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Piano piece in Eb (Beethoven inspired)


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Yesterday I was hearing some Beethoven sonatas and I got inspired to write that short piece.

It has a ABA' form. A in EbM, B in Ebm and quite contrasting in character. A' is a repetition of A but with triplet accompaniment instead of eighth notes. 

I have two questions: 

  • No idea about the name. Any ideas?
  • Are there parallel 5ths on mesures 73-74? It looks like, but the passing note G creates a sense of different harmony, though it's in a weak beat. I could change the "tenor" line to avoid that, but I wanted to have the same notes before the deceptive cadence as on mesure 77 in the final cadence. Otherwise, being a piano piece I don't think those 5ths are as evident as for human voices. What do you think? image.png.ce0863081659b63ddb0dd98730750811.png

 

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35 minutes ago, Guillem82 said:

Are there parallel 5ths on mesures 73-74? It looks like, but the passing note G creates a sense of different harmony, though it's in a weak beat. I could change the "tenor" line to avoid that, but I wanted to have the same notes before the deceptive cadence as on mesure 77 in the final cadence. Otherwise, being a piano piece I don't think those 5ths are as evident as for human voices. What do you think? 

I wouldn't mind about this. You're not writing strict counterpoint. Those 5ths are not in the extreme voices (bass-melody). And, besides, I think fifths at the bottom of the chord is a way to give stability.

On the other hand, good work. I like the pedal note.... Only one figure against the other sounds a bit awkward to me: 

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19 hours ago, Luis Hernández said:

I wouldn't mind about this. You're not writing strict counterpoint. Those 5ths are not in the extreme voices (bass-melody). And, besides, I think fifths at the bottom of the chord is a way to give stability.

On the other hand, good work. I like the pedal note.... Only one figure against the other sounds a bit awkward to me: 

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Thanks for the feedback @Luis Hernández!

You are right that fast figures sound a bit hasty, I had some doubts there with the rythmic transformations of the reexposition with the triplets accompaniment there. I'll give a review on that. 

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15 hours ago, PaperComposer said:

Great job!  I would maybe call it a "Bagatelle in Eb" ... seems appropriate for the period.  I also don't think the hidden 5ths are anything to worry about.  I also have those in my Gigue in Eb.  (-:

 

Yes, Bagatelle sounds appropiate for a single piano piece like that. Thanks for the idea @PaperComposer! Good to know the 5ths are not a bit deal, I'll leave it like that 🙂

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Very nice.

I love the contrast between the A and B sections. Your piece reminds me very much of Beethoven and the other late Classical composers. To fit with that, I would call it "Bagatelle" or maybe "Impromptu".

I like the repeated notes in the inner voice, however I feel they lose some of their effect when the note is frequently changed, such as Bars 62-64. The change from quavers at the start to triplets in the recapitulation is a very clever idea though!

Fantastic work Guillem!

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This is beautiful. It is definitely inspired by Beethoven!

The A section was graceful and airy, and the B section was the contrast it needed. It felt stunted though! I would have made bars 41-43 twice as long and given it a wider cadence, but hey that's just me. I wanted more of it haha.

Well done Guillem, I'll be coming back to this one because I liked it so much 😄

 

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On 9/12/2020 at 10:04 AM, AuroraInClouds said:

I really like this piece, especially how you executed the B part. Gives a strong contrast and I wasn't expecting that. I'd call the piece "On a Purple Meadow" I hear a lot of purple, especially in B 🙂

 

Cheers

 

Thanks for you comments!

Just curious about the meaning of purple for you. What does that colour inspires you? 

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On 9/12/2020 at 12:55 PM, aMusicComposer said:

Very nice.

I love the contrast between the A and B sections. Your piece reminds me very much of Beethoven and the other late Classical composers. To fit with that, I would call it "Bagatelle" or maybe "Impromptu".

I like the repeated notes in the inner voice, however I feel they lose some of their effect when the note is frequently changed, such as Bars 62-64. The change from quavers at the start to triplets in the recapitulation is a very clever idea though!

Fantastic work Guillem!

 

Thanks @aMusicComposer, happy you like that 🙂. Yes, Bagetelle feels very appropiate!

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13 hours ago, Thatguy v2.0 said:

This is beautiful. It is definitely inspired by Beethoven!

The A section was graceful and airy, and the B section was the contrast it needed. It felt stunted though! I would have made bars 41-43 twice as long and given it a wider cadence, but hey that's just me. I wanted more of it haha.

Well done Guillem, I'll be coming back to this one because I liked it so much 😄

 

 

Thanks @Thatguy v2.0! You are right the contrasting section is both intense and short. I tryed to make it a bit longer, but it wasn't convincing a all, so I keep it as 8mesures section and 10 in the repetition with the half cadence on the dominant pedal to lead it again to the A section in Eb Major. 

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