Favorite piece?

Which piece is your favorite? This is tough for me, because i like a lot of pieces, but i would say my favorite piece is Mozart's Symphony no.25 in G minor- especially the first movement.

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5 years ago

Adam Young scores

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!


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11 months ago

Do you have broadcast quality recordings of your original scores?

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.

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a year ago

FUNDRAISING - help please :)

"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

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2 years ago

Late Romantic Period

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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3 years ago

Can we do another competition?

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.

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3 years ago

100 Members!

Thank you guys so much for keeping this group alive and it will be awesome as it continues to grow! If you have any suggestions about what you guys would like to do please leave comments so that our group can be even cooler.

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3 years ago

Bach's music

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!

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4 years ago


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.

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4 years ago

Join This Awesome New Contest Group!!

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!)

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4 years ago