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Chamber woodwind + piano piece - Exposition attempt

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Hello

How are you all doing? It's been a very long time since I've posted anything on this site!

This short, incomplete piece is intended to be the first half of an exposition for a Classical-esque woodwind quarter + piano piece. The idea is for it to be a showcase for piano, in the same way as a piano concerto, but with only four woodwinds. To this end, I want the piano to deliver it's own themes, which is why when it finally arrives after a minute or so, it has new melodic material.

Anyway, that's the idea, but I'm stuck with this one and think some feedback would be helpful. Is it worth continuing to finish?

Dan

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Quick note: the transition point from m. 44 to the piano's entrance is a little lackluster compared to the superb counterpoint before it.
Absolutely stick with this, I think. It's a great combo of instruments because of a lot of great doubling options (in the style of someone like Cesar Franck) and if you need things to get bigger, you have the established instrumental timbres to let the left hand do some basic "loud" things. 
At the point when the piano comes you can play the counterpoint as a sort of call and response with scalar figures doubled in the imperfect consonances. Lots of options; I think it's great!

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Thanks for the review Monarcheon. I agree about the section after the counterpoint, that could do with a complete workaround. I'll experiment with doublings and update this post with a new version if I am still unable to finish it! Is there anything you'd like me to review in return? 

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