Microludium no. 28 - Il sereno (Study in minor chords)

For Solo (instrumental or vocal part)

Uploaded on Aug 8, 2018

Minor chord progressions are an inexhaustible source of inspiration to me. This microludium starts with a melodic line - closing in itself, build up of arpegged minor triads, or suggestions of them. The first bar gives the notes of A minor. The first half of the second bar suggests G# minor and the second half of this bar suggests B minor. The first two notes of the third bar suggest Bb minor, with a closing A referring to the A minor of the first bar.

The next part of the piece consists of two crossing lines. The right hand moves in a chromatical descending line in minor chords. The left hand consists of an ascending line also in minor chords just a minor third apart from each other. The delicacy of these progressions are the rich sonorities of sounding six note chords, with a filled up eleven note chord in the last bar as its climax.

Microludium miniature Webern Kurtág piano minor chords crossing lines

Pages 1
Duration 00:47
Measures 8
Key signature natural
Parts 1
Part names Piano
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Yeah, it has some French flavour... although I just hear 'Vexations' for the first time after you mentioned it.

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