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I don't know if anyone here at all is interested in these but w/e. there are no prizes and i am not guaranteed to comment on entries.

 

 

Continue in two voices, obeying common practice rules of voice-leading:

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Endeavour to fit to a traditional binary (A :||: B) or rounded binary (A :||: B A') dance form.

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Guest Ravel's Hookers

I'm surprised he hasn't managed to find a way to slip in the fact that he's one of the Top 6 Slavakraine composers.

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if anyone's curious, the original (much less creative...) minuet was for flute and keyboard and i only retroactively decided to turn it into an exercise

 

'll try not to break my own rules in future :<

 

edit: extra credit to people who spot every common practice harmony rule i break in this thing

 

Minuetto per flauto traverso e cembalo.pdf

Sonata per flauto traverso e cembalo.aiff

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if anyone's curious, the original (much less creative...) minuet was for flute and keyboard and i only retroactively decided to turn it into an exercise

 

'll try not to break my own rules in future :<

 

edit: extra credit to people who spot every common practice harmony rule i break in this thing

 

attachicon.gifMinuetto per flauto traverso e cembalo.pdf

attachicon.gifSonata per flauto traverso e cembalo.aiff

 

 

fifths in m.12, m.23, octaves going into it(22-23), a weak doubling in m.15,31 (more of a soft rule), and I guess the voice crossings are okay between keyboard and solo. Too tired to look more closely.

 

the four bars after the repeat were quite handsome. The whole piece has a strong sense of forward motion, and is generally quite pleasant.

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Seems like people are finding these useful so here's another.

 

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Write a balanced second half (need not be the same length), appropriate to a variation theme, that returns to the tonic, sticking close to the style of the given excerpt.

 

(audio given below)

 

Piece for string trio.mp3

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octave parallel ms 4, vla+vc, and hidden octaves later on...

really helpful to sell this as "the style of the given excerpt", because it clearly isn't the classical style

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octave parallel ms 4, vla+vc, and hidden octaves later on...

 noticed that too, played around with it a bit, and came up with this. I'll probably spend a couple of minutes on the second part later. I'd say the style is kinda schubert (especially the first bar), with some pseudo-brahms phrase extending

 

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octave parallel ms 4, vla+vc, and hidden octaves later on...

really helpful to sell this as "the style of the given excerpt", because it clearly isn't the classical style

 

yes, wasn't meant to be. part of the point of the exercise is determining the style.

 

of course, solutions that take into account classical rules of voice-leading are fine as well. up to you how much you want to change the original.

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solutions that take into account classical rules of voice-leading are fine as well.

 

lol. my kind of exercise

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write a four-voice fugue for keyboard on the following subject:

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this is an actual exercise i got low marks on at cambridge, going to try to do better

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write a four-voice fugue for keyboard on the following subject:

subject1_0001.png

 

this is an actual exercise i got low marks on at cambridge, going to try to do better

 

Ugh, Baroque mordents.  Would you be able to clarify what that one is supposed to be?

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that's not a mordent, it's a standard symbol meaning both "continues at this pitch" and "end of subject"

 

i.e. that's where you bring in the answer, while the voice in which the subject started continues starting from a b-flat

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Oh weird, I thought I posted my solution already. Here it is. I feel this would be a hard subject to work with because of it's harmonic implications. Also, there aren't a lot of options for a good CS. Maybe there's something with really short motives separated by rests, but I haven't looked too hard.

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