Monday, November 14, 2016

Diabelli Project 133 - Duet for Violin and Percussion, Mvt. 4

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. 

The basics of the Diabelli Project remain the same. I sit down once a week and furiously compose for ten minutes. No editing, no filter, just from brain to paper as fast as possible. Recently I've been doing a series of sketches for a multi-movemnt duo for violin and percussion. I thought I had finished it last week, but my subconcious had its own ideas.

I ended up with another slow movement. Normally, I like to end multi-movement works with something uptempo. But not this time, apparently. When I finish the rest of the sketch, I think I'll end with the tympani repeating it's opening figure and fading out softly, perhaps with a sustained note in the violin. We'll see.

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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