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Gosh dang it.

Remember that Yvette piece I wrote a few days ago?

Well now I want to make a musical around it. Ok; let me back up, not really a musical per-say; but more of an audio-drama.

I've got a basic plot: Yvette gets jealous of Anne's (another girl from that Madeline series I told you about in the comments section) beauty and forms a clique in an attempt to make Anne look bad in the process; Little does she know that it is turning her ugly on the inside.

musical chairs competition

here is an idea for a new competition
someone will start a composition with maybe 5-10 bars and then another person will continue it for another 5-10 measures, and then the next person and so on until the game will unexpectedly end (the music stops, in other words) and the last one to enter when the music stops (as determined randomly by the one running the competition) wins.
any takers or anyone want to start a piece?

Lyrics in search of music

Well, why not? We had music in search of lyrics. Now we have lyrics in search of music. Below is a ballad I wrote a few years ago. Anyone want to have a go at composing some music for it? My problem is I write lyrics faster than I write music.
To view a PDF file of the anthology it came from and to see the accented syllables of the lyrics (Musescore discussion board doesn't support, bold characters), go to:
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/xx72bsnxnyg8bz0/AADfQku1EHI7AKpdOUY1lLcka?dl=0
and open CaptiveThoughtsAnthology.pdf. Song is meditation No. 220 (Page 468)

The words are as follows:

220. CANDLELIGHT CONVERSION

In a cavern, dark and deep,
'Neath the earth, within a lair,
Burned a Candle soft and bright,
‘Midst the night that tarried there.

All about it, darkness crept,
Pressing in from all around.
Still this flame did carry on,
Beating back night’s ruthless hound.

Burning bright and shining true,
It gave light there to a waif,
Who sat near it crouched and cold.
From the darkness, kept him safe.

The Candle's flame did bob and weave,
Dipped and swayed and struggled on,
Ever faithful to the boy,
Whose light he did depend upon.

Gratitude and gratefulness,
From the lad for the light's aid,
Would be deemed appropriate,
But this thanks it wasn't paid.

But still the Candle shined its light,
Staying darkness close at hand,
For the Candle loved the boy.
Defending him in a brave stand.

Never did its faithfulness,
Waiver, wane in vigils long,
As its flame stabbed at the night,
In battles pitched, it remained strong.

For without its loyal light,
In this cold oppressive cave,
Dark would swallow up the boy,
Sweeping o'er him like a wave.

Then by fate, within the heart,
Of the youth who huddled there,
Came a spark of gracious light,
Lifting him up from despair.

By some force beyond himself,
The boy there sensed the Candle's love,
And saw its selfless sacrifice,
Dripping wax and spilling blood.

Through this bles-sed martyrdom,
To the boy there came a hope,
For he came to realize,
The Light's true redeeming scope.

Bowing down before the Flame
That shown forth its saving light,
The boy wept and worshiped there,
Before his Savior, with delight.

As he knelt on bended knees,
The Candle spoke with gentle voice,
“In you now I've placed My Light
So that in Me you can rejoice.

Go now, Child, throughout the world,
To caverns steeped in dark despair,
Shine My Light for all to see,
To those who now are huddled there

Full of joy and peace and love,
He traveled far to caverns deep.
Shining the Light placed in him.
There darkness from the boy did creep.
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
As it was with this here child,
So it is with ev’ryone,
For Adam's Fall did plunge us all,
Into a pit that has no sun.

No gentle rays of warming light,
To give us life and calm our fears,
The devil’s darkness in this place,
Has robbed men's souls and caused them tears.

But the Light of God's pure love,
Did pity men in earth's abyss,
Lost in deep, dark despondency,
Bound, tightly sealed with Satan's kiss.

To this darkened, fallen world,
Came of Candle of God's love.
Jesus Christ revealed the plan,
Of the Father up above.

Giving life and shedding blood,
God's Candle's wick and wax were spent.
Dripping down from Calv'ry's Cross,
As Christ melted, His flesh rent.

To those who hunger for the Light,
And see the error of their ways,
God shows them His great Truth and Light,
That burns by night and shines by day.

Come now you who live in fear,
And ignorance far from the Light.
Bow down before God's Candle now.
Proclaim Him Lord, receive your sight.

constructive criticism on my string trio please

Ive been playing music myself for a fair while now but never really done much composing so im giving it a go.
I play mainly clarinet, guitar and a little piano so would love to see if some people who are more familiar with strings and musical composition can give me an idea of how this first piece ive tried to write is like.
So yeh any comments would be great

thanks.

https://musescore.com/user/9450766/scores/2091476

Hello all

Richard has asked me to be a co-administrator of this group to help out in its upkeep. Being a poor, aspiring song writer and composer, I do not have a pro account and can only post up to 5 songs in 5 groups with my limited access. I have tried to post my songs to groups that have large memberships. That being said, you don't see any songs of mine posted here. To see all the songs I have posted to my 5 (soon to be 6) nonPro accounts, search for s0crate (with a zero) in the Search for sheet music text box. Hope you enjoy the lyrics. You can also view my songs and the anthology I have written at my public DropBox site.
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/xx72bsnxnyg8bz0/AADfQku1EHI7AKpdOUY1lLcka?dl=0

Happy reading (and playing!)

Mashup

Having trouble figuring out a tune to Mashup with Kelly Clarkson's Piece by Piece. I think probably because I was trying to Mash Up Gaga's It Could Happen To You with it. But I can't seem to make the two work together other than transitioning from one to the other. Wanted to be able to mix the two. Not even sure if the two songs work together with the themes. Anyway, anyone have an idea? Appreciate some thoughts.

musescore 2.01 comments

I realize there is likely a discussion of this elsewhere but decided to have my own discussion to keep track of issues. you are welcome to add your own comments of course.

notice that some compositions created in the older version don't open in the newer one, says they are corrupted. I realize my music is very corrupt but musescore could have been a little nicer about it all. that is just plain mean.

notice that the violin sounds a lot better, more pleasant ( I won't say it sounds more like a real violin being played because then it would sound worse, if I was playing anyway)

but also notice that the overall sound seems very quiet. I have to turn the computer volume up really high. and then if I forget and play something with the older version, I am deafened. yowza!

wonder how music made with this new version plays at the online musescore site, or does the sound balance get messed up as it does now…

haven't found how to do some things… seems they changed the layout a bit.

DYDD, The Opera

The following is a synopsis of an opera about the DYDD, Downy Yellow Dingle Dork for those of you who still do not know. (see http://chinadoll123.wix.com/dingle-dork1 and https://musescore.com/groups/the-downy-yellow-dingle-dork-extinction-group and also https://musescore.com/user/266756). Any suggestions or comments are welcome (other than "don't do it") and anyone who would be willing to collaborate or otherwise help in any degree on this project is most welcome. Although it may have taken Rossini only 13 days (supposedly, I also heard 40 days) to write the "Barber of Seville," I am no Rossini of course and this project, if it ever gets done (no, don't start off negatively! be positive) will likely take more like 13 months to put together (being realistic, no?) Anyway, I welcome any comments as always. Thank you, music lovers.

Synopsis of the dydd opera

An opera in Three acts
Patterned after the magic flute
Themes are right to life, preservation, tolerance, freedom

Overture- a medley of the opera tunes
First act
We see the members of the secret audobon discussing the dydd. They sing of the reasons why the dydd must be made extinct and of their plans for its capture and extermination. This should be done very comically.
We then meet some isolated folks who want to save the dydd. These folks each have their own melody and they meet and sing a medley of their individual tunes.
They decide to form the knughts of dingle dork. This introduces the theme of the knughts and their motto.
We get a fleeting glimpse of the shadow of the dydd which introduces its theme briefly. Then we hear its cawing mocking laugh as it flees the pursuing secret audobon
Act one ends with the knughts singing on one side and the secret audobon singing on the pther side their competing themes and aims.
The act ends with both groups expressing frustration at not being able to capture it and we agin hear the dydd’s cawing laugh as the curtain closes.

Second act
This act begins with the chase music as the secret audobon sets its traps and then falls into their own traps.
We then get introduced to the dydd and it sings its tune.it sings about its life and how important and beautiful it is although it Is lonely since there are no other dydds. It can also sing its signature theme.
The knughts then chase after the dydd and they do many comical face plants and capture a dydd doll.
The dydd has many adventures in its travels to other lands. Th act ends with its discovery of pacificus and its capture by the Inhabitants.

Act 3
The third act is the resolution of everything.
As the act opens, we learn about pacificus and the dydd meets a female dydd and sings its love song. It realizes its importance in the world through discovering its history in the land of pacificus.
Meanwhile the secret audobon and the knughts have a showdown and manage to capture each other in their traps.
The act ends with everyone in traps or tied up and the dydd comes center stage and proudly sings its victory song. The female dydd cones out to join it and they sing a duet. Then all the baby dydds join them onstage and everyone sings the grand fanale.

announcing the Laugh Silly Silly Contest for 2016

post your silliest most fun original composition to the Laugh Silly Group and keep us all laughing hilariously. Anything goes. No deadline yet, let's so who is brave enough or silly enough to enter. don't worry, no one will laugh at you, they will just laugh at the brilliant humor and fun of your compositions. Remember, there is no difference between silly and serious in music. they both begin with the letter "S" after all for goodness sake.
elephants_give_me_drinks reportedly already wants to be in this contest with the wonderful composition "One, Two, Three, Four" so it is officially now entered. Listen to it at https://musescore.com/user/561466/scores/383781
So, enter now at Laugh Silly, https://musescore.com/groups/laugh-silly the home of all of musescore's silly, nonsensical, and ridiculous compositions (I just made that up, it might not be true, likely isn't, ok, it is a complete fabrication)