Hello everyone! I've been taking to heart lots of the comments I've been getting on my fugal counterpoint, and I've returned with a new imitative piece that I'm quite happy with.
This piece is called 'The Migration of the Ants'. It's a fugue-like composition for 2 pianos, written as program music to evoke the image of ants frantically moving about from one place to the next.
My main goal was to write a clearer exposition then I had last time, one which lends itself better to modulation and a clear tonality. The piece is structured beginning with an exposition of the 3 voices featuring tonic/dominant modulation and some stretto, before modulating to the relative minor and exploring and developing melodic ideas there. Finally, the piece returns to an identical recapitulation of the exposition, and ends with a brief coda. I freely break from counterpoint at certain points to highlight melodic moments, such as the parallel thirds that end the development section.
Do you like my exposition? Does the piece seem to flow and progress smoothly, while maintaining the essence of the subject? What do you think about my handling of modulation, as well as dynamics? Also, does the piece inspire in your mind the image I was going for?
Thank you ahead of time for your advice, it's all been so very helpful to me in progressing to this point in the first place.