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Best Hamelin Recordings

Marc-Andre Hamelin is widely acclaimed as one of the greatest virtuosi alive, and has recorded all manner of pieces. I would like to enquire as to the personal preferences of this group with regard to this Canadian master?

My own favourite recordings of his:

Alkan's Symphonie pour Piano Seul; Concerto pour piano seul; Le Festin d'Esope.
Liszt's Sonata H-moll
Saint-Saens' Piano concerto no. 2, third movemnet.

That last piece he performs unassailably.

50 FOLLOWER SPECIAL!!!!!!!!!!!

So, first off, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR 50 FOLLOWERS. I never thought I would get that many, but thx to ya'll I did. this is the special featured for my 50th follower, GoldKeyOboist, you can check out her/his account bellow,
https://musescore.com/goldkeyoboist
and my special below. I do recommend reading the inscription if you wonder why I don't have pro now.
https://musescore.com/user/29271117/scores/5349575

Need help finding music... PIANO SOLO

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I have been asked to play for a wedding in 3 weeks (and yes, they just asked HAHA! I agreed because I'm insane).

It's a very small affair, just 20 people attending, but even in this situation I feel the bride and groom deserve the best!

They've given a specific song for their procession but have no idea what they want for their recessional! Their only request is preferably something 'dramatic', but not the typical wedding march.

Upon further questioning I know they have a great love for metal and hard rock as well as for cheesy old classics (Monster Mash LOL), but that's all they've given me. They are trusting me completely to come up with some ideas.

I'm at a loss as I try to figure this one out. Anyone have any ideas for a suitably dramatic piece that would be a triumphant finish to their ceremony? I am willing to purchase music as well, of course, so please don't be limited to free pieces only. My skill level is ... uh, experienced? I guess. I completed Grade 8 RCM and was studying Grade 9 RCM when I had to quit lessons and since then I have played for many an event and have been an accompanist for a 50 man choir for years.

Thank you guys!!! Any ideas/suggestions are welcomed and most appreciated.

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Hey all
Just wonderin' if u've found anything interesting would love to know! invite your friends too
if u think they might enjoy this group, post their names and then we will invite them!!!
pianoisforme

Hi everyone, would you help me improve? :)

Hi, musical composition is my favorite pastime but I know I do not do it very well. Could you help me improve by giving me your criticism, advice and anything else I can learn from? I would really appreciate it: D
These are my tracks :D
https://musescore.com/user/26918103/scores/5215188
https://musescore.com/user/26918103/scores/5181806
https://musescore.com/user/26918103/scores/5181809

The Virtuoso Piano Discussion-Contest! (2)

As promised, albeit delayed, this is the second contest! I'm not calling the second "week" because I will extend the period to nearly two weeks because I will be away for a period of time, but nevertheless, the competition ensues. The contest is created as a personal quest to find challenging music (and still in the realms of playability) that is technically sound and/or emotionally charged, and also as a platform for virtuoso pianist/composers to show off their skill. Here are a few rules:

1. Instrument: Piano Solo only
2. Duration of piece: Maximum of 7 minutes
3. Style of piece that is allowed this week: Fugue and/or Toccata
4. Only one piece per person per style
5. Leave the link in the comment below
6. It cannot be a transcription (obviously).

The deadline of the contest will be on the 22/12, 1400 hours (GMT)

The songs submitted must be as hard/equal in difficulty to the songs below:

(Fugue)
Nightmare Scherzo (Piano Sonata no. 1 mov. 2) by Mason K. Ichida
https://musescore.com/masonishida/scores/4315251

(Toccata)
Toccata or "Rush Hour", from Cityscape, movement 1, by kenneth.r.t.
https://musescore.com/user/42138/scores/1637646

SCORES RATED ABOVE 4.5:
ChrisHill - Etude no. 4 in F-Sharp Minor, "Inflexion"
https://musescore.com/user/3766071/scores/5194907

Challenges of the "week" will be in the comment below, soon to be posted. I sincerely apologize for using my score as a challenge for the competition, however there seems to be a lack of hard original fugues that I think would be a good standard for the competition. I did comb through listening to a few pages worth of original fugues, and toccatas were even harder to find.

The winner of the previous week was ChrisHill, a hearty congratulations! For those who are able to obtain above 4.5 from me in this competition, his/her score will be posted as above for the next week. The score with the highest rating for the competition will win the competition!

Resident Evil 2 and 3 Final Boss Themes for Solo Piano

 Hi. I want to share my first arrange with you. I made a rearranged  version for solo piano of the "Nemesis Final Metamorphosis" and "Mr.X  Super Tyrant" themes from Resident Evil 2 and 3. I will aprecciate your  thoughts because this is my first work. 

Mr.X Super Tyrant:

https://musescore.com/user/28191026/scores/5347826
Nemesis Final Metamorphosis:

https://musescore.com/user/28191026/scores/5347823