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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Concertino Continued

I'm back from camping and have been working on the Concertino again as well as the adaptation of my orchestral piece, Legacy, for the quartet enhaké. I hope to post about the adaptation once I complete each movement.

The Concertino is coming along. The ideas are starting to flow more easily. The structure is still very loose and doesn't follow the typical concerto form where the ensemble presents the themes first followed by the soloist presenting the themes. In fact, this piece doesn't really have any themes per se, but rather a number of related motifs that are introduced by both the ensemble and the saxophone. As the movement is developing, the motifs are presented in varying order and with varying instrumentation. The motifs are often expanded therefore the structure is more like a development rather than an exposition. With this being said, I still feel that the piece is both interesting and cohesive.

I will probably fill in some instrumentation as the movement progresses and give it more of a shape with dynamics, but the basic thoughts are already notated.

To see and hear what I have composed thus far, go to http://www.cooppress.net/concertino_blog.html

Dr. B

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