Computer Generated Music

February 24, 2010

Virtual Music Composer

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…things always happen in music and always in the same way: there is a very good reason and explanation for this…there is only 12 tones in base of every single musical composition – therefore there isn’t unlimited number of tone combination so that every possible melody or composition or emotion can be expressed…
This is a blog dedicated to software Virtual Music Composer that allows you to discover new musical themes. Virtual Music Composer gives you a chance that you just listen to the music, and then create your own songs in your own unique way. Virtual Music Composer blog gives you an opportunity to discuss about computer generated music and future of music in general. Also, we will discuss about the abilities and impressions about Virtual Music Composer software.

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August 4, 2014

On This Day …

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1927 – Jimmy Rodgers recorded “Sleep Baby Sleep” and “Soldier’s Sweetheart.”
1956 – Elvis Presley’s song “Hound Dog” were released.
1974 – Paul Simon’s “Love Me Like A Rock” was released.
1980 – John Lennon and Yoko Ono began recording their album “Double Fantasy.”
1987 – The soundtrack “Dirty Dancing” was released.

August 1, 2014

On This Day …

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1779 – Francis Scott Key was born. He was an American composer, attorney, poet, and social worker. He wrote a poem called “Defence of Fort McHenry” that became the lyrics to the song “Star-Spangled Banner.”
1960 – Aretha Franklin made her first secular recordings, which included “Today I Sing the Blues.”
1960 – Chubby Checker’s “The Twist” was released.
1996 – MTV launched another channel known as MTV2.

July 31, 2014

On This Day …

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1845 – The French Army introduced the saxophone to its military band. The musical instrument was the invention of Adolphe Sax of Belgium.
1847 – Composer Ignatio Cervantes was born.
1942 – Harry James and his Orchestra recorded “I’ve Heard that Song Before.” Helen Forrest provided vocals.
1976 – Blue Öyster Cult’s song “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper” was released
1981 – Debbie Harry released the solo album “Koo Koo” in the U.K.
1995 – Selena’s “Dreaming of You” debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard chart. It was her first English album. Selena became the first Latin artist to debut at No. 1.
2007 – The iTunes Music Store reached 3 billion songs sold.

July 30, 2014

Francesco Cilea

FrancescoFrancesco Cilea was an Italian composer. Today he is particularly known for his operas L’arlesiana and Adriana Lecouvreur.

L’arlesiana is an opera in three acts. It was originally written in four acts, and was first performed on 27 November 1897 at the Teatro Lirico di Milano in Milan. It was revised as a three-act opera in 1898, and a prelude was added in 1937. The opera is based on the play L’Arlésienne (1872) by Alphonse Daudet, which was itself inspired by a short story from his collection Letters From My Windmill and is best known for the incidental music composed by Georges Bizet.

Adriana Lecouvreur is an opera, based on the 1849 play Adrienne Lecouvreur by Eugène Scribe and Ernest Legouvé. It was first performed on 6 November 1902 in Milan.

 

L’arlesiana

July 23, 2014

On This Day …

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1796 – Composer Franz Adolf Berwald was born.
1866 – Composer Francesco Cilea was born.
1941 – “Memories of You” was recorded by Sonny Dunham and his orchestra.
1977 – Foreigner’s “Cold As Ice” was released.

July 21, 2014

On This Day…

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1969 – Duke Ellington and a portion of his band performed a 10-minute composition on ABC-TV titled, “Moon Maiden.” The event took place just one day after Neil Armstrong became the first man to set foot on the moon.
1976 – KISS released the album “The Originals.”
1979 – Robert Palmer’s “Bad Case Of Loving You” was released.
1980 – AC\DC released “Back In Black.” It was their first album with Brian Johnson as lead singer.
1987 – Guns ‘n Roses released their debut album, “Appetite For Destruction.”
1998 – Eagle-Eye Cherry released his debut “Desireless.”
2009 – The iTunes Music Store reached 8 billion songs sold.

July 18, 2014

Giovanni Battista Bononcini

Giovanni_Battista_BononciniGiovanni Battista Bononcini was born in Modena, Italy, in 1670and died in Vienna, 1747.

He was trained as a cellist in Bologna, where he published two collections of trios (1685) and three of sinfonie (1685-7).

After that he went to Milan to take up a commission from the Duke of Modena, and then to Rome – where he played in Cardinal Pamphili’s orchestra.

He had been recruited in 1698 to the court of Leopold I in Vienna, where he became a particular favorite of the heir Joseph who acceded the throne in 1705. Stampiglia, along with Bononcini’s younger brother Antonio Maria (1677-1726) – also a cellist in Pamphili’s orchestra and an opera composer – soon joined him in Vienna.

His operatic reputation having preceded him, Bononcini was warmly received in London where Astarto opened the second season at the King’s Theatre in the Haymarket late in 1720, outshining Handel’s own operas.

Bononcini returned to London, accepting a position as director of the private concerts of the Duchess of Marlborough, a position he held until 1731. In 1727 his opera Astianatte was presented at the Haymarket. He maintained his connections in France, visiting again in 1731 and then moving to Paris in 1733, where his music was performed at the Concert Spirituel.

1735 saw him in Lisbon and by the middle of the following year he had arrived in Vienna where he remained until his death a decade later. During that time two of his operas and an oratorio were performed; his last known work is a Te Deum, commissioned by the empress in 1741.

July 15, 2014

On This Day …

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1942 – Glen Miller and his band recorded “Jukebox Saturday Night.”
1978 – Bob Dylan performed before the largest open-air concert audience (for a single artist).
1980 – Linda Ronstadt made her dramatic debut in “The Pirates Of Penzance” at the New York Shakespeare Festival in Central Park.
1986 – Columbia Records dropped Johnny Cash after 28 years. Johnny signed with Polygram the next year.
1992 – Aretha Franklin sang the U.S. national anthem at the Democratic National Convention in New York City.
2010 – The group Take That announced that Robbie Williams had rejoined the band to record their first ablum since Williams left the band 15 years before.

July 13, 2014

On This Day …

1909 – Composer Paul Constantinescu was born.
1939 – Frank Sinatra made his recording debut with the Harry James band with the songs “Melancholy Mood” and “From the Bottom of My Heart.”
1959 – The Shirelles’ “Dedicated To The One I Love” was released.
1964 – The Supremes made the studio recording of “Come See About Me.”
1974 – Eric Clapton’s “I Shot The Sheriff” was released.
1985 – George Michael sang lead vocals to Elton John’s performance of “Don’t Let the Sun Go.
2010 – Joe Elliott’s Down ‘N’ Outz released the album “My Regeneration.”

July 8, 2014

William Crotch – child prodigy

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william-crotchWilliam Crotch (1775–1847) was born in Norwich, Norfolk to a master carpenter he showed early musical talent as a child prodigy. The three and a half year old Master William Crotch was taken to London where he played  for King George III.

He appears to be fondest of solemn tunes and church musick, particularly the 104th Psalm. As soon as he has finished a regular tune, or part of a tune, or played some little fancy notes of his own, he stops, and has some of the pranks of a wanton boy; some of the company then generally give him a cake, an apple, or an orange, to induce him to play again…

Crotch was later to observe that this experience led him to become a rather spoiled child, excessively indulged so that he would perform.

His most successful composition in adulthood was the oratorio Palestine.

In 1822, Crotch was appointed to the Royal Academy of Music as its first Principal, but resigned ten years later.

He spent his last years at his son’s house in Taunton, Somerset, where he died suddenly in 1847.

Among his notable pupils were William Sterndale Bennett, Lucy Anderson, Stephen Codman, George Job Elvey, Cipriani Potter, and Charles Kensington Salaman.

 


A child prodigy possessed of brilliance that rivaled that of Mozart and Mendelssohn, 
William Crotch divided his energies between performing, composing, teaching, conducting, 
and painting, and while a few of his compositions are sometimes heard, it is in these other fields, 
particularly the first, that he remains strongest in posterity. 
Michael Morrison
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