This is my sneaky way of luring the musically challenged to view a post which refers to a:


which you must admit is what the Subject sounds like.

  Hey, where has everyone dashed off to?

  Well, just in case anyone is left, let me say that as you may have noted (giggle) one of my spare-time activities lately has been to compose a first movement of my second of these animals. The results are posted in the top player under my badges.   Be warned – it goes on for nearly eleven minutes.

  I had fun with it. The opening sees the recorder do a two-octave scale and then a wiggle one whole note above that before coming down a bit again. This gives the player an early indication of the range I expect. I never go beyond that into the ‘window-covering’ higher notes, so a moderately-skilled player can manage.

  Then the violin comes in, and is joined by the piano, after which they carry on separately or together.

  I have enjoyed bringing into a fairly melodic work some tensions by way of liberties on the time, without actually changing it. This works well to create a slight feeling of unease in places where the music leaves the jollier sections.

  As always, I have tried to create the sort of listening experience which takes one on a ‘quest’ type of adventure (which I so enjoy writing novels about as well).

© July 2011 Colonialist (Letterdash/WordPress)

About colonialist

Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies. Recently Indie Publishing has been added to this list.
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