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String Octet 2nd Movement Draft

The second movement of the String Octet.

It's perhaps a near miss, or a glancing collision, with minimalism.

Added by Kristofer Emerig on December 29, 2016 at 4:00pm — No Comments

String Octet I.

String Octet, I.

Added by Kristofer Emerig on November 13, 2016 at 4:00am — No Comments

Unfinished Sketches on Motifs from Mozart's #16 Piano Sonata

Added by Kristofer Emerig on November 11, 2016 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Prelude-Like and Fuguish in A Rather Flat

Sorry, this is just .. strange.

Added by Kristofer Emerig on November 11, 2016 at 12:30pm — 6 Comments

Organ Fantasy VI : Pseudo Perpetuum Mobile

Recently, I revisited Tallis's Lament. I've been stuck on it for days, one of those strange funks where you've got something on a loop and can't seem to stop listening to it.

Anyway, although this music is in no way explicitly related to Tallis's work, outside of the fact that he's had a profound impact as a composer on my writing, somehow I suspect his lament has inspired or influenced the work presented here, in some nebulous way.

Speaking of matters…

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Added by Kristofer Emerig on October 25, 2016 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Organ Fantasy V

I'm not in a talking mood I suppose.

Organ Fantasy #5

 

Added by Kristofer Emerig on October 18, 2016 at 4:00am — No Comments

Seven Church Tunes Occulted

Maybe I'll write something about this one day.. but not this day.

Added by Kristofer Emerig on October 17, 2016 at 7:38pm — No Comments

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.…

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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…

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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…

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

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