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Valse Miniature - Solo Piano


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Hello, I wanted to share this piece of mine for solo Piano, played by Gamma1734 on youtube, titled 'Valse Miniature' (the score is in the video too). I'd be happy to know your opinions of it!

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François

 

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Very nice.  Very simple theme shaped by what seems like a harmonic-relativity approach to the harmony which creates plenty of harmonic contrast.  Also, plenty of breaks to the slow waltz rhythm which give the piece less of a dance-like flavor and more of a melancholy and uncertain one.  I do have to say I love this kind of harmonic ambiguity.  Although you do use plenty of F minor chords which is what the key signature would suggest the key to be, you've also got plenty of Db major and minor, not to mention that you end on a Bb minor chord which I guess in this context would be the subdominant (which is a nice touch).  I do have to say that I had to let this piece grow on me before I could fully enjoy it.  It seems to be kindred in harmonic language and conception to Satie's Gymnopedies.  Very enjoyable.  Thanks for sharing!

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4 hours ago, PeterthePapercomPoser said:

Very nice.  Very simple theme shaped by what seems like a harmonic-relativity approach to the harmony which creates plenty of harmonic contrast.  Also, plenty of breaks to the slow waltz rhythm which give the piece less of a dance-like flavor and more of a melancholy and uncertain one.  I do have to say I love this kind of harmonic ambiguity.  Although you do use plenty of F minor chords which is what the key signature would suggest the key to be, you've also got plenty of Db major and minor, not to mention that you end on a Bb minor chord which I guess in this context would be the subdominant (which is a nice touch).  I do have to say that I had to let this piece grow on me before I could fully enjoy it.  It seems to be kindred in harmonic language and conception to Satie's Gymnopedies.  Very enjoyable.  Thanks for sharing!

 

Thank you for the comment! I am glad you liked it, indeed it has more of a melancholic flavour. I have also been told that it is reminiscent of Satie's Gymnopedies, and it must be the meditative style I'm trying to get. I wasn't sure which key would be the most appropriate to be honest, I wrote it in F minor at the end but what you are saying makes more sense. I could update the score.
I am glad you enjoyed it : )

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I really love how melancholy this piece is! It really does give me the vibe of Satie's Gymnopedies. I also like how you introduce the melody with the bass note and slowly rising up to the upper register. Very seamless. Overall a solid piece, really enjoyed it!

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On 4/23/2022 at 3:07 AM, Ferrum said:

I really love how melancholy this piece is! It really does give me the vibe of Satie's Gymnopedies. I also like how you introduce the melody with the bass note and slowly rising up to the upper register. Very seamless. Overall a solid piece, really enjoyed it!

 

Thank you for your words! I'm glad you enjoyed it, I've been told indeed it has the vibe of Satie's Gymnopedies, and I'm happy you noticed the introduction of the melody in the bass figure prior : )

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