any feedback would be appreciated.
  24. I uncovered this piece from a while back. I'd started it with the intention of it being music for an advert but it grew (by accident, I got carried away) into something bigger. I'm still under the impression it's only really background music. Let me know what you think. This was the last version i put to MP3 so I'm going back through it now to 'clean it up'
  25. Hello, all. This is a piece I've been working on for a while for string quintet -- two violins, viola, cello, and double bass (the resources I have) -- and I hope for this to be a multi-movement piece in the future once I have more time to write. This is a quick jig that introduces material that I hope to carry over into other movements. Let me know what you guys think!
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