Monday, July 14, 2014

Diabelli Project 048 - Piano Piece in A minor

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.

If you've been following this series, today's bit of flash composition may look familiar. Two weeks ago I wrote one with alternating 5/8 and 6/8 measures. Last week, I kept the meter constant (5/8), but alternating grouping the pulse 3+2 with 2+3. This week, those two concepts are in essence combined. Each measure has the equivalent of 6 eighth notes in them, but they're grouped either in 3+3 (6/8), or2+2+2 (3/4).  And like the other piano pieces of the past two weeks, there's a building toward something with thickening chords in the final measures. (click on image to enlarge)

Could all these parts be sections of a larger work? Perhaps. That's up to you. Anyone who wants to complete this fragment is welcome to do so -- just share your results. I'm kind of curious to hear how this one ends myself.

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