It is mary had a little lamb. As a jazz/swing piece. For trombone choir.
This is a piece that I composed to sound pastoral(in other words, like the countryside). I used this sequence of modulations:
F major -> C major -> A minor -> Bb major -> C minor -> G minor -> Bb major -> F major
The first F major section is supposed to sound like the sun is rising. Then in the C major, A minor, and Bb major sections, it sounds relatively peaceful. But the Fate motive appearing in both the bassoon and the piano foreshadows the C minor section, and the last entry of the Fate motive being on a C minor chord makes it sound like I am directly borrowing from Beethoven's 5th. Once I get to the C minor section, there is a jolt, both in dynamics and in tempo. The tempo almost doubles and the dynamics become fortissimo. I also use a repeating progression twice in this section. Here it is:
i -> i6(first inversion tonic) -> i -> iv(with Ab in the melody giving a more dissonant tone) -> i -> i6 -> i -> vii°7 -> i
Now there were a lot of ways that I could have gone from C minor back to F major. Here are just a few:
- Circle of fifths, ending it on the subtonic dominant 7th in D minor
- Ending the progression at F minor and then going straight to F major via parallel modulation
- Ending the progression at C minor, then going to C major which leads to F major
- Ending the progression at B°7 and resolving it to C major, again leading to F major
I decided to start like the circle of fifths progression, going to G minor. From there I went to the mediant of G minor followed by a plagal motion to F major.
Once I got back to F major, I decided on having the flute play a melody to give us a sense that the drama of the C minor section is over. This melody, I accompanied in the bassoon. Later, when the melody comes back, I change the register to be down an octave and have it played by the bassoon. The flute harmonizes and embellishes it with a countermelody of its own. Towards the end, I have all 4 instruments playing simultaneously and there is a ritardando, going from the 120 BPM of the G minor and second Bb major sections to the 60 BPM at the end. In the third to last measure, the harp does a diatonic glissando. I intended for it to be diatonic to avoid much dissonance between the Bb major harmony and the glissando. In the measure after that the harp does a long trill and then it ends with arpeggios in the harp and block chords everywhere else. These last 3 measures are again fortissimo. But because there is no modulation or sudden tempo change, the fortissimo in those last 3 measures just sounds like a typical ending cadence and so even though mezzo forte and fortissimo have quite a noticeable difference in intensity and there is a busy texture in the mezzo forte before it, there isn't much of a noticeable dynamic jolt. The flute and bassoon move in contrary motion over the piano chords in the last 2 bars, both to an F but in different octaves.
I didn't compose this for your typical quartet. Instead I thought "Which instruments would go well with the countryside in terms of their sound?" Piano, Harp, and Flute were obvious ones. To help balance the woodwinds against the piano and harp, I decided on having a second woodwind instrument. I didn't go with the Oboe because it sounds pretty nasal in timbre compared to other woodwinds(would probably be a very good instrument though if I wanted to make a piece sound Scottish). Another instrument that I could have used is the Clarinet(which in the case of this piece would be a Bb clarinet). It sounds mellow like the flute. But I figured that I didn't need a more mellow sound, I needed some warmth to the sound. And I knew just which woodwind instrument would provide a warm quality to the piece. That would be the Bassoon, which is comparable to the cello because of its wide pitch range and warm tone.
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I started transcribing "portals" from avengers endgame, and its still a WIP but id like to hear feedback. Thanks and enjoy!
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gee, it is not too early to think about Halloween, is it? After having heard many neat compositions of spooky music here at musescore, I thought, why not have a Halloween Music Contest. So submit your original fun spooky music for this contest to end appropriately on Oct 31. Can't wait to hear your compositions.
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For me I can’t wait to be done my piano sonata but I also am excited to compose a concerto for piano and orchestra!
This is a piece that means a lot to me. I started writing it back in late October, inspired by events in my life from the previous few months. I worked very slowly on it, maybe a minute or so every few days, but what it meant to me was quite a lot.
It got halted in November, after just the first 16 bars had been written.
Almost 6 months on from that, I decided to carry on, realising that I could use it as a way to see how I've changed as a composer since then. The short answer is - I haven't. The first melody still came back. The second section represents where I've been in the intervening 6 months, but ultimately I've discovered I'm still the person I was, 10 Months On (from July 2018). I'm pretty happy with that.
I hope you enjoy it. This is not a work intended to be criticised too hard, and I have no plans to edit it. This is just what came to me to write, not something I've slaved over.
That's coming next month...
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I play The flute. And I was wondering what piece I should play next… I learned the music really easily I've been playing with it for about 3 1/2 years any recommendations would mean a lot, Thank you!