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  1. I wrote this chorale just now. Let me know if there's anything I can improve on! Thank you chorale_3.mp3
  2. Dear composers, I have to write a harmonic analysis of Bach's BWV 4 (Christ lag in Todesbanden) - Versus 7 for my homework Here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubWCRXefVTw I have knowledge of harmony and chord analysis with Roman numerals. How can I write a harmonic analysis? Could you please give me some tips? Thanks in advance, Duo
  3. I have this hymn I started working on, but I am having trouble notating the melody line. Would someone on here be able to help me finish it?
  4. https://soundcloud.com/ian-campbell-89/d-major-chorale-new-version This is the first draft of a little composition assignment I had for a theory 2 class. I am providing audio with piano rendition and have it scored condensed just because it is more practical. I did not put the fermatas in the score but you will be able to tell where they are from listening to the audio with where it elongates at those points. I'm not really trying to emulate Bach but it would be nice to learn more about Bach chorale harmonization, and as many specific critiques and tips as possible would be good. There are a few things like parallel 5ths across a fermata, and parallel octaves in one place, that I already fixed.
  5. I wrote this as a part-writing exercise, recorded the audio and paul-stretched it. Then I added some paul-stretched finger snaps and hand noises with a little reverb and equalizing. I was pleasantly surprised by how enjoyable this was! :) I've uploaded a pdf of the chorale I used for anyone who's curious. Any comments about either my finished product of the chorale would be welcome, I'm using chorale writing as a "workout" to strengthen some skills I've been working on. p.s the sound you hear @ 1:18 is the school bell ringing... I caught it as I was recording. It surprised me when I listened, but liked it so I kept it. Thanks y'all! Gustav Johnson
  6. I am enamored with the chorale. I love Bach's settings of the Lutheran hymns, I love 19th-century/early 20th century French chorale writing, I love that particular, simple, directly emotional quality. It is for this reason that I am fascinated by the use of chorale-like writing in modern music: for me, it serves as a way to return the long-breathed line so common in the common-pratice era to the often pointillistic, agitato music I am in the habit of writing. What, if any, is its significance to others? In addition, post some of your favorite usages of chorale-like textures in modern music. Mine: Donatoni's Poll, for chamber ensemble: Donatoni was in the habit of writing small, rudimentary gestures that relentlessly continue and eventually form the skeleton of a work, much like the short, staccato scalar figures here. But around :59, he interrupts everything - only briefly - with a craggy, limping chorale that I think is incredibly gorgeous.Bartók's Piano Concerto No. 2, Movement II: http://www.youtube.c...feature=related Stacked fifths in the strings, most beautiful thing ever.
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