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CCC#2 - "The Wanderer"

 CCC#2 is here!

Based on the results of the survey I sent out on Friday 7th June, it occurred to me that several of the themes which I suggested, and asked you to vote on, would in fact fit quite nicely together. Therefore, for this second competition, I have found another painting by Caspar David Friedrich, since the response for “The Watzmann” was very good. I am also going to give a genre of music (as wide as possible, but still something to go on) and a short story available in the file below.

If you would like to help judge the competition, or have any other queries, please message on Musescore, or via discord @jte#9811


Details of the competition:

- The deadline will be in 4 weeks time (Saturday 29th June)

- The genre, as chosen by the survey will be “Film Music”. This is deliberately a very wide genre in order to give the contestants freedom of creativity. There will be an award for the most original take on the task, as with the first competition. 
Obviously this theme can be interpreted to fit your desires.

- The painting (shown below) and the story are both in the google docs file. If you have any issues accessing this file, please don’t hesitate to contact me. I will be happy to help.



Rules:

- Your work must be completely original/all your own work.

- Be nice when critiquing other people’s work. Constructive criticism is fine, but don’t be rude. If you do, you will be disqualified from the competition and banned from the group.

- All pieces and comments must be appropriate.

Please let me know if you’re planning on taking part. I’d like to have an idea of who might be competing.  

Thanks,
- Joe

Story:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1uWsaQDDFUsNS4p-FO_7p91Lh8q0JiaO9Q-tSJvfPvLM/edit?usp=sharing

favorite bible verses

 Hebrews 11:1 "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen."
 Revelations 21:3-4 "And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain...."
  Romans 9:25 "I will call those who were not my people my people, and her who was not beloved, beloved."

Angel Stories, Anyone?

Does anyone have any angel stories that they would like to share? Stories of you and angels is what I mean.
I don't remember it, but the story has been told multiple times. My family was out in the middle of nowhere and my dad got lost (which is rare). We could find the interstate, and it starting snowing. The snow was so thick that my dad could hardly see the road that had absolutely nobody on it. Suddenly, headlights appeared and a  mountain man drove up in a pickup truck. He asked if we were looking for the interstate and told us to follow his tail lights. When we finally came to a lit up on ramp, the man stopped, pointed and told us something like, "********** is that way, and *********is that way." We told him thank you, and as we drove up the ramp, we watched the truck. The man in the truck went under the on ramp or interstate, and never came out the other side. When we thought about it later, we realized that whatever way (which I can't remember) that man worded it, he knew which way we were going. :D 

I Need Prayer

Hey, so first I wanna say sorry because I haven't been on musescore for a few months and now I'm just telling you all my problems all of a sudden, but life has been really tough lately. Basically, for the last six months or so, I've suffered from depression and anxiety. I have medication and counselling, but I really feel like I'm just not getting better. And this whole thing has been really trying on my faith. And I know that our trials cause us to grow, and that God can use everything for the good of those who love Him and are called according to His purpose, and even during this time, I have seen God really growing me and setting me free from things, but... It's just really hard. A lot of the time I don't know if God is there at all, and I feel completely bound by my anxiety. I'm so afraid all the time, there are so many things I'm too scared to do, and I really struggle with obsession and perfectionsim. I keep trying to apply this perfectionism to my faith, which on one level I understand is stupid because God doesn't expect us to be perfect, and He makes us righteous by His grace, but deeper down I just have these ridiculous expectations and I keep making all these hoops for myself to jump through but I'll never be good enough and I keep trying to be good enough on my own and even though I know God doesn't expect that of me I just can't seem to break free of it. I also have been putting my faith in a lot of things other than Jesus, and I know on the surface level of my mind that they will let me down, and they can't give me the peace and joy that Jesus can, but on a deeper level I can't break free of these thoughts, and I just feel so bound to them. And I'm just so confused, and I can't seem to find God, or His plan for me, or anything, and so often I just want to give up, because I feel it's never gonna get better, that I'll never be good enough, that I'll never get close to God again. So, I'm sorry, I know this is a lot all of a sudden, but please, I really need prayer.

Thinking of making a separate account for symphonies

So, I have been planning out my first symphony. I gave it the nickname "The War Symphony". It still isn't flushed out yet but I have decided to have it be a programmatic symphony with this movement structure:

First Movement:

Key: Bb major
Aspect: Battle
Form: Sonata Form

Second Movement:

Key: F minor
Aspect: Death
Form: Not decided on yet but I'm leaning towards ternary form

Third Movement:

Key: Not decided on
Aspect: Battle again
Form: Scherzo and Trio

Finale:

Key: Bb major
Aspect: Victory
Form: Sonata-Rondo Form

The first movement is what I have flushed out the most out of all the movements so far in my plans so obviously, that will be the part I work on first. But I'm wondering, since I can't really afford a Pro membership(maybe a few years down the line I will be able to afford it but I can't currently), should I make a separate account to put my symphony score on once it is finished? And if so, should that account be just for my symphonies if I happen to want to compose more than 1 symphony?