"Golden Pyramid" (updated piano sheet)
Video

"Golden Pyramid" (updated piano sheet)

1 part4 pages04:544 months ago198 views
Piano
L. W. M. Tworzydlo, John Lambert. The composer of our times. Selected scores for the piano, Lukasz Wojciech M. Tworzydlo, Gdańsk 2018, p. 19-22.
-> ISMN 979-0-9020142-3-6

Download single score or selected book (for free) through the following web page: https://avantdevenir.wordpress.com/books/

You can follow me on:
(1) Facebook (fan page): https://www.fb.com/cp.avant.de.venir/
(2) YouTube (channel): https://www.youtube.com/c/luqasz
(3) Academia.edu: https://independent.academia.edu/LukaszTworzydlo

Kindest regards,
Lukasz Wojciech M. Tworzydlo

Piano Concerto Draft 1 - end section & cadenza not included

16 parts59 pages12:2621 hours ago61 views
Piccolo, Flute, Oboe, Accordion, Guitar(3), Bassoon, Bass, Timpani, Piano, Strings(5)
Please use Youtube Audio! 1st Draft with end section and cadenza cut out - it is not nearly as finished as other sections. I wanted to upload what I have written so far because uni starts up again next week and I won't have a chance to work on it for some time.

Please let me know what you think of orchestration and general feedback. When I upload from my file all the crescendos and dynamics move in strange places, I cannot fix this.

Guess where the main themes are is from?
Jazz Fusion Chord Exercise #1 (PLEASE CRITIQUE)
Custom audio

Jazz Fusion Chord Exercise #1 (PLEASE CRITIQUE)

4 parts1 page00:192 days ago68 views
Synthesizer, Piano, Bass, Percussion
Okay, it's time to recharge with fresh new knowledge and challenges.
I am following an amazing tutorial by Taiwanese Composer Wiwi Kuan (the website is nicechord.com). I decided to dedicate some time to the assignments in the videos. I am relying on the MuseScore community to give me some feedback. Thanks!

You can also try this exercise for yourself. I found it quite fun.

Here is the link to this tutorial (in Chinese): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uyO1LK80m7w
BTW If you speak Chinese, I STRONGLY RECOMMEND NiceChord.com Wiwi is an amazing composer and teacher!!
If you do not speak Chinese, I STRONGLY RECOMMEND you learn Chinese so that you can watch his videos :-P

Shostakovich Prelude in Db Major - arr. Brass Band

19 parts19 pages02:433 days ago74 views
Trumpet(6), French Horn(5), Trombone(3), Tuba(3), Timpani, Percussion
Heard this piece recently, and felt that it'll sound great with brasses:)

It's my first time dealing with the brass band so please critique and comment if you can!
🎧 Symphonic Poem ~Galactic Wings~ (Original Composition)
Custom audio

🎧 Symphonic Poem ~Galactic Wings~ (Original Composition)

36 parts32 pages08:3514 days ago428 views
Flute(2), Oboe(2), Clarinet(2), Bassoon(2), French Horn(3), Brass Ensemble(2), Trombone, Tuba, Timpani, Percussion(8), Piano(2), Harp, Voice(4), Strings(4), Contrabass
Your comments, favs and follows are greatly appreciated!
(READ MORE>>>)
This is my fourth composition and first for symphony orchestra and choir. I started this project half a year ago with zilch knowledge in instrumentation. I managed to scramble up a one-minute demo piece, then decided it was a totally crazy and unrealistic attempt to write a symphonic poem as my first orchestral work. Winter came and I caught a bad cold and wasn't able to work out for a whole month. Being bored, I thought maybe I should see how far I can go on this. It just went far beyond my original expectation and I feel more than proud of this first draft.

It is a very fast-paced, almost cinematic story-telling piece, consisting of 5 acts and an epilogue:
1. Call for Warriors
2. A Fleeting Farewell
3. Battlefront
4. Dirge of Dawn
5. Hymn of Rebirth
Epilogue: Priceless Peace
You may be able to guess what the story is like, and I'll let the music speak for me. Due to the limitation of my ability, time and energy, each act lasts only 1-2 minutes. I didn't plan to write even longer as fewer people would have the patience to finish listening.

Some of my own primer's study notes:
1. Learn the instruments. Train my ears to at least tell which instruments are playing in a symphonic piece.
2. Transcribe a symphonic work (time consuming but I found it really helpful)
3. Violins are really great in painting the high-frequency range of the audio (like painting the sky)
4. Be prepared to get stuck at transitions. Transitions, which consists of <25% of this piece, took me about 75% of the time in total.
5. Never give up when stuck...(hard)
6. Use a decent soundfont or you'll lose patience even faster (unless you are a maestro who doesn't need to listen when writing)
7. Chord progression is important but I find its a trap to fixate on chords. That'll make the work sound like vertical bars. I find it more important to figure out the instrumentation first (in my case, which instruments to play the melody, and when there are sustained notes in melody, what other instruments to provide the texture).
8. Take down every motif you have. They may somehow interweave with each other.
9. Horns are the warmest sounds ever @_@
10. Bassoon sounds weird and somehow hard to use for beginners like myself...But try everything you can to use it (in this case it magically worked better than any other for Section D)
11. I tend to write percussions at the end of a segment I write. I feel after adding percussion, the sound will become noisy and harder for me to find out what's missing/excessive. Plus, it's very satisfying when I add percussion as finishing touches.
12. Flute trills are cliche but quite easy to light up the mood or add some extra tension.
13. Don't use extra low/loud bass all the time. Entering/exiting of low bass is very noticeable and can be used as mood adjusters in ones arsenal. Same as high-pitched sounds like violins and trumpets.
14. Modulation works well when repeating a melody.
15. Warfare scenes are easier to write than I had thought. There are a lot of "epic battle music" on YouTube, but they all sound incredibly similar: heavy drums on 4/4 rhythms, choirs, string ensembles, TUBULAR BELLS, layers of buildup, all with simple chord loops. There must be something more to it. But many are just from the same template...

Things I still feel very weak:
1. Use woodwind to create interweaving texture
2. Use of viola and cello
3. Dissonance (this piece has almost none except a little in Section C)
4. Pitched percussions besides tubular bells (I think I abused it)
5. Mood expression without clear melodies. I think mostly in melodies...I need to learn to be more sensitive to chords and texture...

...

Thank you for reading the description, and I really hope you can listen to the whole song, and share the part you (dis-)like the most. Your encouragements and critics are very valuable to keep me motivated!

Nujabes - Who's Theme (feat. MINMI)

10 parts55 pages04:564 days ago50 views
Guitar(2), Oboe, Synthesizer(2), Piano(3), Bass, Percussion
Recreated for some random reason. Originally a part of the anime, Samurai Champloo back in the early 2000's.
Recreated in 14 hours within 2 days!
The low-pass stuff from the original was kinda difficult, so eh. :p

English lyrics created by:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=auKO33S4fyg

~For Adele_LeBlanc, I miss ya!
Safe
Custom audio

Safe

4 parts6 pages02:134 days ago31 views
Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello
CLOSE YOUR EYES before you hit play...

you're welcome. :)

Sunny Dayz

1 part3 pages03:0824 days ago328 views
Guitar
Made in honor of every day the sun shines. I wrote this on my guitar so it should be better than all my other scores. I hope you enjoy! Please favorite and follow!

Update 1/28/19: Shortened.

Slightly Hysterical

3 parts2 pages01:0425 days ago135 views
Guitar(3)
Slightly Hysterical. Still needs work. It's a little weird, but hope you enjoy. Please favorite and follow!

Update 2/10/19: Changed from piano to ukulele.

hero's journey: call / FOR SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

36 parts3 pages00:3011 days ago31 views
Piccolo, Flute(2), Oboe(2), Bassoon(2), Clarinet(4), Tenor Saxophone(4), Trumpet(3), French Horn(5), Tuba(2), Percussion(2), Harp, Timpani, Piano, Violin, Strings(5)
an excerpt from my WIP piece "hero's journey", based on the archetype of the same name.

Snowed In

1 part3 pages02:4912 days ago51 views
Piano
Now, I'm a little proud of this one, not because it's flat-out fantastic, but because for the first time, two different musical ideas came together into one coherent piece.
I worked on it while locked inside during that record-breaking winter storm.

Apologies to pianists everywhere if the middle section is less-than-playable... is it?? :)

Enjoy.

Oh, and by the way, this was originally submitted for Jay's and John's Challenge. Check them out: https://musescore.com/groups/jays-and-johns-challenge

Spring Variations - Variations on a theme by Vivaldi for Melodica and Piano

2 parts12 pages04:5918 days ago169 views
Harmonica, Piano
*This is my submission piece for the Competition's Group Competition No.2*
Link ---> https://musescore.com/groups/competition

Basically, this is my (creative) interpretation of the 1st movement of Vivaldi's 'Spring' as per competition rules. It is a set of 8 variations based on the first theme of the movement.
I've decided to compose for the Melodica (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melodica ) as it is a rather underrated, yet novel and versatile instrument to deal with:) (I own one)

Feel free to comment, critique, or just ask about anything!

Me Siento Alto

6 parts9 pages03:4416 days ago29 views
Piano, Guitar(2), Bass, Percussion(2)
This is a Latin style piece I've been working on. It's got a smooth jazz/salsa feel to it. The lyrics and music is completely original. I hope you enjoy and please leave a comment on how I can improve!

Scherzo in Lydian (2018)

1 part2 pages00:4417 days ago182 views
Piano
Wanted to compose something for my birthday (4 Feb), but decided to post one of my old works instead:) This piece was composed during my last year in high school, as part of my 'A' Level music portfolio.

(also, gay just means happy and nothing else)

EMPEROR- for concert band

28 parts13 pages04:4617 days ago87 views
Piccolo, Flute(2), Oboe, Clarinet(4), Alto Saxophone(2), Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Trumpet(3), French Horn(2), Trombone(3), Tuba(2), Timpani, Percussion(5)
Hello all! Last of the score dump for now. This a song that I wrote for my high school's concert band, received not well by my band director. I'm curious to hear what you guys think about it. It's meant to be in the style of TSFH, and portrays the concept of an emperor as a whole. Listen, comment, and enjoy!

Three Times Over

18 parts13 pages04:5617 days ago53 views
Alto Saxophone(2), Tenor Saxophone(2), Baritone Saxophone, Trumpet(4), Trombone(3), Guitar, Piano, Bass(2), Percussion(2)
Hello all! Score dump continuing. This is a jazz big band ballad that I wrote for a competition, and it's for a professional big band so that's why the score is the way it is :P That's also why it doesn't have very many actual sounds, cause I'm too lazy to write in all the comping and an actual drum part lol. Also MS can't do brushes. Listen, comment, and enjoy!

Loch Lomond for Concert Band

29 parts16 pages08:0417 days ago93 views
Piccolo, Flute(2), Oboe, Bassoon, Clarinet(5), Alto Saxophone(2), Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Trumpet(3), French Horn(2), Trombone(3), Tuba(2), Contrabass, Timpani, Percussion(3)
Hello all! I've been away for a while, and I've got a lot of stuff I've written but haven't posted so get ready for a score dump. This is a concert band version of Loch Lomond, and is extremely programmatic and requires a lot of explanation so here's the program notes:

Loch Lomond is one of the most beloved Scottish folk songs, known all over the world. This piece intends to portray it as it was originally intended- as a song of tragedy during a time of violent social unrest. The lyrics to Loch Lomond have no agreed upon explanation, but the most common and accepted interpretation is that they were written by the lover of a young Scottish rebel caught and executed during the Jacobite Uprising of 1745. The lyrics are as follows:

By yon bonnie banks and by yon bonnie braes,
Where the sun shines bright on Loch Lomond,
Where me and my true love were ever wont to gae,
On the bonnie, bonnie banks o' Loch Lomond.

Refrain: Oh, ye'll take the high road, and I'll take the low road,
And I'll be in Scotland afore ye;
But me and my true love will never meet again
On the bonnie, bonnie banks o' Loch Lomond.

'Twas there that we parted in yon shady glen,
On the steep, steep side o' Ben Lomond,
Where in purple hue o'er the Highland hills we view,
And the moon coming out in the gloamin.

Refrain

O braw Charlie Stewart, dear true, true heart,
Wha could refuse thee protection,
Like the weeping birk on the wild hillside,
How graceful he looked in dejection.

Refrain

There the wild flowers spring and the wee birdies sing,
And in sunshine the waters are sleepin',
But the broken heart it kens nae second spring again,
Though the woeful may cease frae their greetin'.

The piece begins with a militaristic fanfare (introducing the ‘war’ motif), but quickly dies down into a calm clarinet chorale setting of the main theme (Loch Lomond). After the melody is introduced and developed, the British enter, with a militaristic snare drum and fragmentation of Rule Britannia and ‘war’ motif. Following that is a malignant setting of God Save the Queen as the British advance, but segueing into Scotland the Brave as the Scottish fight back. The setting then transitions from the battlefield to the home front as the piece focuses on the two lovers, represented through a flute and horn duet. Their relationship matures, develops, and blossoms, but is cut short as the British make themselves known again. The woman’s lover goes off to fight, and the ‘war’ motif is developed and mixed in with Scotland the Brave as the Scottish refuse to give up. However the British ultimately win, and following a belligerent hocket section developing the ‘war’ motif and the melody to Rule Britannia, the lover is captured and executed (with a nod to Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique). The woman weeps, and the music climaxes into an emotional final statement of Loch Lomond. The man’s head is paraded down the ‘high road’ on a pike, while the woman takes the ‘low road’ back to her homeland.

Listen, comment, and enjoy!

Lapis Prologue (GACKT) - early intermediate

3 parts8 pages03:3625 days ago39 views
Voice, Piano(2)
Didn't do much, just the harmony in the second half. The song's pretty and not too hard

requested by @anonymus999

update: 01/27 did the piano and the melody. probably going to add in the violin part too and edit the overlapping a bit
01/31 finished. You can download the file to print out piano solo version or singing version by hiding staffs.