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    Greetings all and my apologies for this belated introduction.

    I am a classically-trained composer (B.M., M.A., Ph.D., all in composition) and classical guitarist. I compose tonal/modal art music…but not for a living unfortunately! To pay the bills I am a web/database developer. I began my formal musical training my third year in college, switching my major from physics to music.

    My favorite period of Western art music is Classical, but I enjoy music from all eras. Favorite composers include: Haydn, Beethoven, Bach, Mozart, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Dvorak, Vaughan Williams, Monterverdi, Telemann, Ockeghem.

    In my college days I composed in what was then called the “international atonal” style. My main influences where Boulez, Ligeti and most importantly Lutoslawski. I eventually saw the light, came to my senses and now compose tonal/modal music.

    I am a lover of beauty in all its manifestations, rationality, order and reason.

    For laughs nothing beats the brilliantly funny Mystery Science Theater 3000…the original series primarily although the reboot is good.

    Best regards,

    Ars Musica
    Contrapuntist extraordinaire, aesthete, loveable rogue, amiable zany
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    Welcome! You had me at Ockeghem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manxfeeder View Post
    Welcome! You had me at Ockeghem.
    Many thanks, Manxfeeder! Always great to meet a fellow Ockeghem devotee!

    My favorite work of his is the Missa Mi-Mi. Yours?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArsMusica View Post
    Many thanks, Manxfeeder! Always great to meet a fellow Ockeghem devotee!

    My favorite work of his is the Missa Mi-Mi. Yours?
    Now that I think about it, I haven't got to the favorite stage, because each of his masses is so different. Although I am partial to the Intemerata Dei Mater motet sung by Pomerium, maybe because that was my introduction to his music; I don't know if the attraction is its inherent quality or my own nostalgia.

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    Hi and welcome to TC. Think you will love it on here everyone is so friendly and helpful. I have learnt such a lot from being on here.

    I like most composers but my two favourites are Brahms and Schumann. Well, looking forward to your posts

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    Many thanks for your welcome, Judith.

    My favorite works by Brahms: the two serenades and the Haydn Variations; favorites by Schumann are the third symphony and the Overture, Scherzo and Finale.

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