Mommy says I may only talk about handbells.
Posted 14 December 2005 - 09:58 AM
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Posted 13 November 2006 - 03:50 PM
* an MP3 of my handbell/piano piece "12"; it's actually the first of three movements, but I don't have the other two handy
* an MP3 of an excerpt of my Christmas arrangement, "The World in Solemn Stillness Lay" (which will be performed by at least two high-quality handbell groups this Christmas, neither of which affiliated with me)
* an MP3 (with fake violins playing the vocals) of an original SSA/harp piece, "Sleep! Holy Babe"
* an MP3 of a little ditty that ended up becoming part of larger work that I don't have any MP3s of
I've written upwards of five dozen pieces, but I've probably taken the time to make MP3s of no more than a dozen, and I only have live recordings of three (a number which should be doubling or more in the next few months).
Edited by M. Dale Prins, 13 November 2006 - 04:32 PM.
Posted 14 November 2006 - 09:00 AM
I don't think I've posted any of my recent pieces to A&F recently, so since my biggest fan MLeary asked, I'll post a few over the next couple days.
I have to agree with MLeary - these are quite nice.
Posted 14 November 2006 - 09:29 AM
Posted 30 November 2006 - 04:21 PM
Well. I now also have an MP3 of the third movement of the piece for which "12" is the first movement; I will for now call the movement "Third." (It's submitted to a contest right now, so I'm going to be slightly vague on titles for the time being.)
Second movement maybe in a bit; it's the hardest to turn into an MP3.
Posted 04 January 2007 - 10:22 AM
Edited by M. Dale Prins, 04 January 2007 - 10:23 AM.
Posted 29 January 2007 - 04:04 PM
Anyway, for those interested, here's all three movements together in one MP3 file. And those three movements are, in order, "12," "6086555670238378989670371734243169622657830773351885970528324860512791691264," and "The Search for the Third."
Posted 29 January 2007 - 04:40 PM
I'm really quite curious about the sublimity found in 6086555670238378989670371734243169622657830773351885970528324860512791691264
That's quite a number.
Posted 29 January 2007 - 04:46 PM
A perfect number is a number where the positive divisors (other than the number itself), when summed, add up to the perfect number. 6 has divisors 1, 2, and 3 (and 6), and since 1+2+3=6, 6 is a perfect number. Same for 28: 1+2+4+7+14=28.
A sublime number is a number where both the number of divisors and the sum of divisors (including the number itself) are perfect numbers. The first sublime number is 12, because 12 has a perfect number of divisors (6) and its divisors add up to a different perfect number (1+2+3+4+6+12=28). The second sublime number is 6086555670238378989670371734243169622657830773351885970528324860512791691264. (The proof is left as an exercise for the reader.) There is no known third sublime number.
Posted 22 February 2007 - 09:57 AM
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Have you actually attempted to score this? I'd be interested in seeing how the timing works when it is formally written out.
Are the strings recorded backwards?
The piece would work great in a suspense film intro.
Posted 22 February 2007 - 10:05 AM
Posted 22 February 2007 - 10:27 AM
Oh, sure -- I score pretty much everything I write, even if it's not meant for sheet music. Minus the fade in/fade out, here's the entire piece:
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Top line is oboe, second line is harp, third line is piano, and bottom two lines are cello and string bass. (Ignore the brackets; I don't know why they're there.) Nothing is recorded backwards, although the strings do vaguely sound like it for some reason. And I'm not happy with the fade out; use the piece at some point, I'll fix that.
: I give it a 37. Just can't dance to it.
Poo. You don't think Madonna will pick it up for her next album?
Edited by M. Dale Prins, 22 February 2007 - 10:36 AM.
Posted 05 October 2010 - 03:07 PM