If you haven't seen it yet, here is the link to my flute sonata:
I nicknamed it The Haydn Sonata because I am trying to get across a Haydnesque feel to it. I have noticed these things predominant in each composer of the Classical Period Trifecta:
- Haydn: Humor, melodic and harmonic surprises
- Mozart: Alberti bass, effortless grace
- Beethoven: Sheer power, even when the melody is more lyrical
Haydn is the one who inspired me to write this flute sonata. I wrote the sonata exposition in just an hour and this is the first sonata for a duet that actually has a finished exposition.
There are quite a few surprises in my sonata exposition. Here they are:
Bar 5: Sudden entry of the flute and absence of the piano
Bar 6: Sudden reentry of the piano
Bar 10: Short diminuendo, like the theme isn't quite done yet
Bar 11: Short staccato variant of the theme over a syncopated bass
Bar 14: Sudden forte cadence, theme is now finished
Bar 15: Piano dynamic in transition material right after a cadence at forte, sudden absence of the flute
Bar 21: Forte dynamic when transition material is taken up an octave, flute comes back
Bar 26: Piano dynamic yet again, descending trill motive
Bar 41: Very busy texture as the repeat comes closer
Bar 47: Sudden change in texture, sudden dynamic change as it repeats
I'm wondering, is my sonata exposition Haydnesque in its nature? I tried to get a Haydnesque feel to it by being more humorous than serious with the music. Anything impossible for the flutist? Does it feel like a Molto Allegro to you(tempo is at quarter note = 140 BPM)? Or should I just take the Molto off and just have Allegro as my tempo marking?
If you listen to this score it will be stuck in your head for the rest of the week
and probably fill you w/ memories from your childhood
I'm a piano player arranging for strings!I have a question: If I have the 1st Violins play div., and i want both voices to play legato and staccato, do I need to put staccato dots/legato lines over both voices or only one?
Hey! I hope you have some to listen to some sax quartet music.
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Please check out my new piece for solo piano ( Rondo Comique):
FEEDBACK IS MORE THAN WELCOME AND MUCH APPRECIATED!
Arranged from Debussy's Children's Corner: The Snow is Dancing, composed for piano, to be played in a string trio comprised of two violins and a cello. https://musescore.com/user/33097745/scores/5725409
What are your guys' feelings towards it?
Hi there! I have yet another piece I'm looking for feedback on (again, preferably constructive criticism, but hey). Please comment on the piece itself preferably, but idc if you post here either.
Comments welcome.... A piece for String Quartet... plus I have a number of new pieces with some strings... (Lauda Anima Mea Dominum)
Hey, I'm a tenor trombone player and am having trouble going beyond middle C without sounding raspy and nasally. These notes are not outside of my range but I cant seem to play them right. Any tips or suggestions?
Hi all, there used to be a flute piece titled "end credits", but it was taken down when the user's account got suspended. Does anyone else know what piece I'm referencing, and can anyone remake it? (I'm not too good in the composing area).
I’ve had lots of people comment this my composition has very difficult chords for the instruments, and that the slurring is decent, but could be improved. Could you give me advice on what to change and what to keep?
Thanks in advance.
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OK maybe something else XD lol
Ive updated my account (hope u like it)
i will be changing my profile picture evry week if i feel like it.
i've been meaning to ask this for a while, but what is patrick doing in the group icon?
I've never touched a violin, viola or a cello, let alone played one. However, there are some emotions that can only be conveyed through their sound. That's why I made this piece.
It is a tribute to my deceased grandfather and was made on the same day of his death. Hope you enjoy it.