Monday, October 24, 2016

Diabelli Project 131 - Duet for Violin and Percussion, Mvt. 2

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.

Last week I expanded the scope of the Diabelli Project a little bit. The basic rules are still the same -- create a flash composition in ten minutes. But, at least for the immediate future, I'm going to be working with the same grouping - violin and percussion. Last week, my sketch made a credible opening movement (as far as I completed it).

This week, rather than just sit down and write the first thing that popped into my head, I started with the assumption that this would be the second movement. Still violin and percussion, but something slower and more lyrical. The nice thing about percussion is that it encompasses many different instruments and timbres. So the two movements have some dramatic contrasts in sound.

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.

The Duet for Violin and Percussion:
Movement 1 - Allegro
Movement 2 - Adagio
Movement 3 - Vivace
Movement 4 - Adagio

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