Fascinatin' Rhythm

June 21, 2012

The rest is still unwritten

Filed under: Music — Thurulingas @ 8:47 pm
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But all the rests are in the right place in these piano pieces 😀


Minor trifle No.1.  I love how this turned out — some scrumptious chords 😀


First of a set of simple piano pieces.  I can even almost play this one myself!  😀


Fifth in the same set.  Love the bass line in this one.


Seventh in the set.  I wanted to write a lullaby, but it didn’t turn out too lullaby-like.  Still like the melody though.


Eighth in the set.  Probably doesn’t actually belong, as it’s not as simple as I thought it was going to be when I started it.  But I’m happy with it, especially the middle section.

 

 

 

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June 18, 2012

Staring at the blank page

Filed under: Music,Writing — Thurulingas @ 12:54 pm
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In my current spare time, I’ve been finishing off a couple of music pieces, and here they are.  I also finally worked out how to create proper scrolling music videos for youtube, so you can listen and watch at the same time 😀


Threnody for Flute and Piano.  I think this is my favourite, particularly the major key melody after the slow central section.


The first threnody I wrote, and probably the most structurally sound.  Could probably have done more with the clarinet line, though.


Threnody for Cello and Piano.  Feels a bit truncated, I think.  Will probably revise and expand this one.

November 3, 2011

The songs I’m singing

Filed under: Music — Thurulingas @ 11:02 am
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Been a while.  But in my absence, I have been productive.  No, no, hear me out!  This post contains some of what I’ve been working on this year, musically.  I just hope the images work.

I’ve called the piece ‘Threnody’, which, language fans, is a real word.  Dictionary.com defines it as “a poem or song of mourning or lamentation”, and it’s the first in a planned set of similar works.  I first encountered the word ‘threnody’ as a girl’s name in a book when I was just a teenager, and it’s stuck with me since then.

The piece itself was written in response to a recorder player asking people on a forum to write some music for him, and I accepted the challenge.  This piece was actually the second thing I wrote, and, while it’s not perfect, and some of the chords may sound wrong, it’s what I meant.

You can listen to it at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KjkvnMla4lo

 

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