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Re: Hogan's Home
« Reply #20 on: December 24, 2011, 10:27:42 AM »
Daniel - caught up with your pieces now, I think !
  Liked what I heard originally because, apart from choral works,  could quite easily fill all my playlists/downloads etc. with tone poems/serenades/rhapsodies and the like rather than full symphonies/concerti.
Technical ignorance means I can't begin to understand what merits your compositions have musically, but I can see that with 'Seascapes' you seem to be finding more of your own 'voice', and I needn't have crossed my fingers before listening in the hope I would still like a more 'contemporary' sound (and wouldn't have to fib to you !) because I loved it.
There have been so many variations over the years on a sea/ocean theme - and most are quite delightful;some really moving - but it can't be easy to create a new slant on such a familiar theme while keeping it personal (and a pleasure for the listener !). Think you've certainly done that, & I salute you for it, and look forward to future works.....and Hogan at the Proms !
Happy Christmas, Daniel !                                                                          Clive. 
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Re: Hogan's Home
« Reply #21 on: December 24, 2011, 07:33:59 PM »
Bravo!!!!!! Great job, Daniel.
Thank you for sharing.

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Re: Hogan's Home
« Reply #22 on: December 25, 2011, 03:30:27 AM »
Daniel - caught up with your pieces now, I think !
  Liked what I heard originally because, apart from choral works,  could quite easily fill all my playlists/downloads etc. with tone poems/serenades/rhapsodies and the like rather than full symphonies/concerti.
Technical ignorance means I can't begin to understand what merits your compositions have musically, but I can see that with 'Seascapes' you seem to be finding more of your own 'voice', and I needn't have crossed my fingers before listening in the hope I would still like a more 'contemporary' sound (and wouldn't have to fib to you !) because I loved it.
There have been so many variations over the years on a sea/ocean theme - and most are quite delightful;some really moving - but it can't be easy to create a new slant on such a familiar theme while keeping it personal (and a pleasure for the listener !). Think you've certainly done that, & I salute you for it, and look forward to future works.....and Hogan at the Proms !
Happy Christmas, Daniel !                                                                          Clive. 

Thank you so much, Clive, for your kind words. I am so glad that you enjoyed it and feel that the piece is worthy of such praise! Thank you! :) Merry Christmas Clive!

Bravo!!!!!! Great job, Daniel.
Thank you for sharing.

Thank you Greg!

Merry Christmas to all!
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Re: Hogan's Home
« Reply #23 on: December 25, 2011, 06:38:54 AM »
I just enjoyed listening to your cello concerto while waiting for the family to wake up to open presents. A cup of coffee and good music -- a very nice way to start the holiday! Bravo!
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Re: Hogan's Home
« Reply #24 on: December 25, 2011, 07:56:18 AM »
I just enjoyed listening to your cello concerto while waiting for the family to wake up to open presents. A cup of coffee and good music -- a very nice way to start the holiday! Bravo!

Thank you! I am glad you enjoyed it! I remember composing the cello concerto around two years ago, one of the last joyous pieces I wrote!
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Re: Hogan's Home
« Reply #25 on: January 02, 2012, 11:56:42 AM »
Am now writing a 'Reverie' for piano 8-hands, for my chamber group at the Royal Academy. I never thought my music would turn out to be so minimalistic... I love it! :)

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Re: Hogan's Home
« Reply #26 on: January 02, 2012, 02:27:24 PM »
Am now writing a 'Reverie' for piano 8-hands, for my chamber group at the Royal Academy. I never thought my music would turn out to be so minimalistic... I love it! :)

Hope you are all having a wonderful start to the new year!

Completed just now. :D

Have renamed it 'Fantasie'.
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Re: Hogan's Home
« Reply #27 on: January 03, 2012, 08:02:48 AM »
How long a piece?  Is the score available? : )
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Re: Hogan's Home
« Reply #28 on: January 03, 2012, 08:07:52 AM »
And, psst.
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Re: Hogan's Home
« Reply #29 on: January 03, 2012, 10:19:10 AM »
How long a piece?  Is the score available? : )

Thank you for your interest, Karl. It's only a small little piece, around 3 minutes long. I'll upload a score and audio sometime soon. :)
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Re: Hogan's Home
« Reply #30 on: January 03, 2012, 10:51:51 AM »

Thank you for your interest, Karl. It's only a small little piece, around 3 minutes long. I'll upload a score and audio sometime soon. :)

Really glad to hear this, I'm looking forward to seeing it :)
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Re: Hogan's Home
« Reply #31 on: January 13, 2012, 01:41:16 PM »
Really glad to hear this, I'm looking forward to seeing it :)

Sorry for taking so long to get back to you, Ilaria. Thank you - last week, we rehearsed in during our chamber music rehearsal at the academy, it was great fun :) We're going to continue rehearsing it through the term. Maybe there will be a way I can get a recording at the end. :)

Update:
Today, I started working on an exercise my compositon mentor at the Royal Academy JD had set me last week. He told me to write a string quintet allegro, with more shifting harmony. (this is after he heard 'Seascapes' which he said was a very beautiful imaginative piece but he suggested the harmony should shift more often). So, I started writing the exercise and then realized that I was really liking what I was writing. So within an hour, I had completed the piece which is now going to be used as the finale to my new 'String Quintet'. It is a rather bouncy piece full of wit dark humor. It is around 2 minutes, the other movements in the quintet should be around the same duration I imagine. Very pleased with it, was surprised that I could write an allegro again without too much trouble... as the last allegro I wrote was in the Rhapsody for Orchestra, which I wrote last April!
So, will finish the string quintet soon, doing as much composition as possible around the revision for the exams... and after that, shall start on my 'Nocturnes for Wordless Choir and Orchestra' which I am so excited about! The work shall be a dark, haunting, but deeply romantic and optimistic. I'll be setting it in A Major, which may tell you something about the very beautiful, wonderful person I have chosen to dedicate the piece to.... :)
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Re: Hogan's Home
« Reply #32 on: January 14, 2012, 07:31:14 AM »
Am now writing a 'Reverie' for piano 8-hands,



sorry ... couldn't resist.   
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Re: Hogan's Home
« Reply #33 on: January 21, 2012, 07:31:30 AM »


sorry ... couldn't resist.   

Love your incredibly cheerful octopus - you should take commissions for brightening up more threads !
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Re: Hogan's Home
« Reply #34 on: January 26, 2012, 11:17:56 AM »
Was absolutely delighted to log onto the computer today and find that the Japanese pianist, Keiko Nishizu, has uploaded her performance of my 'Romance for Piano' to youtube!

She gives an absolutely beautiful interpretation. I am so happy to have it! This piece always brings back many memories to me, but the subtle optimistic ending has worked, I have moved on. Life is better now.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smj3IFQp9e0
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Re: Hogan's Home
« Reply #35 on: January 27, 2012, 05:50:44 AM »
Was absolutely delighted to log onto the computer today and find that the Japanese pianist, Keiko Nishizu, has uploaded her performance of my 'Romance for Piano' to youtube!

Beautiful piece, nice performance.

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Re: Hogan's Home
« Reply #36 on: January 27, 2012, 05:52:53 AM »
Music, even in situations of the greatest horror, should never be painful to the ear but should flatter and charm it, and thereby always remain music.. - Mozart

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Re: Hogan's Home
« Reply #37 on: January 27, 2012, 11:02:20 AM »
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Re: Hogan's Home
« Reply #38 on: January 27, 2012, 11:17:24 AM »
Nice!
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Re: Hogan's Home
« Reply #39 on: January 28, 2012, 09:48:01 AM »
Nice!

Thank you, Karl! Although I have moved on from this style, this piece remains very special to me!
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