March in F Major
Uploaded on Dec 10, 2017
Enough of pessimistic marches for a little bit. Let's listen to an optimistic, spirited march!
This march's starting F major portion is happy and lively, rolling along into a sunny future. It isn't entirely innocent when it shifts to A flat major and then F minor, but it figures out how to be optimistic again and moves back to F major.
The B flat major trio is a nice contrast, with its stately motions and more regal atmosphere. Like the F major march proper, though, it does inflect towards the parallel minor. Bars 103-123 remind me of an American march break strain.
I actually came up with the first bars of this piece by riffing on the last four notes of my Sonata-Allegro in F Minor ("Complexity Within") (https://www.musescore.com/user/9996931/scores/4791177). There might be a 4-movement piano sonata with "Complexity Within" as the first movement and this as the second movement coming up. This does fit in a regular piano sonata, after all--it's in compound ternary form.
Both sections remind me of Beethoven's music at times. This piece especially reminds me of the second movement of Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 28 in A Major, Op. 101 (you can hear it in https://musescore.com/classicman/scores/119945 and tell me how similar my piece is).
Tell me if this piece needs more slurs and/or other markings.
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