Monday, June 26, 2017

Diabelli Project 154 - String Quartet

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 is the eighth flash composition sketch I've written in this series for string quartet. Unlike some of my other recurring sketches, I don't think all of these string quartet pieces are part of some larger work. It's possible some may fit together.

In this case, I think it's the start of something new. When I started it, the only concept I had in my head was simplicity. So no exotic meters, or extreme registers, or advanced techniques. I started with the opening motif and just built from there.

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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