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Friday, September 4, 2009

Concertino First Movement Completed

I have had some solid work sessions over the past few days and I have completed the first movement of my Concertino. I was correct when I said the vision for the structure would become clear when I completed the lyrical section. The lyrical section ends at m. 100 and I went into a short development of the four syncopated measures of the lyrical theme. The development is a short trio for saxophone, euphonium and percussion. After stating the four measures, I slip into a syncopated background figure that first occurs at m. 17. Following this interplay between instruments, a return to the full band playing material from M 16 fit nicely. I expanded the instrumentation and altered the solo saxophone part slightly during this recapitulation. I did not recapitulate the lyrical theme. Instead I brought the movement to a close with a three measure coda.

I plan to adapt a movement from and earlier composition for saxophone, piano and orchestra for the second movement. I'll begin working on that next week.

I have also completed two of the three movements of my adaptation of my orchestral piece Legacy for the enhaké quartet. This is going well and I'll blog on it and put up samples soon.

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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