Hello everybody, I am currently working on a symphony in A Minor, and these are my sketches.
The first movement(A Minor) - I am having trouble developing this one, if anyone has any ideas on how to transition between passages and such, that would be great
The second movement (A Minor -> D Major) - This one is by far the most developed, though I want to work on expansion, what could make this movement last longer?
The third Movement (B Minor -> A Major -> E Major -> A Minor) - This one is the least developed, I am having trouble developing something so complex (rhythmically). I want this to end on A Minor, as is would end the symphony quite nicely, but I need to re-introduce the two other themes in A Minor and D major before ending it in A Minor, while developing a B Minor theme in these other keys. This is really tough. Also, does the 9/8 work?
Orchestration will be primarily woodwinds, strings, horns and trumpets. (I want to make sure these sketches are perfect before orchestration, because orchestration is a pain)
So what I need to know
Suggestions on dynamics
Where you feel the symphony hits a rough spot in developement
Can you hear the influence of Stravinsky, Philip Glass, Rachmaninoff, Peter Warlock (Capriol Suite), Dvorak, and Faure? If so, who do you hear and where? I would like to know that I wrote a symphony that shows my musical identity.
PDFs in post below
be warned, work in progress Thank you