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This is an old piece I dug up from many years ago.  It was 32 bars long and lasted about 45 seconds so the whole second half was composed recently on the model of the first 32 bars.  Let me know what you think - I added some dynamics so it's not always nice and quiet and lullaby-ish.  Warning - heavy use of whole-tone scales included, although it does occasionally cadence in more traditional triads.

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I kind of like it despite of the warning, it's simple yet I'm not sure if it's entirely playable. Is it meant to be? There are measures like 16 & 48 where I believe it's not possible to perform what the score says without pedalling (and that'd kinda break the stacatto).

That said, my favourite part is the set M(16-24) or M(48-56) (they're in essence the same 8-bar phrase but transposed, assuming I read correctly).

Kind regards!

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8 minutes ago, Omicronrg9 said:

I kind of like it despite of the warning, it's simple yet I'm not sure if it's entirely playable. Is it meant to be?

Thanks!  Yes it should definitely playable.  It's basically just a bunch of parallel thirds LoL.

9 minutes ago, Omicronrg9 said:

There are measures like 16 & 48 where I believe it's not possible to perform what the score says without pedalling (and that'd kinda break the stacatto).

I guess I should have included this in the score somehow although I don't know what the notation looks like for this but those measures are supposed to be performed with the help of the sostenuto pedal (letting the notes depressed at the beginning of the measure continue to ring while the staccato notes on beat 2 and 3 are played).  Thanks for your informed remarks!

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38 minutes ago, PeterthePapercomPoser said:

I guess I should have included this in the score somehow although I don't know what the notation looks like for this but those measures are supposed to be performed with the help of the sostenuto pedal (letting the notes depressed at the beginning of the measure continue to ring while the staccato notes on beat 2 and 3 are played).

think it may be possible to put an "Sost." or "Sost. Ped." attached to the typical pedal line to clarify. Probably anyone who tried performing it would have guessed it anyway. 👍

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