There are so many excellent composers out there, but i believe Bach is the best composer who ever existed, because his music is so genuine and rich in texture, also in harmony.
Bach seems to be the most far reaching , the most exacting , the most sure , the man with the most sides to his creativity he can laugh,cry , be playful and we all know how serious and mystical religious or deity-conscious he can be . Bach is No.1 . No.2 spot is shared ;Beethoven after Bach sits on the high mountain with Charles Ive ,Varese & Pierre Boulez . Elliott Carter , Scelsi ,Stockhausen (idea comes before sound and pictures come before sound.Bible says logo was first.that means the mind's eye was the first stone thrown out into the cosmos who share No.2 spot . With Messiaen shares places with Debussy ,Ravel (whose music means more to me than Debussy but I know Debussy 's work is a revelationand he goes very far formally . Purcell and Handel too amaze me with directness and honesty . Paganini is much more than just a violinist-composer . He had real amzing imagination -there are things he does on violin which Liszt still isn't as difficult t do on piano. the leaps from string to string and out of chordal double-stop contortions and hand figurations have no real counterpart on the piano plus the music is really better than all the subpianist -composers who started with JohnFeild and continue past antonRubinstein and so many thousands of others (mostly opera Paraphrase people ) . After Bach ,I'm beginning to think the great genius and i mean genius because the breadth of his invention is confunding . I just heard Maria Pires play one of the most gorgeous sonatas of his that Ive never heard anyone else play though all 550 have been recorded by several great harpsichordists and maybe even a few pianists have played and recorded all of them on the piano ,Scarlatti does things with a simple 4 octave harpsichord that the rest can't do with 8 octaves. the music has every human emotion andevery possible sensation that can be experienced . Noone was braver in his time when it came to harmonic change , rhtyhm nd he has clusters you wont find even in Bach or Handel . teh variety one finds in Scarlatti (even though it's all keyboard music ;his father wrote many great operas so maybe somewhere there are some vocal and choral music . How is it he never wrote a keyboard concerto for his spanish princessa ? Indeed !) Chopin and Schumann come after Scarlatti . After no. 5 all teh great ones live in a celestial city together . Berlioz,Wagner and Mahler and Bruckner and Resphigi eat dinner together nightly .
… after a last time, when I have had decided to write my first book with sheets music, passed already around one and half month. At beginning I wanted keep all of it, every composition only for myself… but when I have had finished my 3th composition, I have changed my decisions – cause for what shall it profit me if I will keep it only for myself?
When I have had changed my mind, I have had decided write book with piano sheets music. Not just small publication, but trilogy – and here is now first book, and next is coming 1st of July.
Due to the fact that through music is best to reflect what is difficult to show in words, I have had decided to transfer my feelings to the musical notes on the staves… and this has helped me a lot with my own feelings and with creating my first book with piano sheets music.
In the book “Créations privées – avant de venir” is contained 9 piano sheets music and 1 as a bonus, which is a medley – as an additional element I have had decided put selected quote at the end of each song, so that you could better understand the depth of what I feel, and how I perceive the world around me.
Most of the quotes I have had used is from the Word of God (The Bible), but that doesn’t mean that it’s intended only for believers, or some other group of people. The purpose of my music sheets, where I have had attached a selected quotes is let you better understand the depth of feelings.
If you would like to get a book for free, you can download it by following link: https://avantdevenir.files.wordpress.com/2018/04/crc3a9ations-privc3a9es-avant-de-venir.pdf
If you wish you can also check out sheets music on my MuseScore profile: https://musescore.com/luqasz
... or on the YouTube playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLgzgV9kWZ-WKDdM4vGUaeJwlwwaQaPEuM
I hope you will enjoy music sheets in this book.
Lukasz Wojciech M. Tworzydlo
Hey everyone ! here is a new composition, it is a quartet ! Please tell me your opinion !
Hey everyone. I'm having a group, that expiciitley collects classical music for piano only. It's not for own compositions though, but to have a library of known classical peaces of famous composers. I'd appreciate it if anyone had something that could be added to the group
Hey everyone, come and see my composition ! This a classical one ! I have made it last year but I am very proud of it ! If you want the score with lyrics and phrasing, you can send me a message and I Send you the PDF. This piec has been inspired by the Magnificat of Giutterez Hidalgo !
Hey everybody ! This is my new composition ! Go and say your opinion about it !
For any composers interested in composing a prelude and fugue in this years composer competition:
You can see the themes on my profile.
By the way, check out thi cool group:
Throughout 2016, Owl City's Adam Young has released one album a month to portray a significant event in human history. From the launch of Apollo 11 to Shackleton's expedition to Antarctica aboard The Endurance, the building of Mount Rushmore to the first plane flight across the Atlantic by Charles Lindbergh. And many more! Its a mix orchestral and electronic, driving and expressive. For any classical enthusiast as well as popular music fans, I am sure this marvelous set of music will amaze you!
Though I've been a MS 'member' for more than 12 months, it's only just occurred to me that I am in a position to give radio airplay to some of your original scores. To do this, the performance must be with real instruments and a of sufficient quality to be broadcast (clean recording, well-balanced as between instruments, etc.). .
The radio station is in Melbourne, Australia, and I have a regular (weekly) breakfast program dedicated to 'classical' music. Presently, the program is a three-hour show. It is preferable that the work be between 3 -7 minutes long. Arrangements of modern scores (i.e. by living or recently deceased composers) cannot be played without permission of the copyright holder of the original work.
Whilst, I have broad tastes and exercise them over the duration of the program, consistently dissonant and/or dislocated pieces (like, e.g. Webern) are unlikely to be played. Like all radio stations, the content is expected to follow certain patterns, especially in the breakfast show (Prokofiev-like, is fine).
The radio station is not-for-profit and is subscriber and donation funded - it does not receive government assistance, therefore, while it has to accountable, through the Australasian Performing Right Association, the work will not be broadcast if a royalty is to be paid.
If you have a recording of your original score that you like to receive airplay, let me know.
You cannot send files through the MS email but after contact has been made, files can be sent one-to-one. If you have a CD recording, I can advise to where it should be sent.
I look forward to 'hearing' from you.
Please check out my new piece "Beautiful Mess"! Let me know what you think. Also, could someone help me make a video score or make a "recording" so it sounds like an actual symphony is playing it?
"The II Orchestra Internship AECMC is a project organized by the Student Council of Coimbra's Music Conservatory and consists in an intensive week of orchestra work, directed to young musicians. In the course of the week, the members of the project will have the oportunity of playing great and difficult orchestra pieces under the guideance of teachers of each instrument and an invited maestro." (Ernst Schelle)
So... my Conservatory's student council is organising another orchestra internship like they did last year but we don't have all the money we need (we still need 1000€), so we're fundraising. I was wondering if there's anyone willing to help us... Here's the link so you can access the site and contribute with the amount of money you can and want to give:
Thank you for your attention! :)
P.S. By the way, there are some small but gratifying rewards for those who donate a certain amount of money ;)
Lately I've been listening to music from the late Romantic Period and I found that it's hard to sit through a two hour symphony. I find that they are not unified by any theme and contain a lot of filler that is beautiful, but might as well be in another piece. Having so much in one piece reduces its uniqueness and meaning when other all-encompassing pieces are written. Mahler said something like "a symphony should encompass the world", but , if the first one did that ,then what is the purpose of the other symphonies. What are your thoughts on the music of Mahler and Bruckner?
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Hi! I'm new to the group, and I saw a discussion here about a competition. Can we organize another one? But something other than the orchestra genre, where a lot of people can participate, as to make a tough competition altogether. It'll really help me with improving my composition.
So I wrote a song... and it got onto Itunes, Spotify, Google Play, and all them big stores... and I'm wondering if it's any good...
I see many people consider Bach as the greatest composer ever lived and i love the works of his that I've played or listened to but I'd like to get to know his pieces more.And I've heard that the polyphony in his works are outstanding so I'd be glad if you could name some of his pieces for me that are among his best most powerful pieces for you!
We should do a competition for Winter Break and/or holidays associated between 12/22-2/7, like "the best winter holiday theme." It could consist of:
- band music, like concert band or wind ensemble (which includes symphonic band)
- Jazz band or other variants
- orchestra (greater than 15 instruments)
- solo with accompaniment(s)
- chamber music (which would probably dominate the contest) between 3-15 instruments, string orchestra also permitted as chamber music.
What is not allowed:
- Only a solo sheet, because that is basically useless.
- Percussion ensemble (did I mention that? probably not, see below *) without some sort of melody instruments, like glockenspiels or crotales (or other wind/string instruments)
- Submitting the score after the due date (because that wouldn't be acceptable)
- It does not have to be strictly holiday music, but can be instead a medley on what you like on winter break, or the dates presented.
- Imagery is not only acceptable, but encouraged.
(- If you are doing a medley, present the traditional piece's name with the part in the piece)
- If you are doing a variation (which would be awesome!!!!!) on holiday music, make sure that you put "Variations on Holiday Music" or "Variations on a Traditional Song" or "Variations on Jingle Bells," instead of "Jingle Bells"
- Please take off concert pitch.
- Creative titles, not just " Competition for Holiday Music"
- Place all uploaded score links here...
P.S. * Percussion ensembles can be both a large and small ensemble, but as stated above, it needs to have some sort of melody and not just snare and bass drum playing "Jingle Bells." If, and IF one does this, you put several timpani's together, there is less of a chance that you will win.
Hello! This is Cedar!!!
I've made a group for contests. It is called: Tricky Team Composition Contests. It is for compositions only (no arrangements). The contests have good themes and they are fun. But there is a twist. You can't enter the contests by yourself. You HAVE to compose your song with at least 1 other person. This way you have to meet new people, learn from eachother, and share your ideas. It is beneficial because you get to put yourself out there, meet new friends, and get advice and technique from other people.
You won't regret joining. It is a blast!!! I hope to see you there.
(Please read the mission statement!)