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Edom means "red" in Hebrew, and it was and ancient city / region next to the Dead Sea.

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One question I have is why you didn't use the traditional augmented second interval (i.e., Eb - F#) often associated with this subject matter? This would have really drawn the inspiration home -at least to me.

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10 hours ago, jawoodruff said:

One question I have is why you didn't use the traditional augmented second interval (i.e., Eb - F#) often associated with this subject matter? This would have really drawn the inspiration home -at least to me.

 

You mean like s G harmonic minor? Or just the interval...

I don't know, it began in a sort of Bm but it went through some layers of polychords.

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3 hours ago, Luis Hernández said:

You mean like s G harmonic minor? Or just the interval...

I don't know, it began in a sort of Bm but it went through some layers of polychords.

 

And by, yes.. sort of... what I meant was that usually its just the interval -as its usually modified even in major modalities. I like to think of it as the Middle Eastern Interval -as you see it a lot in the music of Bloch and others. I didn't realize this was in Bm... it almost sounded whole tone in some spots -was that intentional?

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@jawoodruff

Many times I don't think in a tonality, or I mix tonal music with other things, so there was nothing intentional.

Regarding those scales with augmented seconds and semitones I'm used to hear them all the time. I live in the Mediterranean coast and all the traditional scales around are based on those intervals, from Middle East to Spain, from North Africa to Balkans.... I didn't want an ethnic flavor. In fact, I liked that Edom means Red.

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5 hours ago, Luis Hernández said:

@jawoodruff

Many times I don't think in a tonality, or I mix tonal music with other things, so there was nothing intentional.

Regarding those scales with augmented seconds and semitones I'm used to hear them all the time. I live in the Mediterranean coast and all the traditional scales around are based on those intervals, from Middle East to Spain, from North Africa to Balkans.... I didn't want an ethnic flavor. In fact, I liked that Edom means Red.

 

No worries at all. Was just surprised to not hear the augmented second. The piece is good. Was just a query. 🙂

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