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Okay, I "finished" this a month ago. It has some fugal textures, but is not a fugue. Happy you liked the most of the short passage I posted some months ago. This is what it became. Feel free to say anything you think about it. Any thoughts gratefully recieved.

And there is a 12 pages score for you who like that, in XML-format (hope that will suffice). Will reply to each and everyone of those who took time and listened to the short draft, I posted earlier. 

Alright I found a way to export it by using a plug-in for Finale my friend in Australia, used to import and convert the xml to pdf. I hope no information got lost in the conversion!

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There is another forum here where you can ask for suggestions. I think you should pick your own form if you really feel you need one to follow. Either way though fragments are hard to comment on. You could pick a simpler form and post a short but complete piece.   What you here have sounds good though, you obviously know what you're doing.

Thanks for the advice Ingo and I'm happy that I know what I'm doing! ;)

Yes, agree with Ingo, should go into suggestions/ revisions.

Sounds to me like the introduction to melody starting on the clarinet based on initial rhythm

1-2&&-3-(4), 1-2&&-3-(4)-&,

I will give the clarinet some attention. And move this to sugg/rev. 

Sorry for the posting in wrong subforum... And thanks for your reply Michael.

I think your initial idea, P.E.R, of starting with the sonata form, and then going into something otherly, like fugal sequences, could be very good. I just read in a book that Beethoven often moved seamlessly from the classical modes into the polyphonic textures, and back again.  This is said to have been one of his strengths.  So it's probably a good thing to do. You feel this piece has potential, and I strongly agree. As it is, the combination of orchestral timbre is already very effective. I would like to see that retained.

Thanks All, almost forgot about this one. Sorry for the delay, will upload the "finished" version in a short while, and respond to you individually.

Thanks

REply to Kristofer's post:

I posted it in XML, since my PDF was 47Mb and that is huge. That problem should be fixed. I'm probably no killing enough goats to Odin, hence being punished.

This became something else, based on counterpuntal stuff and shorter canons here  and there  (stretti i a term here, but I don't think it really fits that definition)and a start that is fugue-esque. 

After the start I'm out of the fugue, and then a second theme comes later that I play with.

The composition was never very wellplaned, I tend to plan, but not this time. Thanks for your time Kristofer.

Kristofer - his fugues marching ashore

forged in Valhalla by the hammer of Thor

Thanks Serenity. Now it became what it is. Not much sonata over it, but still listenable. To me.

Thanks for your listen!


Serenity Laine said:

I think your initial idea, P.E.R, of starting with the sonata form, and then going into something otherly, like fugal sequences, could be very good. I just read in a book that Beethoven often moved seamlessly from the classical modes into the polyphonic textures, and back again.  This is said to have been one of his strengths.  So it's probably a good thing to do. You feel this piece has potential, and I strongly agree. As it is, the combination of orchestral timbre is already very effective. I would like to see that retained.

Hi Per,

I enjoyed this, especially the folk element. It had shades of Vaughn Williams in it to my ears, was it based on anything indigenous to your nations music? I enjoyed the counterpoint very much and there were some beautifully haunting moments.

Mike.

Some of the motifs are very Nordic-sounding yes. I'm happy you enjoyed it!

Thanks for listening

Per

A really nice piece! Parts of it remind me a bit of Copland. Keep up the good work! My only comment would be once you finish the score add as many dynamic, tempi and articulation marks for the performer. I always overdue it, just to ensure the best possible performance.

You are right Brian, the score is halfway finished, as of now :) Very happy that you liked it. 

I heard on another forum that the four woodwinds are out of their range, every single one of them, contemplatin swithing them for a string quartet for this reason.... Back to the drawing-board..

Brian Katona said:

A really nice piece! Parts of it remind me a bit of Copland. Keep up the good work! My only comment would be once you finish the score add as many dynamic, tempi and articulation marks for the performer. I always overdue it, just to ensure the best possible performance.

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