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How sensitive is your hearing?

So, just how sensitive are you to music and mood? What do you see in your mind’s eye when you listen to music? Do you actively think while you’re listening, and if so, what about? The music? Do you daydream … Continue reading

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Sibelius 7 is upon us

I downloaded the demo and must admit, despite there being a steeper learning curve than from version 5 to 6, I think I like what I see so far. I’m not a buying v.0 kind of guy, and I think … Continue reading

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Contemporary Composers

Here’s a great article that highlights the contemporary composer: http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/07/20/who-and-where-are-americas-composers/  

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12-tone Composition challenge

I have suggested at SonsofSibelius that composers challenge themselves by composing something utilizing the 12-tone method of composition. I think a lot of creativity is locked up in our own personal rules and limitations and that by smashing through our … Continue reading

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What’s in a name?

This piece by Juan Ortega Aragón really got me thinking about titles. The music is very beautiful, but the title, in a medical setting, refers to something not beautiful at all! But this doesn’t, at least for me, detract in … Continue reading

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How can I accomodate you?

Been some (at times heated) discussion lately about the desirability, or lack thereof, of modifying otherwise completed musical compositions for the sake of ease of performance. At Sibeliusmusic this thread started the latest round of debate on this topic, before … Continue reading

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When David Heard

Eric Whitacre’s When David Heard is one of the most beautiful pieces of choral music written in our times, or any other. From ericwhitacre.com: “The text, one single, devastating sentence, is from the King James Bible; II Samuel, 18:33: When … Continue reading

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