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So this uploaded this piece a couple of months ago (original in the archives). I have added an another movement, and I think I can say now that this work is pretty complete (barring some minor revisions). Impromptus are collection of short orchestral pieces that I have written (on a whim basically) in the past year and a half. They consist of short movements each with a unique mood and form. The 3rd movement (the Berceuse) was inspired by a theme by Christian Perrotta (I'll link his original theme below). The instrumentation is fairly the same throughout the whole piece. Let me know what you guys think, and thanks for listening/commenting! Christian's theme: http://www.youngcomposers.com/music/listen/7827/Tema (Challenge No. 4)
I attached the final two movements as just MP3's, as I have yet to upload them to YouTube. This is my most extended piece of music, which was completely over the period of about 6 days. It consists of nine movements for orchestra based around Dante's Inferno, a description of Hell. The score may need some revision, but the work as a whole is ~160 pages, so minor revisions are to be put off. Enjoy, and check out my YouTube channel for a more in-depth description of some of the individual pieces.
This is a suite made of some new and not-so-new material. The name "Lake Suite" (Suíte Lacustre) comes from the surname of my friend Deborah Lago (lago = lake, in Portuguese), to whom this suite is dedicated. The movements are: 1 - Prelude 2 - Cantabile 3 - Elegy 4 - Ricercare 5 - Interlude 6 - Toccata
A few years ago I didn't like suites, sonatas... because they seemed boring at the time. As the time went by, I started to realize the inner structure of those forms, and appreciate them more. Most recently, I have became sort of a structure freak, observing relations between sections, movements..., and it does indeed fascinate me. I've also been composing for some time now, but didn't write that much material. Most recently I have firmly set a goal for me, a keyboard suite in c minor. So far, I've written 3 movements, Prelude (presto), Adagio and Scherzo (Allegro assai). The movements yet to be written: Trio, Chorale, Finale. I structured it like this: Prelude (very fast repeating figure going through different harmonies) 2/4 Adagio (as a contrast to the prelude - polyphony in 3 parts) 2/2 Scherzo - Trio - Scherzo d. c. (fast scherzo and relatively slow trio) 3/4 Chorale (slow, hymn - like homophonic four part harmony movement) 4/4 Finale I have a few questions. Please if you're going to answer 'just do whatever you feel is the best', don't even bother writing it. 1. Should at least one movement be completely in a major key (e. g. Trio or Chorale) 2. Is it better for the Finale to be in 6/8 meter and act like a jig so the suite closes like a baroque dance suite, or should I use a rondo form like closing a sonata. 3. I was thinking for some time about adding an 'extra' movement in the middle ('the center movement') between adagio and scherzo. Perhaps a Toccata of some sort, or a rondo movement, but then a jig at the end... Or is it good just the way it is now. I know it is a lot of text here, but... I wanted to be informative. I would have put the first 3 movements up here for you to listen, but I don't have a microphone, and MIDI synthethization is just lame.