Monday, June 27, 2016

Diabelli Project 116 - Piece for solo marimba

The Diabelli Project is about offering my weekly flash-composition sketches freely to all. Like Antonio Diabelli's theme, these sketches aren't great music. But perhaps (as in Diabelli's case) there's a Beethoven out there who can do great things with them.

This week my subconscious served up another solo marimba piece. In a way, it's a continuation of No. 114, which was also for marimba. In that sketch, as in this one, every time I begin the melody I add a little more to it. In this case, the additions are measures of 6/8, contrasting with the 3/4 semi-cadence. I think if I were to continue this, the melody would eventually break free of the 3/4, which perhaps would form the building block of a contrasting section. Perhaps.

You may have a different idea about where this should go. As always, you can use any or all of the posted Diabelli Project sketches as you wish for free. Just be sure to share the results. I'm always curious to see what direction someone else can take this material.

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