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Hi all,

I am in the midst of composing the third movement to this work. I have uploaded the first and second movement over the last day or so onto my soundcloud account.

The andante I will revise at some point as in some places it is clumsy, though it would also be delightful to have some critique from others, as this is how we all learn. I am new here and will also contribute to the general discussions ongoing here.

Please see below link to music, and I can provide PDF if needed.

Edit 22-04-2019

Minuet has been completed and link to PDF/sound cloud below. Fourth and final movement will be a rondo

https://soundcloud.com/markus-alexander-boyd/duet-for-two-violins-a...

https://soundcloud.com/markus-alexander-boyd/andante-1

https://soundcloud.com/markus-alexander-boyd/tempo-di-minuetto

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Well done. Nice work. It isn't "my kind of music" now but occasionally I listen to Baroque-styled work (if I've got that right). It is SO refreshing compared to my regular listening. You obviously have a mastery of 2-part writing and a great sense of accompaniment which in this work is probably swapped between the performers. In the absence of a score I can only assume that, though. 

The Andante seems to stand on its own well enough and surely revision would only be touch-ups. I'm too ignorant of the musical period to know what else is possible. A little more venturing don the circle of 5ths or modulating to the tonic and/or relative minors may be possible. I don't know. Throughout, I have liked the amount of non-vibrato which does seem a characteristic of the times. 

Well done. Look forward to the last movement. 

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Thanks very much Dane. In fact, I have generally written for more than 4 instruments until recently. There is an added complexity with that, and I have had varied success. So, in part influenced by my move to learn the violin, and my attempt to make my compositions simpler, I have written this duet. It is interesting actually how easier the music flows, as I become more focused on the musical ideas. I can do 4 part harmony, though I tend to become more focused on the harmony which has in the past made me neglect the fundamentals of form.I think going forward, with my larger scale works, I will start small and add each instrument once I have the structure laid out.

I have attached the score for those interested in that detail. I composed the Allegro Yesterday and I can say that I have been more adventurous with modulation than I ever have been, which is quite refreshing - I have never found myself in F minor trying to get back to C, though it was not all that difficult when I thought about it a little. I agree that the andante is less so.

Dane Aubrun said:

Well done. Nice work. It isn't "my kind of music" now but occasionally I listen to Baroque-styled work (if I've got that right). It is SO refreshing compared to my regular listening. You obviously have a mastery of 2-part writing and a great sense of accompaniment which in this work is probably swapped between the performers. In the absence of a score I can only assume that, though. 

The Andante seems to stand on its own well enough and surely revision would only be touch-ups. I'm too ignorant of the musical period to know what else is possible. A little more venturing don the circle of 5ths or modulating to the tonic and/or relative minors may be possible. I don't know. Throughout, I have liked the amount of non-vibrato which does seem a characteristic of the times. 

Well done. Look forward to the last movement. 

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Tempo%20Di%20Minuetto.pdf

Minuet now added

Very effective use of what is almost a leitmotif, namely the three recurring ascending notes, which lends a powerful sense of form to the piece. The only thing I found myself wishing for was a bit more in the way of minor key contrasts, but this is not a criticism but merely a personal preference. We all do things differently. Difficult music to write, but you have managed it quite well.

Thanks Michael

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