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At 7:06pm on October 29, 2013, Parker Emmerson said…

Dear Julie,

I hope all is well with you. I'm doing just great. I've put together a number of albums recently, and have been working with a lyricist on a scary song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FuoA8213zYg

It's got a fair number of hits. Also - you should check out my patent - finally came through - US8487173 http://www.google.com/patents/US8487173

How will I know when there is another competition into which I can enter a composition? Please let me know, I'd be happy to submit something. This is a really great site, by the way. Everything seems to work very well and it's easy to navigate. Great work! Hopefully, we'll stay in touch. Have a great day.

All the Best,

Parker Emmerson

At 4:48pm on September 29, 2013, Robert Hunter said…

Thanks Julie. I entered a little composition into the dropbox for the Scary competition. What a great event. It was a lot of fun putting something together for it. Best regards - RH

At 3:56pm on September 15, 2013, Susie Park said…

Glad I managed to get in! I will be able to get information from you now.!

At 3:15am on August 7, 2013, Raymond Kemp said…

Whooooo! Sorry I missed congratulating you on your birthday.

Life begins again :)

At 3:13am on August 7, 2013, Raymond Kemp said…

I have added a few notes to Remembrance while I was tweaking the dynamics on the opening string chords I heard the new phrase in my head and thought "that must go in". Not wanting to "over egg" I repeat it only one more time on bassoon following the clarinet lead.

Ornamentation on the solo has been altered but I've always assumed a good woodwind player would know better as to the most appropriate twiddly bits :) I'm thinking Branford Marsalis :)

Anyway, 'glad you enjoyed and I will update the score.

BTW I feel I'm starting to get a handle on this notation thingy. Maybe there is time yet that I may become a real muso.

At 8:06am on July 30, 2013, ChinaBlues said…
At 3:17am on July 30, 2013, EAR said…

Happy Birthday/

May you have many more.

Emmanuel

At 2:12pm on June 30, 2013, Lanette Lind said…

Thank you very much, Julie.  You mentioned a worn out cassette.  If you want, I could send you a CD, or, actually, you can go to my website Lanette Lind.net.  Also, I would like to learn more about your compositions.

At 3:24am on June 11, 2013, Raymond Kemp said…

Thanks for listening to my parisienne piece although I think it's overdone and needing pared down to solo instruments instead of my doubled accordions.

At 11:37am on May 22, 2013, Tim Marko said…

Thanks Julie!  Thankfully, my mental age is still far behind the chronological!!! 

At 11:16pm on May 15, 2013, Samantha Strowd said…

Could you post Dappled Dreams on your profile? I think we were going to post it on mine when we were finished but I went away to school.

At 10:34am on April 28, 2013, Raymond Kemp said…
Thanks for the kind words Julie and you're right about it being mainly ear training but also in controlling the tools (virtual instruments) where dynamic markings in themselves are only a general guide to loudness. There are no constants in level and timbre from real instruments so virtual representations must also emulate this. Of course, it's not something easy or probably possible to do in a notation app but in a DAW. Many would rather not get bogged down in the technology needed by concentrating on writing but as a veteran performer I live and strive for musicality from the equipment I own and write specifically for it. Having any of my music performed by real players is absolutely a bonus I seldom expect.
Many of my pieces including "Quiet Reflection" need to be revisited and tidied up (understatement) before committing to a score of.
At 1:48pm on April 27, 2013, Raymond Kemp said…
Quiet Reflection is one of a few pieces I put together as suitable for a requiem mass project I started a few years ago. Initially I was fascinated by the so called drag phrasing used to hide the shuffling feet of those following the coffin. No! I'm not getting too morbid but when I thought I might be the brass falls were added on the final pass as if to lighten the mood. The voices are all EWQL Symphonic Choir library.
At 8:59am on April 27, 2013, Raymond Kemp said…
Go for it with the sax then if that's the best option in finding a player.
At 1:54am on April 27, 2013, Raymond Kemp said…
I'll try it with soprano sax later today
At 3:17pm on April 26, 2013, Raymond Kemp said…

The pdf looks fine to me Julie,

The player will feel it anyway. I'm dabbling with oboe taking the part here. Obviously you'll be taking the transposition out of the score :)

At 7:24am on April 21, 2013, Mike T said…

Hi Julie, thanks for the birthday wishes! Very kind of you. :)

At 3:03pm on April 10, 2013, Johan Halmén said…

Ok, so this is the VirtualArtist site. Looks familiar, probably same engine as in CF. I guess this was the site where I found Mr. Brecken's request for composers.

At 1:11am on March 10, 2013, Spencer Doidge said…

Hi Julie. Thanks for telling me about this site and for mentioning the Fux book. I got my copy today. It's perfect! This is going to be fun.

At 12:46pm on February 19, 2013, Janet Spangenberg said…

I'm grateful the Gratitude concert wasn't snowed out! Will there be a video of the concert posted somewhere? I'd love to hear the fanfare in context with the music it heralded!

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