There's a lot of really cool writing in this one. The quintuplet brackets were a strange choice to me, but I can see where you're coming from. I absolutely loved the bass one though; the ending was perfect. Have you heard Schnitkke's 1st Concerto Grosso? It reminded me of a bass version of that ending and I love that one too.
Hi, here are five canons that I wrote as birthday presents for friends over the course of spring. Please excuse my performance, as I'm not really a saxophonist, nor a violist, nor a singer (I am amazed at how well the canon I composed for myself went though, as I only started rehearsing it the night before).
Just an update regarding this competition. The judges are almost done with scoring and reviewing and the results will be posted this Friday! I will compile and post the scores/reviews in another thread (a link will be provided).
In the meantime, keep an eye out for our fall competition guidelines, which I will be posting in the next few days! If anyone has any suggestions for future competitions, please let me know (or post them on the gazillion threads here).
You know how in 4/4 the beaming splits the 8th notes in 4? Like there's two sets of four eighth notes beamed together? If you have the inner two eighth notes as a part of those four, you want to use a quarter note instead of a tied eighth note figure; this is not the same when it is beamed over those 2 beats. Measure 3 is a great example. The first tie you use is correct because it beams over the big beat. The second tie you use is not because it's in the middle of the 2nd beaming figure; use a quarter note.
I'm not really sure why you have so many half step intervals in this piece. It seems very out of place and I get taken out of it while listening whenever it happens.
Other than that, it sounds rather nice. You have a pretty good idea going through it.