Wednesday, December 3, 2008

The almost-finished product and title

After hearing my composition, I'm not sure what to think.  As I said in my last blog, there are some things I like about it and some things that i don't.  The other thing is that I don't have a lot of time to make it perfect... there is a due date after all!  And a concert!  I was happy with how the performance went in the concert.  My piece ended up being kind of hard to put together... there are lots of tricky rhythms, especially in the piano, and the circle of fifths progression touches almost every key.  Despite that, I'm really happy with how my performers played, and they even inspired some changes in my piece.  there was one point in the performance where there was a huge pause.  I think that my pianist got lost... one of the pages was in the wrong order, and it took him a minute to find where he was.  Luckily, all this occurred within a pause which was written, making the long pause even more dramatic.  When he finally found out where he was, the whole group came back together, accompanied by a few chuckles in the audience.

I decided on a title: "Too-Fives".  I think I mentioned earlier that, like an ending of a piece, when you find the perfect title, it just fits.  This title has a sort of double meaning: first, it refers to the "two-five-one" progression the piece is based on, and it also in reference to measures of 5/4 time which are found throughout the piece.  If I had to pick my favorite ideas in the piece, they would be my main melodic thematic melody, the ending of the piece, and the title.  Each one fits perfectly!

1 comment:

Melissa B. said...

I thought that pause was written in.
It was awesome! I really liked that.