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I'm really in awe and proud of all you've accomplished.
JMy sons recent 'sing out loud and repeat' tune was Shari Lewis' made up words for The Russian Sailors Dance from 'Red Poppy', "When your spinning you appear to be winning but please move over your foot is in my nose." Today all through the grocery store it was Dont Put Your Fingers in Your Nose with his sister on backup vocals and almost harmony. Calling this one a win.
Just wanted to drop you a note…nice to see you and hang out a bit in Buffalo last week. Most importantly, how great to hear your work Disarming The Tempest.
Disarming The Tempest is certainly a significant piece of music. You handled a challenging subject in an artistic framework with grace and dignity. I am so impressed with how you balanced the inherent tension of the music with a very human lyricism.
This piece works on so many levels…obviously it is a substantial technical and musical statement, and yet it is approachable by any listener of any background level.
Obviously, I enjoyed it. Best wishes for your continued successes.
Professor of Music
The Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam
It was an ordinary visit to Facebook pages that led me to a post about Anita Brown. I clicked and found a Magic Kingdom, an Alice in Wonderland tumble...what a talent; what a heart and what a mind. The heart of her music is HER heart. The lyrics and analysis of her pieces read like a novel... Thank you Ms Brown, thank you very much. What an extraordinary talent you are..and how utterly extraordinary for me to happen upon you on this ordinary Sunday evening, so not, now.
My name is Nate Kimball - I'm a composer & trombonist out in Las Vegas, NV. I've had the pleasure over the past few years to help Pat Bowen rehearse his fantastic jazz bands over at the Las Vegas Academy of Performing Arts on a part-time basis. I just wanted to personally thank you for writing such wonderful and inspiring music! They're currently working on your chart "Quagmire", and I must say - it is a beastly work! It's great that you can write music which has so much color, sincerity and density, then turn around and write something that can blow faces off the front row. Your versatility & maturity as a writer is inspirational -- I hope at some point in my life I can reach the level of personal & spiritual success you clearly have, as exuded in your fantastic pieces.
I recently realized that composing is about 3 times more addictive than playing video games!!
Garrett (9 year old composer)
Hi Anita! How are things going for you? Real good, I hope. I thought I'd send you the link for my website (it's finally worth looking at...) Take care! Kari www.karimusil.com
I listened to a few pieces and i enjoyed them. Keep up the great work!
Finally listened to Stand and saw the video on the standsymphony.com site. I'm so sorry I couldn't make it that day but it was great to hear the whole piece and see the drill team. I thought the music was so evocative of that day and all that followed. Great solos and a terrific performance overall. Congratulations!