Music Composers Unite!
It was recently brought to my attention by a friend of mine that in Lasso's Lamentations, he uses a turn VERY frequently. It sounds to me like a suspension ornamented by a lower neighbor tone. It…Continue
I have been messing around with the modes a lot lately, clumsily improvising counterpoint at the keyboard, if you will, to get my ear working in that way instead of just my mind (that idea is by and…Continue
I was at choir last week and the main work we are doing for our upcoming concert is Rautavaara's Vigilia. If you are unfamiliar, it is ridiculous, monumental, awesome, ethereal yet earthly,…Continue
I've just started studying Fux's Gradus Ad Parnassum as translated by Alfred Man. It only has a brief overview of Fux's theory from book 1 with an appendix assigned to his chapter on harmonic…Continue