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A lot of the figurations and motifs heavily remind me of your fugues. ;-) Esp. the Eb minor and B minor.
Speaking of which, when will you get to writing more fugues? I loved every single one of them, and having more would be such a treat!
it is very nice.
Incidentally, I started working on my fractal fugue again this week. Made a little progress -- a whole 5 bars (which is a big deal when writing complex fugal counterpoint! :-P) -- but as of this morning it's looking like those 5 bars need to be rewritten. And already for the 3rd time. :-/ The one positive thing, though, is that the solution of how to continue is at least now clear. The past two years have been blocked on this one issue, but I believe I now know where things should go, at least for the immediate future. Still, working out the actual notes remains a big challenge. It's one thing to write notes that more-or-less continue along, but it's quite another thing to write notes that "ought" to follow, if you know what I mean. I believe it's called the sense of inevitability, or something like that. Not so easy to capture that and keep up with the complex counterpoint at the same time.
Anyway, as far as material for fugue'ing goes, I actually have an entire folder of potential fugue subjects (of varying promise) sitting on my PC; the issue isn't so much a lack of material, as it is time, for one thing (where can I find a time shop to purchase more, seriously?!), and having a clear(er) idea of where to go. I've been finding that I'm somewhat comfortable with writing expositions now, but almost inevitably get stuck as to where to go next. I used to say that choosing the right subject is a very big and complex decision -- and it is -- but now I'm adding to that deciding how to proceed after the exposition. :-P
gregorio X said:
Hey HS! Yes, I frequently rip myself off :) (steal). I do hear the resemblance to the B minor..
Wow - I am honored that you have taken in the fugues so fully! You have given me pause on the path played out - thinking I first must finish this progressive studies piano book - ( 4 more pieces to write ) and then attend to my second string quartet - (which has been on hold for a year!) - and then maybe write another fugue - but your enthusiasm has infected me, and imagine I'll get the ball rolling on that pretty soon. Thank you so much for your big-hearted response!
Although you have mentioned about having many hobbies, I hope that you will soon turn again to the writing. (what about using your son's name - the letters standing for the notes to a theme, and then, fugue away - 'til you get into a 'fuguestate'. :)
Glad to see you resurfacing!
Very nice work here Gregorio. The melodies flow beautifully through the harmony and counterpoint which will give the player an enjoyable exercise for both his/her ears and fingers. Your students are indeed fortunate! Good to see you posting again.