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Wind Quintet in C

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dane Aubrun Jan 13. 4 Replies

This work is intended for a local competition to my home, the Isle of Man; however we will have to see whether it goes ahead with the recent lock down we have entered due to Covid-19. Even so, the…Continue

Tags: classical

Theme and Variations for Keyboard (Galant Pedagogy)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Markus Boyd Apr 24, 2020. 7 Replies

Hello,I have been collaborating with a friend on another forum on a project centered on galant pedagogy. We came up with a simple structure that follows well known schema (illustrated below) and…Continue

Tags: harpsichord, classical, Galant

Sonata for Organ in 3 movements

Started this discussion. Last reply by Markus Boyd Apr 18, 2020. 5 Replies

Hi all,Here is an sonata I have composed for a friend who is a local organist. It is his intention to play it at one of our churches on the Isle of Man.The structure and style of the work is…Continue

Tags: classical

Sonata in B Flat for Keyboard

Started this discussion. Last reply by Markus Boyd May 17, 2019. 7 Replies

So, I have tried to do something different, and having done this in less than 4 hours I would recommend this as an exercise.Find a piece of music that you like, and essentially us the STRUCTURE as a…Continue

 

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Dane Aubrun replied to Markus Boyd's discussion Wind Quintet in C
"Yes, along with others, Markus, I enjoyed listening to this work. Coming from a more modern approach I had to hide my personal aims in writing for winds; and as far as I recognise classical writing it seems coherent and well structured,…"
Jan 13
Gerd Prengel replied to Markus Boyd's discussion Wind Quintet in C
""Delightful and Mozartean" - these are indeed the proper names to express the beauty of your wind quartett! Also I enjoyed how well instrumented you composed this - Thank you!"
Jan 12
Harmonius replied to Markus Boyd's discussion Wind Quintet in C
"Delightful and Mozartean!"
Jan 9
Markus Boyd replied to Markus Boyd's discussion Wind Quintet in C
"First%20Movement%20FINAL.pdf Second%20Movement%20FINAL.pdf Third%20Movement%20Final.pdf"
Jan 9
Markus Boyd posted a discussion

Wind Quintet in C

This work is intended for a local competition to my home, the Isle of Man; however we will have to see whether it goes ahead with the recent lock down we have entered due to Covid-19. Even so, the extra time at home means more time to composition!It has taken some time to complete, and it is still not quite there in my opinion. I have gone through it with a fine tooth comb at least 4 times now.I will be intrigued what the general impression of this is. I appreciate not everyone is as interested…See More
Jan 9
Markus Boyd replied to Markus Boyd's discussion Theme and Variations for Keyboard (Galant Pedagogy)
"This probably took about 4-5 hours in total. It would take a lot longer if I was using more than two voices. However if I were to add a third voice now it would not take long at all, as the two other parts are already defined within the skeleton.…"
Apr 24, 2020
Timothy Smith replied to Markus Boyd's discussion Theme and Variations for Keyboard (Galant Pedagogy)
"I loved this. Hearing the way in which you arrived at it was interesting  I think all composers probably have at least some vague idea where they intend to go . You take it a step further in defining more exact parameters in the beginning. This…"
Apr 23, 2020
Ali Riza SARAL replied to Markus Boyd's discussion Theme and Variations for Keyboard (Galant Pedagogy)
"Hi Markus,  Thank you for the Gallant schemata.  It clarified the schemata idea very well. Your post has inspired me to create my own atonal schematas and create a Minuet. Very interesting. Thanks a lot."
Apr 23, 2020
Markus Boyd replied to Markus Boyd's discussion Theme and Variations for Keyboard (Galant Pedagogy)
"Dear Ali, The Schemata above were termed by the academic Robert Gjerdigen. This page illustrates the Meyer, along with other prominent schema: http://openmusictheory.com/schemataSummary.html It is true that use of this stuff can produce…"
Apr 22, 2020
Ali Riza SARAL replied to Markus Boyd's discussion Theme and Variations for Keyboard (Galant Pedagogy)
"Hi Markus, I liked the 8 + 12 bars configuration. Also the harmonic skeleton is pleasant. Maybe it would be better if it is played a bit slower. Of course some local tempo envelope alterations would be nice.  Otherwise it sounds a bit…"
Apr 22, 2020
Markus Boyd replied to Markus Boyd's discussion Theme and Variations for Keyboard (Galant Pedagogy)
"I can do tomorrow for you :)"
Apr 20, 2020
Gerd Prengel replied to Markus Boyd's discussion Theme and Variations for Keyboard (Galant Pedagogy)
"Nice work but could could you render this also with piano? I personally do not like listening to harpsichord for a longer time"
Apr 20, 2020
Markus Boyd posted a discussion

Theme and Variations for Keyboard (Galant Pedagogy)

Hello,I have been collaborating with a friend on another forum on a project centered on galant pedagogy. We came up with a simple structure that follows well known schema (illustrated below) and tasked ourselves to create a theme with variations. I have composed 4 variations. The form is a minuet, with a standard 8 bar A section, with an expanded B section that accommodates the main theme before closing in the home key.The schematic structure is as follows:AMeyer (Theme)Modulating PrinnerBx2…See More
Apr 20, 2020
Markus Boyd replied to Markus Boyd's discussion Sonata for Organ in 3 movements
"Ah yes, thanks for pointing that out. I don’t have a specific definition of this motif and I agree that Mozart did use this, although I don’t believe he was the first.  Speaking in terms of galant schema, I would say that it is…"
Apr 18, 2020
Victor Eijkhout replied to Markus Boyd's discussion Sonata for Organ in 3 movements
"Thanks for the link. That was cool. What makes me say "Mozart" is things like measure 7, beat 3: that D#-E is very Mozartian, and I don't hear it in that JC Bach piece."
Apr 17, 2020
Markus Boyd replied to Markus Boyd's discussion Sonata for Organ in 3 movements
"Yes. It is really a keyboard sonata. Johann Christian Bach wrote some organ sonatas (without pedals) for four hands and I would say that this work contains more influences from him than Mozart. I am less inclined however to attribute my influences…"
Apr 17, 2020

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What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Orchestra, Small Ensemble, Songs
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
Classical (18th century)
Is music your main income source?
No - Not Yet
Where do you live?
Isle of Man
About Me (Must include at least one paragraph of biographical information about you as a composer) - blank or minimal answers on this line will cause your request to be rejected. Include a link to your website if you have one.
I have been composing in an 18th century style for almost 10 years. It is probably an unhealthy obsession but I nonetheless get much enjoyment out of it!

Thought I would join to connect with like minded people
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