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Perhaps a Chorale in C-sharp minor...

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Just (hopefully to be) a chorale with a great lack of homophony (which I once read to be a pretty characteristic attribute of chorales as a whole) so I'm not really sure whether to call it a somewhat heterodox chorale or something else I might be utterly missing. I began it just today and have spent most time this day finishing and arranging it for a string quartet, whose version I'll probably be uploading in a few minutes. Annyway, here it is:

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It sounds good.

I love the sound of the harpsichord. I don't care very much about parallels and that, if it sounds nice to me.... I love the final part when te lower voice takes the G# in m. 22.Nice change to prepare the end.

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Thank you so much. Are there really so many parallels? If so, I'm either blind or deaf. Besides how unlearned I am in harmony, thank you.

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On 12/21/2019 at 1:32 PM, Nloki said:

Thank you so much. Are there really so many parallels? If so, I'm either blind or deaf. Besides how unlearned I am in harmony, thank you.

 

That's okay, you aren't the first one to run into the issue of parallels. I run into parallel fifths and octaves all the time in my canons and fugues, even when I try to avoid those parallels. I also run into parallel fourths a lot, though not as much as parallel fifths or parallel octaves. Parallel thirds and sixths are okay as long as there aren't so many in a row that the 2 voices in parallel motion don't sound independent anymore(I usually try to stick to 4 or fewer thirds or sixths in a run of parallels before going back to contrary and oblique motion in my contrapuntal works).

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This certainly is an active, contrapuntally rich chorale. I quite like it. The parallel octaves and fifths are all over the piece -but... I'm not bothered by them in the least. Nice work. 

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