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Commentaries (by me) on details of Bach 4-voiced chorales available in one place

Over the last couple of years, Gertim (now @SDG) has input the entire body of 389 Bach 4-voiced (some are 5) chorale settings collected by Julius Richter in the 1890's, published by Kalmus.   As he has done so, I have commented upon particularly interesting compositional, particularly contrapuntal, details.  He is in the process of moving his corpus, as it were, off of MuseScore, onto his own sites, with custom software.  As part of that, I have digested all of my comments on the chorales (and some responses by Gertim and others) into an additional single page:  https://www.bach-chorales.info/BachChorales/BachChoraleCommentSummary.html
which I think would interest anyone here who really cares about what happened "when Bach met Counterpoint", as it were.  Links back to the playable scores on bach-chorales.info are provided with each comment-set. While a few are mere expressions of subjective wonder or delight, the vast majority deal nuts-and-bolts with dissonance, consonance, gesture, and similar details. Do take a look.

Why Compose In Certain Keys

Hey Everyone!

I'm working on my first few pieces and learning a lot in the process. 

I'm trying to figure out how to pick a key for a song. Is there a general rule of thumb that happy songs are written in certain keys, sad songs fit into others, moody songs fit in the rest.  

How do YOU select the keys for your songs?

Also what resources really helped you when you first started out?

I feel pretty good asking you guys, because I have a lot of respect for the songs that are posted here.

Thanks Guys