DanJTitchener Posted July 17, 2014 Share Posted July 17, 2014 (edited) Hey everyone, While reviewing, and then discussing at length, one of Luderart's latest soliloquies, I had the idea that it might be helpful to him for every participant to take one of his starting themes (2-4 bars worth) and demonstrate what could be done with such a starting idea by composing a short piece based on it. I think everyone would benefit from the challenge, and also the (hopefully) improved output from Luderart in the future!The example which I've given before is Mozart's Piano Sonata 7, Mvt. 1, (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D95g_FU5cU0) which has a distinctive main 2-bar motif / idea. There was many things that could have followed that initial flourish and Mozart chose his particular direction. The piece in question is Luderart's 5th soliloquy for clarinet (http://www.youngcomposers.com/music/listen/5481/soliloquy-for-clarinet-no-5/.) Feel free to make minor corrections as you see fit. I suggest using the first 2 bars, but halved into 4 bars, and doubling the tempo to a fast allegro. However, if you want to use just the initial motif, then stick to just the 1st bar (I don't like bars 3-4, and they certainly wouldn't work in my style.) I'd also suggest lowering the second note to an E, and the third to an A, in bar 1. Obviously, change the key, possibly into a major key or even atonal. I'll leave that up to you. He aspires to write a sonata, so I'll write a short one in a Classical period style, feel free to do the same or compose in a totally different form and style if you want. Write for piano solo, quartet, trio or whatever instrumentation you want. I would love if someone wrote a short fugue, for example (the first bar could possibly be cajoled into being a fugal subject.) A short miniature piece at about the same length of his, at 1:30 would also be great for direct comparison. I know you might have pieces you're working on now, so fit this in your to-do list wherever you see fit, no particular time limit. Just link your pieces here when you're done!CheersDan Edited July 17, 2014 by DanJTitchener 3 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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