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Variation on a theme contest (Ended)

It is about the time of the anniversary of the death of my beloved grandfather. As I think I have not done enough deeds for him before he passed away, I would honour him with a contest. I would like you to make a variation on this theme by Schumann. I gave you historical background on the piece in the description of the work. 

https://musescore.com/hazim_azlan/theme-for-contest-31-december
Edit: Link closed due to the end of the contest

Rules:
This must only be for piano solo
The variation must be under 4 minutes and longer than 30 seconds. 
You may use any form in your composition: sonata, rondo, theme or variations
Have fun!

Winners will  have a follow from me and maybe have their piece placed in my upcoming Carnaval suite for solo piano. 

The contest will end on 6 January (Happy birthday Scriabin!)
Extended to 10th January

Good job to MadDuck for winning this contest!
Piece:https://musescore.com/quack/variations1

What is your favourite violin concerto?

Happy new year everyone! 

Did you know, on this day, the German composer Johannes Brahms premiered his Violin Concerto in D major with Hungarian violinist, Joseph Joachim in 1897? This concerto which has been claimed by Polish violinist, Henryk Wieniawski as an "unplayable" work while Spanish violinist, Pablo Sarasate refused to play the work. Now it is one of the greatest violin concertos ever written and it is very famous today.

Here is a link to my favourite recording of this concerto played by Itzhak Perlman:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7C_U7eUbVd8


What is your favourite violin concerto? Tell me below.

What instrument do you play?

I know this group is dead. It makes me so sad, since TwoSet is still alive and well. If we want to compare to Reddit, we've got to step up our game!!! I'm new and I'm sure other new people have tried when they joined to revive the group, but it doesn't mean I'm not going to try!

So, I know that a lot of TwoSet fans don't play violin (some don't play instruments at all). I wondering how many members here actually play violin?

I'll start us off. I play piano, and have been for the last 4 years (so, relative amateur). I don't play violin and all I know about it is from TwoSet, though my brother just picked up the violin.

Writing a Scherzo for String Quartet, which minor key to use?

So I am writing a Scherzo in the key of Eb major for a String Quartet. And the question came to mind of what minor key to use for the Trio section. I'm pretty certain that I want to do a shift from major to minor, since most Scherzi have either a shift from major to minor or vice versa as you get into the Trio section. But the question is what minor key to use for the Trio? I see these as my options:

  • Eb minor - Parallel minor(notating it as D# minor would make it slightly easier for strings, right?
  • C minor - Relative minor
  • G minor - Mediant minor(which I generally consider to be distantly related but not as distantly related as say C major and Bb major)
  • Circle of fifths motion - These would include Bb minor(the minor dominant) and Ab minor(which for strings should probably be notated as G# minor), F minor could probably be included here too(ii of Eb)

I'm thinking that maybe I should use C minor as my minor key, since that keeps both the close relation and the ease to play, while easily adding some dramatic contrast(especially when combining this with a time signature switch, as I will be doing in my Scherzo in Eb, where the Eb major Scherzo and Coda are in 2/4 and the Trio is in 6/8). But, I don't know for sure. So, I was thinking that maybe I should ask the people in this group which minor key they would prefer to have come after Eb major in the Trio section of a Scherzo.

For some added context, several times in the Eb major Scherzo section, I tonicize Bb briefly before going back to Eb major

So would you prefer that I use the key of Eb minor since the majority of Scherzi have this parallel key switch? Or would you prefer that I use C minor because it is easy to play? Or would you prefer that I move to the Mediant minor of G minor because it kind of reminds you of the Bb major that has previously appeared in the Scherzo? Or would you prefer that I move by Circle of Fifths to a different key?   

Woodwind quintet arrangement of a double bass sonata

Dear Woodwinds, I have now finished my arrangement of Robert Fuchs' sonata for double bass and piano from 1913, whereby the piano is transformed into a wind quintet. I had a lot of fun making it and I think that shines through in the final result. I already posted about this a year ago but I only had one movement sketched out back then. Please have a listen, it might be fun.

https://musescore.com/user/352976/scores/5387345

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT:

Every time you enter a score into the contest, you need to upload it to the sheet music section of the group itself. It will make it easier to find them to judge. Also, you need to rename them to say CMC Contest. For example
"CMC Contest #5 Sonata in C Minor". Please reply if you read this if you are confused reply as well.

Sincerely,
CMC. 

Hi y'all!

Hope y'all are having a great day , and a good year so far.
I would be really thankfull if you checked out the beggining of a fantasy , which isn't finnised yet. I would like if one could affirm to me that it's playable ( a friend of mine said so , but , I would like opinions by many other people.)

Her is the link to check it out:

 
https://musescore.com/user/30906161/scores/5914828

Have a lovely rest of the day and take care of yourself!