Monday, August 15, 2016

Diabelli Project 122 - Duet for Flute and Clarinet

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's flash composition is a duet for flute and B-flat clarinet. In a way, it's similar to Bartok's violin and viola duets. Like Bartok, I used two different (though near-related key centers) and two different meters (although both have two strong beats per measure). This sketch flowed quickly, and it's an idea I'd like to further explore -- though without the time constraints I think I'd make an effort to be more original and less Bartokian.

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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