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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.

The ultimate musescore songbook

I have just created a group to compile a songbook of songs from Musescore (See group description for more detail, here's the link: http://musescore.com/groups/ultimate_songbook_of_musescore. We need all the people we can get to join, as it 30+ people to really kick start the path to publishing the song book, so it would be great for everybody to join!

Thanks in advance!
-Second_Rachmaninov

Musecorps Competition #0.1!

Just a reminder that if you're planning on submitting something for the competition, the deadline is tomorrow. A lot of you have commented, but nobody has submitted yet. Is anyone planning on submitting something? And if so, should I push the deadline back by a few days?

Thanks for any feedback!

Solo compositions (for music assignment at school)

 Hey, so I tried composing for the first time for an assignment for Year 7 music and I'm confident (sort of...) about them! To explain the very short lengths of these pieces, the requirements were to have the length at least be 12-16 bars long and it had to be in C Major or C Pentatonic Scale (and no other modulations other than that with the exceptions of accidentals). Hope you like them and any constructive criticism are more than welcomed.

So for the first piece, I kinda wanted it to be a circus theme, so I had a rough melody in my head that I've sworn I've heard from somewhere but couldn't really remember where I heard it from. After finishing it, I checked with my music tutor (outside of school) and she showed me a song in a beginners book that was identical in terms of the melody. But I'll still upload it for any criticism.

https://musescore.com/user/29636804/scores/5253633
As for the second piece, this was composed in under half an hour, so please excuse my sudden transitions in the melody. Also, my teacher encouraged titles for our pieces and in a language of our choice so the captions are in no way intended to be an offense to the Hungarian language or culture. To save you time, the Hungarian captions translate to:

- 'Period 3: Class 8E1' (Title)
- 'Start of class' (i think...) (first caption Bar 1)
- 'Reverie' (second caption Bar 5)
- 'Snap back into reality' (third caption Bar 9-10)
- 'Back to studying' (fourth caption Bar 13)
- 'End of class' (fifth caption Bar 15)
- 'Transition' (last caption Bar 16).

https://musescore.com/user/29636804/scores/5264790

Enjoy! 

Musecorps Competition #0!

Hello everyone! The 2018 Drum Corps season is over, and I figured it was time for me to start this group up again. Therefore, I've decided to hold the first competition that I talked about in this groups' other post!

This first competition is basically a test. It's just for fun, you could say. If enough people participate, I'll hold another one in the future, and possibly include some level of prizes. Just depends on how many people participate!

The Competition:
I thought we'd start off easy. Create a drum corps style arrangement from any piece (s) written by Ludwig van Beethoven. The arrangement should be longer than one minute in length, but no more than three. You can include percussion if you want, but just brass would be alright too! When you have something completed, post it to MuseScore and post a link to it in a comment on this post. I'll live submissions open until a week from today, Tuesday 9/18 at around 2:00 PM EST.

If you have any comments or questions, leave them below!

For the piano virtuoso writers! I need help finishing this project

 I'm currently doing a collection of pieces in all 24 keys, for piano solo. I need help completing the set, so I'd appreciate it if you'd help out composing a short (less than or around 4 minutes) in G# minor (for now). The only criteria it must fulfill in order for it to be considered in the project is that the style of the piece must be different from the rest. Example: the piece in F major is written in a waltz, the one in Eb major is written 4/4 against 3/4, C minor has a Prokofiev (I think) feel to it, F minor is written in jazz, etc. Also, it must show some form of virtuoso/impressionism (whichever you are aiming for). I am interested in the dances forms (tango, marzuka, minuet, sarabande...), but anything goes for now. Credits will be given for the piece if it makes it in, as well as a favourite and a follow, very well deserving.


Here's the piece: https://musescore.com/user/151230/scores/5162921


PS: I might reject some pieces if I find the piece unsuitable for the project, I'll also include critique/reasons for the said decision. Love to hear from you guys!