Recent Posts

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 10
1
Basic Harmony and Counterpoint / Re: Alan Belkin: Course on Counterpoint
« Last post by whitebark on April 20, 2018, 07:48:55 PM »
Lessons 4 and 5 are now available.  Lesson 4 covers second species counterpoint and Lesson 5 covers third species.  Beyond covering the usual rules for this type of species counterpoint, Alan discusses the importance of creating a good melodic line in the counterpoint, and how one can accomplish that. His video lessons are short and to the point, although he (or his video producer) indulges in some fancy graphic trickery that seems a bit distracting. Interesting that he stresses the importance of singing your counterpoints and not just listening to it...I recall reading in Phillip Glass's autobiography about Nadia Boulanger's training methods, which also involved intensive singing exercises in the counterpoint lessons.

-Jay
2
Technique and Bandestration / Re: Brass Band questions
« Last post by mjw58 on April 17, 2018, 02:38:47 PM »
I'm glad you liked "Music of the spheres". Fantastic isn't it.
The Ryukoku symphonic band does a fantastic job.

Even though brass band has “limitations” regarding instruments I feel that good composers manage to use the different instruments capabilities to the full. I feel Philip Spark takes his background from brass band and use brass instruments in wind band the same way.

Morten


3
Completed Works: Senior / Re: Marche Militaire
« Last post by RJB54 on April 15, 2018, 01:03:42 PM »
Nice piece. I really liked the middle slower section. In the outer sections I hear a touch of Marche Slav (which is a good thing to me  :)).

On the whole the performance was decent. There were some issues as there always is in live performances (as Michel said that trumpet player for one).

All in all I enjoyed this piece. Good job.
4
Technique and Bandestration / Re: Brass Band questions
« Last post by gogreen on April 15, 2018, 06:06:54 AM »
Nice brass band video tutorial, Morten. And "Music of the Spheres" totally blew me away.  :o Thanks.
5
Technique and Bandestration / Re: Brass Band questions
« Last post by mjw58 on April 14, 2018, 02:25:01 PM »

For those interested.

Here are some videos from youtube.
It’s a piece by one of my favourite composers Philip Sparke. It’s called “Music Of The Spheres”.
Written for Brass Band, Fanfare and Wind Band.

I just love this piece. The slow part at the end (after the tubular bells) brings tears to my eyes every time.

I thought these videos of the same piece would show the difference between these band types.

Brass Band
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjzMB9quuzA

Fanfare
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gs52Fqu-suM

Wind Band
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGp_7-AAaTU

Morten
6
Completed Works: Junior / Re: Pastorale 2
« Last post by Lee Merrill on April 14, 2018, 12:31:13 PM »
Thanks for all the comments and suggestions, will take them together into consideration.

It's a lovely melody....may I have your permission to work with it? 

Mark
Certainly, glad to hear what might become of it!

Regards,
Lee
7
Technique and Bandestration / Re: Brass Band questions
« Last post by mjw58 on April 14, 2018, 11:19:40 AM »
About Brass band.

I found this on Youtube. May be a startingpoint for composers who will compose for Brass Band.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGyuehvBFbE

Morten
8
Compositions / Re: Slow piece for concert band/ wind band
« Last post by mjw58 on April 14, 2018, 11:09:46 AM »
Sorry Art, I didn't notice your last post. Sorry.

I'll try to post something for Brass Band. Hope others will do too.

Morten
9
Works in Progress: Junior / Re: On the Wind - Woodwind Quintet Miniature
« Last post by mjw58 on April 14, 2018, 11:05:48 AM »

I like this. Very nice piece. Thank you.

Morten
10
Completed Works: Senior / Re: Marche Militaire
« Last post by mjw58 on April 14, 2018, 10:19:07 AM »

Congratulations Flint. Loved it.

Morten
Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 10