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    (Original post by musicbloke)
    oh don't worry - I was gonna come back on it tonight - sorry I haven't answered yet.

    MB
    No problem. I know I didn't answer your post in the most technical way possible, but in my defence, it was straight from the heart! It's always hard to be objective about pieces you love (and hate) - even more so than with pieces you just feel 'average' about, in my opinion.
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    (Original post by HistoryStudent)
    Did you notice me asking to join?
    I don't really want to start posting here until the founder as it were has said I can... I'd feel like I was kind of butting in!
    Of course I noticed ... you're on the list on the first post, therefore you're a member
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    *Nudges musicbloke* :p:
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    Danny Elfman is a legend
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    (Original post by Onearmedbandit)
    Danny Elfman is a legend
    Who's he?
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    (Original post by Kew)
    Who's he?
    Composer of the theme tune to the Simpsons I think.
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    (Original post by Becca)
    Composer of the theme tune to the Simpsons I think.
    Yep, though he's not as well-known for that. He's done scores for loads of films
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    (Original post by Onearmedbandit)
    Yep, though he's not as well-known for that. He's done scores for loads of films
    Oh right! I suppose I should know that then...
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    (Original post by Onearmedbandit)
    Yep, though he's not as well-known for that. He's done scores for loads of films
    Hasn't he composed the music for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, or did I make that up?
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    (Original post by Becca)
    Hasn't he composed the music for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, or did I make that up?
    Yes he has! And it's supposed to be his best score for years.
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    (Original post by Onearmedbandit)
    Yes he has! And it's supposed to be his best score for years.
    Heh. I know all.
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    can i join please? i play the piano and i have learnt quite a few classical pices and im working on Le Onde and Ronda Alla Turka. i also play the flute and have just finished learning Siciliano but i hav no accompaniyment :'(
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    (Original post by trish xx)
    Ronda Alla Turka. (
    I love that piece, it's great isn't it? Have you tried having a go at any of the other movements of the sonata it's from?

    Edit: It's 'Rondo alla Turka', by the way...
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    (Original post by trish xx)
    can i join please? i play the piano and i have learnt quite a few classical pices and im working on Le Onde and Ronda Alla Turka. i also play the flute and have just finished learning Siciliano but i hav no accompaniyment :'(
    Sure
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    Hi! Now this is a society I really want to join. I'm a flautist and (pretty poor) pianist. I am most interested in everything from the early romantic to the pleasant day, and whilst I like Mozart and Bach etc. do not get as much out of their music as later composers.

    My favourite composers are probably firstly Dvorak - in my opinion one of the best orchestrators, Sibelius, for his beautiful and distinctive sound and Tchaikovsky. I've also always been interested in folk music in classical pieces (one of the reasons why I particularly like Dvorak), and so I also like listening to music by english composers who ahve taken and developed the english folk 'sound' - e.g. Walton, Vaughan Williams.

    On more modern music, I love listening to and playing film music. I'm not usually too keen on musicals, but I absolutely love the music from West Side Story (perhaps from studying it too long for A level!) - I'm not so keen on more recent writing that aims to be 'clever' rather than 'listenable to' - I think people need to be able to relate to music, and highly academic pieces can only deter people

    Favourite pieces include (and I have many)

    Scénes Historiques - Jean Sibelius
    The Golden Spinning Wheel - Dvorak
    Symphony nr. 8 - Dvorak
    Belshazzar's Feast - Walton
    West Side Story Score - Bernstein

    I used to love composition, but haven't had the time recently , but one day I would like to write some decent orchestral music. I know there's a few more composers here - perhaps we could have some means of listening too and reviewing each others work - That might motivate me to put virtual pen to virtual paper again!

    Wow! That was longer than planned! - Anyway, it's great to see there's so many other people who love 'classical' music - it's often quite hard outside of ensembles to find people who share this interest.

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    (Original post by trish xx)
    can i join please? i play the piano and i have learnt quite a few classical pices and im working on Le Onde and Ronda Alla Turka. i also play the flute and have just finished learning Siciliano but i hav no accompaniyment :'(
    Who's that by?
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    (Original post by PhilipGarsed)
    Hi! Now this is a society I really want to join. I'm a flautist and (pretty poor) pianist. I am most interested in everything from the early romantic to the pleasant day, and whilst I like Mozart and Bach etc. do not get as much out of their music as later composers.

    My favourite composers are probably firstly Dvorak - in my opinion one of the best orchestrators, Sibelius, for his beautiful and distinctive sound and Tchaikovsky. I've also always been interested in folk music in classical pieces (one of the reasons why I particularly like Dvorak), and so I also like listening to music by english composers who ahve taken and developed the english folk 'sound' - e.g. Walton, Vaughan Williams.

    On more modern music, I love listening to and playing film music. I'm not usually too keen on musicals, but I absolutely love the music from West Side Story (perhaps from studying it too long for A level!) - I'm not so keen on more recent writing that aims to be 'clever' rather than 'listenable to' - I think people need to be able to relate to music, and highly academic pieces can only deter people

    Favourite pieces include (and I have many)

    Scénes Historiques - Jean Sibelius
    The Golden Spinning Wheel - Dvorak
    Symphony nr. 8 - Dvorak
    Belshazzar's Feast - Walton
    West Side Story Score - Bernstein

    I used to love composition, but haven't had the time recently , but one day I would like to write some decent orchestral music. I know there's a few more composers here - perhaps we could have some means of listening too and reviewing each others work - That might motivate me to put virtual pen to virtual paper again!

    Wow! That was longer than planned! - Anyway, it's great to see there's so many other people who love 'classical' music - it's often quite hard outside of ensembles to find people who share this interest.

    Welcome aboard!

    What program/s do you use to compose?
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    (Original post by Onearmedbandit)
    Welcome aboard!

    What program/s do you use to compose?
    I used Sibelius, but haven't had access to it since I left college. It's a great piece of software and I would go out an buy it instantly if it didn't cost half a grand - its ridiculously overpriced. I know there's a student edition, but it is useless for experimenting with large ensembles since you can only get 8 staves. Anyone got some good recommendations for alternative software?
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    (Original post by trish xx)
    can i join please? i play the piano and i have learnt quite a few classical pices and im working on Le Onde and Ronda Alla Turka. i also play the flute and have just finished learning Siciliano but i hav no accompaniyment :'(

    Ooooooh!! I love Le Onde by Einaudi!!! I adore his music, even saw him in concert!
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    (Original post by PhilipGarsed)
    I used Sibelius, but haven't had access to it since I left college. It's a great piece of software and I would go out an buy it instantly if it didn't cost half a grand - its ridiculously overpriced. I know there's a student edition, but it is useless for experimenting with large ensembles since you can only get 8 staves. Anyone got some good recommendations for alternative software?
    I wish I could afford Sibelius too. It's sooooooo expensive. I should have done a Mike and nicked a copy from my school before I left! :p:
 
 
 
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