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Markus Boyd

Trio Sonata work in progress

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Hi guys,

So this is my current project for those who may be interested. I have been listening to a lot of Baroque music lately, particularly the work of Zelenka. I hold his music in great esteem, particularly his trio sonata's which provide an infinite source for inspiration. A favorite of mine from his instrumental catalog is his trio sonata in G minor, number 2.

The opening theme of this my work attached reminds me of something one might hear in an aria by JS Bach for Tenor or Bass, as part of a cantata work. I am a big fan of his cantata's and I would not be surprised if I there is not anything derivative from that body of works. This is the first time I have used keyboard, oboe and bassoon as a combination and I must admit I quite like it.

If there is enough interest in this post I may be persuaded to do a self-analysis of the final work for those who might want to learn some of the schemas I have used here.

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sounds very good so far. I like the relationship with the descending scales. quick question. what sound library are you using? it sounds very clean and I would love a similar set of sounds.

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I use Notion 6, and have purchased some of the sound set upgrades from their website for the instruments that I use, although I personally fail to distinguish the quality between the two. Can't complain about the price though, which including the upgrades has totaled £150. The basic product is roughly £110. I used to use Sibelius 7 Student before last year, and had done since 2012. I could not justify the cost of the full version, which is about £400, and arguably the sound sets are of inferior quality. That said, Sibelius has some useful plug-ins

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Revisiting this project, I have more or less completed the first movement and now should be about filling in the gaps. I found some ofthe counterpoint between the Bassoon and Oboe quite difficult at times, particularly in places that modulate frequently. One can only marvel at the skill of composers such as Zalenka, who could write complex counterpoint so seamlessly 

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