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Luis Hernández

Canon with ostinato

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This is an exercise. Taking the bass from Purcell's Dido Lament (when I am laid) as a ground bass, I built a canon at the unison.

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m. 12 - F vs. F#
m. 15 - F# vs. G
m. 28 - Eb vs. E
Could have benefitted from some standard resolutions of suspensions but it works okay regardless.

 

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I think this is nice. Short but effective. As an aside I must confess that during those rare times when I am laid my mood tends to be somewhat less somber.

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On 16/11/2016 at 9:09 PM, Monarcheon said:

m. 12 - F vs. F#
m. 15 - F# vs. G
m. 28 - Eb vs. E

Just if anyone comes around

m.12 = correct as it is

m.15 = correct as it is

m. 28 = better use Eb (melodic minor) than E

This is what my teacher answered to these doubts.

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Great! Personally, I like the way the suspensions resolve. They don't quite release to the totally pleasant place you want. It's more like a sigh, which fits with the theme of a lament. 

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