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Menuet in E flat major for solo piano

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This is a menuet in e flat major written for piano. The traditional menuet tempo is not held, but it does not feel enough like a scherzo to call it one.

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Cool piece, really. 

This has nothing to do with your music but there's a lot of engraving problems and it just makes it look cluttered (i.e. slurs mixing with dynamics), but maybe that's just an export problem.

The use of the E double-flat instead of a D natural is interesting... I would use the D natural as it's intended to lead back into the tonic, right?

M. 86 seemed awkward to me, only because it turns the previous phrase into 5 bars, which threw me off but isn't wrong by any stretch.

Good work!

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8 hours ago, Monarcheon said:

Cool piece, really. 

This has nothing to do with your music but there's a lot of engraving problems and it just makes it look cluttered (i.e. slurs mixing with dynamics), but maybe that's just an export problem.

The use of the E double-flat instead of a D natural is interesting... I would use the D natural as it's intended to lead back into the tonic, right?

M. 86 seemed awkward to me, only because it turns the previous phrase into 5 bars, which threw me off but isn't wrong by any stretch.

Good work!

 

Thanks for the comment!

You are completely right that the score looks a bit messy. I am still working on this.

I took a look at the E double-flats in m. 25-27. In m. 25+27 I think it could/should be D natural like you said. In m. 26 I think the E double-flat is justified. Being in G flat major, I think it is common to use the E double-flat in these runs. For example, Schubert's impromptu op. 90 no. 2. I've attached the score. In page 8, Schubert also uses E double-flat going to D flat (while being in the key of G flat major).

The transition (as far as you can call it one) in M. 86 is indeed a bit hasty and perhaps off-putting. I have been working on some transitional material for this, so I might add that to this post when that is done.

Thanks again for commenting and listening.

 

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On 9-7-2016 at 9:31 PM, Casper Belier said:

on page 6 i see alot of 3's on the leftside bottom, has it any reason, or just drooling?

 

Just drooling haha! I guess something went wrong with the export.

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good use of repeat, I have always thought that repeating makes it boring but your composition brings me to a new horizon. More things to learn for me

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3 hours ago, Cyborg W said:

good use of repeat, I have always thought that repeating makes it boring but your composition brings me to a new horizon. More things to learn for me

 

Thank you very much! Glad to have been of help. :)

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Wonderful.  If someone told me this was some long lost undiscovered Chopin work, I'd believe them.  Just curious, what makes this more of a minuet rather than a waltz?

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1 hour ago, bkho said:

Wonderful.  If someone told me this was some long lost undiscovered Chopin work, I'd believe them.  Just curious, what makes this more of a minuet rather than a waltz?

 

Thank you very much. And good point! Since I've started writing this piece I have been pondering on how to name it. It's not written in stone yet, so I might change it to a waltz. ;)

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