Sam Powys replied to Sam Powys's discussion Back with another Fugue-like composition
"Thank you for your kind words! Susan Partlan said:
I listened twice. An excellent rendering of the subject idea. I could defnitely picture ants moving around, with some going off every which way, then regrouping to get back to the business at hand:…"
Mar 10, 2015
H. S. Teoh replied to Sam Powys's discussion Back with another Fugue-like composition
"I like your subject, it has a very distinctive rhythm that makes it instantly recognizable throughout the piece. I also didn't get the "ants" imagery, but I certainly enjoyed the humor in the piece, almost like it doesn't take itself too seriously.…"
Mar 7, 2015
Sam Powys replied to Sam Powys's discussion Back with another Fugue-like composition
"Thank you so much, Dave! It's always nice to hear from other imitative composers. Dave Ostrowski said:
Oooo yes!  Very nice Sam.  I love your subject, and exposition - very clear. I never lost my "subject" bearings, and to me the piece moves and…"
Mar 7, 2015
Dave Ostrowski replied to Sam Powys's discussion Back with another Fugue-like composition
"Oooo yes!  Very nice Sam.  I love your subject, and exposition - very clear. I never lost my "subject" bearings, and to me the piece moves and flows very organically through itself.  As well, your modulations seem very apt and fluid. I don't fully…"
Mar 7, 2015
Sam Powys replied to Sam Powys's discussion Back with another Fugue-like composition
"You're absolutely right, I had meant to bracket the 3 staves off differently to indicate that they were 2 separate parts, I guess I forgot.

And yes, the double harpsichord concerto is one of my favorites! As far as counterpoint goes, there is no…"
Mar 6, 2015
Michael Lofting replied to Sam Powys's discussion Back with another Fugue-like composition
"Two pianos. Sorry, missed that.

It is three voices so you could add the extra bass voice.

One of my favourite fugues is the last movement of Bach's double harpsichord concerto in C"
Mar 6, 2015
Sam Powys replied to Sam Powys's discussion Back with another Fugue-like composition
"Thank you for your kind words.

As for the playability, I had mentioned that it's intended for 2 pianos. Michael Lofting said:
Well I like this. Whatever it is classified as. Love the humour in it. Not sure how many three handed pianists are out…"
Mar 6, 2015
Michael Lofting replied to Sam Powys's discussion Back with another Fugue-like composition
"Well I like this. Whatever it is classified as.

Love the humour in it.

Not sure how many three handed pianists are out there. Your challenge might be to reduce it to two hands but still playable."
Mar 6, 2015
Sam Powys replied to Sam Powys's discussion I've written another imitative piece, how have I done?
"Thank you for listening! I agree that harmonically it begins to clash with itself, but I think it's lovely because of that. I particularly like the way the main theme becomes more and more dissonant as the piece goes on.  I think it sounds colorful.…"
Feb 17, 2015
Spiros Makris replied to Sam Powys's discussion I've written another imitative piece, how have I done?
"hello, Sam.
a few comments, in no particular order:
personally, I don't like your first melody much. This descending bit at bars 3 and 4 sounds a bit strange and doesn't have flow. It feels like it wanted to go "C B A G# F E F G# B A G# F E D E F…"
Feb 17, 2015
Dave Ostrowski replied to Sam Powys's discussion I've written another imitative piece, how have I done?
"Cool, Sam!  I especially like the sense of repose from 1:25 or so, to the end.  I don't find any of your modulations the least bit abrupt. The spitfire bass lines keep this listener busy, and I'm thinking they do soften up the harmonic edges, if…"
Feb 16, 2015
22b8n9x97ddrd replied to Sam Powys's discussion I've written another imitative piece, how have I done?
"Very much enjoyed it, Sam. Honestly, I think you did a much better job with this one than the previous one, but I don't intend that as a disparagement of that one. Fugues are obviously hard, and you'd set yourself quite a high bar with it, and I …"
Feb 16, 2015
James Minshew replied to Sam Powys's discussion I've written another imitative piece, how have I done?
"I like the exposition and build.  The pace is good.  It's difficult to imagine this piece being played on anything other than a harpsichord.  I wish I had more critique for you.  I just like it!"
Feb 16, 2015
chris replied to Sam Powys's discussion I've tried to write a Fugue, how have I done?
"Sam:
I liked the clarity of each voice.  The mood was light, which is always nice with a fugue.  I am working on a fugue at the moment and the hardest part is balancing the harmonic movement with melodic movement.  To me it seems that the harmonic…"
Jan 24, 2015
Olmnilnlolm replied to Sam Powys's discussion I've tried to write a Fugue, how have I done?
"Gav said,
"I'm sure you all have great things to offer and/or have already offered. I suggest that when offering them you do it with the kindest heart possible. There's such a thing as being honest, and such a thing as just being brutal."
Those are…"
Jan 22, 2015
Rodney Carlyle Money replied to Sam Powys's discussion I've tried to write a Fugue, how have I done?
"Good. :)"
Jan 22, 2015
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