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September 2016 Blog Posts (4)

Organ Fugue in C

This is, tentatively, the last installment in the Dark Matters in Mirrors collection, a project spanning about the last five years or so.…


Added by Kristofer Emerig on September 29, 2016 at 4:45am — 4 Comments

Fugue in A Polymodal

I had to turn right around and write another fugue, otherwise the first item, and in all likelihood the last, heard on my Soundcloud stream would be Ferneyhough's Boogie Voogie.

Well it seemed a good enough excuse. This, like so many of my more recent writings, is a mixture of Ionian, Aeolian, and Phrygian modes, as well as a few others with glances at chromaticism as well. With no bridge, close imitation often in stretto, this is a structurally archaic style of fugue adorned with…


Added by Kristofer Emerig on September 23, 2016 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Europa Prelude and Fugue

After a hiatus of a couple of years, I thought to work out this double fugue. What better way to get into the swing of things than an intensive excursion into double counterpoint, and while it's a crucial technique in "standard" fugues and inventions, it's an almost perpetual necessity in the double fugue. There's an urgency in the mechanics of the writing which translates into a good deal of forward momentum in the resulting…


Added by Kristofer Emerig on September 23, 2016 at 6:44pm — No Comments

My thought for today - piano compositions?

As much as I enjoy and admire great musicians performing on piano I simply do not usually equate complete composition as being solely performed on one. So when someone posts a tune with the header: This for piano or That for piano I tend not to even bother listening.

Now it could be, the member posting said tune has no other way of providing a recording other than piano and in that case, I note that in recent times there seems little advice being given here in the forum on the basic…


Added by Ray Kemp on September 23, 2016 at 4:13am — 4 Comments

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