I have 3 impossible etudes in a score, and I would like it if you gave me feedback
Here's the link if you want to check it out: https://musescore.com/mrbobbyguy/etudes-of-mrbobbyguy
Hope you enjoy them! :)
I need some feedback on my arrangement of Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata for woodwind quartet. I have been told to be more adventurous with it and only have doublings when I need to. Thing is, Beethoven hasn't given me much to work with here. The only movement that is complete here is the Adagio movement. I am still working on the minuet movement. The hardest part to arrange would be the Presto agitato with all those fast arpeggios and alberti bass.
Here is a link to my arrangement of the Moonlight Sonata:
This and other dances in general I have kind of been avoiding for the first 10 years that I composed. But I figured that if I am going to start composing dance music, waltzes would be great to start. I decided on a tempo of 90 BPM, so like Andante Moderato in the Italian terminology, to make it not so difficult for people to play once it is finished. I also decided on a key of D major because I compose a lot of my pieces in flat keys so I figured I should balance it out with some sharp keys.
I know these things about a waltz that apply more or less specifically to a waltz:
Most have a 3/4 time signature(though some have a 3/8 time signature and others are at 6/8)
Most are at a moderate speed
Left hand pattern is usually 1 bass note followed by the chord the bass note is in
A lot involve pedaling, though not all do
Waltz is dominated by melody
But I still find writing dance music to be hard, even though it is a shorter length composition than a sonata. Minuets are the hardest for me so far(I tried writing a minuet before and it didn't turn out well). My phrases and melodies in general also tend to be on the long side. So I might end up with a 10 minute waltz instead of a 5 minute waltz.
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
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.
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 !
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.