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    Hello. I'm a newbie. My orchestra's going to Canada. Yey. Wish we were playing last years repetoire though... Schubert's unfinished, Nimrod, Festival Overture by Schostakovich, Kol Nidro (the cello' concerto), Rossini. Just Dvorak's 4th symphony and Smetana this year and some 'fun stuff' which isn't as interesting or good.

    Conductors make such a difference not just to repetoire but also sound...

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    Main instruments: flute and piano
    Favourite piece: La Flute de Pan by J Mouquet, of the french school - for flute Orchestra, I'm into Elgar's Enigma variations at the moment, that changes so often though...

    hmm... onearmedbandit is a composer... wow... which variety? I used to compose, but somehow it stopped... now I've got some more time... maybe
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    Yes. You should compose I try to get everybody to compose... you can get good notation programs these days for really low prices. Could probably get an old version of Sibelius (like 2 or maybe even 3) for well under £50

    Well I mainly compose classical where I try not to confine myself to a particular style, but my sound is quite early Romantic/late Classical. Sometimes I set out to write pieces in a particular style though, like a baroque trumpet concerto or a piece of modern film music.

    I also love writing jazz and other 'fun' music as well as pop & stuff. Jazz is probably the one I find most rewarding but it's really difficult. You can't just write straight chords. They have to be weird chords. :p:
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    Weird chords are awesome, and not just for Jazz, my flute teacher gave me a whole load of arpeggio's of chords I never knew existed and I thought 'wow, must write these into something.'

    Jazz is one f the styles I haven't pinned down yet.. it'll take some work.

    Classical, cool, so long as it's not serialism:p:

    I use cubasis notation. It's quite good... and really useful. At GCSE they said composition was my strength... well I was considering doing it for A level, and they had a teacher in whose specialism was composition... it was all looking good... then the teacher died of brain cancer and I ended up not doing music oh well. I'm addicted to classical now though... no way am I going to give music up as a hobby at uni.
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    Yeah I know Cubase well It's one of the best all-round composing programs out there. I do prefer sibelius, though, because the scores look more professional
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    Does anybody here like the Trans-Siberian Orchestra?
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    Sorry to interupt... I'll be off with a whole load of crazy muscicians for a couple of weeks so I won't be posting, but I'll be back.
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    Well it's good to know that some other people also write romantic music. I was afraid I was going to be thought rather odd at uni due to the fact that I generally write music with tunes - not always overtly singable tunes, I don't sound like John Williams or Tchaikovsky - but still, not at all like the sort of 'new music' we are supposed to follow these days. I try and use 'interesting' chords here and there, but not just for the sake of it. I'd like to write symphonies but I'll wait until I'm more experienced. My current project is a clarinet sonata, as I seem to know a disproportionate amount of people who play this instrument.
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    Yesterday I got back from tour with my university symphony orchestra (Royal Holloway). We went to Germany and did three concerts in all, playing Nicolai, Overture to The Merry Wives of Windsor, Mozart's clarinet concerto and Dvorak's 4th symphony. They went really well and we even got standing ovations! In the last concert (in the market square in Bonn), the audience insisted on us doing an encore - but we didn't have one prepared, so we had to just play from letter R to the end in the last movement of the symphony...

    I feel rather sad now though, because as I'm a finalist (and indeed graduate on Thursday), that was the last time I'll ever play with the university orchestra - I'll really miss it
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    Aww, but that sounds amazing Kew!! And oooh Mozart's Clarinet Concerto...sublime!!!

    OAB - I have some of their tracks, not bad not bad.
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    (Original post by sexysax)
    Aww, but that sounds amazing Kew!! And oooh Mozart's Clarinet Concerto...sublime!!!

    OAB - I have some of their tracks, not bad not bad.
    lol. I like some but not others. I only like the instrumentals, but some of them are a little boring. However when they get it right it's fantastic

    Can anybody recommend some opera arias to me? Preferably Germanic or Russian...
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    I had to sing an aria called 'Zwei braune Augen' (Two Brown Eyes) for one of my voice exams. It's a bit repetitive, but nice enough.
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    (Original post by Angelil)
    I had to sing an aria called 'Zwei braune Augen' (Two Brown Eyes) for one of my voice exams. It's a bit repetitive, but nice enough.
    How does it compare in difficulty to the Queen of the Night's Aria from the magic flute? I'm just curious
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    nowhere near lol...I did it for my grade III voice
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    Nothing wrong with that!

    I love "Die Holle Rache"
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    Some of the arias in Rossini's Stabat Mater are absolutely amazing! I'm crazy about them!!!
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    Helloo C.Music Society!

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    Ooooo, I love pictures at an exhibition, played it last year with the local youth orchestra, nice stuff...
    That was originally written for the piano, I've learnt the Promenade and just about the last one - The Herioc Gate - but they're all quite tricky!!


    I like most classical music, especially Beethoven and I love Saint-Saen Organ Concerto, Carnival of the Animals and Dance Macabre (Johnathan Creek tune ), basically all of his work :p: .

    [Also, I don't think some/most of Bach's work was written for human fingers to play!! :rolleyes: he's a musical genius, although some of his work seems more mathematical than musical...]
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    I love Beethovens Egmont overture - I think that's one of the best pieces I've played with orchestra. His piano stuff is genius too...

    My flute teacher was absoloutely obsessed with Saint-Saens Romance (I think it was a piece adapted for flute from violin -I'm not sure) All the french school stuff is great for flute though because the instrument was almost reborn when the french flute started to be used instead of the baroque...

    I'm waffling aren't I?
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    :ditto:
    Happy coincidence
    I was just listening to Egmont (the climax) when I read the above.
    Though I am particulary fond of some of Handel's works such as Royal Fireworks and war-inspired musicks such as 'The Trumpet's Loud Clangor' and 'See the conq'ring hero comes!' and other such bombasticities (if i may make a word up)
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    hello sebyevans :hello:

    i never really got into see the conquering hero's come because I sung the hymn 'thine be the glory' (which stole the melody) a few to many times before I heard Handel's version. Some of his organ concertos are lovely and the past of the Air in Water Music when the French Horn comes in has to be one of the best musical moments for me.
    so with bombacicities do you ike things like the 1812? They made us play an arrangemennt of that 5 years ago on the pier and were going to use the church bells and cannons and things - only the timing went a little wrong... I suppose you shouldn't expect too much as a 13 year old.
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    Haha, I remember the first time I heard the '1812' (when I was around 13 or so), I jumped so hard when the first cannon went off, I nearly hit the ceiling!
 
 
 
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