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Fugae Virtute "The Power Of Flight"

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A very varied piece! Sounds like a fantasy or a capriccio. And it conveys the feeling of flying at times quite nicely. At 00:30, there is a strange (minor?) chord. Also, sometimes it seems that both hands are overlapping or indeed playing the same note (e.g. around 0:50). A score would be helpful, if possible.

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58 minutes ago, Willibald said:

A very varied piece! Sounds like a fantasy or a capriccio. And it conveys the feeling of flying at times quite nicely.

Thanks!

58 minutes ago, Willibald said:

At 00:30, there is a strange (minor?) chord.

Yes, that was intentional.

58 minutes ago, Willibald said:

Also, sometimes it seems that both hands are overlapping or indeed playing the same note (e.g. around 0:50).

When that happens, usually the other hand would just release while the chord is sustained by the pedal. In other spots, one hand may have to get off very quickly so the other can repeat the note.

58 minutes ago, Willibald said:

A score would be helpful, if possible.

Added! Check the original post.

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Thanks. As far as the score is concerned,  it looks like a real virtuoso piece, at times only playable by taking some liberties, like the bass in m. 22 or in 30/31, to name just two examples. Polyrhythm like in m. 19 to 28 is of course no problem for the advanced virtuoso, but note that e.g. in the 18th century, these were often played like a long and a short note against three short ones, so that in fact both voiced played sort of triplets. This is much easier to play. Just my tuppence. 

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That's Cool!  I just wrote a fugue about flying!  We must be on the same wavelength.  

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Just one quick note on the title: The word fuga means "flight" in the sense of fleeing. In a fugue, one voice seems to flee from the other. "flight" in the sense of flying would be apparently volatus, but with the genitive of volatus as well (u declination) . So "volatus virtute". However,  my Latin is a bit rusty.

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Nice job overall. Very virtuosic and beautiful. I think the first section should be extended because the slow section came too fast for me. I think there are some errors at the beginning of the piece. Is this even playable? It sounds quite hard.

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On 12/16/2017 at 12:00 AM, favi said:

That's Cool!  I just wrote a fugue about flying!  We must be on the same wavelength.  

Nice!

 

On 12/16/2017 at 4:43 AM, Willibald said:

Just one quick note on the title: The word fuga means "flight" in the sense of fleeing. In a fugue, one voice seems to flee from the other. "flight" in the sense of flying would be apparently volatus, but with the genitive of volatus as well (u declination) . So "volatus virtute". However,  my Latin is a bit rusty.

 

Thanks. I have 0 Latin skills, so the translation came from a few friends who are more familiar than I am haha.

 

On 1/5/2018 at 5:54 PM, ilv said:

Is this even playable? It sounds quite hard.

 

Who knows? I'll let you know when I try it out! :dunno:

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