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Tregua - Truce (Christmas piece for two pianos)


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I wanted to share this little piece composed by a friend of mine and me, two years ago, for Christmas.

It was inspired by the facts taking place in World War I, when there was a spontaneous truce in Belgium. Each band (English and German) started to sing Silent Night in their own languages, the fighting was stopped, and they even shared gifts and hugs. The next day they buried the fallen soldiers...

(Sorry, in the score it is explained in Spanish).

 

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Very sweet piece. 

The instrumentation was well used, the harmony is simple but it gets quite interesting at places.

The only thing I don't like is the transition in M. 29 and 30. I feel it drags too much attention to itself and undermines the part right after. But that's just my opinion.

Beside that, it's a very nice work throughout.

Congratulations!

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On 12/21/2019 at 8:33 AM, Jean Szulc said:

The only thing I don't like is the transition in M. 29 and 30.

I agree with this.

The opening measures's push and pull factor is great when there's counterpoint, but there might be more that be done dynamically to make the stases have a tad more weight. Lovely work, overall.

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