Terms and conditions (*)
Your email will only be used exclusively to send you our newsletters and emails related to Music Jotter. If you do not want to receive email from us, please do not fill out this form.
Thank you for your comment. Yes, I wanted to have a Gigue-like element in it, as it is boring to always write in 4/4 ;-) In the cycle of six preludes I am writing, the third and the sixth one are in compound triple meters (No. 3 is a Pastorale-like 6/8, and No. 6 this Gigue-like 12/8-piece), the first and fourth one fast 4/4, the second and fifth one slow 4/4. As for the modulations, you certainly have a point, as I tried some more daring methods to modulate. E.g. I coloured the circle of fifths sequences with secondary dominants; the modulation in m. 11-12 from C major to f minor to Eb Major is something I didn‘t attempt before. Also, the sequence in m. 6-8 is something I am idiomatically accustomed to -- I didn’t even plan it but wrote it rather spontaneously --- but is certainly not everybody’s cup of coffee.
If it is possible within your time schedule, I would be very happy if you could point out where the bass line felt awkward. Tastes may differ, but it is also very possible I simply made a mistake. And even if I thought these notes would sound fine together, it would be of interest for me to revisit the relevant passages and see if I could come up with other solutions.
Thanks for the feedback!
Yes I posted a youtube link. If it does not work you can find the music by typing (Constant Goddard: Meditations of a weary mind II - Sepia Ensemble )into the youtube search bar.