Monday, January 30, 2017

Diabelli Project 142 - Wind Trio

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 turned out to be another wind trio (the sixth in the series). I wanted to start with something very simple, and just see where it went in the time available. Where it ended up going -- very quickly -- was into a different key (or rather, a set of accidentals) for each instrument. What happens next? I think I'd keep going, modulating to keys further removed from each other, until, (of course), it all comes back in focus again with a unison ending.

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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