Monday, January 29, 2018

Diabelli Project 179 - String Trio, Mvt. 3A

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 string trio series is a bit of a departure. I'm still flash composing, with a 10-minute time limit to write as much as I can. Instead of starting over each week, I'll be attempting to pick up where I left off from the previous week for my 10-minute session.

This is the first part of the third (and final) movement. It starts off with a simple four-note motif in sevenths. The shifting of the meter from 3/4 to 2/4 is designed to keep the pulse from settling into too regular a pattern. That sense of off-balance continues through the cadence points.

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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