Fascinatin' Rhythm

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 ūüėÄ


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.

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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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