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Arranging Ellington

Congratulations to Michael Conrad for his winning submission to the Arranging Ellington project! Our review panel was impressed by the depth and inventiveness of all of the submissions, but Michael’s arrangement of “Come Sunday” was particularly remarkable. 

 

Due to the high quality of submissions we received, we have decided that two other arrangements from the project will also be performed at the concert on March 30th at Carnegie Hall. We would like to congratulate Dan O’Brien and Stephanie Wieseler on being selected to have their arrangements performed this spring.

 

Click here to listen to the winning arrangements. 

 

 

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I composed a choral piece for this competition and paid to have it professionally recorded.  You can listen and download the score here:…Continue

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I did a Steel Band arrangement, last semester, of Manfred Mann's arrangement of the Bruce Springsteen tune "Blinded by the Light". It went off real well, the crowd was jammin', screamin', throwing babies on the stage, etc. and I got a decent…Continue

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Comment by Amanda F. Jacobsen DeLalla on January 9, 2014 at 1:57pm

COMPOSER WANTED for "The Awakening," a new musical drama!

 

Check http://amandadelalla.wix.com/amanda-delalla#!the-awakening/c1t9i for more info.

Comment by Matthew Guevara on January 2, 2014 at 1:13am

Hey guys. Cheak out my new piano piece. On my page it looks like i posted a song with a bunch of random letters and numbers. That's the one! You can also go into my music; its the one titled the awakening. Please criticize it as much as you want! I really want to learn how to compose full scale pieces instead of these little two or one voice compositions. Any advice??? Thanks

Comment by Andrew Herring on November 12, 2013 at 3:36pm

@ Connor - I deliberately employed the Fibonacci Sequence throughout much of the composition process, while the Golden Mean fell into place very nicely on its own. As far as the Fibonacci references go, there is one rhythm that is "eighth - eighth - quarter - dotted quartet - eighth tied to half - whole," which is 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, and 8 eighth notes in length. Another reference is during the pizzicato section - a pizz. is followed by 1 beat of rest, then another pizz. and a beat of rest, then 2, 3, 5, 8... As for the Golden Mean, the chorale section begins ten measures away from the calculated measure .618 of the way through the piece. The climax of the chorale occurs exactly .618 of the way through this section. Neither of these were planned, they happened by chance! Thanks for your interest!

Comment by Connor Peavy on October 20, 2013 at 11:05pm

@ Ethan wow,that sounds great.has really nice flow.
btw have you tried some of the right hand parts (like the pattern at starts at 4:30) as octaves of the notes. I find they add little more depth without changing sound a lot. 
@Ray wow, your music sounds great,and dramatic.
@ Andrew  great song ,and very interesting and the theory side. you captured the story well from your write up on soundcloud 
 using the Fibonacci Sequence and Golden Mean to write a song is cool,if you don't mind me asking how did you figure out what to use which theory for?? writing songs using math theory with music theory is fun,and a challenging.

all your guys music sounds great and amazing. 

Comment by Andrew Herring on October 20, 2013 at 1:14pm

https://soundcloud.com/andrew-d-herring/mans-first-night-in-the-garden

Hello all! This is my first post in this group. I'm looking for feedback on a string quartet I've composed, based on the idea of the first man on earth falling asleep. It is composed in three sections- the first atonal, the second in a whole tone scale, and the third a chorale in Db major. Thanks!

Comment by Aaron Siegel on October 19, 2013 at 8:00am

@Ethan @Ray, and  @Connor, you guys should listen to each other's work and offer some feedback.  What is really working for you, and what suggestions do you have?  If each of you listen to one other work, then all of you will have had some comments.  

Comment by Ethan Fields on October 18, 2013 at 10:39pm

Four Scenes for Piano, I: Snow in the Night

Hello all, this is my first upload to this site. Please give this a listen, any feedback is really appreciated. Thanks! :)

Comment by Ray Kim on October 1, 2013 at 11:56pm
Comment by Connor Peavy on October 1, 2013 at 10:43pm

https://soundcloud.com/composerconnor/tug-of-the-heartstrings

h
ey everyone ,
this is one of my newest  songs( that i have recorded ).I would love to know what you think about it ??

Comment by Boitumelo on September 12, 2013 at 3:19pm
(PS: In support of my school, see us if you can perform with the AWSOME South African rock band "The Parlotones". We will be sining along to 2 songs with them. GO LEBONE COLLEGE!) - SCHOOL SPIRIT
 
 
 

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