Monday, March 19, 2018

Diabelli Project 185 - Wind Duet Part 3

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 flute and clarinet duet was written in 10-minute flash composition installments.

In the last installment, the flute soloed over a repeated clarinet pattern. I knew even before I started the flash session that I wanted the roles to reverse. I surprised myself by shifting key centers in the process -- and dropping from 4/4 to 7/8 in the process!

What would happen next? Perhaps the next section will be in 3/4, then the next in 5/8, and finish the piece in 2/4. Just a thought.

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

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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