Monday, January 22, 2018

Diabelli Project 178 - String Trio, Mvt. 2D

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 part of the second movement.

I didn't get quite as far as I wanted to, but there's still enough there for me to finish the movement. The viola solo ends, and with it, the ostinato pattern in the other strings. If I were to continue, I'd have a section of long, slow-moving chords that continually shifted and changed. And the movement would end with a modified return to the opening section -- perhaps with a star role for the cello.

But for this project, it's time to move on to the final movement for its series of four flash sessions...

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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