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Baroque allegro (Do-Re-Mi)

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Here my new composition.

I have to thank @Markus Boyd, how recomended me the book MUSIC IN THE GALANT STYLE from ROBERT O. GJERDINGEN and it served me of inspiration.

In this book you can find some of the harmonic formulas used in baroque music, like the Romanesca, the Prinner or the Do-Re-Mi form.

The opening theme is in the Do-Re-Mi form, and that's why I named the piece like that.

I highly recommend the book to anyone interested in the music of that period.

Any feedbacks are welcome!

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Hi

Congrats! I like the piece very much.

It really sounds baroque! Great balance between sections (contrasting middle one), lovey sequences, good counterpoint and bass line.

I like you chose piano... and forte, for dynamics. I think it fits in baroque.

Also, the sound is quite good.

I'll check that book. I like baroque.

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I like that you used cadences to lengthen a line or spin off new ones. Was that a topic in this book?

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Nice, elegant and refreshing! It reminded quite a bit of Händel's concerti grossi. If I closed my eyes I could imagine I was in the courts of Brandenburg in the 18th century. 🙂

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Thanks for you comments guys!

Luis Hernández: the textures I use are quite simple, but varied at the same time. For the baseline and the middle I take sometimes the rhythmic material of the first violin I, since I think it helps giving more movement and unity to the piece. For the dynamics I wanted just the contrast between forte and piano, which is enough and as you said was the common practice of the era.

Ken320:The book is about the way musical ideas and progressions of baroque music are constructed, also about the main harmonic patterns and the way they were used within the formal structure. It definitely helps to understand better baroque music.

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Well done again Guillem. You have evidently managed to capture your ideas in a coherent manner as well as exploring neighboring keys to spice things up a little. I much enjoyed your monte at bars  32-34.

To take this a step further you should explore a little counterpoint, or in other words infuse some individual character in some of the parts, particularly the bassline. I see that after your phrases you have a tenancy to pause. Pauses are ok, however if used too often it suggests you are not entirely confident at connecting different phrases. This is not actually that difficult; consider utilizing the bass in such instances . For example In bar 3, I have attached a suggestion in how you could do this  The second violin in this piece either supports the first violin, or the violas and bass. When I write for two violins, I like to add to a degree some communication. 

What I see here is the groundwork for something really quite impressive. You have succeeded at delivering a tonally varied piece of music (which is not always straightforward to do) produced some interesting ideas and above all the harmony works. You obviously learn quickly. The next step I think that you consider is to think about character.

 

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Thanks for the compliment and the ideas, Markus! 

In this case I don't think conecting the phases to be good. The figures on first violin are quite fast, and the pause are there to separete the ideas and make the music breath. Conecting lines are good, but just when they are needed. 

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Hi there,

Very nice compisiton, im glad you have an interest in learning period composision. I love the mood of the piece! Well done.

 

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14 hours ago, Guillem82 said:

Thanks for the compliment and the ideas, Markus! 

In this case I don't think conecting the phases to be good. The figures on first violin are quite fast, and the pause are there to separete the ideas and make the music breath. Conecting lines are good, but just when they are needed. 

 

I suppose you are right. Not all period baroque music is contrapuntal.As Tonskald points out it has a concerto grossi feel. Look forward to hearing your next project Gulliem:)

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Hi @Simen-N, thanks for your feedback! I've heard some of your compositions and I can clearly see you also like baroque music :)

 

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