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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.  

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?

20th January Musical Cryptogram

My friends sometimes ask me to translate his or her name into a musical composition. I must confess that I love these activities as it forces you to make a melodic line out of it. So my challenge is:

Make a piece of music out of a name (can be anyone's)
Pieces should be longer than one minute and less than 3 minutes.
If those who are confused in how to use cryptograms then here is one way you could do this (French method):
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Musical_cryptogram

I would judge your pieces based on originality, how beautiful it is and bonus if difficult names are used. 
Please in your titles that you need to state the name of the person
The winner will have their piece upvoted and will be followed by me.

Here is an example where the piece uses a musical cryptogram:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-q7vYIpItA

Your submission will be due at 15th February

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

Choral Piece for SATB+Piano

Hey guys, I'm a new member of this group! I wrote this piece (called "Speak to Me") for the 2019 NAfME Composition Competition. Unfortunately, it did not make it in, but my high school choir was able to perform it for our winter collage concert this past December! I'd appreciate it if you guys would check it out and give me feedback! (It's my least viewed score with only 5 views, lol). P.S. you might be able to tell that I was listening to a lot of Eric Whitacre at the time that I wrote this XD P.P.S. If you would like to know the backstory/inspiration behind this piece, feel free to let me know!

https://musescore.com/user/15257336/scores/5506919