Monday, July 31, 2017

Diabelli Project 158 - 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.

This week's sketch turned out to be another woodwind quintet. This is the fourth I've done in this series. In this sketch, the idea was to give the French horn the solo material and have the other four instruments provide accompaniment.

Very soon the clarinet took over as the solo instrument. And that gave me an idea for a larger work -- a quintet that contrasts solo and ensemble with the soloist changing with each iteration.

That's one idea, anyway. Who knows how many other ways there could be to develop this sketch further?

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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