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Compositions and arrangements
You might also like some of my father's compositions on the
Mutopia Project site.
just a few short ones.
Mostly converted to MIDI from Manuscript
the quality will depend on that of your computer's synthesis.
Most of the arrangements that I have made for private use
have been of other people's works that are still in
copyright, and therefore I cannot put them here. Even
my arrangements of traditional Chinese melodies cannot be
placed here because my source material was a modern
performance which may have included copyrighted
embellishments. However, I believe it is acceptable to
post this simple arrangement of an
unidentified Nu Shu song as sung by an elderly survivor
who wanted it published (2003). Nu Shu was a literature
invented by women who were not allowed to study in the
male-only schools in old China. I assumed that the style
would not be "normal Chinese" and that
the singer's ornamentation was intentional. The Tsinghua
scholars I was assisting had different views and their
documentary contains a re-working of it.
Virtually any random sequence of notes can be
made vaguely tuneful by means of rhythm.
To demonstrate this, here is Pi to 100 decimal places (you
may find this easier to remember than the raw
digits, but it has little practical use).
The last digit has been rounded up.
You may also be interested in my "white noise" MIDI file.
All material © Silas S. Brown unless otherwise stated.