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My Compositions #2674858
09/12/17 09:02 PM
09/12/17 09:02 PM
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FredericBernard Offline OP
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Hey guys,

I did some live recordings with the Budapest Scoring Orchestra just a while ago which I'd love to share with you:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLvfDrHtERA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ed68xtyrEYc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZ5z-EB3KYs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pm0mGaYTyFU

They had just around 25 minutes to record each piece but pretty much nailed it (like the runs in the middle part of Spaghetti Con Brio are really ridiciously hard! Watch them cracking up on those, lol ).

I'd also like you to be welcome to my homepage fredericbernardmusic.com

Also, at this time all my printed scores can be now be downloaded for free!! - Share them, trade them, spread the word.

http://fredericbernardmusic.com/pdf-scorestutorials/

PS: as this is a piano forum I'd also like to share three of my music pieces which feature a piano as well:
https://soundcloud.com/fredericbernard/mrs-trigger-finger (Jazz)
https://soundcloud.com/fredericbernard/a-murderous-romance-for-piano-and-two-cellos (Romantic)
https://soundcloud.com/fredericbernard/op0-no-2-piano-episode-inside-a-devastated-mind (Modern)

Cheers!
Frederic

Last edited by FredericBernard; 09/12/17 09:04 PM.
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Re: My Compositions [Re: FredericBernard] #2676482
09/20/17 07:15 AM
09/20/17 07:15 AM
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Originally Posted by FredericBernard
Hey guys,

I did some live recordings with the Budapest Scoring Orchestra just a while ago which I'd love to share with you:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLvfDrHtERA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ed68xtyrEYc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZ5z-EB3KYs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pm0mGaYTyFU

They had just around 25 minutes to record each piece but pretty much nailed it (like the runs in the middle part of Spaghetti Con Brio are really ridiciously hard! Watch them cracking up on those, lol ).

I'd also like you to be welcome to my homepage fredericbernardmusic.com

Also, at this time all my printed scores can be now be downloaded for free!! - Share them, trade them, spread the word.

http://fredericbernardmusic.com/pdf-scorestutorials/

PS: as this is a piano forum I'd also like to share three of my music pieces which feature a piano as well:
https://soundcloud.com/fredericbernard/mrs-trigger-finger (Jazz)
https://soundcloud.com/fredericbernard/a-murderous-romance-for-piano-and-two-cellos (Romantic)
https://soundcloud.com/fredericbernard/op0-no-2-piano-episode-inside-a-devastated-mind (Modern)

Cheers!
Frederic


Hello Frederic,

I greatly enjoyed your work! Your orchestral pieces and orchestration is really excellent and your piano pieces are excellent as well. This is professional work! There is only one thing, which I do not understand. No reactions at all from this forum. I don´t understand the reason for this. Yet, I think your work is among the very best I have seen here.

Re: My Compositions [Re: FredericBernard] #2676720
09/21/17 09:47 AM
09/21/17 09:47 AM
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Well I've been busy and just discovered this thread. I've only listened to the first piece (Spaghetti con brio) and the last one (Inside a devastated mind) so far. I just started listening to Kitchen Fiasco and cut it short because it sounded like more Spaghetti con brio. OK. H.E.R.O.S. is better but I have to say the orchestral stuff sounds very much like film music. The orchestration is very competent, but also stereotypical. If you're going for a career in film music you're off to a great start. From what I've been told there's plenty of work available in that field (music for media), but getting paid for it is the challenge.

You have obvious skills and having now checked your web siteI see your focus is indeed film music. I'd say you're on the right path. It seems you're in Germany and my only suggestion would be to consider making connections in LA, the worldwide home of the film industry.

I was going to comment that your music seemed to lack a sense of individuality, but given your career focus on music for media individuality would be a hindrance. Thanks for posting, good luck!!

Last edited by Steve Chandler; 09/21/17 09:50 AM.
Re: My Compositions [Re: gioioso] #2779145
11/07/18 11:29 PM
11/07/18 11:29 PM
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FredericBernard Offline OP
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Thank you both! smile (and excuseé my extremely delayed reply)

@Steve Yes, building your way through and making a career seems to be tougher than it used to be back in the good old days.
If you wanted to record with an orchestra a few years back, you would have to had started out with sketch and paper, (not to speak of buying the material to learn from, like visual scores and orchestration books) then write the music, find and pay a copyist, and then find an orchestra to play your material. Many wrote fantastic music, but just went out of luck for the other part of actually selling themselfs/their music. For instance Schubert's music was never played by professional orchestras in his whole lifetime, but only regional/pretty low-profile orchestras.

Nowadays people just turn on their DAW, and play in all the orchestral instruments, by using VST technology. So basically most everybody wants to be a composer today, which makes it awfully hard to stand out, so you have to deliver quality and in my opinion that can be best reached by investing into booking real orchestra's sessions...as Imo real orchestral recordings are still far ahead of
VST (sample based) recordings. It's like if you compare playing on a real piano vs. playing on a keyboard. A real piano is something "organic", while as a keyboard is just a machine. I think with orchestras it is just exactly the same! If you are interested I can look up, if I can find the VST versions of the upper linked tracks which I scored live!

@gioioso

Thank you so much! smile

I would like to leave you with three more productions:

https://soundcloud.com/fredericbernard/halloween-party-tba-2018-5-min-ost-promo-suite

Actually my very first original/full film score, which I wrote this year! I tried to re-create quite that specific retro feel you know from old Horror cues, by embedding styles of 'The Shining's' score, as well as Hitchcock's collaborations with Bernard Herrmann!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFxbCuy9inc

A re-scoring project, with the first excerpt actually using a VST orchestra, but although I tried to kinda re-capture that organic feel you get from a real orchestra as best as I can!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWRqEAL10zc

My most recent project, which is a collaboration with the Argentinian singer "Ignacio Constant" (I re-arranged/orchestrated and also wrote the middle-part for the number)

As always I'm highly interested in critique! smile

Thanks!
-Frederic



Last edited by FredericBernard; 11/07/18 11:39 PM.

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