Monday, October 10, 2016

Diabelli Project 129 - String Quartet

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.

Sometimes I can get a lot done in 10 minutes. This week's flash composition lets the second violin shine for a while. What I wanted in the low strings was a rhythmic but indistinct rumble. Why 7/16 instead of 7/8? I wanted to write something that had an urgency to it, and -- at least visually -- this worked for me.

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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