String quartet, Movt. 4 - "Allegro non troppo, con moto" (ver. 10.9.18).
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String quartet, Movt. 4 - "Allegro non troppo, con moto" (ver. 10.9.18).

4 parts33 pages08:565 months ago243 views
Violin(2), Viola, Cello
I have changed my mind - this movement will stand as the last movement of a String Quartet, nominally in the key of C. The other three movements are on MS. The order of listening is:
(i) "Pastorale (White Keys)";
(ii) "Moderato" (featuring the viola);
(iii) "Canto"; and,
(iv) "Allegro non troppo" - this movement.

As a whole, the quartet is in C.

I'm sure to make changes.

Miniature.

1 part1 page00:289 months ago275 views
Piano
Something that might be turned into a larger whole. We'll see.
String Quartet, Movt. 3, "Canto", by Mark Vendy (ver. 25.4.18).
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String Quartet, Movt. 3, "Canto", by Mark Vendy (ver. 25.4.18).

4 parts12 pages10:319 months ago249 views
Violin(2), Viola, Cello
Another upload for which I am indebted to mdi1972 (we all hope the 'bug' is resolved before I need to add any more scores!).

This is the third movement composed which might be used as part of a four-movement whole, we'll see.

The name "Canto" is representative of the song-like quality I attempted to write and is also a term used in poetry to describe divisions, similarly to "chapter", in prose.
String Quartet, Movt I: "Pastorale" (White keys), (vers. 11.3.18)
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String Quartet, Movt I: "Pastorale" (White keys), (vers. 11.3.18)

4 parts15 pages06:1211 months ago459 views
Violin(2), Viola, Cello
A week or so ago I decided to try my hand at writing a string quartet, for something to do. This is the result, so far. I have an idea for a scherzo to complement this movement. I've subtitled it "White keys" as there are no sharps or flats in the whole of the score (white keys, of course, being related to piano).

Though I have a keyboard, I find it easier to write directly onto the score (no keyboard was used in the making of this score!).
"Rhapsody". Original piano score by Jay Reiter. Arranged and orchestrated by Mark Vendy (ver. 26.2.18).
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"Rhapsody". Original piano score by Jay Reiter. Arranged and orchestrated by Mark Vendy (ver. 26.2.18).

13 parts56 pages0911 months ago315 views
Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, French Horn, Trumpet, Timpani, Harp, Violin, Viola, Cello, Contrabass
When I found Jay's piano work ("Reitjay" on MS) I was swept away with some of his emotional soundscape. I was fortunate that Jay agreed for me to make an arrangement. In the orchestration, I have used a small orchestra with harp and second flute doubling on piccolo. I have extended some of the sections.
Round Dance
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Round Dance

27 parts26 pages06:56a year ago428 views
Piccolo, Flute, Oboe, English Horn, Clarinet(3), Bassoon(2), French Horn, Trumpet, Trombone(2), Tuba, Timpani, Percussion(3), Violin, Viola, Cello, Contrabass
This version of the score incorporates some corrections, some embellishments and some tidying up. I was surprised how I was able to pen this score in quick time, ite just 'happened' over two weeks. It is not derived from one of my youthful scores but it is fresh and written directly onto the 'manuscript'.

It has a rustic character with modernistic tendencies and a dance-like rhythm, hence the title.
Children's March.
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Children's March.

1 part2 pages01:25a year ago541 views
Piano
I'm not sure why I wrote this short children's piano piece, it just 'occurred' over a couple of hours. All pianists will have to forgive me - I don't play your instrument, this was written away from the keyboard.
"Promenade". A Waltz for Strings and Two Flutes (oboe or clarinet may substitute for second flute).
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"Promenade". A Waltz for Strings and Two Flutes (oboe or clarinet may substitute for second flute).

7 parts68 pages07:42a year ago507 views
My personal view is that this one of my most assured scores, though there are some improvements to be made.

The score began life as a piano piece. Considering that I don't play the piano, you can understand why that score has never seen the light-of-day. However, many of the elements of that score have found their way into this one.

The hand-written, piano score is dated 1976. As just about everyone else on MS has posted a waltz, I decided to dust off this youthful folly. I called it "Promenade", as it reminds me of a scene where the protagonist encounters different sights and sounds as he/she promenades (waltzes) through the big city.

Dancers are optional.
"Pavan" - arranged for string sextet. Ver. 16/5/17.
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"Pavan" - arranged for string sextet. Ver. 16/5/17.

6 parts26 pages08:04a year ago483 views
This is an arrangement of my work of the same name (though I have spelled it in the English style, here, rather than the French). This score calls for two violins, two violas, 'cello and double bass. The version for two cellos, piano and ad lib. violin can be located on my site, here: https://musescore.com/user/1394221/scores/1244271.

The first incarnation of the score is a high-school score for cello and piano. In both works on MS, I have followed the original, school-version structure with much elaboration.
March of the Bureaucrats, vers. 15.10.17. Original score by Tuukka Jokilehto (Rivergrove), arr. Mark Vendy.
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March of the Bureaucrats, vers. 15.10.17. Original score by Tuukka Jokilehto (Rivergrove), arr. Mark Vendy.

29 parts16 pages03:34a year ago554 views
Piccolo, Flute, Oboe, Clarinet(2), Bassoon(2), French Horn, Trumpet, Trombone(2), Tuba, Timpani, Percussion, Harp, Violin, Viola, Cello, Contrabass
This march by "Rivergrove" (Tuukka Jokilehto) is an amusing and descriptive score. Being a "bureaucrat" myself, I was immediately captivated. Tuukka graciously agreed for me to try my hand at orchestrating it and, as usual, I added some of my own touches to turn it into an arrangement. The original piano score can be found on Rivergrove's site, here: https://musescore.com/user/204621/scores/3179951.
"Honouring the Fallen", Revision 9.6.18 - an arrangement of an original score by Richard G. Perritt, Sr.
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"Honouring the Fallen", Revision 9.6.18 - an arrangement of an original score by Richard G. Perritt, Sr.

30 parts9 pages07:30a year ago483 views
Piccolo, Flute, Oboe, English Horn, Clarinet(3), Bassoon(2), French Horn, Piano(9), Trumpet, Trombone(2), Tuba, Timpani, Percussion, Violin(2), Viola, Cello, Contrabass
Richard G. Perritt, Sr., is a respected composer on MuseScore. I was very impressed by Richard's funeral march for voices, two horns, cellos, frame drum and timpani and I commented to him that the work oozed orchestra. Richard was kind enough to invite me to orchestrate his score and this free arrangement is the result. The revised version is rendered using NotePerformer 3.0.0. Richard may have removed the original score which used to be here: https://musescore.com/user/3353381/scores/3000771
"Snowflakes". Music of Barry P., arranged and orchestrated by M. Vendy, ver. 6.11.17.
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"Snowflakes". Music of Barry P., arranged and orchestrated by M. Vendy, ver. 6.11.17.

29 parts25 pages03:50a year ago523 views
Piccolo, Flute, Oboe, English Horn, Clarinet(3), Bassoon, French Horn, Trumpet, Timpani, Percussion(5), Piano, Harp(2), Violin(3), Viola, Cello(2), Contrabass
This score is the fifth of my orchestrations of the piano scores of Barry P.. The original can't be found at the moment as Barry has allowed his pro account to lapse, it is ordinarily here: https://musescore.com/barryp/image-snowflakes. There is a sound file you can listen to to 'get the flavour' : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZyZiubJAfe4 .

This score uses only six brass instruments (four horns and two trumpets) but an augmented band of percussionists (including piano). This revision contains a number of improvements over the original orchestral version.

The score 'depicts' the treacherous nature of those lovely snowflakes.
I've only seen snow fall in my city once in 60 years (it lasted about 10 minutes, on the ground), though snow falls regularly during the Winter, only two hours drive away.
Burlesque Festival: an Overture. Version 10.11.17 (sound version 24.9.17).
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Burlesque Festival: an Overture. Version 10.11.17 (sound version 24.9.17).

20 parts37 pages05:062 years ago1,259 views
Piccolo, Flute(2), Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, French Horn(2), Trumpet(2), Trombone(2), Timpani, Violin(2), Viola, Cello, Contrabass
In this revision I have adjusted some of the parts and made some additions. I have improved the dynamic articulations. The MS score is up-to-date, though the sound is from a previous version - the difference is minimal.

This score is based on another of my manuscripts that had been hanging around since the early 1990s. The initial theme is set out simply and is almost old-fashioned but the work soon betrays its more modern tendencies. I have attempted to combine the primary elements in various ways. The orchestra is one of the smallest I've employed, nonetheless, the sound production can be a bit raucous.
"Serenade des amants absents", for strings and flutes - ver. 5.11.17 revision.
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"Serenade des amants absents", for strings and flutes - ver. 5.11.17 revision.

8 parts61 pages09:552 years ago1,004 views
Flute(2), Violin(2), Viola, Cello, Contrabass
This score incorporates a number of changes, most to add or remove some articulations, though I have reworked bars 188 -191. This is some of my most emotional writing. It's not for those who can't concentrate.The full complement of strings start at bar 17.

The genesis of this score is a 50-bar sketch dating from the early 1990s. I transcribed the draft onto MS more than 12 months ago. It then lay around whilst I did other things and waited until the motivation returned.

It could be my best score(?) Let my know your thoughts.

This score is created from a Sibelius score via xml.
"Fanfare" - arranged for brass band - a soundscape (rev. 25.3.18).
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"Fanfare" - arranged for brass band - a soundscape (rev. 25.3.18).

26 parts16 pages07:192 years ago2,359 views
Brass Ensemble(17), Timpani(2), Percussion(3), Organ(2)
I recently noticed that this score has been subject to an upsurge of interest with many 'view', 'plays' and downloads. It prompted me to make a revised sound file to replace the one that I made about 16 months ago. In the course of making the new file, I decided to make a number of minor adjustments, some might be obvious and others more subtle. If you downloaded an earlier version? Sorry!

If you have downloaded this score or one of the older ones, you will have to 'fix' the articulations, especially things like the 'hairpin' dynamics. I cannot upload the new version of the score, as MS is hopeless with little things on xml, like ampersands and other completely minor issues. I'm prepared to send the Sibelius version, if requested.

The earlier sound was made using NotePerformer 1.5 this one is made with 2.0 (I must get the latest version!) (I've left the earlier sound, if you want to compare, for the time being.)

This is an arrangement for brass band of my work, of the same name, for two brass choirs, organ and percussion. It starts slowly.

The work is not a 'simple' fanfare and you will note that I have subtitled it a "soundscape". The last two minutes are a sustained climax and there are plenty of "fanfares" and other rhythmical devices used, however, I was mainly interested in trying to achieve majestic or even martial sonority.

As I'm not a band musician (I play(ed) 'cello), I would be interested to know from those of you who play in or write for bands, whether there are any glaring issues as to the 'register' for the instruments, or things to do with balance. The solo cornets have been allocated two to each group. You have to imagine that the groups are separated on the stage to right and left each with its own timpani and relevant percussion and the organ would be central.

Trumpets and horns in F might be substituted for the cornets and the E flat horns, for a more 'robust' sound. For ensemble reasons, the band should not be placed too far from the organ.
"The Oracle" . Original score by Barry P., arr. M Vendy, ver. 10.11.17..
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"The Oracle" . Original score by Barry P., arr. M Vendy, ver. 10.11.17..

40 parts22 pages07:432 years ago724 views
Piccolo, Flute(2), Oboe, English Horn, Clarinet(4), Bassoon(2), French Horn, Trumpet(3), Trombone, Tuba(2), Timpani(3), Percussion(2), Violin(3), Cello(2), Viola, Contrabass
This is my fourth arrangement of piano pieces by Barry P. . The original score is here: https://musescore.com/barryp/audience-with-the-oracle.

Barry's pieces are very 'visual' and full of colour. When listening, imagine the Delphic Oracle!

This is a revised version of the score - I have been revising all of the published scores. Some of the articulations are scrambled with xml. The original score was created with Sibelius.
"In Memoriam", version 14.9.17 - Original score by Barry P., arranged by M Vendy.
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"In Memoriam", version 14.9.17 - Original score by Barry P., arranged by M Vendy.

24 parts21 pages07:362 years ago767 views
Piccolo, Flute, Oboe, English Horn, Clarinet(3), Bassoon(2), French Horn, Trumpet, Trombone(2), Tuba, Timpani(2), Violin(2), Viola, Cello, Contrabass
This revised score is an arrangement of another of Barry P.'s fabulous piano scores, his Prelude in E flat minor: https://musescore.com/barryp/prelude-in-e-flat-minor-in-memoriam.

The sound file is made with Sibelius and uses NotePerformer 2.0. Some of the articulations on the original score might be lost or displaced during the conversion from Sibelius.
"Vision: Ghost of the Countess". Original composition by Barry P., arranged by M. Vendy. New sound file, 22.7.18, score version 12.9.17.
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"Vision: Ghost of the Countess". Original composition by Barry P., arranged by M. Vendy. New sound file, 22.7.18, score version 12.9.17.

38 parts21 pages10:152 years ago723 views
Piccolo, Flute, Oboe, English Horn, Clarinet(3), Bassoon(2), French Horn(2), Trumpet, Trombone(2), Tuba, Timpani, Percussion(4), Piano, Violin(2), Viola, Cello, Contrabass
The new sound file is made with NotePerformer 3.0.0. You might have to select it manually (i.e. click the the three horizontal dots on the score page and go to the last sound file 22.7.18.

I believe that Barry's original score is an extraordinary tone painting: it can be found here: https://musescore.com/barryp/ghost-of-the-countess. This score contains some revisions and corrections.

The main theme of the "Countess" truly emerges at approx. 3'41". The long introduction sets the scene in a series of mysterious vignettes before the darkly majestic entry of the subject. After building to an impressive climax (@7'10"), the work regresses through a number of raucous tableaux before finally returning to sombre and mysterious sounds (9'00") but, nonetheless, intimating that not all hope is lost.

The original score of this arrangement was created on Sibelius so some of the articulations have been lost and some instruments displaced on the conversion. The new sound file was made with NotePerformer 2.0, it has stronger instruments but cannot address all of the balance issues arising from 16-channel MIDI.
"Legend", version 20.9.17. Original composition by Barry P. Arranged and orchestrated.
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"Legend", version 20.9.17. Original composition by Barry P. Arranged and orchestrated.

26 parts27 pages07:562 years ago1,533 views
Piccolo, Flute, Oboe, English Horn, Clarinet(2), Bassoon(2), French Horn, Trumpet, Trombone(2), Tuba, Timpani, Percussion(3), Piano, Violin(2), Viola, Cello, Contrabass
This revised and corrected version of Barry P's score includes sound made with NotePerformer 2.0. Barry P's original composition for piano, "Prelude in B flat - Legend", is currently unavailable (1/12/18) as Barry has let his 'pro' subscription lapse, when (if?) he renews it, the score can be found here: https://musescore.com/barryp/scores/55279. A sound file for Barry's piano version is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kde8F1V2W4o .

Barry was kind enough to allow me to arrange his score. The score was written using Sibelius and has been converted using Musicxml, so some of the articulations get misplaced and I don't have the patience to correct them. If you are interested in the Sibelius score leave a comment - don't email for the moment as I have to create a new account (30.10.17).