Monday, February 27, 2017

Diabelli Project 144 - Woodwind Quintet

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.

About a month ago I posted the first woodwind quintet to emerge from the Diabelli Project flash compositions sessions (see: Diabelli Project 140). This week a second one began to take shape.

It's possible that this might be a companion slow movement to the earlier sketch. The idea here is pretty simple: begin with simple block chords and gradually (and gently) have them break apart. The primary notes in the bassoon repeat. If I were to continue that pattern, this could very easily become a ground -- and perhaps it will.

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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