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If They May Dance: Grand Waltz for Orchestra

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'If They May Dance' is quasi-programmatic, depicting a waltz that continually rises and falls until reaching a bombastic conclusion. A main melody is weaved into the piece itself: it constantly changes into slightly different forms to keep the piece cohesive.

This work is the summit of my composing career so far. It also marks the longest time I've ever spent on a singular piece (~4 months). I'm pretty happy with it, and I don't really have much else to say about it. My progress throughout is documented in this thread; if you're interested, feel free to check it out.

As usual, all feedback is appreciated! Would love to hear from you all 😊

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  • 3 weeks later...

Hi @Awsumerguy!

Listening casually without following along with the score it sounds like quite a charming piece!  Although I feel like the melody sometimes is a bit unadventurous, lacking in cadential points lending to an impression of being a little lacking in direction (because it seems to wander up and down and clings too closely to the tonic chord for long periods of time and repeating itself over and over in essence creating a piece without any sections but consisting of a long exposition of the main theme over and over and with some key changes).  Like I said though - it is a charming idea which I enjoyed listening to.  Thanks for sharing!

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