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  • This is fascinating. I have been thinking about possible styles in composition all my musical life. My work is mainly influenced by the Baroque, but otherwise I just do what I feel like and the result is tonal music with a certain atmosphere. But it is a consistent whole and that is important to me. If one swings back and forth between Baroque music and a Romantic style, one's own style has yet to crystallize.

    Anyway, your composition is in "Sharing Only No Critique Sought" so I won't say anything about that. I am merely expressing my thoughts because, like you, I am fascinated by tonal music.

    • Thanks for your comments, Rowy.  This piece was a very early work of mine, written 20 years ago.  It is not characteristic of my overall style.  I was studying Bach at the time and he had become for me a sort of musical mecca, so I wanted to try my hand at something in a similar vein.  It was a fun and rewarding little venture into another era, and a tribute, if you will, to the great master.

      My more characteristic work can be found in everything else on my SoundCloud page -- and it is definitely of a certain romantic flavor.  I enjoy listening to ALL types of music, but as a composer, I've just never been that interested in anything other than a fairly traditional understanding of tonality.

      Do you have your music posted somewhere so that I could listen?     

  • this is infectious high spirited fun, especially the finale which for a moment reminded me of Michael Nyman! Just enough variety and contrapuntal working out within a quite short work to be satisfying. Does the more romantic slow movement entirely fit? Why not, I would say (although the harpsichord is a bit underemployed perhaps in the main section --coming more into its own in the central one). Certainly a very different sort of work from what you're doing now but perfectly valid and enjoyable.

    • Thanks for the comments, David.  I'm glad you enjoyed it.  

  • Hi Gregory,

     

    I like the first movement most. The second movement sounds like work by itself, the third movement returns to the mood and style of the first movement.

    Thanks for sharing,

     

    Regards,

     

    Saul

    • Thanks for listening, Saul.  Appreciate the feedback!

  • Lots of fun!  The 2nd movement seems quite heavy on the melancholy compared to the first mvmt, but I liked the return to lighthearted fun in the 3rd mvmt.  Thanks for sharing!

    • Thanks for listening, H.S.  I appreciate your comments!  

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