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Offline Norbeone

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2 short pieces - contrapuntal studies
« on: March 21, 2008, 02:42:06 PM »
I thought I'd post a couple of pieces of mine which are grounded in contrapuntal technique because of discussion in another thread about contemporary composers and counterpoint.

The first is the second movement of a Piece for Piano Duet called Two Lullabies, and is a double fugue:

[mp3=200,20,0,center]http://www.mediafire.com/?d11h9nj9tmb[/mp3]

alternative link:   http://www.mediafire.com/?d11h9nj9tmb


The second is a very short movement from a group of miniatures for Piano and Violin, called Chapters of a Brook. I'm sure some of you will recognise the subject of the fugue. It's by a pretty well-known composer.  :)   :

[mp3=200,20,0,center]http://www.mediafire.com/?j2g15w4v9up[/mp3]

alternative link:  http://www.mediafire.com/?j2g15w4v9up

Would appreciate any comments and let me know if you'd like to see the score. I don't think it would be too difficult for me to put up.

Thanks

EDIT - Here are links to the scores (PDF format).

2 Lullabies - Fugue   http://www.mediafire.com/?fnx5cstem2g


Chapters of a Brook - Fugal movment    http://www.mediafire.com/?6dltdzey593

NB - the notation is not finalised yet, in that there are enharmonic changes to be made etc
« Last Edit: March 21, 2008, 03:14:49 PM by Norbeone »

lukeottevanger

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Re: 2 short pieces - contrapuntal studies
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2008, 02:43:57 PM »
Before I even listen - yes, I want to see the score! (I'm always happier commenting when specifics can be referred to)  :)

lukeottevanger

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Re: 2 short pieces - contrapuntal studies
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2008, 02:53:23 PM »
....but I really like what I hear!! (Is the lullaby titled ironically?  ;) )

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Re: 2 short pieces - contrapuntal studies
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2008, 02:57:43 PM »
....but I really like what I hear!! (Is the lullaby titled ironically?  ;) )

Of course not, the title and piece are meant to be directly representative of eachother. Are you saying you couldn't fall asleep to it?!

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Re: 2 short pieces - contrapuntal studies
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2008, 06:27:43 AM »
The scores are linked at the top, just incase it hasn't been noticed. 

 :)

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Re: 2 short pieces - contrapuntal studies
« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2008, 06:54:13 AM »
Just listened to the two pieces (and read along with the score). I really like them - wonderful clarity and rigour. Well done! (Can't do analysis, but can understand it - let Luke take care of that...)
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Re: 2 short pieces - contrapuntal studies
« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2008, 06:58:11 AM »
Just listened to the two pieces (and read along with the score). I really like them - wonderful clarity and rigour. Well done! (Can't do analysis, but can understand it - let Luke take care of that...)

Thanks for taking the time to listen. Glad you liked them!   :)

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Re: 2 short pieces - contrapuntal studies
« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2008, 10:46:40 AM »
These pieces are just excellent - I really liked them very much, and the scores reveal how sophisticated the thinking is in them (difficult to take in all that counterpoint from listening alone!). Any chance of more of these pieces?

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Re: 2 short pieces - contrapuntal studies
« Reply #8 on: March 22, 2008, 11:00:39 AM »
These pieces are just excellent - I really liked them very much, and the scores reveal how sophisticated the thinking is in them (difficult to take in all that counterpoint from listening alone!). Any chance of more of these pieces?

Thank you very much, Luke!

I've got some pieces which have been recently performed by students of my university. When I get those recordings, I'll post them up along with the scores.

I would post the complete Chapters of a Brook, but in midi form the other movements would sound horrid, being that there are so many violin harmonics and techniques that could not be heard.


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Re: 2 short pieces - contrapuntal studies
« Reply #9 on: March 22, 2008, 11:54:24 AM »
I understand! I look forward to seeing/hearing whatever you've got, whenever...