Category Archives: Part 5 – An exploratory finale

Part 5, Project 15 – A Serial Piece

To understand this movement in music in more detail, I began my work researching Arnold Schoenberg. Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951) was an Austrian composer and painter and was leader of the Second Vienese School, which comprised of a group of composers … Continue reading

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Part 5, Project 16 – A little minimalism

This is my attempt at a very short minimalism piece: Project 16 – A Little Minimalism And it sounds like this: http://tinyurl.com/kjq58c8 I had enormous hurdles to climb to score this project on Sibelius.  I had only tried to score … Continue reading

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Part 5, Project 14 – Expanded harmony

I recalled studying Polytonality in my OCA Level 1 course ‘Music from Present to the Past’.  It wasn’t a movement in music history that I really enjoyed simply because I have come to learn that I am a traditionalist when … Continue reading

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Part 5, Project 13 – Arranging for a dance band

As soon as I opened this project I knew that I wanted to write a Charleston.  I have always loved the 1920s with it’s Art Deco and fashion, and I was a ‘flapper’ in a production of  ‘Bugsy Malone’ many … Continue reading

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