Monday, November 07, 2016

Diabelli Project 132 - Duet for Violin and Percussion, Mvt. 3

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. 

Two weeks ago I decided to stretch the parameters of the Diabelli Project. it's still a flash composition that has to be done in a ten-minute time frame. But now I'm thinking in terms of bigger structures. I've already created sketches for the first two movements. This week's sketch is the third movement of the same larger work.

It's marked Vivace, providing stark contrast to the slow second movement. And if I were to expand it out, I'd probably keep the violin and marimba pairing, rather than have the percussionist play other instruments. Should there be a fourth movement to round out the work, or is this enough? I'll find that out next week when I put pen to paper and start the clock.

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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