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Symphony in E minor

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Hello everyone,

My name is Evan, I'm 15 years old and this is my first symphony. I only really started composing around summer of 2020, and while I've grown up on music, I've found a new appreciation for what goes into creating music. While this project is incredibly ambitious for someone who's such a novice, it only took me 3 days to draft. I've always written at an incredibly fast pace, though I think it leads me into a trap of rushing through things. I've also found that I can't write for ensembles more than once. I have no idea why, but as soon as I finished my first string quartet, I couldn't write another. This may be why I haven't written a piano piece I've felt good about it around 4 months, despite it being my main instrument. In addition to reviewing this, my greatest work, would anyone mind giving me some advice on getting around some of my creative blocks?

Anyway, here is my Symphony in E minor:



The first movement is based in a few themes that I pulled together, and starts with an oboe solo.

The second was actually the first movement that I wrote, and the opening was heavily inspired by the beginning of Schubert's "Unfinished" 8th Symphony.

The third movement is my favorite of the three, it's the shortest but I think the themes I wrote for it are the absolute best in the whole composition.


My process for this piece was actually to come up with some very simple themes before I really started drafting, then I went in and fleshed them out, developed them. This approach gave me a little bit more structure on where I was starting with the music, but also gave me the freedom to do what I wished with that "seed".

I hope you enjoy it, I'm incredibly proud of this piece.

Edited by mercurypickles
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