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Valse Miniature - Solo Piano


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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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