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Title: Hogan's Home
Post by: madaboutmahler on December 22, 2011, 02:32:03 PM
Hello,

Please do excuse the not so exciting thread name....

Composing is a passion of mine and it is my ambition to be a composer, as well as a conductor. My first composition attempts were when I was around 11 years old, but I only started passionately composing around two years later, when I composed a variety of works including a cello concerto, an orchestral suite depicting the earth, some piano etudes which were performed by an excellent Japanese pianist and eventually a symphony.
I regard 2011 to have been the most important year for me as a composer so far. It started off by writing an orchestral tone poem based on Robert Browning's poem 'Porphyria's Lover', and then, I recieved my first commission which was from the Misbourne Symphony Orchestra to write a piece for their 50th anniversary season. I wrote for them my 'Rhapsody for Orchestra' which was premiered by the orchestra in the first concert of the season in November. It was such an amazing experience, the first time I had ever heard an orchestra perform my works in concert... and recieving the applause and cheering from the audience was so special!
Also, earlier in the year, I had auditioned to the Junior Department of the Royal Academy of Music, London, to study composition and piano. I was accepted and started in September. I am really enjoying my time there, my teacher is Matthew Taylor, who some fans of Robert Simpson may have heard of!

Before, my style had been very romantic, but now, in my most recent work called 'Seascapes' for orchestra, I think I have developed a more original, distinct style which is more impressionist.

On this thread, I shall post updates on my compositions for anyone who is interested. I would love your opinions as I value feedback very much!
Here are some links to my work - all are computer sounds I'm afraid. Some live performances, including the premiere of the 'Rhapsody for Orchestra' shall be uploaded soon.

'Seascapes' - an orchestral depiction of the sea. 11 minutes - composed between October and December 2011:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NCdahOPmOAA

'Rhapsody for Orchestra' - dedicated to Richard Jacklin and the Misbourne Symphony Orchestra. Composed between April and June 2011, premiered on 12th November.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oeqzA2d6GoE&feature=related

'Romance for Piano' - a solo piano depiction of love
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3fTOhlrmhI&feature=related

'Porphyria' - after the poem 'Porphyria's Lover' by Robert Browning. for large orchestra.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htPirbptKt4&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL

Scherzando for Orchestra - dedicated to Mahler (originally from 'Symphony no.1')
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkINjePzYNE&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL

Will post more soon! :)

My new projects will include:
A 'reverie' for piano 8-hand - for my chamber group at the Royal Academy
A set of lieder
Violin duets for myself and a excellent violinist friend at school to play, she is only 12 and is already capable of many virtuosic solo concerto parts!
'Nocturnes' for wordless choir and chamber orchestra.

Thank you!
Best Wishes,
Daniel Hogan
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: petrarch on December 22, 2011, 02:43:59 PM
Congrats! Off to a great start there and I am sure there's a lot of good stuff waiting to pour out of you onto paper.
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: Mirror Image on December 22, 2011, 07:15:23 PM
Daniel, I just listened to your Seascapes and I'm very impressed with it! I like the direction you're going with your music. Congrats on all of your compositions! I look forward to hearing your music recorded by the London Symphony Orchestra one day. 8)
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: ibanezmonster on December 22, 2011, 07:56:29 PM
Just listened to Seascapes.
Very nice! I really enjoyed it.  8) The use of glissandi was also interesting in that context (though in *Sibelius the glissandi sound might not always be as accurate as it should be). I'm assuming the glissandi somehow represented the up-and-down waves of the sea?

*it was Sibelius that you use, right?

I don't know if you showcase your scores to the public or not, but just in case you do, I would be interested in reading them...
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: Mirror Image on December 22, 2011, 08:09:33 PM
'Nocturnes' for wordless choir and chamber orchestra.

I will be interested in hearing this one, Daniel.
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: madaboutmahler on December 23, 2011, 04:00:01 AM
Thank you for your responses and kind comments!

Daniel, I just listened to your Seascapes and I'm very impressed with it! I like the direction you're going with your music. Congrats on all of your compositions! I look forward to hearing your music recorded by the London Symphony Orchestra one day. 8)

Thanks John! I am glad you enjoyed Seascapes! Hopefully one day for the LSO! ;)

Just listened to Seascapes.
Very nice! I really enjoyed it.  8) The use of glissandi was also interesting in that context (though in *Sibelius the glissandi sound might not always be as accurate as it should be). I'm assuming the glissandi somehow represented the up-and-down waves of the sea?

*it was Sibelius that you use, right?

I don't know if you showcase your scores to the public or not, but just in case you do, I would be interested in reading them...

Thanks Greg! Yes,the sounds are Sibelius so the glissandi are not the most realistic. I also noticed that at the beggining of a new gliss, Sibelius inserts a tapping sound like a tambourine.... which is not very helpful... Yes, the glissandi represent the up-and-down motion of the waves.
Concerning scores, I might try and upload some to the internet soon, thank you for your interest!

Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: madaboutmahler on December 23, 2011, 04:01:01 AM
I will be interested in hearing this one, Daniel.

Thank you John, I am really excited about composing this one!
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: Florestan on December 23, 2011, 04:08:06 AM
Great job, Daniel ! keep going !

I especially enjoyed the Romance for Piano.
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: madaboutmahler on December 23, 2011, 04:32:18 AM
Great job, Daniel ! keep going !

I especially enjoyed the Romance for Piano.

Thank you!
Ah, the Romance for Piano... brings back memories! The pianist Keiko Nishizu in Japan (who also performed my Etudes) is going to be posting a performance of the Romance soon. I shall post it here in this thread once she has uploaded it. :)
Thank you again!
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on December 23, 2011, 05:31:47 AM
. . . and then, I recieved my first commission which was from the Misbourne Symphony Orchestra to write a piece for their 50th anniversary season. I wrote for them my 'Rhapsody for Orchestra' which was premiered by the orchestra in the first concert of the season in November. It was such an amazing experience, the first time I had ever heard an orchestra perform my works in concert... and recieving the applause and cheering from the audience was so special!

Well, that was an especial coup; bravo, Daniel!

I look forward to checking out these samples of your work! Thanks for getting your thread a-going.

(The title, though, does make me think Hogan’s Heroes, FWIW
; )
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: madaboutmahler on December 23, 2011, 09:22:45 AM
Well, that was an especial coup; bravo, Daniel!

I look forward to checking out these samples of your work! Thanks for getting your thread a-going.

(The title, though, does make me think Hogan’s Heroes, FWIW
; )

Thank you Karl for joining us here! :)
I look forward to hearing what you think of my works.

haha - I'll keep that other title in mind for possible name-change in the future. :D

Haven't been looking at the Headquarters for a while, Karl, better go and get an update now. :D
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: Lisztianwagner on December 23, 2011, 09:40:52 AM
I hope I'll be able to play some of your piano works in future too, it would be very nice!

I'm listening to Seascapes just now: it sounds beautiful (the beginning is very melodious and evocative, I love the atmosphere the orchestration creates), but I'll be able to judge it better at the end ;)
I would prefer not to risk passing judgement, but I think this could be definitely one of your best compositions! ;D
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: madaboutmahler on December 23, 2011, 11:24:12 AM
I hope I'll be able to play some of your piano works in future too, it would be very nice!

I'm listening to Seascapes just now: it sounds beautiful (the beginning is very melodious and evocative, I love the atmosphere the orchestration creates), but I'll be able to judge it better at the end ;)
I would prefer not to risk passing judgement, but I think this could be definitely one of your best compositions! ;D

Hello Ilaria! :) Thank you for joining the thread! :)
Well, it would be wonderful if you wanted to play some of my piano works! Please do let me know if you do! I could compose something especially for you if you want! :)

Thank you for the kind words about Seascapes! Did you enjoy the rest of it?
Have a wonderful evening and Christmas, Ilaria!
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: madaboutmahler on December 23, 2011, 11:47:24 AM
Just seen your youtube comment, Ilaria, thank you for your kind words! I hope you have a wonderful evening! And I hope my Christmas card arrives to you as soon as possible! ;)
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: Lisztianwagner on December 23, 2011, 01:07:28 PM
Just seen your youtube comment, Ilaria, thank you for your kind words! I hope you have a wonderful evening! And I hope my Christmas card arrives to you as soon as possible! ;)

My pleasure; as I wrote on Youtube, I extremely enjoyed the work, it's very beautiful, hat off! ;)
The Christmas card has not arrived yet, can't wait to receive it; I hope mine arrives as soon as possible as well!
Have a nice evening and Christmas too :)
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: madaboutmahler on December 23, 2011, 02:10:03 PM
My pleasure; as I wrote on Youtube, I extremely enjoyed the work, it's very beautiful, hat off! ;)
The Christmas card has not arrived yet, can't wait to receive it; I hope mine arrives as soon as possible as well!
Have a nice evening and Christmas too :)
Thank you so much Ilaria, I am so glad that you enjoyed it! :)

Yes, well, I hope it arrives tommorow so that it is in time for Christmas! If not, it can be a 'Happy New Year' card. ;D
Thank you Ilaria! Best Wishes!
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: Lisztianwagner on December 23, 2011, 02:34:47 PM
Thank you so much Ilaria, I am so glad that you enjoyed it! :)

Yes, well, I hope it arrives tommorow so that it is in time for Christmas! If not, it can be a 'Happy New Year' card. ;D
Thank you Ilaria! Best Wishes!

It was a pleasure, there's nothing better than listening to good music :)

Of course, don't worry! The thought was extremely kind, I will be happy to receive it in any case! :D Mine cointains a little musical quote, but I'm not sure you will catch it..... ;)
Thank you too Daniel! All the best!
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: vandermolen on December 23, 2011, 04:07:20 PM
Count me as a fan of 'Seascape' too - loved the 'Tapiola-like' section but done with great originality - had me gripped throughout
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: madaboutmahler on December 24, 2011, 06:04:08 AM
It was a pleasure, there's nothing better than listening to good music :)

Of course, don't worry! The thought was extremely kind, I will be happy to receive it in any case! :D Mine cointains a little musical quote, but I'm not sure you will catch it..... ;)
Thank you too Daniel! All the best!

:) Thank you Ilaria! :)

 :D How wonderful, a musical quote! I hope it's Mahler! :D Grazie, Ilaria. :)

Count me as a fan of 'Seascape' too - loved the 'Tapiola-like' section but done with great originality - had me gripped throughout
Thank you Jeffrey! So glad that you enjoyed it!

Had a wonderful composer moment yesterday evening in which I was lying in bed, and at around 2.00 in the morning, and then suddenly had an idea for the 'Nocturnes' for wordless choir and orchestra. Developed the idea in my mind for a while, and then got too frightened of forgetting the idea so got up, went up to my desk and spent the next half hour sketching out the ideas. Now, I have a sketched score for one of the nocturnes which just needs to be orchestrated! :D
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: Lisztianwagner on December 24, 2011, 10:01:29 AM
:D How wonderful, a musical quote! I hope it's Mahler! :D Grazie, Ilaria. :)

 :)

I'm afraid it's not Mahler......
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: cjvinthechair 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. 
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: TheGSMoeller on December 24, 2011, 07:33:59 PM
Bravo!!!!!! Great job, Daniel.
Thank you for sharing.
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: madaboutmahler 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!
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: Szykneij 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!
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: madaboutmahler 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!
Hope you are having a wonderful Christmas!
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: madaboutmahler 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! :)

Hope you are all having a wonderful start to the new year!
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: madaboutmahler 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'.
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on January 03, 2012, 08:02:48 AM
How long a piece?  Is the score available? : )
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on January 03, 2012, 08:07:52 AM
And, psst (http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php/topic,92.msg589449.html#msg589449).
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: madaboutmahler 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. :)
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: Lisztianwagner 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 :)
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: madaboutmahler 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.... :)
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: Szykneij on January 14, 2012, 07:31:14 AM
Am now writing a 'Reverie' for piano 8-hands,

(http://www.wvevans.net/Websites/CoastalBendMamas/graphics/ColoringPages/OCTPIANO.gif)

sorry ... couldn't resist.   
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: cjvinthechair on January 21, 2012, 07:31:30 AM
(http://www.wvevans.net/Websites/CoastalBendMamas/graphics/ColoringPages/OCTPIANO.gif)

sorry ... couldn't resist.   

Love your incredibly cheerful octopus - you should take commissions for brightening up more threads !
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: madaboutmahler 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 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smj3IFQp9e0)
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: Sergeant Rock 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.

Sarge
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: Florestan on January 27, 2012, 05:52:53 AM
Beautiful piece, nice performance.

+1
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: madaboutmahler on January 27, 2012, 11:02:20 AM
Beautiful piece, nice performance.

Sarge
+1

Thank you, both! :)
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on January 27, 2012, 11:17:24 AM
Nice!
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: madaboutmahler 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!
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: madaboutmahler on January 29, 2012, 03:01:19 PM
Think I finished the first nocturne this evening. It's like a prologue to the nocturnes to come. Very pleased! There will be around 6, all featuring a motif that comes back. Looking forward to continuing it, have many ideas at the ready!
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: Est.1965 on January 30, 2012, 04:57:25 AM
I see you have Bortkiewicz on your 'listening to' list Daniel.  I have his 1 & 2 with the BBCSSO / Brabbins.  I really do like these pieces, and as Bortkiewicz is not, for some reason, a widely touted composer, I was wondering what you have and what you consider is good by him.  I would like to get more Bortkiewicz - any recommendations would be welcome.
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: madaboutmahler on January 30, 2012, 08:59:59 AM
I see you have Bortkiewicz on your 'listening to' list Daniel.  I have his 1 & 2 with the BBCSSO / Brabbins.  I really do like these pieces, and as Bortkiewicz is not, for some reason, a widely touted composer, I was wondering what you have and what you consider is good by him.  I would like to get more Bortkiewicz - any recommendations would be welcome.

Hi John. Yes - I absolutely love Bortkiewicz's music. In fact, he was a main inspiration to me for a while too, when I was composing works in the more romantic style.
He has such a lyrical, poetic, beautiful and exciting style! The two symphonies are excellent works, glad you like them. Another favourite work of mine is his first piano concerto. A piece full of such elegance and delight! The last movement also contains one of the most romantic, beautiful melodies I have ever heard. There is an excellent recording from Coombs and the BBCSSO/Maksymiuk, which really is great. The concerto so deserves more than one recording though... Also, the box of the piano music from Coombs I would also highly recommend, Bortkiewicz certainly wrote some excellent piano music. Here's to more recordings of Bortkiewicz's music! I have been bothering Naxos about it for a while!

Hope this helps, John! Have a nice day!
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: Est.1965 on January 30, 2012, 09:30:11 AM
Hi John. Yes - I absolutely love Bortkiewicz's music. In fact, he was a main inspiration to me for a while too, when I was composing works in the more romantic style.
He has such a lyrical, poetic, beautiful and exciting style! The two symphonies are excellent works, glad you like them. Another favourite work of mine is his first piano concerto. A piece full of such elegance and delight! The last movement also contains one of the most romantic, beautiful melodies I have ever heard. There is an excellent recording from Coombs and the BBCSSO/Maksymiuk, which really is great. The concerto so deserves more than one recording though... Also, the box of the piano music from Coombs I would also highly recommend, Bortkiewicz certainly wrote some excellent piano music. Here's to more recordings of Bortkiewicz's music! I have been bothering Naxos about it for a while!
Hope this helps, John! Have a nice day!

Thanks Daniel, much appreciated...I am on the prowl for the Piano Concerto now.   :D
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: madaboutmahler on January 30, 2012, 10:04:04 AM
Thanks Daniel, much appreciated...I am on the prowl for the Piano Concerto now.   :D

Hope you enjoy it - let us know what you think! :)
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on January 30, 2012, 10:10:43 AM
Who wouldn't enjoy prowling for a piano concerto? . . .
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: madaboutmahler on February 05, 2012, 09:55:42 AM
Just back from the Chesham Arts Festival Composition competition adjudication and am pleased to report that I won it. Was so glad that the adjudicator, Timothy Bowers, seemed to love the works I entered and was very enthusiastic about them! :)

EDIT: was Seascapes and the String Quintet that I entered.
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: ibanezmonster on February 08, 2012, 08:27:44 AM
Just back from the Chesham Arts Festival Composition competition adjudication and am pleased to report that I won it. Was so glad that the adjudicator, Timothy Bowers, seemed to love the works I entered and was very enthusiastic about them! :)

EDIT: was Seascapes and the String Quintet that I entered.
Nice!  :)
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: madaboutmahler on February 08, 2012, 09:21:54 AM
Nice!  :)

Thank you, Greg! :)

Update: Asked Scarlet today whether I could write and dedicate a violin sonata for her, and she said yes.  :) (so, I don't have to do what Vaughan Williams did with his dedication to Sibelius in the 5th symphony... :D ) She is such an amazing violinst who inspires me so much, and I love playing duets with her. So, shall start the sonata soon! :)
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: madaboutmahler on February 14, 2012, 03:16:29 PM
Started work on the violin sonata this evening. Going very well so am very excited about continuing it tommorow. A suitable piece to start on this particular day!
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: madaboutmahler on February 16, 2012, 03:42:51 PM
Thoughts update:

Current piece: Violin Sonata, dedicated to Scarlet O'Shea
will hopefully turn out to be a three movement piece. the two outer movements being subtle and slow. the inner being more agressive.

Future pieces:
Something for viola and string orchestra. Felt inspired to write something for viola after hearing Karl's Viola Sonata, a piece I really responded to.

A piece for organ, choir and chamber orchestra.

AN OPERA! :D Still talking about the plot with an author friend at school. Probably be ages until I get to start the music, but I am excited anyway!

Shall continue the violin sonata tommorow, looking forward to doing so! :)
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on February 17, 2012, 05:39:39 AM
 Quote from: madaboutmahler on February 16, 2012, 07:42:51 PM (http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php?topic=19706.msg602198#msg602198)
Future pieces:
Something for viola and string orchestra. Felt inspired to write something for viola after hearing Karl's Viola Sonata, a piece I really responded to.
 
I am touched, my friend! (Put that hammer down.)
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: madaboutmahler on February 17, 2012, 06:05:10 AM
Quote from: madaboutmahler on February 16, 2012, 07:42:51 PM (http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php?topic=19706.msg602198#msg602198)
Future pieces:
Something for viola and string orchestra. Felt inspired to write something for viola after hearing Karl's Viola Sonata, a piece I really responded to.
 
I am touched, my friend! (Put that hammer down.)

Thank you, Karl! I really look forward to writing it, the viola is such a beautiful instrument as you depicted excellently in your sonata. Now to continue the violin sonata though. Cannot wait to play this with Scarlet... :)
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: madaboutmahler on February 17, 2012, 03:41:40 PM
Finished the first movement of the violin sonata this evening and am very pleased. :) The duration totalled at just over 6 minutes. The mood of the piece starts off as rather romantic and optimistic, but for the majority of the movement is extremely dark and depressing. Don't know why... considering the dedicatee of the sonata! I'm sure the other two movements shall turn out to me more joyous! I'll do a lively, energetic second movement and a 'Romance' for the finale. Looking forward to continuing it!
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: madaboutmahler on February 19, 2012, 01:16:22 PM
Finished the first movement of the violin sonata this evening and am very pleased. :) The duration totalled at just over 6 minutes. The mood of the piece starts off as rather romantic and optimistic, but for the majority of the movement is extremely dark and depressing. Don't know why... considering the dedicatee of the sonata! I'm sure the other two movements shall turn out to me more joyous! I'll do a lively, energetic second movement and a 'Romance' for the finale. Looking forward to continuing it!

Listened to it again yesterday and realised what the emotional structure of the piece is.

And today, thought of the perfect ending to the sonata. Just need to think of a second movement and the first half of the third movement. School holidays over now... so my time for composition will be limited. Will do as much as I can! And I'll be rehearsing with Scarlet soon, we'll probably start playing the first movement of the sonata. :) Can't wait... :)
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: madaboutmahler on February 20, 2012, 01:53:50 PM
Finally thought of an idea for the second movement for the violin sonata. Started work on it this evening and much look forward to continuing it! Particularly looking forward to composing the 'Romance' movement which will finish the sonata. :)
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: madaboutmahler on February 21, 2012, 02:54:25 PM
Got a bit of time to work on the violin sonata this evening and am pleased to report that the second movement is now coming along nicely. It's a short, romantic allegretto. :)

Rehearsal with Scarlet tommorow! :) :)
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: madaboutmahler on February 22, 2012, 02:29:32 PM
Had a really wonderful rehearsal with Scarlet today, we played Elgar's Salut d'amour various times and a bit of Scheherezade. I was reminded of what an incredibly beautiful tone she has - this is what I shall try and write for in the violin sonata. Therefore, it will not be so much a virtuosic work, but a lyrical, romantic to one to show off her heavenly sound. That said, she is incredibly virtuosic as well, so of course the sonata is still very challenging... :)

Should be finished in no more than 2 weeks, and then to play it with her... :)
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: Est.1965 on February 22, 2012, 07:44:15 PM
Daniel!  I just got the 48 hour ticket for the Digital Concert Hall too!  I'll let you know what I've watched.   :D

Hope we can all hear the Violin Sonata on completion!
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: Mirror Image on February 22, 2012, 07:57:28 PM
Daniel!  I just got the 48 hour ticket for the Digital Concert Hall too!  I'll let you know what I've watched.   :D

Hope we can all hear the Violin Sonata on completion!

How do you get that 48 hour ticket?
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: Est.1965 on February 22, 2012, 08:13:38 PM
How do you get that 48 hour ticket?

It was an invite by email to complete a quick questionaire.  I don't know how you can get it, but you could have a scout around...

http://www.digitalconcerthall.com/ (http://www.digitalconcerthall.com/)
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: madaboutmahler on February 23, 2012, 09:08:29 AM
Daniel!  I just got the 48 hour ticket for the Digital Concert Hall too!  I'll let you know what I've watched.   :D

Hope we can all hear the Violin Sonata on completion!

That's great, John! Hope you are enjoying it as much as I am! So which concerts did you watch? Yesterday I only had time for the recent Sokhiev concert of Roussel and Rachmaninov which was very fine indeed. I believe I have another day of access so I look forward to that.

Thank you - hopefully you'll be able to hear the live performance Scarlet and I give! :) You'll be amazed by her I'm sure... :)

How do you get that 48 hour ticket?

John C is right. You only get the questionaire sent to you if you are a subscriber or have a DCH account I think. Well worth getting, the actual account and subscription are both free.
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: Est.1965 on February 23, 2012, 09:54:57 AM
Watched a documentary about the BPO during WWII called The Reichorchester.  Brilliant and touching.  Learned a lot.  I will probably do the BPO in Asia next, then a live concert or two... :D
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: madaboutmahler on February 23, 2012, 09:56:29 AM
Watched a documentary about the BPO during WWII called The Reichorchester.  Brilliant and touching.  Learned a lot.  I will probably do the BPO in Asia next, then a live concert or two... :D

Great! Those certainly sound interesting!

Right now for me, I am listening to Nelson's performance of Ein Heldenleben on the concert hall which is absolutely superb.
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: Est.1965 on February 23, 2012, 10:04:06 AM
Great! Those certainly sound interesting!

Right now for me, I am listening to Nelson's performance of Ein Heldenleben on the concert hall which is absolutely superb.

Yes, I think that will be my first actual concert to watch... :D
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: madaboutmahler on February 23, 2012, 10:14:01 AM
Yes, I think that will be my first actual concert to watch... :D

It's great, John. Coming closer to the end now, I think I can say it's one of the best Heldenleben's I have ever heard.... makes me really desperate to get Nelsons' CBSO recording of it. :)
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: madaboutmahler on February 23, 2012, 03:00:50 PM
Finished the second movement of the violin sonata today! So very pleased with it - the movement as an energetic allegro that soon arrives at a really romantic, lyrical expressive slow section, before a quick recapitulation of the allegro and then the romantic section returns to finish the movement. Really is very very romantic, no wonder....

Cannot wait to play it with Scarlet! :) :) Going to be so great! :)
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: Est.1965 on February 24, 2012, 11:53:42 PM
Finished the second movement of the violin sonata today! So very pleased with it - the movement as an energetic allegro that soon arrives at a really romantic, lyrical expressive slow section, before a quick recapitulation of the allegro and then the romantic section returns to finish the movement. Really is very very romantic, no wonder....
Cannot wait to play it with Scarlet! :) :) Going to be so great! :)

There is a clutch of us here who are very interested to hear this!  Remember to get the tape recorder out...oh no, hang on, this is 2012, no such thing...get the Digital recoding device out!  Well Daniel, as we were both equally excited to freely access the BPO Digital Concert Hall for 48 hours, and I said I would tell you what I listened to, and in case you miss it on the WAYLT thread, here's what I watched and listened to.  You will be horrified to note that there is no Mahler on my list.  This is because I have enough Mahler symphonies live, recorded and on AV that I had to use the 48 hours for something different.  For people and music, I stand by "Familiarity breeds contempt and absence makes the heart grow fonder" - so no Mahler in the 48 hours.  Did this lot instead:

Documentaries:
1 on Carlos Klieber
1 on Claudio Abbado
1 on the BPO in WWII
1 on the BPO trip to Asia

Concerts:
Beethoven 9 - Abbado
Bruckner 6 - Blomstedt
Sibelius 5,6,7 - Rattle
Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique - Rattle
Strauss Ein Heldenleben - Nelsons
Strauss Alpine Symphony - Bychkov
Shostoakovich 14 - N. Jarvi
Bartok Divertimento for String Orchestra - Harding
Beethoven Piano Concerto 2 - Abbado, Pletnev
Tchaikovsky Francesca di Rimini - N. Jarvi
Glanert (new to me) Theatrum Bestiarum - Bychkov
Britten Young persons guide to the Orchestra - Rattle
Tchaikovsky - Waltz of the Flowers (Encore)  N. Jarvi

Interviews
Neeme Jarvi yapping
Guy Braunstein and Bychkov yapping
Bruckner 6 Introduction - Blomstedt (in German)

Quite an intensive 48 hours.  Most fulfulling were (in no order):

The documentaries, the one on Keiber and the one on the BPO during WWII
Strauss Ein Heldenleben - Nelsons
Strauss Alpine Symphony - Bychkov
Tchaikovsky Francesca di Rimini - N. Jarvi
Glanert (new to me) Theatrum Bestiarum - Bychkov
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: madaboutmahler on February 25, 2012, 03:12:14 PM
Wow, John! :O That's certainly a lot! I only managed to fit in around 5 hours of watching!

Update: Now with the first and second movements of the violin sonata complete, I intend to start the last movement, 'Romance', tommorow. The sonata should be finished by next week! :)
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: madaboutmahler on February 26, 2012, 11:21:24 AM
I am pleased to report that the violin sonata is now finished! I finished the piece this evening at around 19.00 after around half a month of work on it. Worked so quickly due to the mass inspiration I have gained from the dedicatee! :) The sonata is in three movements and has a duration of around 20 minutes.
The movements are:
1. Lento - Andante (7 minutes)
2. Lento (5 minutes)
3. Allegro - Romance (Andante). Epilogue. (8 minutes)
The first two movements present a dark feeling, and of stillness, especially in the second movement. These negative feelings are resolved by the finale though with it's strong sense of romance, beauty and optimism. Cannot wait to play it with Scarlet now! :)
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: Lisztianwagner on February 26, 2012, 11:26:26 AM
I've just read the news on facebook; that's wonderful Daniel, I can't wait to listen to it! ;D
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: madaboutmahler on February 26, 2012, 11:40:29 AM
I've just read the news on facebook; that's wonderful Daniel, I can't wait to listen to it! ;D

Thank you Ilaria! :) I am really very pleased with it, and am really excited about playing it with Scarlet! :) :) :) :) She wants to start rehearsing it together this Wednesday, I can't wait! :) :) :) :) She is the perfect violinist for this sonata!
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: Lisztianwagner on February 26, 2012, 11:48:23 AM
Thank you Ilaria! :) I am really very pleased with it, and am really excited about playing it with Scarlet! :) :) :) :) She wants to start rehearsing it together this Wednesday, I can't wait! :) :) :) :) She is the perfect violinist for this sonata!

She must be incredibly talented if you're so enthusiastic, I would like to listen to her playing! Anyway I'm pleased, these are very good news; quoting Maestro Franz Liszt, there's nothing better for a composer than having a great interpreter playing his works. ;)
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: madaboutmahler on February 26, 2012, 11:53:12 AM
She must be incredibly talented if you're so enthusiastic, I would like to listen to her playing! Anyway I'm pleased, these are very good news; quoting Maestro Franz Liszt, there's nothing better for a composer than having a great interpreter playing his works. ;)

She certainly certainly is! Talented and many other amazing things! :) Hopefully we'll be able to record the sonata together some point, so I'll make sure that gets posted here on GMG and facebook etc. So far, we have been playing Elgar, Beethoven and Rimsky Korsakov together. :)Thank you again Ilaria! :)
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: Lisztianwagner on February 26, 2012, 12:00:18 PM
She certainly certainly is! Talented and many other amazing things! :) Hopefully we'll be able to record the sonata together some point, so I'll make sure that gets posted here on GMG and facebook etc. So far, we have been playing Elgar, Beethoven and Rimsky Korsakov together. :)Thank you again Ilaria! :)

My pleasure! :)
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on February 27, 2012, 05:59:26 AM
Good on ya! (Can we see a score?)

: )
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: madaboutmahler on February 27, 2012, 09:12:11 AM
Good on ya! (Can we see a score?)

: )

Thanks, Karl! :)

The score - yes, shall upload it very soon. I'm afraid it's an absolute mess at the moment though! First rehearsal with Scarlet for the sonata on Wednesday so I better get it tidied up by then... can't wait to present it to her! :)
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on February 27, 2012, 09:56:20 AM
Rule N° 1: Music must be completely in order for the first rehearsal : )
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: madaboutmahler on February 27, 2012, 10:50:18 AM
Rule N° 1: Music must be completely in order for the first rehearsal : )

It certainly must, as I found out when rehearsing with the Misbourne Symphony Orchestra! So this means that I have two evenings to get the score of the sonata ready.... I better get started!
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: madaboutmahler on February 28, 2012, 03:03:10 PM
The score of the violin sonata is now all nice and tidy and printed off ready for my rehearsal with Scarlet tommorow! :) :) Can't wait, will be wonderful to see her again of course and to start playing the sonata together. Rehearsing with her is always a highlight of my week, especially when it's my own music which is for her! :)

So tommorow is a great day! Rehearsal with Scarlet, school orchestra rehearsal, and I am recieving two trophies at the Chesham Arts Festival Prizegiving ceremony, in which I will also perform the Chopin C Minor nocturne! :)

Very happy! :)
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on March 01, 2012, 06:02:13 AM
Well, how'd it go, lad? : )
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: madaboutmahler on March 01, 2012, 11:44:48 AM
Well, how'd it go, lad? : )

Well, Karl - we couldn't rehearse that breaktime, but she very wonderfully waited for me as I was let out of school assembly really late... We rearranged the rehearsal to Friday (tommorow!!!!! :) :) :) :) ) but I gave her the score of the sonata which she seemed really happy to recieve! :) Wonderful moment. Thanks for asking Karl, I'll post an update about the rehearsal tommorow. Am really really excited, as you can tell! :)

Good news about the Chesham Arts Festival Prizegiving: My performance of the Chopin C Minor Nocturne seemed to go down really really well, and I was given the composition class trophy, a piano class trophy and also the trophy and bursary for the most promising senior performer! :) Was very pleased! :)
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: ibanezmonster on March 02, 2012, 11:04:47 AM
Was very pleased! :)
8 smilies in a 2-paragraph post... I can tell.  ;)
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: madaboutmahler on March 02, 2012, 01:57:04 PM
8 smilies in a 2-paragraph post... I can tell.  ;)

haha ;)

Scarlet and I met up today ( :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) there are the 8 smilies for that sentence alone!) We didn't play through any of the sonata, but just talked about it together. We talked about the difficulties of the piece and agreed to start off with the slightly easier parts. A full performance may be further away. But she'll manage all the difficulties I'm sure. She is amazing, and I could think of many more positive adjectives to describe her! She said that she had looked at the piece and said it looked beautiful. :) :) :) :)

:) :) :) :)
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: ibanezmonster on March 02, 2012, 03:43:41 PM
Well, I'm looking forward to hearing it!  8)
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: madaboutmahler on March 03, 2012, 09:51:47 AM
Well, I'm looking forward to hearing it!  8)

Thank you, Greg!
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: madaboutmahler on March 08, 2012, 02:30:36 PM
Good news about the sonata:

Showed to my former composition teacher, who is a now a good friend who's opinion I trust extremely highly. He loved it fortunately, and said it was a beautiful, daring, excellent work! :) Scarlet also seems to like it, and said that she had been showing it to her teachers who had been 'really impressed by it'. :)

Scarlet and I shall start playing it soon! :)

Next work will hopefully be: "Fantasies for Viola and Chamber Orchestra'. Bound to be a very dreamy, and romantic piece. Looking forward to writing it! :)
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: Est.1965 on March 08, 2012, 03:15:00 PM
haha ;)
Scarlet and I met up today ( :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) there are the 8 smilies for that sentence alone!) We didn't play through any of the sonata, but just talked about it together. We talked about the difficulties of the piece and agreed to start off with the slightly easier parts. A full performance may be further away. But she'll manage all the difficulties I'm sure. She is amazing, and I could think of many more positive adjectives to describe her! She said that she had looked at the piece and said it looked beautiful. :) :) :) :)
:) :) :) :)

Ach!  We're all gagging to hear it still!  Lets hear it!  Soon!
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: madaboutmahler on March 09, 2012, 01:35:46 PM
Ach!  We're all gagging to hear it still!  Lets hear it!  Soon!

haha :) Sorry, John. And thank you for the interest! :)
Scarlet and I shall be practicing it soon, and hopefully there will be a recording in a few months... I can post the computer playback first if you want to hear it? Not the best quality though. Scarlet will give the most beautiful performance. :) :)
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on March 09, 2012, 01:42:56 PM
I'm waiting for Scarlet!
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: madaboutmahler on March 09, 2012, 01:47:11 PM
Scarlet....  0:) ...erm... yes.

Well, if anyone wants to hear the computer playback, please just let me know and I'll send it to them via personal message perhaps.
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: Est.1965 on March 09, 2012, 02:03:13 PM
Scarlet....  0:) ...erm... yes.

Well, if anyone wants to hear the computer playback, please just let me know and I'll send it to them via personal message perhaps.

A few months????????????
 :o
Oh well...can I get to hear the digitized version then?
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: ibanezmonster on March 09, 2012, 02:10:58 PM
Yeah, me too. A few months is just too long to wait.
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: madaboutmahler on March 09, 2012, 02:16:18 PM
Thanks John and Greg, I shall send you the audio tommorow through personal message. I look forward to your opinions, and thank you for your interest!

Anyone else? :)
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: Lisztianwagner on March 09, 2012, 02:25:36 PM
You can count me as well, although I would prefer to listen to the live performance (I'm very curious to listen to Scarlet). :)
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on March 09, 2012, 04:40:46 PM
Will you PM me a score, Daniel?
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: AndanteCantabile on March 10, 2012, 06:19:32 AM
Thanks John and Greg, I shall send you the audio tommorow through personal message. I look forward to your opinions, and thank you for your interest!

Anyone else? :)

Can I hear it too?

(I am a composer myself, so I'm very interested in things like this. ;))
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: madaboutmahler on March 10, 2012, 02:23:12 PM
You can count me as well, although I would prefer to listen to the live performance (I'm very curious to listen to Scarlet). :)

Ok, sure. :) Me too... I can't wait to hear her play it! It is written for her, (it was written with her completely in mind), so I am sure she will give it a beautiful performance. I better start practicing my piano part, it is rather difficult! :)

Will you PM me a score, Daniel?

Will do tommorow morning, Karl. Thank you for the interest!

Can I hear it too?

(I am a composer myself, so I'm very interested in things like this. ;))

Of course, thank you for your interest.

Will send out the audios very soon. I just need to make a few adjustments.

Thank you all! :)
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: madaboutmahler on March 12, 2012, 10:43:12 AM
Feels a mass coming on!!!!  :o :)
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: madaboutmahler on March 12, 2012, 02:33:31 PM
Started a new piece this evening! Not quite sure what it is yet... but it's a very romantic piece, showing much desire and subtlety. The piece does start with a fortissimo organ solo however, but what follows is very peaceful... A massive climax in mind for later in the piece though. So far, it is based on just four chords, with many harmonies floating around them accompanied by very impressionistic orchestration.

Looking forward to continuing it! :)

Will get the violin sonata out soon, by the way! :)
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: madaboutmahler on March 21, 2012, 11:01:59 AM
Had the first rehearsal with Scarlet for the violin sonata today! It was wonderful! :) She is...  0:)
We played through the second movement together and a little bit of the first. She seems to really like it, she called it beautiful! :)

Will be arranging another rehearsal soon.

By the way, I hope you don't mind if I use this thread for my conducting too. (however much of it there will be...!)

I might have mentioned here that the wonderful head of music at our school has allowed me to form my own chamber orchestra which I will be conducting. Most of the members have been recruited now, and we shall be starting after the school Easter Holidays. I am very keen to attempt Prokofiev's Classical Symphony with them, it certainly would be a fun challenge. Maybe also Sibelius' Valse Triste, and perhaps also a bit of Schumann 4. Would be grateful to hear some more ideas though... for this kind of sized orchestra.

:)

I better get the violin sonata out to you all soon! I did promise to quite a while ago...
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on March 21, 2012, 11:15:26 AM
So you got it into shape that the violinist could read it, without hurling curses upon the composer's head? ; )
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: North Star on March 21, 2012, 11:19:27 AM
I might have mentioned here that the wonderful head of music at our school has allowed me to form my own chamber orchestra which I will be conducting. Most of the members have been recruited now, and we shall be starting after the school Easter Holidays. I am very keen to attempt Prokofiev's Classical Symphony with them, it certainly would be a fun challenge. Maybe also Sibelius' Valse Triste, and perhaps also a bit of Schumann 4. Would be grateful to hear some more ideas though... for this kind of sized orchestra.

More Sibelius: Rakastava, Op.14, Andante festivo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ulj3Zu09N9w

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dk8JhFFkPtE


And Leevi Madetoja: Elegy for Strings (http://www.prestoclassical.co.uk/w/160397/Leevi-Antti-Madetoja-Symphonic-Suite-Op-4-Elegy-for-Strings)

Atterberg: Suite No. 3, Op. 19   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcR-ziqhq68&feature=related
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: Lisztianwagner on March 21, 2012, 11:40:17 AM
Amazing, I look forward to listening to the Violin Sonata! Good luck for the next rehearsal :)
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: madaboutmahler on March 21, 2012, 02:48:34 PM
More Sibelius: Rakastava, Op.14, Andante festivo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ulj3Zu09N9w

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dk8JhFFkPtE


And Leevi Madetoja: Elegy for Strings (http://www.prestoclassical.co.uk/w/160397/Leevi-Antti-Madetoja-Symphonic-Suite-Op-4-Elegy-for-Strings)

Atterberg: Suite No. 3, Op. 19   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcR-ziqhq68&feature=related

Beautiful pieces, thank you for the suggestions, Karlo! :)

So you got it into shape that the violinist could read it, without hurling curses upon the composer's head? ; )

haha :) Pretty much, Karl. Although, Scarlet is far too polite and wonderful (  0:) ) to point out any errors! I did spot a few... mainly in my piano part... which I will change!

Amazing, I look forward to listening to the Violin Sonata! Good luck for the next rehearsal :)

Thank you, Ilaria! :)
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: madaboutmahler on March 25, 2012, 01:44:00 PM
Started a new piece! I think it will be a piece called 'Fantasies', a group of small, calm, emotional pieces for chamber orchestra that reflect the thoughts I have....

So, a very personal piece! Very excited about getting down! :)
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: madaboutmahler on March 26, 2012, 01:45:51 PM
Started a new piece! I think it will be a piece called 'Fantasies', a group of small, calm, emotional pieces for chamber orchestra that reflect the thoughts I have....

So, a very personal piece! Very excited about getting down! :)

It is going very very very very well!! :) :)
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: madaboutmahler on April 02, 2012, 11:26:27 AM
I finished the first movement of my set for chamber orchestra called 'Fantasies' today, and am very pleased with it! And very excited to continue the work!

The work, hence the title, is to depict my inner thoughts about various feelings, people etc. Within the set, I hope to include a concertino for cello, as I do have a cellist in mind.

Anyway, very much looking forward to continuing the work, and eventually sharing it with you all! And as it is only a chamber orchestra, there may be a chance of getting it performed, maybe at the Academy. :)
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: listener on April 02, 2012, 11:58:39 PM
We will come up with a lot of suggestions if you will specify the orchestra size - number of woodwinds and brass, harp possible?
The most likely limitation will be getting the music; any regional libraries or other orchestras that will loan parts and scores?
And there are potential problems with contemporary scores that have performing licences still.
Some suggestions: Walton's Façade Suite, Copland: Quiet City, and Ives: the Unanswered Question
R. Strauss Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme, some short concertos by Donizetti if you have wind players that can solo, lots of Milhaud.....(thinking of the probable age group and avoiding Requiems and really long pieces)
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: madaboutmahler on April 03, 2012, 01:18:14 AM
We will come up with a lot of suggestions if you will specify the orchestra size - number of woodwinds and brass, harp possible?
The most likely limitation will be getting the music; any regional libraries or other orchestras that will loan parts and scores?
And there are potential problems with contemporary scores that have performing licences still.
Some suggestions: Walton's Façade Suite, Copland: Quiet City, and Ives: the Unanswered Question
R. Strauss Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme, some short concertos by Donizetti if you have wind players that can solo, lots of Milhaud.....(thinking of the probable age group and avoiding Requiems and really long pieces)

Thank you for the suggestions. The R.Strauss is a piece I love so I will certainly be considering that one. Concerning the scores, I could probably get most of the parts from IMSLP, hopefully. If not, then I should be able to loan parts from the Academy library, or get my teacher Matthew to do so.  The orchestra at the moment is rather small, and missing a few instruments... We have a fair enough string section with some very good violinists (including Scarlet by the way, the dedicatee of my violin sonata), 2 flutes, 1 oboe, 2 clarinets, 1 bassoon, 4 horns, 2 trumpets and a percussionist.
So, the Prokofiev Classical Symphony is a definite choice, we shall be starting that the first week back. :) Thanks again, listener!

Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: listener on April 03, 2012, 06:05:46 PM
... the right size for a lot of the early Classical period and as a chorus accompaniment.  If your trumpeter can get through "The Trumpet Shall Sound" you might see if there are any choral groups that usually do Handel's Messiah with just an organ accompaniment, or a light opera company doing Gilbert and Sullivan (or any other opera) and they should provide the parts and score..
It's a bit of a come-down to do the prep work and than hand it over to someone else, but it would be instructive to you and good publicity for the group to be heard by a new audience.
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: madaboutmahler on April 04, 2012, 01:30:33 AM
... the right size for a lot of the early Classical period and as a chorus accompaniment.  If your trumpeter can get through "The Trumpet Shall Sound" you might see if there are any choral groups that usually do Handel's Messiah with just an organ accompaniment, or a light opera company doing Gilbert and Sullivan (or any other opera) and they should provide the parts and score..
It's a bit of a come-down to do the prep work and than hand it over to someone else, but it would be instructive to you and good publicity for the group to be heard by a new audience.

Thank you for the advice, listener! :)
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: Kastchei on April 05, 2012, 08:09:09 AM
Good luck with your compositions, Daniel!

I listen to your "Romance for piano" from time to time and I really like it.

Greetings!
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: madaboutmahler on April 05, 2012, 11:41:11 AM
Good luck with your compositions, Daniel!

I listen to your "Romance for piano" from time to time and I really like it.

Greetings!

Thank you, Ruben! They are all going very well at the moment, so I hope they continue to do so! :)
I am glad you like my 'Romance for piano', Keiko gave a really beautiful performance of it!
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: madaboutmahler on April 06, 2012, 12:22:13 PM
Did a lot more work on the 'Fantasies' today, and decided to make it a one movements work, so: 'Fantasy' for Chamber Orchestra

It is going very very well, I think it may be my best work yet overall. I should finish it very soon so look forward to sharing it with all of you! :)
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: Lisztianwagner on April 06, 2012, 12:29:43 PM
Wow, for a chamber orchestra, it sounds amazing; I'm looking forward to listening to it! :)
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: madaboutmahler on April 07, 2012, 03:47:29 AM
Wow, for a chamber orchestra, it sounds amazing; I'm looking forward to listening to it! :)

Thank you, Ilaria! I am so close to completing it now, I just need to think of the perfect ending! :)

And yes, the chamber orchestra for 'Fantasy' is: 1 piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, bass clarinet, 2 bassoons, 3 horns, tuba, 4 percussionists, celesta, harp and strings.

Couldn't resist naming the percussion as well... ;D
timpani, glockenspiel, vibraphone, xylophone, bass drum, cymbal, tam tam, gong, triangle, tubular bells, croatles. :)

The piece will  be finished today! Hopefully within the next few minutes even! :)
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: Lisztianwagner on April 07, 2012, 04:14:01 AM
Thank you, Ilaria! I am so close to completing it now, I just need to think of the perfect ending! :)

And yes, the chamber orchestra for 'Fantasy' is: 1 piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, bass clarinet, 2 bassoons, 3 horns, tuba, 4 percussionists, celesta, harp and strings.

Couldn't resist naming the percussion as well... ;D
timpani, glockenspiel, vibraphone, xylophone, bass drum, cymbal, tam tam, gong, triangle, tubular bells, croatles. :)

The piece will  be finished today! Hopefully within the next few minutes even! :)

Excellent instrumentation, I'm really curious to listen to the piece; so glad to see there are so many percussion instruments, I love their sound! ;D
Haha, there are even the celesta and the glockenspiel, I adore playing them! And the tubular bells, amazing!
Have you found all the members of the orchestra yet? I might have played the celesta/glockenspiel....pity I don't live in England. ;)

Can't wait to listen to the 'Fantasy' once it has been finished.
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: madaboutmahler on April 07, 2012, 04:22:23 AM
I have just finished the 'Fantasy' for Chamber Orchestra ! Really pleased with it and am very excited to share it with other people now! :)
Excellent instrumentation, I'm really curious to listen to the piece; so glad to see there are so many percussion instruments, I love their sound! ;D
Haha, there are even the celesta and the glockenspiel, I adore playing them! And the tubular bells, amazing!
Have you found all the members of the orchestra yet? I might have played the celesta/glockenspiel....pity I don't live in England. ;)

Can't wait to listen to the 'Fantasy' once it has been finished.

Thank you, Ilaria!
haha, I love percussion too! :D

I am not sure if this will be getting a performance just yet. Although, one of the administrators at the Academy seemed keen to get a performance of the work with musicians there. Hopefully! :)
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: madaboutmahler on April 07, 2012, 12:08:01 PM
Listening through to the 'Fantasie' which I completed today, and am so so so so very pleased with it! It may be possible to get a performance of it rather soon, I hope so! I could have it played at the Academy, as one of the principals suggested... that would be amazing! To have my great friends, amazing musicians, playing it! Will hope for that! Maybe Matthew will be able to organize it... :D

Anyway, SO PLEASED with it and cannot wait to share it with all of you. It's a very personal work, depicting my inner thoughts and dreams over various feelings, and a particular person...  0:)
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: Kastchei on April 07, 2012, 01:18:58 PM
Great!

It's a very interesting instrumentation. Can't wait to listen to it...
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: madaboutmahler on April 08, 2012, 02:08:28 AM
Thank you, Ruben! :)
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: madaboutmahler on April 12, 2012, 02:45:18 AM
Is wondering what to write next....
Probably a cello piece, as I do have a cellist on my mind, a lot.  0:) And I actually did ask her whether I could compose a piece dedicated to her, and she said yes and seemed very happy about it! :)

So yes, a cello piece. Maybe you get the picture already, it will be a very romantic piece! Better start thinking of some ideas.... :)

Shall post the Violin Sonata and 'Fantasie' very soon, I am sorry for not posting these works earlier!
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on April 12, 2012, 02:46:29 AM
If you ever get the inspiration to write a duet for flute & clarinet, let me know, Daniel : )
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: Leo K. on April 13, 2012, 04:03:19 PM
Just want to say this is a very enjoyable thread to read, I haven't heard your compositions yet, as I just came across this thread, but I'm looking forward to your music, especially the violin sonata someday...

Cheers!

 8)
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: madaboutmahler on April 14, 2012, 01:02:14 PM
If you ever get the inspiration to write a duet for flute & clarinet, let me know, Daniel : )

Karl, what a beautiful combination that would be! I would certainly love to write a piece for that combination, are you asking because you may be able to offer a performance?

Just want to say this is a very enjoyable thread to read, I haven't heard your compositions yet, as I just came across this thread, but I'm looking forward to your music, especially the violin sonata someday...

Cheers!

 8)

Thank you, Leo! I am glad you enjoy the thread, it is good to hear that I am not boring people! ;) I look forward to hearing your opinion then. I shall definitely upload the violin sonata, and the recently completed 'Fantasie' very soon. Thanks again! :)
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: madaboutmahler on April 15, 2012, 12:16:57 PM
Finally... here it is! The Violin Sonata! :)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZF_k5kC-M4 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZF_k5kC-M4)

I hope you all enjoy it and I will be excited to hear some opinions! :)

Of course, if you would rather wait to hear the performance Scarlet and myself give, that is fine. Hopefully, this computer playback should at least give you an idea of what the piece is like. :)

Will hopefully upload the 'Fantasie' soon as well!

And then I better start thinking about the next pieces... :D

Good night everyone! :)
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: Lisztianwagner on April 15, 2012, 12:26:49 PM
How great! I want to concentrate on the sonata well, so I will listen to it tomorrow afternoon; can't wait to hear it! :)
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on April 16, 2012, 02:52:31 AM
Finally... here it is! The Violin Sonata! :)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZF_k5kC-M4 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZF_k5kC-M4)

I hope you all enjoy it and I will be excited to hear some opinions! :)

Of course, if you would rather wait to hear the performance Scarlet and myself give, that is fine. Hopefully, this computer playback should at least give you an idea of what the piece is like. :)

Will hopefully upload the 'Fantasie' soon as well!

And then I better start thinking about the next pieces... :D

Good night everyone! :)

Good to see! Would you send me a score, please, Daniel?
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on April 16, 2012, 02:53:56 AM
Karl, what a beautiful combination that would be! I would certainly love to write a piece for that combination, are you asking because you may be able to offer a performance?

As long as the piece meets the approval of my esteemed flute-playing colleague, aye : )
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: madaboutmahler on April 16, 2012, 06:54:09 AM
How great! I want to concentrate on the sonata well, so I will listen to it tomorrow afternoon; can't wait to hear it! :)

Thank you, Ilaria! I look forward to hearing your opinion! :)

Good to see! Would you send me a score, please, Daniel?
As long as the piece meets the approval of my esteemed flute-playing colleague, aye : )

Thank you, Karl! Yes, will send a score along this evening.
Brilliant, that gives me the necessary inspiration to start very soon! Looking forward to it! :) :)
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on April 16, 2012, 07:00:08 AM
Slight preference for clarinet in A. Feel free to use either regular C flute or alto flute.
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: madaboutmahler on April 16, 2012, 07:17:41 AM
Slight preference for clarinet in A. Feel free to use either regular C flute or alto flute.

Sure. :) Ooooh, alto flute... exciting! :D Could I use a mixture of the two? ;)
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on April 16, 2012, 07:20:27 AM
Give him time to switch, sure.
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: madaboutmahler on April 16, 2012, 08:13:51 AM
Give him time to switch, sure.

Great, thank you, Karl. I look forward to working on this. :)
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: Lisztianwagner on April 16, 2012, 11:33:40 AM
I've just finished listening to the Violin Sonata, what a stunning piece it is, certainly one of your best compositions so far, Daniel! ;D
It was very beautiful and lyrical, I really liked the tremblings of both the piano and the violin in the Adagio, they created a so ethereal, expressive atmosphere! The other movements were quite impressive as well, definitely brilliant. :)

Excellent job, Maestro! ;)

P.S. Could you send the score to me too, please?
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: madaboutmahler on April 16, 2012, 12:15:48 PM
I've just finished listening to the Violin Sonata, what a stunning piece it is, certainly one of your best compositions so far, Daniel! ;D
It was very beautiful and lyrical, I really liked the tremblings of both the piano and the violin in the Adagio, they created a so ethereal, expressive atmosphere! The other movements were quite impressive as well, definitely brilliant. :)

Excellent job, Maestro! ;)

P.S. Could you send the score to me too, please?

Thank you so much for your kind words about the Violin Sonata, Ilaria! I am really glad that you liked it! :)
I really can't wait to hear the performance Scarlet gives....  0:)

Have just sent the score to you and Karl. Thank you for taking the time to look at it! :)
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: Lisztianwagner on April 16, 2012, 12:29:28 PM
Thank you so much for your kind words about the Violin Sonata, Ilaria! I am really glad that you liked it! :)
I really can't wait to hear the performance Scarlet gives....  0:)

Have just sent the score to you and Karl. Thank you for taking the time to look at it! :)

My pleasure, Daniel! I'm looking forward to listening to the live performance, I'm rather curious to hear Scarlet playing :)

Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on April 17, 2012, 04:12:40 AM
Thanks, Daniel! Will take a look after to-day's recital.
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: madaboutmahler on April 17, 2012, 07:09:03 AM
Thanks, Daniel! Will take a look after to-day's recital.

Thanks, Karl - I look forward to hearing your opinion! :) And best of luck for the Henning-musik recital, wish I could have been there! :)
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: madaboutmahler on April 18, 2012, 07:08:53 AM
I very much enjoyed the first rehearsal with my new chamber orchestra today! We rehearsed Sibelius' Valse Triste today, and will be starting Prokofiev's Classical Symphony next week. :)

We had great fun, and I think everyone enjoyed the piece, so looking forward to the next rehearsal! :)
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: madaboutmahler on April 29, 2012, 12:30:49 PM
I need to start thinking about what to compose next!

I have the cello piece for HHHHHHHHH and the flute/clarinet piece for Karl. Thinking about possibly writing a concerto work as well. Not quite sure which instrument yet though...

Looking forward to whatever I choose to write! :)

Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: Lisztianwagner on April 29, 2012, 01:39:07 PM
I'm waiting for a Piano Concerto at this point!! :D
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: madaboutmahler on April 30, 2012, 07:12:24 AM
I'm waiting for a Piano Concerto at this point!! :D

I would certainly be interested in writing one... :D

Instruments I was thinking of for a concerto were violin, viola, cello, flute, horn or piano. :)

Not quite decided yet though. Need to keep thinking! :)
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on April 30, 2012, 08:00:26 AM
Well, get that flute-&-clarinet duo in the works, then think about your concerto : )
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: madaboutmahler on April 30, 2012, 08:20:13 AM
Well, get that flute-&-clarinet duo in the works, then think about your concerto : )

Ok - will do! Thanks, Karl! :)
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on April 30, 2012, 08:27:43 AM
The place where I played Friday evening will invite me back, and Peter Bloom and I will include your piece, as long as (a) it's ready and (b) Peter consents to play it : )
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: madaboutmahler on April 30, 2012, 08:46:41 AM
The place where I played Friday evening will invite me back, and Peter Bloom and I will include your piece, as long as (a) it's ready and (b) Peter consents to play it : )

Wow, that's absolutely great, Karl! Thank you so much! :) I shall get to work on it very soon. I think I have some ideas forming... :)
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: madaboutmahler on May 05, 2012, 10:17:59 AM
Writing the duet for flute and clarinet right now. I think it could be finished tonight! :)

Karl, out of interest - does Peter have a piccolo? And do you have a bass clarinet? Don't worry if not. :)

I hope you will like it - it's a rather strange piece....

:)
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on May 05, 2012, 01:12:26 PM
Peter does have a picc; but I have no bass. Carry on!
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: madaboutmahler on May 06, 2012, 02:00:26 AM
Peter does have a picc; but I have no bass. Carry on!

Wonderful! :)

By the way, I think I finished it last night. Will make a few little changes to the score and then send it along. It's a strange little miniature lasting around 4 minutes. But I hope you like it! :)
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on May 06, 2012, 08:01:21 AM
Splendid, Daniel; looking forward to seeing it!
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: madaboutmahler on May 07, 2012, 10:01:33 AM
Splendid, Daniel; looking forward to seeing it!

Thank you, Karl. Shall tidy up the score and send it along this week! :)
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: madaboutmahler on May 10, 2012, 12:53:03 PM
I have been asked by a friend of mine, who used to be in the first violins of the Gewandhaus, and who is now in the firsts of the Berlin Staatskapelle (I think...  :-[ ), to write a piece for her and her boyfriend, who is a pianist, to play. :)

She wants it to be very romantic in mood, which won't be hard to achieve, as the other piece I will be working on at the time will be a cello piece dedicated to a cellist I have rather large affection for... :)
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: madaboutmahler on May 11, 2012, 12:41:09 PM
Wonderful WYO rehearsal this evening, in which the conductor at the end called me the 'Player of the Evening' to which I recieved a round of applause from the orchestra! (including a certain person I have a massive affection for)

That certain person I later messaged on facebook, feeling that it was a good time to ask for her number. ;) She is the cellist I am going to be composing a piece dedicated to very soon. So, waiting nervously, I listened to the romantic section from the last movement of Bortkiewicz's 1st piano concerto, using it as a sense of spiritual luck. It worked, I have her number now! So very happy... we're talking a lot. She's so happy that I'm going to be writing a piece for her! That excerpt from the Bortkiewicz has become a lucky piece for me... maybe I'll sneakily quite a small bit of it in the cello piece! ;)

I just had to share it, so very happy! Shall be starting this cello piece very soon!

Great start to the weekend! :)
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: Lisztianwagner on May 11, 2012, 12:56:31 PM
I'm very glad about it, Daniel; I wish you all the best, both with the orchestra and the cello piece and the cellist! :)
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: madaboutmahler on May 13, 2012, 02:08:15 AM
I'm very glad about it, Daniel; I wish you all the best, both with the orchestra and the cello piece and the cellist! :)

Thank you, Ilaria! :)
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on May 13, 2012, 05:48:36 AM
Good on you, Daniel! Though I fear that means a likely delay in the fl/cl duo ; )
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: madaboutmahler on May 13, 2012, 10:14:20 AM
Good on you, Daniel! Though I fear that means a likely delay in the fl/cl duo ; )

Thank you, Karl! :) Oh, I'll make sure to get that to you by the end of tommorow. I have a 'study leave' day from school tommorow as we have some exams in the upcoming weeks, which means I get to stay at home. Of course, I'll do some revision ;) (joking aside, I'm planning to do around 3-4 hours of revision...), but I will also finally be able to catch up on composition hopefully! :)
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: madaboutmahler on May 13, 2012, 12:31:50 PM
Hoping to start the cello piece soon... have some ideas at the ready, very very romantic in mood... :)
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: madaboutmahler on May 14, 2012, 06:49:34 AM
Hoping to start something tonight... perhaps the cello piece! :)

The idea of playing it with her, or just being with her will give me all the inspiration I need I think! :)
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: madaboutmahler on May 14, 2012, 06:58:32 AM
Karl - I have the flute/clarinet piece ready to send to you. Could I possibly have your email address again please? I can't get into my google mail account (which I never use ;) ) to find it....
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: madaboutmahler on May 14, 2012, 07:22:12 AM
Have just sent it along, Karl - hope it gets to you alright! :)
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on May 14, 2012, 07:37:39 AM
It's arrived!  I'll take a look at it as soon as I get home.  Will report! : )
 
Thanks for writing a piece for us!
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: madaboutmahler on May 14, 2012, 07:43:26 AM
It's arrived!  I'll take a look at it as soon as I get home.  Will report! : )
 
Thanks for writing a piece for us!

Thank you! :)

I look forward to your opinion, and hope that you like it!
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on May 15, 2012, 07:37:27 AM
I had just a quick look last night, Daniel.  Just a couple of quick questions : )
 
The score is concert pitch, yes?  It's brief enough that having both players read from the score is a good idea, but the clarinet will need his line transposed.

By the slashes across the stems, do you just mean double notes (i.e., semi-quavers)?

Thanks!
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: madaboutmahler on May 15, 2012, 07:51:19 AM
I had just a quick look last night, Daniel.  Just a couple of quick questions : )
 
The score is concert pitch, yes?  It's brief enough that having both players read from the score is a good idea, but the clarinet will need his line transposed.

By the slashes across the stems, do you just mean double notes (i.e., semi-quavers)?

Thanks!


Thank you, Karl!

Oh, silly me for forgetting to transpose the score! ;) Just sending along a transposed score now.
Yes, hope that's alright!

Ok, just sent now. Hope this score is better! :)

Thanks again, Karl! :)
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: madaboutmahler on May 21, 2012, 01:00:58 PM
Remembered an idea (that I thought of a little while ago earlier) today. Think it is suitable for the cello piece! Hopefully I'll be able to do some work on that soon! :)
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: madaboutmahler on June 05, 2012, 08:53:11 AM
I had been suffering from a composer's block recently, but I think I am recovering now. Starting to get ideas down for a movement for a new work: 'Serenade for Orchestra'. Hopefully will turn out to be a collection of shorter orchestral pieces. The one I am writing now I am thinking of calling 'Reverie'. :)

Also, hoping to upload my most recent orchestral work 'Fantasie', which I completed in April, soon. Looking forward to hearing some opinions on it! :)
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on June 05, 2012, 09:08:05 AM
Glad that you're knocking the Block, Daniel! And we need to chat about your duet sometime.
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: madaboutmahler on June 05, 2012, 10:12:15 AM
Glad that you're knocking the Block, Daniel! And we need to chat about your duet sometime.

Thanks Karl - it feels good to be composing again! :)
Look forward to that. :)
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: madaboutmahler on June 07, 2012, 10:38:28 AM
Have spent all of today composing, which feels good considering the composer's block I had been having for the previous few weeks! Composing a miniature orchestral piece, which should hopefully be finished soon. Have also been thinking of ideas for a piano sonata. And also, thinking much about two duets I am going to be writing, soon hopefully! One is a piece for violin and piano, a request from a violinist who was recently a member of the Gewandhaus Orchestra, and I think the Berlin Staatskapelle also. And the other is a piece for cello and piano, for a very special dedicatee. I think I may have mentioned her a few posts back on this thread ;)

Looking forward to it all! :) 
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: Lisztianwagner on June 07, 2012, 11:25:23 AM
Wonderful news, Daniel :) Glad to hear you've recovered from a musical block and you're so inspired now! A Piano Sonata, ah, that's a great idea!! If you compose it, don't forget to send me the score. ;)
Good luck with your new compositions!
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: North Star on June 07, 2012, 11:36:00 AM
Have spent all of today composing, which feels good considering the composer's block I had been having for the previous few weeks! Composing a miniature orchestral piece, which should hopefully be finished soon. Have also been thinking of ideas for a piano sonata. And also, thinking much about two duets I am going to be writing, soon hopefully! One is a piece for violin and piano, a request from a violinist who was recently a member of the Gewandhaus Orchestra, and I think the Berlin Staatskapelle also. And the other is a piece for cello and piano, for a very special dedicatee. I think I may have mentioned her a few posts back on this thread ;)

Looking forward to it all! :) 
Nice!

(http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120131121833/candh/images/5/58/Writer's_Block.png)
I guess you hammered it  ;)
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: madaboutmahler on June 07, 2012, 12:15:44 PM
Wonderful news, Daniel :) Glad to hear you've recovered from a musical block and you're so inspired now! A Piano Sonata, ah, that's a great idea!! If you compose it, don't forget to send me the score. ;)
Good luck with your new compositions!

Thank you, Ilaria! :)

Nice!

(http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120131121833/candh/images/5/58/Writer's_Block.png)
I guess you hammered it  ;)


Thank you, Karlo! haha :D
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: Mirror Image on June 08, 2012, 05:31:37 PM
I wonder if listening to Tippett helped Daniel recover from his writer's block?
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: madaboutmahler on June 09, 2012, 12:57:24 PM
I wonder if listening to Tippett helped Daniel recover from his writer's block?

I would imagine so, John! :) Pieces like A Child of Our Time in particular really moved me and gave me much inspiration.
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: North Star on June 09, 2012, 12:59:25 PM
I would imagine so, John! :) Pieces like A Child of Our Time in particular really moved me and gave me much inspiration.
Did you get to the Fantasia on a theme of Corelli?
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: madaboutmahler on June 10, 2012, 01:16:38 AM
Did you get to the Fantasia on a theme of Corelli?

I did, Karlo, and I enjoyed it very much. A very beautiful, wonderful piece. Thank you very much for encouraging me so much to listen to it! :)
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: Henk on June 10, 2012, 02:41:05 AM
Daniel, I listened to some of your works, "Romance for piano" and "Seascapes".

Though I'm not a fan of late-romantic music, it was nice to listen to your works. I like some of the elements of it you use (abrupt chord changes).

Will try some others later.

So cool that a Japanese pianist performed your work. She does it with much dedication. Good promotion for you!

Henk
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: madaboutmahler on June 10, 2012, 02:49:06 AM
Daniel, I listened to some of your works, "Romance for piano" and "Seascapes".

Though I'm not a fan of late-romantic music, it was nice to listen to your works. I like some of the elements of it you use (abrupt chord changes).

Will try some others later.

So cool that a Japanese pianist performed your work. She does it with much dedication. Good promotion for you!

Henk

Thank you very much, Henk. Recently, I feel that my style is naturally going forwards to be more impressionist, and perhaps more modernist too, still with much romanticism remaining though. I think this started in 'Seascapes', through the 'Violin Sonata' and very much so in my most recent orchestral work 'Fantasie', which I am very excited to upload to share with you all!
Yes, I am very happy and fortunate to have Keiko perform my music! She is a wonderful pianist. I am hoping she will perform my piano sonata once completed as well! :)

Thanks again, Henk! :)
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: madaboutmahler on June 11, 2012, 01:17:19 PM
Pretty much finished that little orchestral miniature that I was talking about a few days ago. Am pleased with it! Just need to make one or two little changes to the middle section.

Feels so good to be out of the composer's block! :)
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: madaboutmahler on June 21, 2012, 01:25:27 PM
From a facebook post today:
is so happy to tell you all that I was chosen to be 'highly commended' in the BBC Proms' Inspire Composers Competition this year! I entered a rather short, scherzo-like piece simply called ‘String Quintet’. In previous years, the highly commended pieces (along with the winner’s piece too) have been performed by members of the Aurora Orchestra at the Royal College of Music and broadcast on BBC Radio 3, so I am hoping for this! :)

So very happy and excited about it! :) Here is the website if you are interested in taking a look!
http://www.bbc.co.uk/proms/features/inspire (http://www.bbc.co.uk/proms/features/inspire)
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: madaboutmahler on June 22, 2012, 12:52:50 PM
Arrived home from a wonderful Watford Youth Orchestra concert, and recieved an email from the BBC Proms saying that my piece that came highly commended in the competition shall definitely be played by members of the Aurora Orchestra and will be broadcasted on BBC Radio 3! So excited! I get to attend rehearsals too! :)

Following on from this, I had a wonderful facebook conversation with Laure Chan, who you may remember me talking about on the 'If you could conduct' thread. We did actually talk about the idea of future collaborations, saying we would both love to work with eachother! And also, I asked her whether I could write a piece for her. She replied 'it would be an honour', to which I obviously replied 'it would be an honour to have someone like you play my music!' She is such a beautiful violinist! It's sadly Laure's last day at the academy tommorow, as she is off to Switzerland to have lessons from Vengerov in the Sibelius concerto! What a pleasure it is to know her, and to have shared classes with her. Very much looking forward to staying in touch! :)
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Post by: Lisztianwagner on June 22, 2012, 01:54:40 PM
Congratulations, Daniel! What great news, I'm very glad about it. I wish you to have always much happiness and satisfaction with music! :) May I ask you to send me the link of BBC Radio 3 when it will be time? I would really like to listen to your piece when they will broadcast it.

While listening to Chopin, I've reminded I have got the score of your Violin Sonata; I might start studying the piano part of one of the movements, maybe the 2nd; if I'm not wrong it's the shortest one, a very brilliant, intense movement.
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Post by: madaboutmahler on June 23, 2012, 09:53:05 AM
Congratulations, Daniel! What great news, I'm very glad about it. I wish you to have always much happiness and satisfaction with music! :) May I ask you to send me the link of BBC Radio 3 when it will be time? I would really like to listen to your piece when theywill broadcast it.

While listening to Chopin, I've reminded I have got the score of your Violin Sonata; I might start studying the piano part of one of the movements, maybe the 2nd; if I'm not wrong it's the shortest one, a very brilliant, intense movement.

Thank you so very much, Ilaria! Of course I'll share the link with you, I'd really love you to hear it! :) So very excited!

That's wonderful, thank you very much, Ilaria! :)

Got very emotional earlier when Laure and I had had to smile and wave goodbye - will miss seeing her at the Academy weekly very much. But looking forward to staying in touch with her, and composing the piece for her! And I aspire towards the idea of collaborating with her on concerti (etc) in the future, maybe I'll compose a violin concerto now and hope that one day we'll be able to play it together! So hopefully it won't be too long until we see eachother again! :)
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Post by: Lisztianwagner on June 23, 2012, 02:11:41 PM
Thank you so very much, Ilaria! Of course I'll share the link with you, I'd really love you to hear it! :) So very excited!

That's wonderful, thank you very much, Ilaria! :)

Got very emotional earlier when Laure and I had had to smile and wave goodbye - will miss seeing her at the Academy weekly very much. But looking forward to staying in touch with her, and composing the piece for her! And I aspire towards the idea of collaborating with her on concerti (etc) in the future, maybe I'll compose a violin concerto now and hope that one day we'll be able to play it together! So hopefully it won't be too long until we see eachother again! :)

Great, thank you so much, Daniel! I'm looking forward to listening to your piece! :)

The pleasure is mine, it's a honour to be your friend and play your music! ;) I looked at the score of the 2nd movement very carefully yesterday evening, such a really enchanting piece. I saw it required tremoli; I've never played them, it would be an interesting challenge.

How amazing, they sound wonderful plans, I wish you to realize them soon! :)
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Post by: madaboutmahler on June 24, 2012, 01:01:00 AM
Great, thank you so much, Daniel! I'm looking forward to listening to your piece! :)

The pleasure is mine, it's a honour to be your friend and play your music! ;) I looked at the score of the 2nd movement very carefully yesterday evening, such a really enchanting piece. I saw it required tremoli; I've never played them, it would be an interesting challenge.

How amazing, they sound wonderful plans, I wish you to realize them soon! :)

Thank you so very much, Ilaria, those are very kind words! :) I am glad you are enjoying looking at the piano part of my first violin sonata. :)

Thank you again, Ilaria! It really is so wonderful to have friends like you! :)
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Post by: madaboutmahler on July 07, 2012, 12:26:21 PM
At the academy today, Matthew played me Hugh Wood's Violin Concerto which inspired me very much for my own violin concerto (dedicated to Laure), which I do hope to be starting very soon.
Very optimistic about the concerto, really looking forward to writing it! :)

By the way, about the performance of the 'String Quintet' - it shall be performed live on the 4th August on BBC Radio 3, and shall be broadcast on the 16th. Hope some of you will be able to listen! :)
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Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on July 07, 2012, 12:48:10 PM
Finally... here it is! The Violin Sonata! :)

... Of course, if you would rather wait to hear the performance Scarlet and myself give, that is fine.

Is that still in the hopper, Daniel, or have you two performed the Sonata? Inquiring minds want to know! : )
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Post by: Lisztianwagner on July 07, 2012, 01:23:20 PM
At the academy today, Matthew played me Hugh Wood's Violin Concerto which inspired me very much for my own violin concerto (dedicated to Laure), which I do hope to be starting very soon.
Very optimistic about the concerto, really looking forward to writing it! :)

By the way, about the performance of the 'String Quintet' - it shall be performed live on the 4th August on BBC Radio 3, and shall be broadcast on the 16th. Hope some of you will be able to listen! :)

Great, I really hope to be able to listen to your piece when it shall be broadcast! I've never heard Wood's Violin Concerto, but glad it helped you to find much inspiration. :)
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Post by: madaboutmahler on July 08, 2012, 04:06:07 AM
Is that still in the hopper, Daniel, or have you two performed the Sonata? Inquiring minds want to know! : )

Thank you for asking, Karl - it's been quite a while since we last rehearsed it, must arrange another rehearsal! It might be quite some time before there will be a live performance from us though, but hopefully there will be a performance of it sometime in the near future!

Great, I really hope to be able to listen to your piece when it shall be broadcast! I've never heard Wood's Violin Concerto, but glad it helped you to find much inspiration. :)

Thank you, Ilaria! Will make sure to share more details closer to the time! :)
Thank you - and the Wood VC is certainly a work I would recommend for you to listen to! :)
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Post by: madaboutmahler on July 24, 2012, 04:38:22 AM
Is that still in the hopper, Daniel, or have you two performed the Sonata? Inquiring minds want to know! : )
Update on that: Scarlet told me that she will be practising it over the summer holidays, I should probably take a look at that piano part too... We are going to meet up again once back at school. :)

Have made a start on the violin concerto today, I think it is going really well so far, so I look forward to continue it! I'll have to find a video of Laure (the dedicatee) playing to depict to you just a part of how inspired I am! :)
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Post by: madaboutmahler on July 30, 2012, 06:14:28 AM
Restarted the violin concerto today and am far more happy with it now, in fact, I am incredibly happy with it and am very optimistic about what I have just written. It is very calm and expressive, with a lot of peaceful dialogue between the solo violin and upper winds. Very much excited about continuing it! :)
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Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on July 30, 2012, 06:20:06 AM
Go!
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Post by: Kastchei on August 01, 2012, 05:47:33 AM
Restarted the violin concerto today and am far more happy with it now, in fact, I am incredibly happy with it and am very optimistic about what I have just written. It is very calm and expressive, with a lot of peaceful dialogue between the solo violin and upper winds. Very much excited about continuing it! :)

Glad to hear that. Good luck!
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Post by: madaboutmahler on August 01, 2012, 05:56:45 AM
Thank you, and welcome back, Ruben!

Working more on the violin concerto today, and it is going really well I think! Moving on in the first movement, having arrived at a piu mosso after the Largo first section. The piece is all based around one motif so far, I'm thinking another will be introduced soon. It all has a very intimate, peaceful feel, the violin taking a very lyrical part. :) Very very pleased! :)
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Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on August 01, 2012, 06:00:16 AM
Keep at it! : )
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Post by: madaboutmahler on August 01, 2012, 06:05:21 AM
Thank you - Will do, Karl! :) Very optimistic about this piece! :)
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Post by: Lisztianwagner on August 01, 2012, 01:13:42 PM
Very good news, Daniel; I hope you'll continue finding so much inspiration for the rest of the Violin Concerto too! I'm looking forward to listening to it. :)
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Post by: madaboutmahler on August 02, 2012, 03:43:32 AM
Very good news, Daniel; I hope you'll continue finding so much inspiration for the rest of the Violin Concerto too! I'm looking forward to listening to it. :)

Thank you, Ilaria! :)
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Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on August 02, 2012, 03:48:23 AM
Hey! Back to work, you! : )
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Post by: madaboutmahler on August 02, 2012, 01:06:21 PM
Hey! Back to work, you! : )

 :D

Tommorow, rehearsing with the players that will be performing my 'String Quintet' on Saturday in the Pre-Prom. (the piece that came highly commended in the BBC Proms Inspire Competition) Very very excited! Will hopefully work on the violin concerto some more as well. :)
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Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on August 02, 2012, 01:41:18 PM
Is it a viola quintet or cello q?
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Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on August 02, 2012, 01:42:25 PM
Great news, of course! : )
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Post by: madaboutmahler on August 03, 2012, 02:37:38 AM
Thank you, Karl!
It's actually with the addition of a DB. It's a very short (only 2 minutes or so), scherzo-like piece. Off to rehearse in around an hour! Really excited! :)
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Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on August 03, 2012, 02:42:05 AM
We shall want a report!
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Post by: madaboutmahler on August 03, 2012, 11:21:34 AM
We shall want a report!

It was great!!!! :) :)
The players were absolutely amazing, they really understood the piece for it's scherzo-like nature, and I think they were really enjoying playing it! Also got to meet their music director, Nicholas Collon, who seemed to really enjoy the piece too.  Extremely excited about the performance tommorow, and I really hope that the audience will enjoy the piece! :) :)

The concert in which the quintet will be performed is following a whole day of composition workshops which I am also attending along with many of my academy friends who I look forward to seeing again after all these weeks of not having the academy because of the holidays! I'll probably be attending another rehearsal during the day too. And, after the concert in which my piece and the other winning/highly commended pieces will be performed, we get free tickets to go to the evening BBC Prom to see the National Youth Orchestra perform Messiaen's Turangalila Symphony! :) :)

So excited about it all!!!! :) :)
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Post by: madaboutmahler on August 04, 2012, 09:21:40 PM
It was so great yesterday, the players did so well with the piece and the audience seemed to enjoy it, so I am incredibly pleased!! :) Some of the other winning/highly commended pieces really inspired me too. An amazing experience! :)

Off to France now, will be back in around a week's time. Hope you all have a wonderful week and thank you as always for your support! :) :)
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Post by: madaboutmahler on August 11, 2012, 01:07:09 PM
Just back from France and am delighted to see how many great threads have been created during my week away! Getting late now, but I'll be having a busy posting day tommorow, and I have a week worth of the listening thread to read through... :D

Still excited over the BBC Proms Inspire Concert last Saturday, was such a great evening which I will always remember! For those of you who want to listen to the broadcast of this concert, with my String Quintet premiere in it, the broadcast is on BBC Radio 3 on Thursday 16th August starting at 8.40 pm. I shall make sure to post a link closer to the time! Very excited!!!! :)

And with the inspiration from the beauty of Dinan in France where I have just come back from, I am eager to get back to composing! Loads of ideas!

Hope you all have a wonderful evening!!!! :) :)
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Post by: North Star on August 11, 2012, 01:20:53 PM
Welcome back, Daniel. The classical radio station played Elgar's In the South today, seemed to fit well with your holiday.
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Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on August 11, 2012, 04:46:52 PM
Fabulous news, Daniel, and welcome back!
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Post by: Lisztianwagner on August 12, 2012, 01:40:59 AM
Fabulous news, Daniel, and welcome back!

+1 :)
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Post by: madaboutmahler on August 12, 2012, 03:26:30 AM
Thank you Karlo, Karl and Ilaria! :)
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Post by: Est.1965 on August 12, 2012, 06:49:07 AM
...String Quintet ... the broadcast is on BBC Radio 3 on Thursday 16th August starting at 8.40 pm. I shall make sure to post a link closer to the time! Very excited!!!! :)

Utterly brilliant stuff, I will be listening to that on Thursday.  Many many congratulations on having a work billed somewhere in the entire Proms, what an achievement.   :D 8)
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Post by: North Star on August 12, 2012, 06:53:39 AM
Still excited over the BBC Proms Inspire Concert last Saturday, was such a great evening which I will always remember! For those of you who want to listen to the broadcast of this concert, with my String Quintet premiere in it, the broadcast is on BBC Radio 3 on Thursday 16th August starting at 8.40 pm. I shall make sure to post a link closer to the time! Very excited!!!! :)

I'll certainly try to remember this - perhaps someone could record the broadcast?
And congratulations, Daniel!
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Post by: madaboutmahler on August 13, 2012, 09:26:44 AM
Thank you both so very much!! :)

I do believe that I will be given a recording, hopefully I'll be able to share that. And if you can't catch the broadcast on that date, as it will be available on BBC Iplayer, it can be listened to for a week after the first broadcast.

So excited!!!! :)
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Post by: madaboutmahler on August 14, 2012, 12:56:14 PM
Started work on a new piece today, a piece for flute, clarinet, percussion, piano, violin and cello today based on an idea I found a few evenings ago. Very excited about it, seem very inspired for this piece at the moment! Very much look forward to continuing it!
The violin concerto I shall return to in the near future! :)
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Post by: madaboutmahler on August 15, 2012, 07:22:51 AM
Started work on a new piece today, a piece for flute, clarinet, percussion, piano, violin and cello today based on an idea I found a few evenings ago. Very excited about it, seem very inspired for this piece at the moment! Very much look forward to continuing it!
The violin concerto I shall return to in the near future! :)

Working on this again now, I am beggining to think this may work a lot better being just a solo piano piece.... pretty sure of it actually. :)
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Post by: Lisztianwagner on August 15, 2012, 08:12:52 AM
Working on this again now, I am beggining to think this may work a lot better being just a solo piano piece.... pretty sure of it actually. :)

Well, being a pianist, I can't definitely say that I don't like the idea of a solo piano piece. ;) Though the starting combination of instruments sounded very interesting!
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Post by: madaboutmahler on August 15, 2012, 08:20:17 AM
Well, being a pianist, I can't definitely say that I don't like the idea of a solo piano piece. ;) Though the starting combination of instruments sounded very interesting!

haha :) I do think that the ideas I have for this particular piece suit just a single instrument better than an ensemble. But I do plan to be writing for more 'unusual' combinations of instruments in the future. :) 
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Post by: madaboutmahler on August 16, 2012, 08:49:56 AM
The edited broadcast of the concert is on BBC Radio 3 at 9.55 pm England time if you want to listen. As it's edited, I'm just hoping they will include all the pieces! :)
One I'd recommend you particularly listen out for is a piece called 'Mermish' by Alex Woolfe which I was very inspired by at the concert, it's a very beautiful piece! :)
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Post by: Lisztianwagner on August 16, 2012, 11:30:54 AM
Wonderful; if it is possible, could you post the link of the concert?
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Post by: madaboutmahler on August 16, 2012, 11:37:12 AM
Wonderful; if it is possible, could you post the link of the concert?

Thank you, Ilaria! :) The concert shall be broadcast on this website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio3/
If you go to it, and click the 'Listen' button to the right side of the page, you will be able to hear the live broadcast. It shall be starting in around 15 minutes, once this live Prom of VW 6 (which is a brilliant performance by the way if you want to tune in early!) has finished. :)
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Post by: Lisztianwagner on August 16, 2012, 11:40:29 AM
Thank you, Ilaria! :) The concert shall be broadcast on this website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio3/
If you go to it, and click the 'Listen' button to the right side of the page, you will be able to hear the live broadcast. It shall be starting in around 15 minutes, once this live Prom of VW 6 (which is a brilliant performance by the way if you want to tune in early!) has finished. :)

Thank you, Daniel! :)
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Post by: madaboutmahler on August 16, 2012, 12:13:15 PM
Thank you, Daniel! :)

My pleasure, Ilaria!

Unfortunately, it seems they were only playing the winning entries instead of any of the 'highly commended' pieces, which is a bit of a shame.... but I do hope you had a chance to hear 'Mermish' by Alex Woolfe, beautiful piece, was glad to hear that again! :) I think I'll still be getting a recording of my quintet, so I'll make sure to share that with you when I have it. :)
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Post by: Lisztianwagner on August 16, 2012, 12:28:45 PM
My pleasure, Ilaria!

Unfortunately, it seems they were only playing the winning entries instead of any of the 'highly commended' pieces, which is a bit of a shame.... but I do hope you had a chance to hear 'Mermish' by Alex Woolfe, beautiful piece, was glad to hear that again! :) I think I'll still be getting a recording of my quintet, so I'll make sure to share that with you when I have it. :)

I think so, what a pity; of course I listened to Mermish, I agree it's an absolutely brilliant work! About the first two entries I've heard so far, it was that one I enjoyed more. :) Very kind of you, thanks, I'm looking forward to listening to it!

Wait, they're making a collage of the highly commended pieces......which one is yours?
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Post by: madaboutmahler on August 16, 2012, 12:38:27 PM
I think so, what a pity; of course I listened to Mermish, I agree it's an absolutely brilliant work! About the first two entries I've heard so far, it was that one I enjoyed more. :) Very kind of you, thanks, I'm looking forward to listening to it!

Wait, they're making a collage of the highly commended pieces......which one is yours?

Glad you enjoyed 'Mermish', I was pleased to be able to hear it again! :)

That came as a surprise! Mine was the one that just finished, the string quintet. The second one of the collage :) Very happy a minute of my music has been played on Radio 3, that was worth waiting for!!!!! :) :) :) :)
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Post by: Lisztianwagner on August 16, 2012, 12:41:04 PM
Glad you enjoyed 'Mermish', I was pleased to be able to hear it again! :)

That came as a surprise! Mine was the one that just finished, the string quintet. The second one of the collage :) Very happy a minute of my music has been played on Radio 3, that was worth waiting for!!!!! :) :) :) :)

Th second one? Ah, then I guessed it! It sounded very good :)
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Post by: North Star on August 16, 2012, 12:42:35 PM
Glad you enjoyed 'Mermish', I was pleased to be able to hear it again! :)

That came as a surprise! Mine was the one that just finished, the string quintet. The second one of the collage :) Very happy a minute of my music has been played on Radio 3, that was worth waiting for!!!!! :) :) :) :)

And just after I had switched to Martinon's Valses nobles et sentimentales... >:D
Well, I'll just wait for you to post the whole thing here, Daniel.
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Post by: madaboutmahler on August 16, 2012, 12:49:12 PM
Th second one? Ah, then I guessed it! It sounded very good :)

Thank you, Ilaria!
I was so happy that they played some of it, I wasn't expecting them to, but was really 'over the moon' when they did! Very happy indeed!!!! :) To have had my name spoken and an extract of my music played on Radio 3 has just made me so happy, and proud! :)

And just after I had switched to Martinon's Valses nobles et sentimentales... >:D
Well, I'll just wait for you to post the whole thing here, Daniel.

Oh well, I hope you enjoyed what you heard, Karlo! :)
The whole programme will be available on Iplayer, I'll make sure to post the link to that tommorow and post the timings when my music comes in. :) :)

So happy!!!!! :) :) :) :) (hmmm... I wonder what I'll listen to for bringing this wonderful evening to a close... ;D )
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Post by: madaboutmahler on August 17, 2012, 04:25:03 AM
Here is the link to the broadcast:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01m15s2/BBC_Proms_2012_Season_BBC_Proms_Inspire_Young_Composers_Concert/

The broadcast will be available for a week on this website. The excerpt of my piece they played starts 38:30 and lasts until 39.30. And you can hear my name at around 47.10! :) :) :) :)

In other good news, I have been asked by the conductor of the Misbourne Symphony Orchestra to conduct the off stage brass parts in the concert of Mahler 1 coming up in Spring next year!! I'll also be playing percussion in that hopefully! :) :) :) :)
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Post by: North Star on August 17, 2012, 06:16:05 AM
The excerpt sounded very nice, Daniel.
Congrats on the Mahler job - I suppose your madness is known by the conductor?
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Post by: madaboutmahler on August 17, 2012, 07:14:07 AM
The excerpt sounded very nice, Daniel.
Congrats on the Mahler job - I suppose your madness is known by the conductor?

Thank you very much, Karlo!

And thank you, I suppose he must do! ;) I love being involved with the Misbourne Symphony Orchestra, a very special orchestra to me ever since they premiered my 'Rhapsody for Orchestra' last year! :) (I must post that audio soon....)
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Post by: Lisztianwagner on August 17, 2012, 07:41:01 AM
That's wonderful, congratulations on the Mahler job! I would be really keen to see it live. :)
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Post by: madaboutmahler on August 17, 2012, 07:53:36 AM
Thank you, Ilaria! :)
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Post by: madaboutmahler on August 18, 2012, 09:24:50 AM
Today, I spent almost all of the day on composition, and wrote the new piano piece I was talking about. I feel glad to have now written something this summer after quite a long break! It's a very slow, romantic, calm piece lasting just over 4 minutes. I have just sent a message to Keiko Nishizu, who has played some of my earlier works (4 Etudes, Romance for Piano) to see whether she will want to play it. Will let you know!

Very pleased with it! :) :) :) :)
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Post by: Kastchei on August 20, 2012, 12:10:51 PM
Congratulations, Daniel! A lot of good news!
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Post by: madaboutmahler on August 20, 2012, 12:31:50 PM
Thank you very much, Ruben! :)
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Post by: Est.1965 on August 21, 2012, 03:47:50 AM
Here is the excerpt for download and reference, also in case non UK users cannot access it.  What a talent.  Only a minuite long, but blindingly dynamic in every respect.  Brilliant Daniel.

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/96826210/DH.mp3 (https://dl.dropbox.com/u/96826210/DH.mp3)

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Post by: madaboutmahler on August 21, 2012, 04:08:10 AM
Here is the excerpt for download and reference, also in case non UK users cannot access it.  What a talent.  Only a minuite long, but blindingly dynamic in every respect.  Brilliant Daniel.

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/96826210/DH.mp3 (https://dl.dropbox.com/u/96826210/DH.mp3)

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John, thank you so very much for uploading that and for your really kind words! I am very very grateful for your support! :)
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Post by: North Star on August 21, 2012, 04:15:33 AM
Thanks, John. Lets hope we'll get the full recording.
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Post by: madaboutmahler on August 27, 2012, 02:27:22 PM
Hopefully, Karlo! I'll make sure to share it when I get it. :)

The piano piece I was talking of earlier I have decided should be a piece from a set of nocturnes. It certainly has a very night-like feel to it, and I think this piece could present a lake at night, still thinking of a title for that. Hoping to continue this set of nocturnes when I return from a short visit to York with family friends. By the way, Keiko is very keen to perform the pieces! :)

Back in 3 days! Hope you are all well! :) :)
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Post by: madaboutmahler on September 04, 2012, 09:05:46 AM
Wrote another piece for the set of nocturnes I'm working on today, a set I am extremely happy with, and proud of too. I'll probably compose one more for the set and then it shall be complete. :)
Very impressionist, being extremely inspired by composers like Ravel, Part, Satie and in fact, more recently, some of Messiaen.

The works are taking a rather nostalgic, mysterious mood, but with a romantic and optimistic atmosphere. :) Very excited about these works! :)
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Post by: Kastchei on September 04, 2012, 09:34:48 AM
Wrote another piece for the set of nocturnes I'm working on today, a set I am extremely happy with, and proud of too. I'll probably compose one more for the set and then it shall be complete. :)
Very impressionist, being extremely inspired by composers like Ravel, Part, Satie and in fact, more recently, some of Messiaen.

The works are taking a rather nostalgic, mysterious mood, but with a romantic and optimistic atmosphere. :) Very excited about these works! :)

Good!
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Post by: madaboutmahler on September 05, 2012, 12:31:28 PM
Have just recieved the confirmation from Keiko that she is definitely interested to play all of the set of nocturnes I am currently writing! Very exciting! :)
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Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on September 06, 2012, 09:10:04 AM
Quote
"Give up on Stockhausen...You've got Karl Henning and Daniel Hogan now" - ChamberNut

Love it!
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Post by: madaboutmahler on September 06, 2012, 09:19:14 AM
haha, me too!! :D Absolutely brilliant! :)
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Post by: madaboutmahler on September 18, 2012, 12:28:59 PM
Update: A few days ago, Scarlet sent me a message asking whether she could take the violin sonata (dedicated to her) to a composition workshop at the Guildhill (the junior department, where she is studying at the moment) It's going to be a discussion about contemporary music and the ideas behind it, will be excited to hear back about it! :) And as I told her, I was quite honoured she asked, and very happy she is still thinking of the sonata. Hopefully we'll get together and start playing it again soon. :)
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Post by: madaboutmahler on September 21, 2012, 12:23:14 PM
First day back at the Academy tommorow, I have missed it very much over the summer holidays! Very much looking forward to being back! :)
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Post by: madaboutmahler on September 23, 2012, 09:54:37 AM
Was amazing and felt so great to be back at the Academy after the summer holidays yesterday. Had a really great day back. I showed Matthew the two nocturnes I have written so far and he appeared to really love them, being really enthusiastic about them after hearing them.

Just being back at the academy gave me so much inspiration and I got the two close ideas for the other nocturne in the set. I am currently writing this and am incredibly pleased with how it is going. I think this set of nocturnes is one of the works that I am most pleased with as a whole, I am very proud of it. Hoping to finish writing the set today! Will be extremely excited to hear Keiko's performance! :)
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Post by: madaboutmahler on September 23, 2012, 12:14:15 PM
Just finished the set of nocturnes for piano that I have been working on since August, I am so incredibly happy and pleased with these works. There are three in the set, rather like miniatures, each around 3 minutes each. They take a very calm, rather mysterious but very romantic and optimistic mood. So very happy with these pieces! :)
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Post by: Lisztianwagner on September 23, 2012, 12:39:11 PM
Great news, Daniel, congratulations; I'm looking forward to listening to your nocturnes! :) If there are no problems, is it possible to have a look at the scores?
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Post by: madaboutmahler on September 23, 2012, 12:52:31 PM
Great news, Daniel, congratulations; I'm looking forward to listening to your nocturnes! :) If there are no problems, is it possible to have a look at the scores?

Thank you very much, Ilaria! :) Of course, I am planning to tidy up the scores this week, so I'll make sure to send you a copy afterwards. :)
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Post by: Lisztianwagner on September 23, 2012, 12:58:56 PM
Thank you very much, Ilaria! :) Of course, I am planning to tidy up the scores this week, so I'll make sure to send you a copy afterwards. :)

You're very kind, thank you! :)
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Post by: madaboutmahler on September 23, 2012, 01:08:45 PM
My pleasure, Ilaria! I'm always very happy to have your support and interest in my work! :)
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Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on September 24, 2012, 06:39:08 AM
Keep up the good work, Daniel!
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Post by: madaboutmahler on September 24, 2012, 11:30:38 AM
Thank you, Karl! :)
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Post by: Kastchei on September 25, 2012, 05:02:29 AM
Very good news, Daniel! I'm looking forward to listening to them.
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Post by: madaboutmahler on September 25, 2012, 11:15:29 AM
Thank you very much, Ruben! I'm very excited to hear Keiko's performance! :)
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Post by: madaboutmahler on October 06, 2012, 11:17:15 AM
Had an absolutely GREAT day at the academy today! I showed Matthew the nocturnes, and he was incredibly enthusiastic about them, giving them much praise and calling them my best yet. :)

And, right at the end of the day, Laure came back to visit the academy! First time I had seen her since her last day before the summer! It was so wonderful to see her and talk to her again! We spoke about a variety of things, including the violin concerto that I am going to be writing for her and dedicating to her. I am so happy that she is so excited about the idea, we are even talking about getting the people together to perform it with us! I am so incredibly excited about the idea of getting to work with her, she really is one of the most incredible, inspirational young musicians I have ever met! The violin concerto WILL be my best work yet, it has to be as it is for her. I want her to love it! Very excited to start working on it and to talk more with her about it! :)
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Post by: Mirror Image on October 06, 2012, 07:40:48 PM
Great news, Daniel! I'll be interested to hear this Violin Concerto once you complete it. :)
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Post by: madaboutmahler on October 07, 2012, 05:02:16 AM
Thank you very much, John! I am so excited and inspired by the idea of working with her, so I am really really looking forward to starting the concerto! :)
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Post by: madaboutmahler on October 30, 2012, 05:47:09 AM
A few updates:

I made a few revisions to the nocturnes, tidied the score up, and earlier this week sent them off to the Japanese pianist, Keiko Nishizu, whose performance I very much look forward to hearing! Matthew is also incredibly enthusiastic about the set so is expressing interest to find some more performances at the academy, which certainly would be very exciting!

Laure and I have arranged to meet up this upcoming Saturday at the academy to discuss the concerto. I have many ideas I want to tell her all about, and it will be wonderful to continue getting to know the dedicatee! We will probably also be able to talk about how we'd get the performance at the end. Very very excited! :) I have had many ideas for the concerto recently, and am very excited to start writing it! :)
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Post by: Lisztianwagner on October 30, 2012, 06:03:43 AM
A few updates:

I made a few revisions to the nocturnes, tidied the score up, and earlier this week sent them off to the Japanese pianist, Keiko Nishizu, whose performance I very much look forward to hearing! Matthew is also incredibly enthusiastic about the set so is expressing interest to find some more performances at the academy, which certainly would be very exciting!

Laure and I have arranged to meet up this upcoming Saturday at the academy to discuss the concerto. I have many ideas I want to tell her all about, and it will be wonderful to continue getting to know the dedicatee! We will probably also be able to talk about how we'd get the performance at the end. Very very excited! :) I have had many ideas for the concerto recently, and am very excited to start writing it! :)

Wonderful news, Daniel! I'm sure Keiko will make a fantastic perfomance, she's a very fine pianist. I'm really looking forward to listening to your Nocturnes, and I would like to take a look at the scores as well. :)

The idea of a Violin Concerto is very enchanting, I wish you to find much inspiration! :)
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Post by: madaboutmahler on October 30, 2012, 06:32:45 AM
Wonderful news, Daniel! I'm sure Keiko will make a fantastic perfomance, she's a very fine pianist. I'm really looking forward to listening to your Nocturnes, and I would like to take a look at the scores as well. :)

The idea of a Violin Concerto is very enchanting, I wish you to find much inspiration! :)

Thank you very much, Ilaria! :) I'm glad you are looking forward to hearing my latest work! I would be very happy to send you the scores.

Thank you! I am very very inspired for the concerto, I'll have to find a link of one of Laure's performances so that you know why! :)
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Post by: Lisztianwagner on October 30, 2012, 09:38:31 AM
Thank you very much, Ilaria! :) I'm glad you are looking forward to hearing my latest work! I would be very happy to send you the scores.

Thank you! I am very very inspired for the concerto, I'll have to find a link of one of Laure's performances so that you know why! :)

Thank you so much, Daniel, you're very kind! :)
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Post by: madaboutmahler on November 01, 2012, 10:46:08 AM
Realized I had not uploaded any of my work for quite a long time, so here is one of my more recent orchestral works from April this year:
http://www.youtube.com/v/XIkDjKEEJVw

It is called 'Fantasie' and is a short, atmospheric piece in two sections conveying my personal dreams and feelings, and is for a small orchestra.

Hope you enjoy it! :)

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Post by: Lisztianwagner on November 01, 2012, 11:44:29 AM
Realized I had not uploaded any of my work for quite a long time, so here is one of my more recent orchestral works from April this year:
http://www.youtube.com/v/XIkDjKEEJVw

It is called 'Fantasie' and is a short, atmospheric piece in two sections conveying my personal dreams and feelings, and is for a small orchestra.

Hope you enjoy it! :)

Wow, such a dreamy, expressive piece; absolutely brilliant! I incredibly enjoyed the use of percussion here, it creates a very beautiful, intense atmosphere. Very nice crescendo as well!
Excellent job, Daniel! :)
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Post by: madaboutmahler on November 01, 2012, 01:08:14 PM
Thank you so very much for your kind words, Ilaria! I'm very glad that you enjoyed it! :)
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Post by: madaboutmahler on November 11, 2012, 02:26:47 PM
Met up with Laure yesterday, at the academy, which was absolutely wonderful! :) I am so glad that she is so enthusiastic about the concerto, we discussed many ideas yesterday, it feels great to be working with her! A performance is also being planned for the future, will have more info when that is confirmed. I am so excited to start the concerto!!!! :)
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Post by: madaboutmahler on November 26, 2012, 02:08:25 PM
The last week certainly has been hectic! Loads of rehearsals for our school production of 'Guys and Dolls', which I am playing the cello part in. Really great fun, and am very excited for the shows which will be on 4 days next week! :)

Some updates:

- Keiko has sent me a message saying that she has started to practice my Nocturnes, very excited to hear her performance!
- The BBC have sent me a CD recording of the 'BBC Proms Inspire Concert', so hopefully I will be able to upload the whole performance of my 'String Quintet' soon!

Hope you are all well! :)
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Post by: TheGSMoeller on November 26, 2012, 02:44:34 PM
Great news, Daniel. Keep up the good work.  8)  :)
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Post by: madaboutmahler on November 26, 2012, 03:10:02 PM
Thank you very much, Greg! :)

I see you have posted some more on your thread, will definitely make sure to check all of that out soon! :)
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Post by: Lisztianwagner on November 26, 2012, 03:17:32 PM
That's amazing, Daniel; I'm very glad for you! :)
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Post by: madaboutmahler on November 26, 2012, 03:19:34 PM
Thank you very much, Ilaria! :)
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Post by: Lisztianwagner on November 26, 2012, 03:24:46 PM
You're welcome. The score of the Nocturnes looks great, now I'm anxious to listen to Keiko's performance. :) I would be also curious to listen to the whole BBC Proms Inspire Concert; when it was broadcast on the radio, only a minute of the 'highly commended' pieces was included in the programme.
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Post by: Kastchei on November 29, 2012, 10:20:15 AM
Very good news, Daniel! Congratulations!
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Post by: madaboutmahler on December 03, 2012, 01:39:10 PM
Thank you both for your kind words! :)
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Post by: madaboutmahler on December 12, 2012, 11:19:47 AM
- The BBC have sent me a CD recording of the 'BBC Proms Inspire Concert', so hopefully I will be able to upload the whole performance of my 'String Quintet' soon!

Listened to this on recording Sunday, it was great to hear again (first time since the concert in August). The quintet from the Aurora Orchestra really did wonderful, it was an honour to have them play my piece! I shall hope to upload their performance very soon. :)
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Post by: madaboutmahler on December 27, 2012, 02:40:47 PM
Wrote a solo cello piece today that I have had in my mind ever since my grandfather passed away around a month ago. I have named it 'Epitaph', being very inspired by a piece for solo cello of the same name by Henze. It felt very good to finally write it....
It's around 4 minutes, and I am currently wondering to have it as a single piece, or whether to write a suite of cello pieces to go with it....

In other news, hope to be starting my Violin Concerto this week - VERY excited to get started! :)
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Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on December 28, 2012, 05:49:12 AM
Sorry to hear of your grand-dad's passing, Daniel.
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Post by: madaboutmahler on December 28, 2012, 06:34:04 AM
Thank you, Karl.
I need to go and get an update of Henningmusik! :)
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Post by: madaboutmahler on December 30, 2012, 01:05:17 PM
Made a good start on the violin concerto this afternoon/evening!! Extremely pleased with how it is going and am very excited to continue. If work continues fluently then perhaps the first movement could be close to finished fairly soon! Going to try and work in a particularly lyrical theme to show off the poetry of Laure's playing now. :)
In other news, Keiko has uploaded her performance of my 3rd nocturne! The 3 were supposed to lead into eachother 'attaca', and I have messaged her about that and we'll hopefully have all the nocturnes together in one video at some point. But, it was lovely to hear her play the final nocturne, and she certainly plays it very beautifully! :)

If you want to hear it, here it is:
http://www.youtube.com/v/W8Ruqi87sPM&feature=share

Will keep you updated about the performance of the complete set. :)
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Post by: Lisztianwagner on December 30, 2012, 03:05:04 PM
Such a wonderful, beautiful performance, I liked it very very much, Keiko was great!! Excellent job, Daniel!! ;D What a pity Keiko has played only the final nocturne; I'm looking forward to listening to the complete performance, the other two nocturnes are very enchanting as well. :)
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Post by: madaboutmahler on December 31, 2012, 05:25:11 AM
Thank you for your kind words, Ilaria! I'm certainly very pleased with Keiko's performance, and also look forward to hearing her performance of the complete set!
Happy New Year!! :)
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Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on December 31, 2012, 06:57:46 AM
Lovely, well done, Keiko & Daniel!
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Post by: madaboutmahler on December 31, 2012, 07:17:40 AM
Thank you very much, Karl! Happy New Year! :)
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Post by: madaboutmahler on January 02, 2013, 03:31:33 PM
More work on the violin concerto this evening, and I am very pleased with how it is going. And very very happy with a romantic, lyrical melody I have introduced on harmonic harp. :) Could actually be reaching the end of the first movement fairly soon!!

Hope everyone is well! :)
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Post by: madaboutmahler on January 03, 2013, 04:17:45 PM
The first movement of the Violin Concerto is almost complete, at least in draft outline form, now after another evening of work. Very pleased with how it is going and am looking forward to showing it to Matthew on returning to the Academy after the holidays this Saturday. Will be great to be back! :)
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Post by: madaboutmahler on January 04, 2013, 10:29:45 AM
Just finished the first movement of the violin concerto and am incredibly pleased. There may be some revisions, and there is one place in particular where I need to add a bit more to the texture, but overall, it is done! The movement takes a very slow, reflective, optimistic, romantic mood. You will probably hear the heavy influence the Sibelius and Berg concerti have had on me! The next movement I think will be an allegro, probably with a humoresque nature. Very excited to start it!

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Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on January 04, 2013, 12:45:33 PM
Just finished the first movement of the violin concerto and am incredibly pleased.

Excellent, Daniel!
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Post by: madaboutmahler on January 04, 2013, 01:31:22 PM
Thank you, Karl! :)
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Post by: madaboutmahler on January 20, 2013, 04:56:52 AM
Great day at the Academy yesterday! Got to conduct first movement of Brahms 2 in conducting class (with our chamber orch) which felt great! I accidently threw the baton in the air to the other side of the room 3 times during this though, which is probably something I should learn not to do ;) However, my teacher told me it was good to have such a loose grip on the baton, which is considered good technique ;)

Also, Matthew played two of my nocturnes in a composition workshop which was held. It was wonderful to hear him play them live, and all my friends who attended the workshop told me that they loved them, which is always wonderful to hear! :)
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Post by: madaboutmahler on January 21, 2013, 11:20:37 AM
Listening to my 'Seascapes', which I must have finished around this time last year. I must say that I am incerdibly proud of this work! My teacher really didn't like it, but I remain very pleased with it just how it is. Wish it can get performed some day, although the orchestration is pretty massive! I see this work as when my new style fully started to emerge, so it remains very special to me! :)
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Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on January 29, 2013, 01:02:33 PM
Progress on the concerto, Daniel?
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Post by: madaboutmahler on January 29, 2013, 01:21:41 PM
Progress on the concerto, Daniel?

Have made a few revisions to the first movement on Matthew's suggestion, and should hopefully have a properly updated score of that by the end of this week. Then, to work on the inner allegro movement, which I am very excited to get to work on! The idea of Laure playing what I write is so inspiring! :) Thank you for asking, Karl! Glad your organ sonata is going well, very excited to hear some! :)
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Post by: madaboutmahler on February 09, 2013, 12:34:42 PM
Last week, Matthew made quite a few suggestions for revisions to the first movement, which I have been working on over the last week. Extremely happy with the result, and Matthew is also, so all ready to move onto the second movement now! Very excited!! :)
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Post by: Lisztianwagner on February 09, 2013, 12:42:29 PM
That's great, Daniel, I'm very pleased to know your Violin Concerto is going well! :) Have you got any idea for the second movement yet?
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Post by: madaboutmahler on February 09, 2013, 01:10:45 PM
That's great, Daniel, I'm very pleased to know your Violin Concerto is going well! :) Have you got any idea for the second movement yet?

Thank you, Ilaria! I have a few ideas, and most of the movement will be based on an idea stated at the start of the whole concerto, which is a rising 5ths idea which is the basis for the whole concerto. :) The second movement will be very contrasting however, and will be a virtuosic allegro I am thinking. :)
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Post by: madaboutmahler on February 20, 2013, 03:12:50 PM
Really pleased with the start I've made on the second movement allegro of my violin concerto today, a lot of progress! I was quite nervous about how I was going to start this movement, as it's been a long time since I last wrote an allegro, so I was relieved and glad that it seems to be flowing out!!

Very excited to continue it! :)
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Post by: Mirror Image on February 20, 2013, 06:58:06 PM
Keep up the good work, Daniel!
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Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on February 21, 2013, 06:09:38 AM
Carry on, Daniel!
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Post by: madaboutmahler on February 21, 2013, 04:38:22 PM
Thanks, guys :)

So happy to announce that after two days of work writing the second movement, it is now finished. Really happy with it, it has a sarcastic aggression representing my feelings to a certain person, but ending in a way that shows the reality of the situation perhaps.

Listening to this over and over, so so happy! It was exciting to write an allegro again! So thrilled about this concerto! :)
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Post by: Mirror Image on February 21, 2013, 07:33:01 PM
Wow! You write quite fast, Daniel.  It only took you two days to write this movement? What's the duration of this Allegro?
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Post by: madaboutmahler on February 22, 2013, 05:38:17 AM
haha, when I get really inspired and excited about what I write then I tend to write quite fast! The allegro movement is around 4 minutes long, and is very energetic, quite relentless in most places. Looking forward to showing it to you all.

And so excited to hear Laure play this when it comes to it! One more movement to write! :)
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Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on February 22, 2013, 05:39:24 AM
Forward!
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Post by: madaboutmahler on February 22, 2013, 09:06:38 AM
Looking forward to, Karl!!

Spent the afternoon tidying up some loose ends on the movement, mainly in the orchestration and am completely happy now with the movement. Very excited to show it to my teacher tommorow when we return to Academy, and then to show it to Laure! :)

Right, now to listen to some Mahler :D
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Post by: madaboutmahler on March 21, 2013, 12:19:58 PM
Oh dear, has been almost a whole month since I last posted!!

Revisions over the second movement of the violin concert have been occuring, and am almost ready to move onto the last movement now. We have our school easter holidays coming up soon, so hopefully I may even finish it then!

Have finally uploaded the complete performance of the String Quintet, which was given by members of the Aurora Orchestra last summer at the Royal Academy of Music in a pre-Prom concert. http://www.mediafire.com/?ft0qu0hssudyfai
So happy with the performance, so I hope you may enjoy it! The audio is incredibly quiet here, so please turn up your volume!!

In other news, have gained contact with two orchestras through friends and am sending some work along in the hope that some future projects may be likely. Will keep you updated! :)
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Post by: Lisztianwagner on March 21, 2013, 12:42:32 PM
What a fantastic, hauntingly beautiful composition; I really enjoyed listening to it, great use of the pizzicato!
Excellent job, Daniel! :)

It would be wonderful, I hope those orchestras will decide to perform your works. :)
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Post by: madaboutmahler on March 23, 2013, 01:39:14 PM
Thank you so much, Ilaria!! :)
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Post by: madaboutmahler on April 09, 2013, 01:26:06 PM
Started work on the last movement of the violin concerto a few days ago, although felt that what I had written was insufficient to start the movement, so tonight has been spent writing a quasi-cadenza like opening to lead into the rest of the movment which will be bringing back many previous ideas in various guises. Very very happy and excited to continue! :)
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Post by: madaboutmahler on April 22, 2013, 02:08:01 PM
Yesterday evening and tonight, had some successful time on the concerto, and I am delighted to say that the last movement is pretty much complete now! I had started again from what I had started a few weeks ago and am so much happier. I am going to title the movement 'Soliloquy'. The composition of the work was happening during quite an eventful few months in my life, and I think the last movement tracks reflection on this, as well as, looking towards the future with hope.

There are a few revisions to make, including a slightly changed middle section for the Presto, and more orchestration in the finale, but I am very close to being able to call the VC completed! Very happy and excited! :)
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Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on April 22, 2013, 02:12:31 PM
Excellent!
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Post by: San Antone on April 22, 2013, 03:03:10 PM
There are a few revisions to make, including a slightly changed middle section for the Presto, and more orchestration in the finale, but I am very close to being able to call the VC completed! Very happy and excited! :)

Congratulations!

 :)

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Post by: Mirror Image on April 22, 2013, 05:16:43 PM
Very good to hear, Daniel! Looking forward to hearing the completed work.
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Post by: Lisztianwagner on April 23, 2013, 02:07:22 AM
That's wonderful, Daniel, congratulations! :)
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Post by: North Star on April 23, 2013, 03:53:38 AM
Superb, Daniel!
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Post by: madaboutmahler on April 23, 2013, 09:50:54 AM
Thank you all very much! I look forward to showing it to you, especially with Laure performing it!
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Post by: madaboutmahler on April 28, 2013, 09:55:12 AM
Had a wonderful recital yesterday in which I played the Brahms A major intermezzo from opus 118 and 2 of my own nocturnes, which were very well received it seems so I was very happy! I'll see if I can get the recording uploaded! One of my academy friends, a wonderful flautist was also performing and after hearing the nocturnes not only wanted to play them but also requested a flute piece from me! Very excited about this as I have been wanting to write for the flute for a long time and she is an outstanding flautist! :)
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Post by: Lisztianwagner on April 28, 2013, 10:51:25 AM
Amazing, Daniel! :) Brahms' intermezzo is not a simple piece, you have to pay much attention to dynamics and arpeggios, I'm very pleased to know your performance went very well! Same speech for your nocturnes (did you play the first two?)!
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Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on April 28, 2013, 11:44:20 AM
Bravo!
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Post by: madaboutmahler on April 28, 2013, 01:42:30 PM
Thank you very much, both of you!

Ilaria, thank you! I played the last two of the set, and I am trying to upload the video at the moment, but youtube is being very very very very sloooooowwww... hopefully will have it uploaded soon! :)
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Post by: ibanezmonster on April 28, 2013, 04:31:38 PM
I'll see if I can get the recording uploaded!
I'd love to hear.
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Post by: madaboutmahler on April 29, 2013, 01:19:24 AM
I'd love to hear.

Thanks, Greg!

Left this uploading all through last night, so here it is:
http://www.youtube.com/v/gDwXpQWlqMI

Was overall really happy with this performance, sorry about the few mistakes in the first! Was such a beautiful church to play in, and I was so pleased with the audience response! :)
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Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on April 29, 2013, 03:10:27 AM
I have to wait till I return home from the office, but I look keenly forward to checking this out, thanks, Daniel!
 
PS/ Did you get the link to Annabel?
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Post by: San Antone on April 29, 2013, 03:20:48 AM
Thanks, Greg!

Left this uploading all through last night, so here it is:
http://www.youtube.com/v/gDwXpQWlqMI

Was overall really happy with this performance, sorry about the few mistakes in the first! Was such a beautiful church to play in, and I was so pleased with the audience response! :)

Good job!  The pieces are very evocative and effective.

 :)
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: ibanezmonster on April 29, 2013, 05:02:55 AM
Left this uploading all through last night, so here it is:
Wow, I should let know I really liked that. Probably my favorite work of yours so far.
Those harmonies/harmonic progressions are so awesome... would be nice to eventually hear a professional studio recording of this without the audience noise.
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Post by: North Star on April 29, 2013, 05:20:06 AM
Wow, I should let know I really liked that. Probably my favorite work of yours so far.
Those harmonies/harmonic progressions are so awesome... would be nice to eventually hear a professional studio recording of this without the audience noise.
+1 to all this, great job, Daniel!
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: Sergeant Rock on April 29, 2013, 05:47:01 AM
Thanks, Greg!
Left this uploading all through last night, so here it is:


The boys and I love the performances, and the music.

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/asheville/bUTTHEAD.gif)

Sarge
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Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on April 29, 2013, 05:48:16 AM
The ultimate accolade! : )
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: ibanezmonster on April 29, 2013, 05:56:28 AM
Yep, you know good work has been done when Sarge brings out the Beavis and Butthead.  ;)
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: Lisztianwagner on April 29, 2013, 07:08:11 AM
Ilaria, thank you! I played the last two of the set, and I am trying to upload the video at the moment, but youtube is being very very very very sloooooowwww... hopefully will have it uploaded soon! :)

Yes, youtube is quite slow to upload videos. Anyway, great performance, I really liked it! :)
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: madaboutmahler on April 29, 2013, 10:14:15 AM
Thank you all for your very kind comments!! Really glad you like them! :)

I have to wait till I return home from the office, but I look keenly forward to checking this out, thanks, Daniel!
 
PS/ Did you get the link to Annabel?

Thanks, Karl! Look forward to hearing what you think! Looked for the link to Annabel, but can't find it.. would love to hear it though if you could send me in the direction! :)
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: madaboutmahler on May 02, 2013, 11:13:40 AM
Very happy that Keiko has just uploaded her beautiful performance of the first in the set of my three nocturnes. Have a recording of all of them now! :)

What a wonderful performer she is!
http://www.youtube.com/v/lfOi_dpDAFw
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: madaboutmahler on June 24, 2013, 12:20:01 PM
Have made revisions to the violin concerto and am very pleased to say that it is finished! Need to tidy up the score just a tiny bit and write the dedication page and then I can get it sent to the dedicatee who seems very excited about it! My teacher is also trying to find an orchestra and performance as well! :)

Also, seemed to be particularly inspired this afternoon as I set a love poem by our friend John Copeland to music, for soprano and piano. Very pleased with it, and hope I have managed to depict the sense of hopeful imagination, desire and beauty which John's lovely poem depicts. Hopefully a performance is to follow soon and I am pondering whether to write a set to surround it. :)
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on June 24, 2013, 01:06:43 PM
Splendid, Daniel!
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Post by: TheGSMoeller on June 24, 2013, 03:31:52 PM
Wonderful videos, Daniel.  ;D Thanks for sharing!
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Post by: North Star on June 25, 2013, 10:09:39 AM
Excellent, looking forward to hearing a recording of the violin concerto!
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: madaboutmahler on June 27, 2013, 02:29:14 AM
Thank you, Karl, Greg and Karlo! :)
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: Est.1965 on September 30, 2013, 05:53:05 PM
...I set a love poem by our friend John Copeland to music, for soprano and piano. Very pleased with it, and hope I have managed to depict the sense of hopeful imagination, desire and beauty which John's lovely poem depicts. Hopefully a performance is to follow soon and I am pondering whether to write a set to surround it. :)

After listening to some god awful Scelsi, I was inspired to allegedly 'compose' something equally awful....but I forgot, I have credentials as a Librettist!!   I should do that instead...   :P ;D
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: madaboutmahler on October 01, 2013, 09:10:03 AM
After listening to some god awful Scelsi, I was inspired to allegedly 'compose' something equally awful....but I forgot, I have credentials as a Librettist!!   I should do that instead...   :P ;D

:D Oh yes, sorry for taking so long to get a copy over to you, John, life has been very busy! I shall try and send you the score and audio as soon as possible! It really is a lovely poem you wrote, was a pleasure to set to music, and I hope to write more music on your poetry and longer libretti in the future! :)
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: madaboutmahler on October 30, 2013, 07:13:00 AM
Having a good week!

Monday - the afternoon workshop I conducted with my own orchestra I set up. Mendelssohn Hebrides/Schumann 4 plus two new pieces by two of my academy friends. Absolutely loved it. :)

And yesterday, made a start on my new String Quartet and am very very very very pleased and excited. Quite different to anything I've done before, more intense.... Very Schnittke/Shostakovich inspired.

Also, have secured a fantastic soprano to sing my 'In Sparkling Night', a setting of beautiful words from our very own John Copeland!

Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: North Star on October 30, 2013, 07:16:00 AM
Having a good week!

Monday - the afternoon workshop I conducted with my own orchestra I set up. Mendelssohn Hebrides/Schumann 4 plus two new pieces by two of my academy friends. Absolutely loved it. :)

And yesterday, made a start on my new String Quartet and am very very very very pleased and excited. Quite different to anything I've done before, more intense.... Very Schnittke/Shostakovich inspired.

Also, have secured a fantastic soprano to sing my 'In Sparkling Night', a setting of beautiful words from our very own John Copeland!
Sounds great! You should listen to Weinberg next :)
(check FB when you have time...)
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: ibanezmonster on October 30, 2013, 04:18:46 PM
And yesterday, made a start on my new String Quartet and am very very very very pleased and excited. Quite different to anything I've done before, more intense.... Very Schnittke/Shostakovich inspired.
Ha... now this sounds great.
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: North Star on November 28, 2013, 10:19:24 AM
How's it going, Daniel? Worked on the String Quartet?
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Post by: madaboutmahler on November 28, 2013, 11:31:46 AM
How's it going, Daniel? Worked on the String Quartet?

Happened to have done a bit of work on it today actually, revising the first movement a tiny bit, developing the motif a tiny bit more in some viola solos. :)
Need an idea for the scherzo now!! :)
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: madaboutmahler on January 07, 2014, 01:02:47 PM
Could I request some suggestions for rather short chamber orchestra pieces written in 1960/70s? Need to find one to conduct rather soon in our next school concert and that's the theme. :)
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: North Star on January 07, 2014, 01:07:07 PM
Could I request some suggestions for rather short chamber orchestra pieces written in 1960/70s? Need to find one to conduct rather soon in our next school concert and that's the theme. :)
Holmboe's Chamber Symphony No. 3 is around 22 minutes, is that too long?
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: madaboutmahler on January 07, 2014, 01:08:30 PM
Holmboe's Chamber Symphony No. 3 is around 22 minutes, is that too long?

Yes.. needs to be around 5-10 minutes. Thanks though. :)
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: Mirror Image on January 07, 2014, 03:22:30 PM
Could I request some suggestions for rather short chamber orchestra pieces written in 1960/70s? Need to find one to conduct rather soon in our next school concert and that's the theme. :)

Why does have to be between those years? Just out of curiosity.
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Post by: Mirror Image on January 07, 2014, 03:26:50 PM
How about Sculthorpe's Irkanda IV, for violin, strings & percussion? It's about 10 and half minutes long. It was composed in 1961. Here's some information:

http://www.fabermusic.com/Repertoire-Details.aspx?ID=930
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: madaboutmahler on January 08, 2014, 01:23:54 PM
Why does have to be between those years? Just out of curiosity.

Just as that has been decided as the theme for the school concert by our head of music. There's going to be a lot of variety. Thank you for the Sculthorpe suggestion, shall certainly listen.

I think I have decided on Schnittke Polyphonic Tango, which will be difficult, but going to be great fun! Brilliant piece. :)
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: madaboutmahler on January 26, 2014, 10:29:48 AM
Composition update..

Breaking out of a composer's block, having just written the first of my set of 'Miniatures' for Sinfonietta, which shall hopefully be conducted by my teacher, Matthew Taylor, and the Academy Contemporary Music ensemble this year! Wind quintet/String quintet. It's a very reflective work again, with a sense of subconscious to it if that makes any sense.. (I'm better with notes than words ;) )

Excited to continue. :)
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: Mirror Image on January 26, 2014, 10:58:52 AM
Just as that has been decided as the theme for the school concert by our head of music. There's going to be a lot of variety. Thank you for the Sculthorpe suggestion, shall certainly listen.

I think I have decided on Schnittke Polyphonic Tango, which will be difficult, but going to be great fun! Brilliant piece. :)

Ah yes, Schnittke's Polyphonic Tango would be a good one. 8)
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on January 26, 2014, 01:32:04 PM
Composition update..

Breaking out of a composer's block, having just written the first of my set of 'Miniatures' for Sinfonietta, which shall hopefully be conducted by my teacher, Matthew Taylor, and the Academy Contemporary Music ensemble this year! Wind quintet/String quintet. It's a very reflective work again, with a sense of subconscious to it if that makes any sense.. (I'm better with notes than words ;) )

Excited to continue. :)

Excellent. Conquer!
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: North Star on January 26, 2014, 01:35:24 PM
Composition update..

Breaking out of a composer's block, having just written the first of my set of 'Miniatures' for Sinfonietta, which shall hopefully be conducted by my teacher, Matthew Taylor, and the Academy Contemporary Music ensemble this year! Wind quintet/String quintet. It's a very reflective work again, with a sense of subconscious to it if that makes any sense.. (I'm better with notes than words ;) )

Excited to continue. :)
Splendid news!
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: Mirror Image on January 26, 2014, 02:20:37 PM
Composition update..

Breaking out of a composer's block, having just written the first of my set of 'Miniatures' for Sinfonietta, which shall hopefully be conducted by my teacher, Matthew Taylor, and the Academy Contemporary Music ensemble this year! Wind quintet/String quintet. It's a very reflective work again, with a sense of subconscious to it if that makes any sense.. (I'm better with notes than words ;) )

Excited to continue. :)

Yes, this is good news. I was worried about you for awhile wondering whether you would continue to compose, but thankfully this was just a 'writer's block.'
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: Lisztianwagner on January 26, 2014, 02:24:02 PM
Composition update..

Breaking out of a composer's block, having just written the first of my set of 'Miniatures' for Sinfonietta, which shall hopefully be conducted by my teacher, Matthew Taylor, and the Academy Contemporary Music ensemble this year! Wind quintet/String quintet. It's a very reflective work again, with a sense of subconscious to it if that makes any sense.. (I'm better with notes than words ;) )

Excited to continue. :)

That's wonderful, Daniel! :)
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: madaboutmahler on January 26, 2014, 02:36:28 PM
Thank you all for your kind words! I do often worry about how often I suffer from writer's block, but you can't force ideas if you want the music to sound natural and of a high enough standard.. but it just does feel great when finally you write something you can feel proud of. :)

My plans are to write these 'Miniatures for Sinfonietta', and then I have to write an orchestral piece for school coursework, but after that, I'll finish my string quartet and maybe start my next big orchestral piece, which will be highly philosophical. :)
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: North Star on January 26, 2014, 03:13:05 PM
and then I have to write an orchestral piece for school coursework, but after that, I'll finish my string quartet and maybe start my next big orchestral piece, which will be highly philosophical. :)
I have a title for that one: The sound of a tree falling in an empty forest. There will be a lot of wooden mallets in this one ;)
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: madaboutmahler on January 26, 2014, 03:15:35 PM
I like that very much, Karlo!!!! One of the movements perhaps. I intend this to be a work I work on for a number of years so it's going to be my first 'big big' piece. :)

Listening to the first of my Sinfonietta Miniature and realising that subconsciously when the piccolo solo takes over, the harmony resembles almost exactly one of my favourite bits from Mahler 9! Perhaps a subtle musical RIP to Abbado....
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Post by: North Star on January 26, 2014, 04:06:56 PM
I like that very much, Karlo!!!! One of the movements perhaps. I intend this to be a work I work
I'm sure you won't hear the sound of one hand clapping after the premiere  :P

on for a number of years so it's going to be my first 'big big' piece. :)

Listening to the first of my Sinfonietta Miniature and realising that subconsciously when the piccolo solo takes over, the harmony resembles almost exactly one of my favourite bits from Mahler 9! Perhaps a subtle musical RIP to Abbado....
Sounds great!  (which bit?)
Now, listen to some DSCH symphonies for inspiration ;)
Title: Re: Hogan's Home
Post by: madaboutmahler on September 24, 2014, 07:21:42 AM
I see that the last time I posted here I had just started my 'Sinfonietta'. Glad to report that this piece won the first ever Gareth Walters Composition Prize at Junior Royal Academy of Music, adjudicated by Robert Saxton (Resident Composer at Oxford), and was performed by the Contemporary Music Ensemble there conducted by my teacher, Matthew Taylor.
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Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on September 24, 2014, 07:26:32 AM
Congratulations!
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Post by: North Star on January 25, 2016, 01:16:59 AM
Bump!
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Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on January 25, 2016, 04:50:31 AM
Well bumped, sir!
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Post by: madaboutmahler on January 25, 2016, 10:54:08 AM
Thank you for the bump!

I am writing a viola concerto, everyone! Two movements down and honestly think it's the best thing I've done... I'll be conducting the premiere in winter with my orchestra, and the soloist is Alinka Rowe, principal violist of our National Youth Orchestra!
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Post by: North Star on January 25, 2016, 10:59:37 AM
Excellent! I hope the premiere will be recorded.
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Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on January 25, 2016, 11:11:38 AM
Wonderful news!