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    recommend new music composers?

    I'm looking for some exciting new music composers, orchestral. Can anyone recommend any?

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    Re: recommend new music composers?

    Lol, try Frederick Magle??

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    Re: recommend new music composers?

    Lol, when I first looked to the thread I said that to myself.

    Yeah listen to Frederick Magle, his compositions are awesome

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    Re: recommend new music composers?

    Thank you. Can you recommend any specific pieces, or anyone else? THere's bound to be more than one out there, despite what some musicians say!

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    Re: recommend new music composers?

    jayemsea,

    A composer who regularly gets his works performed by the Honolulu Symphony is Dr. Donald Reid Womack - Very interesting stuff.

    Cheers,

    Giovanni

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    What do you think of Hans Werner Henze. I find he is a pure Genius. If you want have a look at:
    http://www.schott-henze.de/
    All the best,
    Torsten Brandes

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    For a truly comprehensive list, look here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...ical_composers
    Last edited by acciaccatura; Apr-17-2006 at 11:11.

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    There are some great composers out there right now for orchestra:

    Lee Hoiby
    John Corigliano
    Christopher Rouse
    Roberto Sierra
    Michael Daughetry
    Jennifer Higdon
    Aaron Jay Kernis
    Mark O'Connor
    Ned Rorem
    Michael Torke
    Carlisle Flloyd

    ...to name a few. Hope that helps

    -Chris

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    Hi jayemsea



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    Hello MIMFers,

    Einojuhani Rautavaara or Urmas Sisask are doing some great stuff.

    Cheers,

    Giovanni

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    Greetings,

    As well as the other composers mentioned,
    I recommend orchestral works by the French composer Henri Dutilliuex, especially his work l'Arbre des Songes for Violin and Orchestra. ItÂ’s a personal favorite of mine. As well, I recommend works by Toru Takemitsu, Valentin Silvestrov, Michael Tippett, and Oliver Knussen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catolliver
    There are some great composers out there right now for orchestra:

    Lee Hoiby
    John Corigliano
    Christopher Rouse
    Roberto Sierra
    Michael Daughetry
    Jennifer Higdon
    Aaron Jay Kernis
    Mark O'Connor
    Ned Rorem
    Michael Torke
    Carlisle Flloyd

    ...to name a few. Hope that helps

    -Chris
    Thank you!
    I have been looking for some new music to listen to for some time now, having a list like this to walk into the music store with is fantastic.
    I just hope I can find some of these..

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    Cherry,

    You're quite welcome.

    Cd's of some of these composers may not be very easy to find. The easiest to find will should be Corigliano, Rorem, and Floyd. Rorem and Floyd, as well as Hoiby, write mainly vocal pieces/operas, though they do have some well known orchestral pieces as well. Because these composers are still living, you might check their websites to get a better idea of their style and record labels. Many are available on Amazon.com and you can hear audio samples from their CD's.

    Good luck and happy listening!

    Chris

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    I had a feeling they would be hard to find, and on searching, I agree.
    Not much on Amazon thats for sure!
    I have a good local store that can track hard-to-find stuff down, I plan to try there.

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