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Proud Songsters

This is a composition for piano and strings in the English pastoral style on the theme of birdsong. I expect most composers would use a wind instrument for birdsong, and Vaughan-Williams used the violin in The Lark Ascending, but I have tried the piano instead. I don't think the musescore audio source is working properly but I have added an audio source that uses the Salamander Yamaha C5.

https://musescore.com/user/29915057/scores/5935591

By the way this is not related to the wonderful song for Baritone 'Proud Songsters' by Gerald Finzi, which is a setting of the poem of that name by Thomas Hardy. I just took my title from the poem.  

Be sure to check out my other songs.

So, I probably should have posted this when I originally added them to the group, but if you liked the previous song I shared, be sure to check out the other songs I've written and uploaded for quite a while. Links are below.

Pulchritude:
https://musescore.com/user/19569661/scores/5017394

Life of a Night Owl:
https://musescore.com/user/19569661/scores/3832806

The Good Things:
https://musescore.com/user/19569661/scores/3832801

Getting Up Early:
https://musescore.com/user/19569661/scores/5017395

Be There:
https://musescore.com/user/19569661/scores/5810895

The Wrong Reasons:
https://musescore.com/user/19569661/scores/5859057

New song. Feedback appreciated.

I'm back with a new song. Link is below.

In Her Arms:

https://musescore.com/user/19569661/scores/5936923

This song is by far the most difficult song I have ever written. It took me a long time to determine the exact rhythm of the chorus, and a longer time trying to match the verses and bridge with the chorus. It took longer than expected to write this song, and it was painful (considering I almost scrapped this idea), but I finally finished it. Anyway, let me know your thoughts if you give it a listen.

Should I call my piece a piano sonata or a sonatina?

So, I am writing another sonata form movement as the first movement of another piece. And the piece is in the key of C minor. The thing is though, that especially in the key of C minor, I tend to err on the side of more development. So, should I call it a sonatina as I am currently and try to make it more concise? Or should I call it a piano sonata and write it to be as long as I please?

My Pieces

Hey guys! I'm new to this group and I figured I might as well put my music out there now! I am a percussionist and am most prominent in writing for mallet percussion, but I also love to write for band, choir, and musical theater! Feel free to check them all out and give me feedback. 

("The Ticking Clock"; mallet percussion quartet) 

https://musescore.com/user/15257336/scores/5818747
("The End"; mallet percussion quintet) 

https://musescore.com/user/15257336/scores/5818761
("Change on the Horizon; concert band/wind ensemble) 

https://musescore.com/user/15257336/scores/5818723
("Speak to Me; SATB+Piano) 

https://musescore.com/user/15257336/scores/5506919
("Sunset"; musical theater; 2 mezzo sopranos, 2 violins, electric guitar, piano, and drumset) 

https://musescore.com/user/15257336/scores/5883150

My Pieces

Hey guys! I'm new to this group and I figured I might as well put my music out there now! I am a percussionist and am most prominent in writing for mallet percussion, but I also love to write for band, choir, and musical theater! Feel free to check them all out and give me feedback. 

("The Ticking Clock"; mallet percussion quartet) 

https://musescore.com/user/15257336/scores/5818747
("The End"; mallet percussion quintet) 

https://musescore.com/user/15257336/scores/5818761
("Change on the Horizon; concert band/wind ensemble) 

https://musescore.com/user/15257336/scores/5818723
("Speak to Me; SATB+Piano) 

https://musescore.com/user/15257336/scores/5506919
("Sunset"; musical theater; 2 mezzo sopranos, 2 violins, electric guitar, piano, and drumset) 

https://musescore.com/user/15257336/scores/5883150