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new composition! "Waltz of rememory" feedback wanted!

  This music music has a sense of tragedy with romanticism and a bit of modernism accents.
Of course you will hear one of the most popular classical music progressions (baroque epochs progressions of fifth) but i wanted to do my own version of that progression.  Maybe you can relate my piece with someone others... leave your comment i would like to know what others think...

https://musescore.com/user/27686937/scores/5639783

new composition! "Waltz of rememory" feedback wanted!

  This music music has a sense of tragedy with romanticism and a bit of modernism accents.
Of course you will hear one of the most popular classical music progressions (baroque epochs progressions of fifth) but i wanted to do my own version of that progression.  Maybe you can relate my piece with someone others... leave your comment i would like to know what others think...

https://musescore.com/user/27686937/scores/5639783

new composition! "Waltz of rememory" feedback wanted!

 This music music has a sense of tragedy with romanticism and a bit of modernism accents.
Of course you will hear one of the most popular classical music progressions (baroque epochs progressions of fifth) but i wanted to do my own version of that progression.  Maybe you can relate my piece with someone others... leave your comment i would like to know what others think...

https://musescore.com/user/27686937/scores/5639783

new composition! "Waltz of rememory" feedback wanted!

 This music music has a sense of tragedy with romanticism and a bit of modernism accents.
Of course you will hear one of the most popular classical music progressions (baroque epochs progressions of fifth) but i wanted to do my own version of that progression.  Maybe you can relate my piece with someone others... leave your comment i would like to know what others think...

https://musescore.com/user/27686937/scores/5639783

new composition! "Waltz of rememory" feedback wanted!

  This music music has a sense of tragedy with romanticism and a bit of modernism accents.
Of course you will hear one of the most popular classical music progressions (baroque epochs progressions of fifth) but i wanted to do my own version of that progression.  Maybe you can relate my piece with someone others... leave your comment i would like to know what others think...

https://musescore.com/user/27686937/scores/5639783

new composition! "Waltz of rememory" feedback wanted!

  This music music has a sense of tragedy with romanticism and a bit of modernism accents.
Of course you will hear one of the most popular classical music progressions (baroque epochs progressions of fifth) but i wanted to do my own version of that progression.  Maybe you can relate my piece with someone others... leave your comment i would like to know what others think...

https://musescore.com/user/27686937/scores/5639783

new composition! "Waltz of rememory" feedback wanted!

  This music music has a sense of tragedy with romanticism and a bit of modernism accents.
Of course you will hear one of the most popular classical music progressions (baroque epochs progressions of fifth) but i wanted to do my own version of that progression.  Maybe you can relate my piece with someone others... leave your comment i would like to know what others think...

https://musescore.com/user/27686937/scores/5639783

new composition! "Waltz of rememory" feedback wanted!

  This music music has a sense of tragedy with romanticism and a bit of modernism accents.
Of course you will hear one of the most popular classical music progressions (baroque epochs progressions of fifth) but i wanted to do my own version of that progression.  Maybe you can relate my piece with someone others... leave your comment i would like to know what others think...

https://musescore.com/user/27686937/scores/5639783

new composition! "Waltz of rememory" feedback wanted!

  This music music has a sense of tragedy with romanticism and a bit of modernism accents.
Of course you will hear one of the most popular classical music progressions (baroque epochs progressions of fifth) but i wanted to do my own version of that progression.  Maybe you can relate my piece with someone others... leave your comment i would like to know what others think...

https://musescore.com/user/27686937/scores/5639783

new composition! "Waltz of rememory" feedback wanted!

 This music music has a sense of tragedy with romanticism and a bit of modernism accents.
Of course you will hear one of the most popular classical music progressions (baroque epochs progressions of fifth) but i wanted to do my own version of that progression.  Maybe you can relate my piece with someone others... leave your comment i would like to know what others think...

https://musescore.com/user/27686937/scores/5639783

new composition! "Waltz of rememory" feedback wanted!

 
This music music has a sense of tragedy with romanticism and a bit of modernism accents.
Of course you will hear one of the most popular classical music progressions (baroque epochs progressions of fifth) but i wanted to do my own version of that progression.  Maybe you can relate my piece with someone others... leave your comment i would like to know what others think...

https://musescore.com/user/27686937/scores/5639783

 

What is your composition style and who inspires you?

The composer that influenced me the most is definitely Claude Debussy. I compose in an impressionistic style, which means that my pieces evoke imagery and a sense of story when listening, with some unique chords and controlled dissonance.

Some other compositional styles (not all of them, but some general ones):

Baroque - very structured, rule-abiding, very much single note voices, court dances.
Classical - sonata, orchestral pieces, structured and with set phrases, repetition and controlled expression.
Romantic - feeling-evoking, dramatic, freedom of expression, strong and contrasting note choices.
Impressionistic - image-evoking, a flowing and free tone, more dissonance, more chord choices.
Contemporary, modern, post-modern - jazz, blues, rag, that kinda music, lots of dissonance
Popular/good sounding - repetitive chord structure, very easy to listen to
Technical - compose for the purpose of exercising the fingers

Making a convincing plagal cadence, how?

I am nearing the end of composing the first movement of my suite. And I plan to end the movement using a plagal cadence. But I know that a plagal cadence can be hard to make sound convincing, I mean after all, it is a subdominant to tonic motion. And most of the time if anything, the subdominant moves to the dominant for your classic IV V I or a slightly embellished version of the same cadence such as IV V vii°7 I

I know that part of making a plagal cadence sound convincing is to slow it down. V I could easily be convincing at quarter note speed. Not so easy for IV I to be convincing at that speed. But as you slow it down, IV I becomes more convincing. Another thing that makes the plagal cadence more convincing is having the upper voice move between scale degrees 5 and 6, implying a second inversion subdominant chord. 

Second inversion is the least stable form for any major or minor triad. And scale degrees 6 and 4 naturally want to move downwards. This leads to a convincing tonic resolution from the subdominant. Repeating the chords in a pattern like this

I IV IV I

as it is in the Messiah Chorus, makes the cadence even more convincing.

But do I need to do anything else to make the plagal cadence convincing? Would a leaping bass make it more convincing like it does for an authentic cadence?