Thanks to all those who have contributed to this "Mozartists' page".
If you use MOZART and would like to join in here - please e-mail email@example.com including a paragraph, broadly in the style of those below, outlining your musical interests.
Mozartists: the Mozart Users Association
Initially I used MOZART to prepare christian and jewish songs my wife uses in a prayer group at the
church Mary-Queen of Peace at Neviges. It now has become a joyful activity in itself where
I try to make midi files suitable for web page publishing. The main problem is to choose
an instrumentation which will fit aesthetically to a broad range of sound cards. You may
hear some examples at http://www.gwfa.de.
Updated March 2004
Link broken 2019
I live in Oakland California. I'm a bass
player who is from a musical family. I use Mozart 7 to get some of the
sounds I hear in my mind out. I tend to write strange pieces that
correspond to what's going on in my mind at the time. I grew up
listening to jazz as my father was a Jazz musician, more well known than
I knew. Myself, I played Blues, R & B and Blues with some, very little,
jazz. What I write is a combination of the Jazz , R & B, Blues and Soul
patterns I hear and my love of things about the universe around us.
What comes out is my interpretations of the images I get.
Liana Alexandra, born in Bucharest, composer, Master in Music; Doctor in Musicology; Professor, National
University of Music, Bucharest, Romania. Member of the Research Board of Advisors and Professional Women`s Advisory Board, American Biographical
Institute, member of GEMA (Germany), UCMR (Romania) and Living Music Foundation (USA), the First Vice-President of Cultural Association
Romania-Israel, member of ECPNM, of ISCM a.s.o. I intend to compose a Symphony with the wonderful MOZART program.
a practising musician - just a music-lover who's fascinated by why things sound the way
they do, by musical notation and orchestral scores. I reckoned one way of
"getting inside" the music was to transcribe some of my pocket scores to MOZART.
(Dennis has very kindly supplied an example by the real Mozart: "Eine kleine Nachtmusik" - see the examples page. It sounds so good on my new AWE64 sound card that it has reminded me why I named the program the way I did! -Ed.)
Dale C. Anderson
I am a 26 year old lover of classical and religious music.
I sing in several choirs as a tenor, both at church, and with independent singing groups.
I also love to play piano, recorder, and guitar. I have been using MOZART for all kinds of
things, like transcribing and splitting up scores, as well as constructing midi files (see
my homepage at http://www.geocities.com/vienna/strasse/3787).
I am so glad to see that this page exists (great idea, whoever thought of it!) I have
already visited some of you, and am on my way to see the rest. :)
I play the Clarinet in the Kfar Saba Band,
in Israel (www.kfar-sababand.org).
I also play Soprano sax. I like to use MOZART for editing my own work (mainly
classical music and some Jewish traditional music) - as well as for arranging music for
our band (what an easy way to have a tranposition job done...). In my site
there are many scores generally arranged for three clarinets, ready for listening (MIDI),
printing (WORD) and editing (MOZART). I'm a computer engineer, and I find MOZART
very friendly and enjoyable.
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using MOZART to write my own music (classical style and swing). I am a rabid fan of
Baroque period music, especially Bach. I commonly use MOZART to try to transpose
music I hear back to sheet music. It is quite difficult, but fun. I am a song
leader at the church I attend. We sing acappella, so it is hard to learn the
"new" songs that a lot of people don't know. I use MOZART to learn these
new songs then I lead them in Church services.
My name is Marlon Barros. I am 33 years old
and I am an electronic engineer. I play trombone and I belong to an orchestra that plays
at a church called Congregaçao Crista no Brasil. I have been using MOZART to create MID
files to record later in WAV format and finally build a CD to hear in my car, the problem
is to choose an instrument that has the same characteristics as a true instrument. I come
from a family of musicians and also like a lot of hearing classical music. I have a six
year-old son who intends to play clarinet.
Marc Baudin- see "Le Canard Folk"
I am a
College Senior at Western Washington University in Washington State, USA. I have
been playing the trombone since the 4th grade, and along the way, learned how to play all
of the other Brass instruments (I even got to play 2nd Trumpet in a European orchestral
tour). I have been arranging music since my first year of High School where I
arranged themes from Superman, Star Wars, and 2001 (Also Sprach Zarathrustra) for the
Trombone section of the Marching Band. The 2001 theme was even broadcast on TV when
our football team went to the state finals. Since then, I have arranged for all
kinds of ensembles from instrumental and vocal chamber music to full orchestra
pieces. I looked all over the net and stores for a program that was easy to use and
didn't have a huge price tag. Thanks to Dave for MOZART, I have had great success
using it. Lately, I have been arranging songs for my college's Trombone ensemble, in
which I play Bass-Trombone. I am finishing up my schooling soon (hopefully) and will
become a High School Band/Choral teacher. After I get settled, I plan to restart my
education towards a degree in orchestration.
G'day! My name is Michael
Bednarek, and I contributed the Figaro scores on this site. My musical interests are
mainly theoretical; I play piano, trumpet and clarinet a little, my main instrument is the
baroque recorder, which I once played sufficiently well. I transcribe music
because it is the only way for me to coming close to performing these pieces. It
gives me enormous pleasure to see, note by note, how a work is constructed, and how I can
apply a program's tools to make it sound as I want it to hear: to interpret it.
I now have some more MOZART pieces at
Updated December 2005
I was born in 1994. Music is the main theme in my life. I play piano, trumpet,
euphonium, tuba, clarinet, alto sax, tenor sax,
and flute. Many people ask me why I play so many instruments. My brain is
sponging information, and it will be easy for me to learn now than when I'm
older. My style of writing music is different from many others. When I play the
piano, I record myself improvising. Then once I memorized what I played, I score
it on the computer. I also have perfect pitch. That helps me improvise on the
piano. I've been writing for two years. I mainly write and listen to classical
music, but I also write some contemporary music. I like taking Shakespeare plays
and turning the into musicals. I have about 30 songs written. I mostly write for
piano and chamber ensembles. Without Mozart, I'd probably find some other boring
hobby. To all of the Mozart workers, think of yourself as one of my
My name is Zak Berntsen and I'm 15 years
old. I have been playing piano and composing for 8 years. Only having two years of piano
lessons, most of my knowledge is self taught and through private study. The type of pieces
I've composed are Blues, Classical, Modern Rock, Techno Mixing, Jazz, and ballets. I also
been drumming for 3 years. My musical influences are The Doors, B.B. King, Bock, Hayden,
Sound Garden, Stabbing Westward, Chicago, and James Brown.
Zak now has a web site at http://members.xoom.com/musicsoul
where you can find more compositions - Ed
Trumpet and Recorder player from the Cincinnati area. I also build small Pennywhistles
flutes and other instruments. I use Mozart to put Messianic Jewish songs to paper music
and for practice accompaniment.
I was born in July 1947 in Crayford, a town in Kent, England, and am now a lecturer in medical sciences at City
I am a self-taught amateur composer and I write music as a hobby. I do not play any
instruments. My first symphony was performed at a public concert in 1976 and it won the Bexley Arts Festival Trophy. It is the only work I have had
performed. My second symphony was completed last year and I am currently writing my third symphony. Symphonies 2 and 3 are written on
"Mozart", as are
my orchestral series Shades of Gold, Shades of Silver and Shades of Darkness. My website is
http://webstarter.easily.co.uk/users/www.blowsesq.org.uk/index.php where you can find out more about me and my music.
(2018: link obsolete?)
not play any instrument, and when Laura, my eldest daughter, started to play the clarinet
at age 7, I looked for a way to support her in her studies. Using MOZART, I was able
to demonstrate how certain pieces should sound. Later on, we found that playing
duets was also possible, although it's still hard to get the clarinet and the computer's
sound board in tune. The music section of my web page contains some MOZART examples. I
like the "swing" feature especially. My web pages at http://www.nedernet.nl/~wilm
include some music produced with MOZART.
I've been singing in church and amateur choirs since my teens. I use Mozart
primarily to aid my personal rehearsal and for retyping badly written
manuscripts. Since becoming a father of three kids I've had to put regular
singing on hold, but the occasional weddings and other festivities among our
friends and family still present ample opportunities for quartet
performances now and then. My preferences are a capella, like Scandinavian
"Nationalromantik" and some early 20 century masters like Dallapiccola,
Martin, Rachmaninov, etc. Among modern singers I like The Real Group
Je suis ingénieur dans l'administration française, chargé de l'aménagement du territoire (rien de très musical jusqu'au présent !). Je fais aussi partie d'un groupe amateur de musique ancienne (musique instrumentale du XIIIème au XVIIème siècle) qui porte le nom de Saltarello. Un site Web présentant la musique ancienne et le groupe sera publié d'ici quelques temps. J'utilise MOZART pour mettre en forme les morceaux que nous jouons.
I am a French civil service engineer in charge of land development (nothing very musical up to now!). I also belong to an amateur early music group called "Saltarello" (playing instrumental music of the 13th to 17th centuries). There will be a web site featuring early music and the group at some stage, with a link from here. I use MOZART to prepare the music which we play.
Update: the web site mentioned above is now on line
I am 15 years old and I have been playing the guitar for over five years now. I've been interested in making music for a few years now and MOZART has
helped me a lot. I have recently started up my own website with a collection of songs that me and my friends at school have done at http://www.johnbox.net
(2018: Link defunct?)
I am a part retired solicitor but I play clarinet and alto saxophone in my increasing
spare time. Most of my playing has in the past been in my local Methodist Church and
I have quite a lot of hymns/songs now in Mozart format which I am happy to share.
More recently I have become involved with a couple of groups playing jazz - mainly
jazz standards - one groups consisting of three altos and a tenor with the three alto
players doubling on clarinet all playing to backing tracks and the other being trumpet,
with alto, tenor, and baritone saxes + rhythm (that's me in the middle of the picture
with the beard which I no longer have(!) and without the hat). I would be pleased to
hear of any source of jazz standards in Mozart format for groups like mine.
Le Canard Folk
Marc Bauduin joue de l'accordéon diatonique et est l'éditeur du mensuel belge "Le Canard Folk". Ce magazine traite de musiques et danses traditionnelles et contient régulièrement des tablatures pour accordéon et des partitions, réalisées avec le logiciel MOZART. Le site http://users.skynet.be/canard.folk/index.html contient des fichiers midi de quelques-unes de ces partitions.
Marc Bauduin plays melodeon and is the editor of the
Belgian monthly magazine "Le Canard Folk", a magazine about folk music and
dances. Music sheets (for melodeon and for other instruments) written with MOZART are
regularly published; some of them can be found in midi format on the French-speaking site http://users.skynet.be/canard.folk/index.html.
Francesco Lo Cascio
I'm a professional musical critic and
classically trained pianist. I'm 27. I began to study piano at 10,
and also play violin and guitar. My aim is to develop as a professional musician and
establish a world-wide reputation as a piano performer. I use some of my
compositions, printed out with MOZART, as an encore in my recitals. My
homepage - permanently under construction - is http://sites.netscape.net/jashugan/homepage
I play the trumpet in a wind ensemble which plays Catalan music called "COBLA". The instruments in the group are flabiol, tible and tenora, two trumpets, trombone, two fiscorns and contrabass.
information about traditional Catalan dancing on http://www.tvc.es/sardana/comengli.html
which describes the instruments as follows: flabiol - small flute
played with the left hand; tamborá - small drum hanging from the shoulder of and played by the
flabiolist; tenora - a rustic oboe, bigger and longer than the oboe, similar to the
cor anglais (English horn); tible - same family as the tenora, but smaller and with a higher
pitch; fiscorn - a kind of tuba with a higher pitch.
I have been an ordained Presbyterian Pastor since 1969, but I left parish ministry in 1993 to found
a spiritual support work (no judgments, no proselytizing, just spiritual support) among people dealing
with a cancer diagnosis, and with their families. I studied voice, piano and organ
through high school and college, and now that music helps to fund my ministry. I am an organist/choir
director for a church of about 300 members in a suburb of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. This year I had
the honor to be a tenor soloist on a CD made jointly by the Bach Choir of Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh
Symphony Brass, released this Christmas by Sony. Several members of the Pittsburgh Symphony have
been kind enough to premier some of my compositions.
share the same birthday as Mozart and so it's understandable that I love music, I breathe
music, I live music. I play guitar in a band in my area and we play mostly classic rock
with a smidgeon of country on the side. MOZART has really helped me in my writing of
music: since I learned first by ear, the one thing I really lacked in was writing music (
notes, staves etc). I've learned a lot and it's all thanks to the program which is named
amazingly enough after my hero.
I'm a tenor, euphonium player,
and lifelong lover of classical and other music who's had an interest in writing music for
many years; it was MOZART that finally gave me the tools I needed at a price something
less than a king's ransom. I write for fun, and my styles are pretty much whatever
the mood brings, from Joplinesque pieces to a cappella vocal to a (currently
unfinished) Mass. My other interests are as eclectic as my writing. (g)
I hope to start adding some of this music to my homepage (http://www.fidnet.com/~stormhnd) in the near future.
last updated March 2000
Hi, I'm Aaron Craven, a college freshman at Clemson
University in Clemson, South Carolina. I play trumpet and am also an amateur programmer. I
have produced one original composition in Mozart32. It is now on the website, so
check it out on the contributions page. In any case, I'd be interested to hear from
any of you. MOZART RULES!!!
last updated September 1998
My name is Michael Dietz and I am a 1976 graduate of The Eastman School of Music
in Rochester New York where I earned my Bachelor's degree in music performance with
trombone as my instrument. I performed as principal trombonist with the York
and Harrisburg symphonies for 7 seasons. I founded The Keystone Brass Quintet in 1977
and four of the five original members are still with the group. I have arranged many
pieces for the quintet and would appreciate your thoughts* back to
*See the Moz-artistry page - Ed.
I am a recorder teacher and player living and working in Cambridge. As a professional
musician I have already found Mozart very useful in preparing arranged parts for some of
the ensembles I run at St. John's College School, Cambridge. I look forward to learning
more about Mozart from both Dave Webber and other users.
in Auckland, New Zealand. I have played the clarinet for four years and the alto sax for
two. I originally got the shareware version of MOZART because in a band I had to play
French Horn music (key of F) on the Alto Sax (key of Eb). This helped because I could just
copy the music onto the computer and then transpose it. After trialing the shareware
version, my mum sent off for the commercial and it has been of great use to us.
I am a musician, composer, arranger and music teacher.
I use Mozart for composing and distributing exercises and arrangements
to my pupils via the Mozart viewer which both I and my pupils find
very useful indeed.
One of my hobbies is playing 'cello pieces on the bass guitar, and
Mozart has helped ease the enormous tasks of transposing everything down eight semitones,
writing out a neat score and learning the "tunes". You might like some of
the things on my website :
last updated December 2004
(2018: link defunct?)
Hello! My name's Tim Gill, and I'm one
of the incoming frosh at Vista High school in California, USA. I'm a trumpet player and
arranger, and MOZART has been extremely helpful in providing a wonderful music program to
fit all my arranging needs. I'm a traditional swinger, but I have an ear for all kinds of
music including ska, classical, Bernstien/Gershwin, and alternative. I'm
an intermediate level MIDI sequencer and an avid music lover, all thanks to
last updated July 1999
I live on the central coast of New Jersey (USA), where I work as a synagogue Rabbi, teach, and arrange (orchestrate).
I am an upper-level intermediate - lower-level advanced recorder player (alto/bass) and use MOZART
to recast music of interest in the right range or key for convenience to the F-recorder
family. In addition, have put a bit of music for alto sax in keys my son Colin can
handle (he's about a year into that instrument) and cast some music written in the treble
clef into the bass clef so my daughter Kathryn (about a year into the 'cello) can play it.
Although I am British I am living in Malta. My main interest is in 18th century Italian music.
I am using Mozart to transcribe the manuscripts of a Sicilian priest/composer, Antonino Reggio,
who I am researching [So I'm glad of the older clefs in Mozart 9] (see
www.antoninoreggio.com). I hope, eventually, to produce an Edition of his works. I am also using it to prepare some works for
the St John's co-cathedral Choir in Valletta. (see www.collegium-musicum.net).
trumpet with the Croydon Symphonic Band (we're off to play in Germany at the weekend) and
occasionally in church on a Sunday morning with a few others. I have used MOZART to give
me professional looking music for both bands and it does make a difference - hand written
music can be very variable.
last updated June 2000
I am a
secondary school English teacher living in Murcia (Spain) and also have a degree on
guitar. I use MOZART to set up and maintain a web site at:
Visitors are welcome!
last updated December 2000
link broken 2019
I am a
graphic-design student at the University of Massachusettes at Lowell with a minor in
music. I have been playing the piano for about seven years now, mostly self-taught. I use
MOZART because I mostly play by ear due to my limited ability at sight-reading, and if I
don't know what a piece sounds like, I have a hard time playing it. I started by
sequencing several of Beethoven's piano sonatas, and then kept going until I had done
every single one of them, and had to search for more piano literature to expand my
repertoire. Beethoven's 3rd piano concerto in C minor is the largest project I have
yet undertaken. Without the newest version, it would not be possible, due to the necessity
for chords on a single staff. I chose the third concerto because it is the only one I do
not have a recording of, and also because it is the only one of the five in a minor key. I
have always preferred Beethoven's minor works to the major ones. MIDI will never replace
an actual orchestra, but I think the results are fairly impressive for the medium.
I am a
brass band composer, arranger and conductor. I'm well known as a percussion player in some
of the country's top brass bands having been brought up as a tenor horn player. Some of
the bands I've been involved with are Yorkshire Imps, Carlton Main Frickley Colliery and
Hendon. I am also an accomplished choral singer - preferring small scale singing such as
madrigal groups. I have studied music to degree level with the OU and am now studying for
a B.A. in Brass Band Studies though Barnsley College (Sheffield University accredited). I
dabble in writing for other groups, in particular Dutch fanfare orchestras and Sax
ensembles. I run the brass band mailing list and web site (http://www.smsltd.demon.co.uk)
on the Internet.
I am a final year senior at High School in Australia. I use MOZART to write music for Music class assignments. I play bass trombone in school ensembles, an excellent Jazz Ensemble, and even an Orchestra. ("Within the orchestra, the trombone players tell the best jokes. It's probably because they spend the most time counting measures, waiting to play.")
"Don't look at the trombones. It
will just encourage them." --Richard Strauss
I am an
amateur horn (French horn) player with the Sakata Philharmonic Orchestra, Yamagata,
Japan. My web page at http://www2s.biglobe.ne.jp/~t_ikeno/
includes some music produced with MOZART. As you know, W.A.Mozart wrote several
concertos and chamber works for horn. That is one of reasons why I use MOZART and
love the name of this program, rather than Adolphe Sax or something else :-)
amateur reedsman (clarinet/alto sax/tenor sax), I am interested in most kinds of music,
from Bach to Rautavaara and Sandstrom, including Brahms, from Bix to Mahavishnu and Tolvan
Big Band, including Coltrane. Very proud of my bronze medal from "Oude Stijl Jazz
Festival" in Breda, Holland, 1988. I am a
member of Linkoping Jazz Orchestra (was http://hem.passagen.se/ljo);
and Rydskogen Joymakers (was http://www.rydskogenjoymakers.org).
I would also like to recommend a visit to the site of the
fantastic composer and piano player Steve Dobrogosz.
Updated April 2002, November 2020
I am 18 and love early music, particularly Venetian polychoral music. I play
organ, low brass, and sing, but my main instrument is the tuba, and as of
September 2006 I will be studying it at Birmingham Conservatoire. I enjoy
composing music in early styles, though I suppose I prefer the Venetian
style to others (say Palestrina) as it allows for more spectacle, though I
try and keep my antiphony slightly tasteful! My composition, harmony,
counterpoint etc are all self taught, the same goes for my keyboard skills.
MOZART has been a great aid in composing, practising and arranging (I have
arranged quite a lot for my school concert band), I hope to make good use of
it in my upcoming years at Birmingham.
just a guy who likes music (including both classical and rock). I'm
learning to play a guitar and dream of playing in a band.
Deutschlehrer an der Universität La Rochelle. Ich komponiere und arrangiere Musik für
Vokal- und Instrumentalensembles, habe im Ensemble Vocal de l'Abbayes aux Dames (Saintes)
gesungen und leite zur Zeit den Chor der Uni La Rochelle. Einflüsse auf meine
Musiksprache sind etwas kosmopolitisch, im chronologischen Sinn: von Bach über Paul
Hindemith bis Dave Brubeck und Ernst Krenek. Zu MOZART bin ich 1997 (wenn ich mich richtig
erinnere) gekommen: ich war und bin bis heute begeistert von der Eleganz und Intelligenz
dieses Programms - und von der sympathischen Art seines Erfinders in seinen Reaktionen auf
Anfragen aller Art.
I am a German teacher at the University of La Rochelle. I compose and arrange music for vocal and instrumental groups, have sung in the vocal ensemble of "l'Abbayes aux Dames (Saintes)" and at present lead the university choir. My musical influences are somewhat cosmopolitan and include Bach through Paul Hindermith to Dave Brubeck and Ernst Krenek. I came to MOZART in 1997 if I remember rightly: I was, and am still, impressed...[and Alfred then goes on to say a lot of nice things about MOZART and me which I am much too modest to translate! :-) - DMW]
Hi! I claim almost no musical ability, other than a modest singing ability as a second bass. My (listening) musical interests are quite wide, from 'The Mavericks' to Stravinsky, while singing has ranged from Sea Shanties to Bernstein's Chichester Psalms, the learning of much of which has been helped by Mozart. As well as using Mozart for fun (transcribing, not composing pieces) I mainly use Mozart to develop Mozart and midi files for myself and fellow choristers to help us learn the current repertoire. I find it helps me both learn how the whole piece sounds, and also, by creating files with one part louder than the others I can learn my part, while also being able to hear what's going on elsewhere in the choir. Why Mozart, simple I can't play the piano!
I am a
(literary) translator and amateur classical guitar player in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
I have used MOZART as the next best thing to actually playing Bach's Well-Tempered
Harpsichord ("the 48"). My collection of preludes and fugues is growing
slowly and unsteadily.
(Editor's update: René has now sent me
"the 48" in MOZART 3 format and they're available in one big zip file on the accessories page
in the "downloads" section. They play very well indeed.)
I play the classical guitar). I am a business consultant by
profession but I have always enjoyed composing and the more I get to know MOZART the more
it allows me to really use my imagination in my compositions.
musical interests are varied. My family has a long association with brass bands. My
grandfather was a trumpet player and band master. I started playing about 25 years ago and
have since then played most instruments in the band. I've been deputy conductor of Douglas
Town Band off and on for almost 10 years now. I've always had a burning desire to
compose/arrange; having had no formal musical education apart from band playing, getting
my ideas down on paper has been a laborious process. MOZART has been a great asset. Most
of my arrangements so far have been hymn tunes. The Isle of Man also has a rich musical
tradition. A sample of the song on the users' examples page and many others can also be
heard by visiting the Manx music website http://www.manxman.co.im/music/
I also enjoy singing. I
am married (my wife, Mary, plays piano and enjoys singing). We have a six year old son.
(Editor's note: I hope Paul won't mind me adding, for the benefit of international members and visitors, that the Isle of Man is the large island in the Irish Sea between the North West of England and Northern Ireland. A very beautiful and historic place with its own Parliament - the House of Keys. Douglas is its capital and largest town. The Manx language (one of the Celtic group) has now largely fallen into disuse but it looks to me as if the title of the piece Paul has supplied may be an example!)
I am from a (UK) brass band background, with 9 years service in a Parachute Regiment
band, currently Treasurer and Deputy Conductor of The Sussex Band Of The Royal British
Legion (Horsham). I have been using Mozart since the early days, from a CD I received
on a magazine, and am now about to upgrade to M.11 and have used the programme to create
original tunes, including a March titled 'Advance, The Legion', a short interlude titled
'A Night On A Lonely Moor', and many arrangements now being used by our dance band and
various concert bands in my area.
I'm a French-Canadian History teacher (it is the equivalent of last year of
high school and first year of university in the Province of Quebec educational system) and I have played classical guitar for many years. I have learned
it by myself and I needed a score system to know how some pieces were, because they were at first out of my range; I am a lot more of an amateur than a
virtuoso. I also really like to do some arranging and composing. MOZART has the benefit of having almost all in-the-box. This does not sound
quite like the
real thing at this moment, but it is better to have something close to a drum set, a bass guitar or a string section to elaborate projects than just a
sheet of paper, so that I can put down, fiddle, test and print the music that has been constantly played in my head.
Stephen J Martin
I learned the piano and clarinet at school, and have also played percussion in amateur theatre and orchestra, but never really made it
as a player. Despite this I occasionally deputise as a church organist, and am trying to teach myself the violin. I have many favourite pieces of
music, with a bias towards "20th century classical music", but becoming more varied with the passing years! I use Mozart to make neat copy of my compositions (mostly for piano) and arrangements (mostly for organ or piano), and to experiment with orchestration
(like Messrs Allom and Bednarek above).
I'm 31 years old and I'm a lawyer. I never liked
choral music before, but in 1990 my girlfriend told me to participate of a new choir and,
against my will, I joined. To my surprise, after three months I was lost in love
with this thing!!! My next experience was Mozart's Requiem, and, again, I had never ever heard
music so beautifull!! After all that, I began to study music at the conservatory and
today I'm a conductor of a choir.
I'm an amateur musician (professionally, I am an electrical engineer with a 20 year history of microwave and RF design) and have been playing saxophone (tenor) about 30 years. I played through college and just didn't want to give it up, so I've continued to play in a number of jazz bands (usually 12 - 20 piece groups). I'm currently playing in a church wind ensemble and in the "Metropolitan Winds".
I've always wanted to play in a saxophone quartet,
but the limited amount of music available has been a frustration. I originally began
using Mozart about 5 years ago to experiment with saxophone arrangements of various
pieces. I started with simple church hymns and recently have been working on some
I play and write music as a hobby during my
spare hours. I have found the MOZART program to be most useful in getting thoughts
down on paper, and in converting my ideas to actual sound. I have an liking of all
types of music and write all types as well.
played alto saxophone and clarinet for over 40 years, dabbling seriously with the
euphonium at one period. Have played in bands ranging from trio to Military, my first
love however, is the Big Band sound, was MD. of a MU rehearsal band for about
7 years. I have always had an interest in harmony and chords and since retiring
amuse myself writing and orchestrating music. Discovering Mozart has changed my
life, it is an immense asset to a musician, to be able to listen to and criticise
Lowestoft, Suffolk, UK
I'm a Systems Developer (specialised in developing business databases) with some music knowledge,
based in Lusaka Zambia. I read music, play Classical Guitar and a bit of Piano. I like the Mozart software's
sound, user-friendliness and the various other usefull features. I look forward to composing great tunes.
I'm a Dutchman, born in 1970. I'm an electrical engineer, but in my spare time I'm an amateur musician and a keen (ballroom) dancer. The
bass-guitar is my main instrument, and occasionally I do some campfire strumming on guitar. I mostly play 70's rock and mainstream pop songs. I
mainly use MOZART to transcribe songs, but one day I hope to compose a song myself. ( Don't hold your breath, though!)
Michael A. Newell
I am an avid Saxophonist, participating in my high school band. I live in
Florida, I'm only 16, but I have a knack for arranging works of classical,
jazz/blues, and families of instruments. I personally love jazz, and it's my
favorite thing to attempt to write, and arrange different standards from earlier
years (and my different attempts usually end up with numerous unfinished scores,
with only about 8-32 bars actually written). I also try to keep my wits about me
by developing my skills on Saxophone, as well as Clarinet and some Flute, and a
little Piccolo here and there. I use MOZART to compose/arrange standards
for my school Jazz Ensemble, as well as for ensembles for various instruments,
or chamber music.
Hi, my name is Danny Newman, I am 27 and live in Romford, Essex. I
have been into classical music for a long time now. My dad introduced me to Beethoven's 9th Symphony 'Choral', Grieg's Piano Concerto and Dvorak's
9th Symphony 'From the New World' when I was about 5 years old and I have loved it ever since. I chose to go deeper into classical music and explore
the myriad of compositions by, not only these three but a great many more. People say to me "why do you have several copies of the same piece of
music?" and I reply "Because every performance of a piece is unique and inexplicable". I am particularly fond of Franz Liszt (who has been
officially named as the greatest pianist that ever lived), Frédéric Chopin, Felix Mendelssohn, Franz Josef Haydn and Ernesto Lecuona. I have
studied many books on music (particularly The Study of Orchestration) and have tried to orchestrate some piano pieces (so far, nothing profound has
Je suis compositeur (membre de SABAM-Belgique, d`UCMR-ADA-Roumanie, de 'Living Music Foundation'-USA, de l`ECPNM, de l`ISCM, etc.), Vice-President de l`Association Culturelle Roumanie-Belgique et Prof.Dr. a l`Universite Nationale de Musique de Bucarest. J`utilise couramment le magnifique programme MOZART dans mes creations et je considere qu'il represente une opportunite unique pour les compositeurs dans tous les genres, y compris dans la musique de chambre et symphonique. D`ailleurs j`avais recommande chaleureusement ce programme dans mes articles publies recemment dans les revues roumaines 'Actualitatea Muzicala' et 'Observator Cultural'. Comme projet, j`ai l`intention d`elaborer ma Septieme Symphonie en appliquant exclusivement ce merveilleux programme MOZART! http://romania-on-line.net/whoswho/NichiforSerban.htm
I am a composer (a member of SABAM-Belgium, of UCMR-ADA-Romania, of 'Living Music Foundation'-USA, of ECPNM, of ISCM, etc.), Vice-President of the Romania-Belgium Cultural Association and Professor at the National Music University of Bucharest. I use MOZART in my compositions and I think it represents a unique opportunity for composers in all genres, including both chamber, and symphonic music. Moreover I have warmly recommended this program in recent articles published in the Romanian journals "Actualitatea Muzicala" and "Observator Cultural". As a forthcoming project I plan to expand my Seventh Symphony using exclusively this marvellous program MOZART.
I have been playing jazz guitar for 45 years
and have also been fiddling a little with clarinet and sax. Playing guitar and
turning pages at the same time is not easy. Many tunes come as piano arrangements,
making it necessary to turn pages. And many fake books have chord symbols that are
not correct or occasionally outright erratic (computer generated). Sometimes the
authors seemingly don't even know the II-V-I progression. And sometimes I like to
reharmonise myself. Therefore, for many years I have made my own lead sheets to make
one tune fit in one page and to correct the progressions if necessary. Until Mozart
I had to do them in handwriting. Now I can have great looking, easy readable sheets.
The program is also great for transcribing from records. I like the
opportunity to hear the transcription right away, to check if I got it right.
Unfortunately, because of copyright problems, I can not supply you with examples of my use
Hi, I'm Gary and I use MOZART mostly to make pieces for small chamber orchestras,
and also to arrange music for my 12 string bass that I (try to) play.
I usually run the midi signals from MOZART into another cool program (EnergyXT) and
use there a collection of samples, and add some reverb to them. Sounds better than my
cheap soundcard's own midi sounds. This way I record the scores directly to mp3 files.
I just push "play" in MOZART and "record" in EnergyXT, and "VIOLA!"... I mean "VOILA"....!
Some of the music can be heard here:
http://www.soundclick.com/openhill. (Click on "music").
Some have said that they really like the music, others have kept their mouths shut.....
singing in a church choir on occasions, and I played the clarinet in a school band when I
was little (all Norwegian schools have their own school band, and the Day of Constitution
17 May is the driving force behind it). As my local church doesn't have any pianist to
accompany the hymn singing, I am making midi files for the hymns.
I was born in 1957 in Sombor (Yugoslavia), where I started my musical career studying
harmony, counterpoint and composition with Prof. Milos Lalosevic, later studying
the Tamburitza with Prof. Lazar Malagurski in Subotica, as well as playing clarinet
in middle school. I've several TV-performances with Tamburitza orchestras I've
organised, and in 1987 had a 6 month engagement in Copenhagen. Since 1991 I have
been a freelance musician living in Hamburg, and am currently working on an extensive
series of tutorial books for Tamburitza, played alone and in groups. I have so far
completed 10 volumes. I am also writing arrangements and transcriptions for these
instruments, and have founded "TAMBURITZA PUBLICATIONS" to publish sheet music for
Having heard the MOZART output from Zlatoje's impressive arrangements (see the examples page), I felt I needed to learn more of this family of instruments. I read all about it at the Slavonic Web which starts
"Tamburitza is a word from the Croatian/Bosnian/Serbian language with a variety of meanings. Most literally, it is the affectionate diminutive of tambura, any one of a number of long-necked fretted string instruments derived from those brought to the Balkan peninsula by the Turks and their vassals - mainly Roma (Gypsies) - beginning in the 16th century."
and continues with much more. The Balkan flavour in the play-back of Zlatoje's pieces is unmistakable. - Ed.
I live in Wirral in the North
West of England. I have always been a great lover of classical music, though I do
enjoy other music from time to time. I am a keyboard player, though activities
these days are largely restricted to playing the piano and organ at Church on
Sunday, where we sing a mixture of traditional hymns and modern worship songs.
As a keen computer user, I have always fancied the idea of getting a music processor. I finally took the plunge and bought MOZART to help out my friend Steve, who has taken up songwriting as a hobby. He writes the lyrics, makes up the tune and sings the song on to a tape. Being unable to read music himself, Steve benefits from my help in scoring and arranging. A group of us get together every so often to perform the songs, just for fun. Steve does however have a small claim to fame, having had the occasional broadcast of his work on BBC Radio Merseyside.
My older daughter Sarah plays in "Wirral Sound", a local band of the Boys' and Girls' Brigades, and has started using MOZART to write out her music. The band leaders have also got a copy of MOZART - very useful to have the same package.
I'm a bagpiper and saxophonist (so who said you need to be
a musician?) I started playing the pipes about 25 years ago, and the alto sax around 3
years ago. I use Mozart to transcribe pipe music for the pipe band I play in (Pietermaritzburg Caledonian Society
Pipe Band ), as well as to transpose concert pitch music to play on the sax.
I would like to start creating MIDI files to use for accompaniment while playing the
sax. I have (vague, undefined) plans to try a bit of composing at some stage, using
MOZART, but will probably start by trying to arrange existing pieces for my instruments.
For a living I do a little bit of everything with computers
I'm thirteen years old, play the piano and
have always loved to write music instead of actually playing someone else's. Obviously,
this can cause problems when it comes to grades!
Being an amateur musician, I play different
instruments (soprano and tenor sax, flute, piano, guitar, bass, voice, tin whistle,
kitchen chairs etc.) without being good on any of them. I record my songs on a 8-track
recorder and even got one of them published on CD (as "Ingraban")...
true! What kind of music? Well, I try to find the perfect cross-over of
baroque and ska music - difficult, but hopefully possible.
I am a resident of Phoenix, Arizona, U.S. I play trumpet as
well as compose. I am currently a junior in high school. I listen to a wide
array of music, but only compose "classical" (instrumental non-jazz) music.
I have actually only been composing for two years, and as what started out as being
a thing to use for the advancement of trumpet playing, became eventually a hobby and then
possibly a career option. Mozart has allowed me to explore my creative side and
helped me develop as a trumpet player, composer, and musician.
I arrived in this world in 1944 in the biggest town on the river Amstel - Amsterdam. My sister and I inherited a fine ear for music from our parents, and at the age of four I crawled behind the piano and learned from my father how to read the music. Soon I played too - with tiny hands like a young Mozart - and also developed perfect pitch, to the amazement of well-known Dutch musicians who frequented our house. Everything pointed to a career and study at the Amsterdam Conservatory, but due to circumstances in the family it was not possible. But I kept on playing and with success. The media mentioned being a 'young Rubinstein'. Later I gave home recitals, as well as further affield in Holland and abroad. A word of thanks to my teachers: Jan Scholten, Gerard Vlake, Sylvain van Amerongen (cello), Johan Weegenhuise (well-known Dutch composer).
Every child starts with Burgmüller or Clementi and will soon go to the simplified scores of compositions of Mozart and Haydn. My sister and I played quatre-mains at parties and at child recitals just for fun, and always had appreciative audiences. A wide variety of music has been important to me: from Scarlatti, J S Bach (Wohltemperierte Clavier), Haydn, Mozart, via Beethoven and Schubert to Chopin (first inspired by attending a concert of the great 'master' Rubinstein at the Concertgebouw). Also Scriabin, Mussorgsky, Satie, Poulenc, Milhaud, all the way to Scott Joplin and Oscar Peterson - wonderful music to listen to - and many others.
Our piano, was very old and a bit poor (what should one expect just after the War?). But it served well until I could afford a Grand Piano - wonderful instrument with a very subtle intonation. Later I learned to play the cello, which I had first encountered at concerts at home. In my youth I was privileged to play several excellent church organs, including at the Moses and Aaron church (Amsterdam), Westminster Abbey (London), and at the church of H. Antonius Abt (Scheveningen). Now, as my hands get older, I have bought a powerful PC but still have a lot of electronic gear on my wish list! I use: Mozart, Cubasis VST 4.0, with The Grand VST, and the CoolEdit, Jazz++ sequencer, Roland JV-1010 with expansion board 3(Piano) and a two channels mixer, more to amplify my Sennheiser HD270 headphones - and of course my ears which tell me all the time that a digital sound never has the quality of an 'analogue recording'.
My website, http://www.mozartweb.nl
contains original compositions made with MOZART.
Updated December 2005
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Currently a resident of the state of Texas,
I have traveled the world. I studied music under the late Howard Brubeck, brother of the
great jazz musician Dave Brubeck. The influence of the Brubecks will probably show in some
of the pieces I will be submitting here. My hope is that they will be enjoyed by anyone
listening to them at least as much as I enjoyed composing them. My thanks to Dave Webber
and his great program Mozart the Music Processor for making this possible. Enjoy!
I'm a pianist, drummer and composer based in Kingston, SW London, UK. For
about 12 years I've been writing modern classical piano music and finally I
have an affordable tool to get the music notated and distributed! Mozart has
been incredibly helpful to me since it is versatile, easy and fun to use. My
evenings have often been spent experimenting with new harmonies or tunes for
my existing pieces. The results are on my website, which is
http://www.newpianomusic.co.uk, judge for yourself whether Mozart has been
of benefit or not! Seriously, classical piano is wonderful, and I hope my
website conveys that impression. Other musical interests include drumming as
part of the band at Kings Church, Kingston, a NFI Christian church who are
like family to me. God bless!
(2018: Link defunct?)
I have been an instrumental music teacher and band director since 1966.
I am now retired from public school music and live in Pennsylvania, using Mozart for composition
and arranging. Many of my arrangements have been played by the local symphony orchestra of which
I'm a member. I play with a concert band during the summer months and
have written pieces for that ensemble as well.
My name is Martin Schäppi. I have been a
hobby-programmer for more than 15 years (I've done EDP as a voluntary subject at school).
This has become my job: I program database applications. Music also has been my hobby
since I was a child. The first instrument I learned was my voice, then flute and occarina
and later accordion. I didn't really succeed, because I couldn't practise enough to play
well. Now I like the guitar best, and it's the only instrument I still play - not
very well, but I enjoy it. Using MOZART I combine my two hobbies; for me it's the easiest
way to play my own good music or to rearrange pieces of music.
I am a member of an amateur choir but with no formal musical training; self-taught 3 chord
guitar and folk singing in the 1960's is where I am coming from. I can't sight read music
but as a retired academic I can read books about reading music. I therefore use Mozart to
create a computerised version of the choral works we are performing. These can then be played
with emphasis on my, bass, part. This helps greatly my learning of the piece and the part.
For what its worth I have contributed a fairly complete version of the "Requiem Aeternam"
from the Verdi Requiem. I don't usually go as far as this as it takes a great deal of time,
even with Mozart, to input such a multi-part score. More frequently I merely input the chorus
parts as in "The Heavens are telling" from Haydn's Creation. Nevertheless both the process
of creating the Mozart score and following its playback is a great way of learning the music.
My wife and I originally
found the Mozart 'Shareware' in it's early stages and have been regularly
upgrading since then. Chris (a soprano and tenor) and I (a baritone) both
sing with the Stark Raving MADrigal Singers here in Ann Arbor and have sung
with several groups performing liturgical music. We both play in a
community band (Chris plays Eb soprano clarinet, soprano sax and percussion,
I play trumpet and flugelhorn) and we also play in small traditional jazz
groups whenever we can. Mozart has made it possible to have combine or
rearrange parts when necessary, as well as transpose music. We've also used
Mozart files to work on our skills by deleting the part from the score in a
"Practice file". Perhaps the greatest benefit has been having a way to
write arrangements for Chris's clarinet sextet (Eb, 2 Bb, Alto, Bass &
ContraAlto). There are NO arrangements for this 14 yr. old combination of
clarinets, so Mozart has made possible years of public performance of all types
of music, regardless of its original configuration. We have both looked forward
to each improvement in Mozart over the years.
MOZART in conjunction with Evolution Audio Lite to add stereo, reverb and chorus effects
to give the full glory! More of my stuff can be found at http://tponline.home.ml.org under
"TP's Music" - all of them were made using MOZART and Evo Lite.
I am from Exton, PA, just outside of Philadelphia, USA.
I have been a singer, songwriter, composer and arranger for many years. I
began using Mozart 5 several years ago and fell in love with its ease and
power. I just upgraded to Mozart 11 and am very impressed. I have just
finished writing a musical called, "Places!" which is scheduled to open in
February at a local community theater. I have been using Mozart to write
my lead sheets, and the orchestrations for the show.
I am a computer consultant for the Cornell University
Law School in Ithaca, New York. I have a vocal music degree from the Ithaca College
School of Music, and am currently a member of the professional music group the
"Cayuga Vocal Ensemble". I am new to MOZART and plan to use it to write a
capella vocal music. My current project is a Requiem, in memory of my father who
passed away in 1995.
I am retired after 20 years in the US Navy. Then I worked as a pipe organ builder from 1988 until 1992 and had to stop for health reasons. Now I am
Organist at St. Johns Episcopal Church in Marion NC. My musical interests are varied. My listening preferences range from Classical to Celtic
Traditional, and my playing preferences range from very old to quite new. I enjoy Gregorian Chant, but don't use it in services, as a rule. I enjoy
Blues, and have used some of that (twice in the past year) in services, much to the delight of the congregation.
P E Smith
I've been writing now for over twenty years, I am a self taught musician vocalist, guitarist and keyboard player,
playing and composing pieces for both piano and nylon guitar also writing lyrics and songs.
Henrik von Sydow
network director at SVT (the telly branch of the Swedish Broadcasting Corp.) - but also an
amateur clarinettist devoted (well) to chamber music, especially clarinet choir. Over the
years, I have tried the patience of innumerable fellow clarinettists with my
transcriptions. But there was always a key change not taken into account, a passage
forgotten, etc., etc. Embarrassing! Such limited cred from my own gang! Now, MOZART
lets me monitor [F2] the result before the music ends up on the stand. AND it's at
least as fast as the old ballpoint pen. Often a lot faster [F8]! AND you don't get
whiteout all over your sleeves and on your lap... Any fellow
clarinettists-transcribers out there?
Szabo Arpad Zoltan
I'm a student at Debrecen University, Faculty of Law, 4th year.
My hobbies are: playing the organ, and recorder; programming computer.
I've studied Latin and a little piece of ancient Greek for a semester at
the Faculty of Classical Philology, so I'm interested in almost every branch
of 'septem artes liberales' :-)
Arpad is creating a "MOZART repository" where anyone can upload and download files in MOZART (.mz) format at http://mozart.srv.hu This is a very welcome development and definitely worth a look!
In case anyone is wondering about his inclusion here under 'S', Arpad also tells me that, in accordance with Hungarian custom, Szabo is his surname and that his friends call him Arpad . - Ed.
I am a part-time composer and
instrumentalist from Norway. I am currently playing the French Horn in
Strindheim Janitsjar (that is a wind/marching band here in my hometown of Trondheim).
I also play the Tuba, Guitar and Keyboards, but my favourite instrument is the
Euphonium - because of its beautiful sound, and its extreme range & agility.
In 1996 I was in the army, playing French Horn in His Majesty The King's Guards
Band, and the Guitar in The King's Guards Big Band. I do a lot of composing and
arranging - mostly for wind band, but I have also made several "pieces" which I
use as backing when I play the Guitar (as loud as possible). As for now I am working
on a big piece for Euphonium & Piano in "arabic/egyptian" mood. Mozart
has really improved my skills as composer/arranger - since I now can correct errors almost
immediately (and save money on expensive manuscript paper).
Jolanthe de Tempe
I am an experienced amateur player of Renaissance and
early Baroque music. I used to play the flauto traverso and the harpsichord. For the last
10 years the violoncello and the voice have been my favorite instruments. I use MOZART for
at least two purposes: either to produce clean copies of my parts to get rid of all my own
pencil notes on the old copies, or to transcribe the original sources when modern editions
don't exist or are not satisfactory.
I started using Mozart when I played with and conducted bands that were so
specific of instrumentation that existing arrangements would never work.
Most pieces I created through Mozart are usable for Big Band and/or Brass
Band in various instrumentation.
I originally got Mozart 2 back when it was
first released in 1996 or something and have had about four years of good use out of it. I
finally gritted my teeth and got the latest version and I am very glad that I did - it
does everything extra that I could have hoped for and more. I use Mozart to arrange music
for my string quartet "4-forte" for which it remains invaluable.
I stumbled across Mozart by accident in the days of the Mark 1 version,
it is now an integral part of my music writing. I play jazz bass in a
little jazz group that works on the the music as written by Django
Rheinhardt and Stephanne Grappelli. I also sing tenor in a community
choir called The Wairarapa Singers. For written scores, Mozart is
invaluable. It does a pretty fantastic job of playing back a score too.
direct recorder consorts and arrange early music for them - as shown in the pieces
included in the collection. These
examples are not intended to "show off" specific features of Mozart or display
the ingenuity of the user, but represent the package being used in anger to prepare music
from which an early music consort can play. Since the music is played mainly on
recorders in the consorts, it will not sound correct if played directly from within Mozart
(soprano recorders sounding an octave higher than written). To make it sound correct,
either all Soprano lines need to be transposed up one octave, or all Alto and Tenor lines
need to be transposed down one octave. (I get the message - MOZART should be able to
do this automatically - but see below - Ed.)
Mark has just sent the photograps of himself in "ancient and modern"
modes. He now also has his own "windcaps"
This also gives me the opportunity to add that the
automatic octave transpositions he mentions have since been added to MOZART in release 5 -
I bought a Harpsichord almost 20 years ago
(for my daughter) and whilst I have always preferred classical Baroque music, I had
no working knowledge of music or the playing of any instrument. I joined the
Harpsichord classes at Morley College in London 4 years ago, then my difficulty was
reading, interpreting and actually playing a score. I have gained my musical
knowledge from the use of MOZART, to be able to both hear and especially see how
the music is formed - and then wrote some!
long-suffering daughter of the author of MOZART has written various school and university
assignments using the program, and contributed to its development over many years by
letting dad know exactly what was wrong with it. Since university she has been
teaching music first at high school level and now in a sixth form college. Her pupils have been using MOZART for notational
aspects of the curriculum.
Updated December 2002
The almost equally long-suffering son of the author of MOZART has also used the program extensively.
Currently studying Physics at Durham University, his current major musical interest is in playing trombone in the university Big Band.
the author of MOZART living near Warrington in the North West of England.
I started writing MOZART years before I dreamed of making it available because I
wanted to arrange music. (This is the only known instance of me being a do-it-yourself
enthusiast!) There's more about me
elsewhere on these pages. I currently play alto and soprano saxes
(and am latterly rediscovering the clarinet) with assorted groups including Dr Jazz and the Cheshire Cats (a big band).
Last updated February 2008
Carolina native, living near Raleigh, I've been singing longer than I can remember.
I took voice lessons for several years and am a lyric soprano, but can also sing
contralto or tenor, since I have a three-octave range. I took piano lessons for
three years (age 8-11) until my teacher quit giving lessons, and then I continued working
through the course books by myself. I sight-read and play very well, but I get performance
jitters. I've composed several pieces and have been arranging many of them
using MOZART. It can play all my music without getting stage fright. (http://webcatt.com/Midi)
Musical interests: choral singing (sacred & secular), playing the recorder & composing the odd piece from time to time. Catholic (with both C and c initially) tastes in music, preferred period Renaissance/Baroque (but by no means exclusively). One of the choirmasters I work with keeps producing music written in his own inimitable scrawl; the music tends to be of a high order and hence worth setting properly on MOZART.