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So, I have tried to do something different, and having done this in less than 4 hours I would recommend this as an exercise.

Find a piece of music that you like, and essentially us the STRUCTURE as a skeleton, while of course being sympathetic to the style and manner of your chosen work. The rationale with this exercise is that you need not worry about structure for it is already laid out for you. You only need to make the music.

Here is the outline

A

Primary theme X2: I/IV followed by prinner

Re-transitional overture leading to converging cadence (the former meaning a common device where the a sentence forms around the tonic triad but on the 5th degree, the key shifts to the dominant. It was commonly used to mislead the listener.

Secondary theme:Quiescenza (osculation between the dominant and subdominant) followed by a prinner. This is then repeated an octave down.

End of A section: Quiescenza

B

Primary theme X2 (V): I/IV followed by prinner

Development centered on reoccurring motifs and circle of 5ths, perfect cadence in G Minor

Adapted primary theme in G Minor

Proceeds to C Minor-F Minor, and returns to home key through Neapolitan 6th (not uncommon!) before pause on a converging cadence (back to dominant)

Then all repeated from Secondary theme but in Tonic Key.

Straightforward stuff but effective!

Second movement to follow shortly.

FYI - This based on JC Bach's OP 5 no 1.

https://soundcloud.com/markus-alexander-boyd/sonata-in-b-flat-for-k...

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Sounds great Markus, that's a good exercise.  You can stay in that framework or add in your own ideas when you fell like it.

Good work!

Love this! Awesome and fun exercise!

Although intended as an exercise it sounds like a completed work by an early Mozart or similar. It is very enjoyable and although easy listening it has its golden moments. Well done!

Thanks for comments. I am working on another exercise, this time a little more complex. I will finish this weekend and upload audio, but feel free to look at the PDF. This is modeled on JC Bach's Quartet in G Major, though I have deviated somewhat.

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I agree with Kjell, it sounds like Mozart, and on a good day at that. you may be on to something here. Actually, of course, composers have been doing this kind of thing for centuries. It's a great way to get yourself going. The danger might be that you fail to develop truly original styles of composing; hopefully that won't be the case with you!

I would try Scarlatti next. just a suggestion.

A very Lovely gentle piece Markus.
I always feel like a hypocrite when I make suggestions because I am a rank amateur. There are two places where the left hand felt too repetitive to me so when I looked at your score I can see that from 9-12 and 42-45 the left hand repeats the same rhythmic pattern 8 times with little variation in the melodic pattern. I feel these areas could be varied, but that is just how I hear it.

Markus Boyd said:

Thanks for comments. I am working on another exercise, this time a little more complex. I will finish this weekend and upload audio, but feel free to look at the PDF. This is modeled on JC Bach's Quartet in G Major, though I have deviated somewhat.

I take it you are talking about the new piece modeled on the quartet - yes it is repetitive and I plan to revisit some of the exposition to spice it up. I’ve so far completed the development but I have become stuck on how and where to commence the recap. I think I have previously mentioned that I am more experienced with writing expositions as I have tended to give up thereafter!!

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