Monday, February 19, 2018

Diabelli Project 182 - String Trio, Mvt. 3D

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 fourth and final part of the last movement. When I limited myself to just a 10-minute block of writing, the sketch didn't progress very far. Doing flash compositions in installments has forced me to think differently as I write -- which was always one of the goals of this project.

In this case, I reached something of a milestone. Apparently, my subconscious had a three-part movement in mind (ABA). This week I finished up the middle section and started on the recap of A. Of course, it's not an exact repetition -- that would be boring. But it does contain the essence of the opening A section material. It's a simple matter now to finish the movement.

(The grayed area is where I stopped the previous week.)

Next week, I'll post all of the finished pages I have for this work. Seeing them all together should be of interest, I think (at least to me).

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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