Category Archives: Composition (classical)

Maybe Late or Early


In May last year I sketched the outline of a melody as a piano piece, and promptly forgot about it.  However something has got me into music mode over the past couple of weeks, starting with rediscovering that wonderful Elgar … Continue reading

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As Re Quest-ed


The theme of Quest for the current photo challenge strikes a particular chord with me, and is write up my street! I have regarded each composition I started writing as a quest adventure for myself and the listener, and each novel was not … Continue reading

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Quests for Harmony


 Will it cause dissonance if I am late for the Weekly Photo Challenge themed  Harmony? Though marketing does cause alarm I hope that it will do no harm If I may show, so you can see A cover of some … Continue reading

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FULL ANNIVERSARY PARTY-CULARS


Our party at the Yacht Club was a blast – from the past!   The memories of all the happy (many after getting exhausted, completely saturated, and gale-blasted) times we had spent there came back to us strongly.  There were also … Continue reading

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Warning: this post contains graphic scenes of destruction and violins.


  (See sidebar on right for translation widget, links to compositions and novels, and awards etc.) In 1996, while taking a lunchtime stroll in Durban City Centre to clear my head after a morning of work, I spotted a new … Continue reading

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SIX WORD STORY CHALLENGE: Inspiration.


    This week the Figments of a DuTchess Six Word Story Challenge is on:  Inspiration.    A tantalising theme opens melodic floodgates.  © Colonialist June 2013 (WordPress)  

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THE REALLY AWFUL BALLAD OF SHAKA THE NUT.


The NaPoWriMo prompt: Today, let’s try another musical form — the ballad. Traditionally, ballads were rhymed poems that told a story of some kind, and were often set to music. They were sometimes set in four-line verses, with an ABAB … Continue reading

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