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#2139544 - 08/27/13 05:26 AM Fantasy
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This is the first draft of a Fantasy that I just finished composing. The piece is sort of a set of variations on a theme by Beethoven - it could be compared to Liszt's Paraphrases.

It's half past 4 in the morning here - I stayed up to finish this piece. ha













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#2139604 - 08/27/13 10:49 AM Re: Fantasy [Re: Polyphonist]
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A fantasy on one of my favourite pieces! I will look forward to trying it out.

Why does it change from 3/8 to 3/4 at m. 22?

The rests in mm. 12-14 look odd. I can see a logic for them, but is this the clearest way to show what you want?


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#2139609 - 08/27/13 11:01 AM Re: Fantasy [Re: PianoStudent88]
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Originally Posted By: PianoStudent88
Why does it change from 3/8 to 3/4 at m. 22?

I didn't want to have to deal with very fast note values later in the piece (64ths and the like). And visually it's clearer.
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#2139611 - 08/27/13 11:05 AM Re: Fantasy [Re: PianoStudent88]
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Originally Posted By: PianoStudent88
The rests in mm. 12-14 look odd. I can see a logic for them, but is this the clearest way to show what you want?

The rests are laid out that way because the notes with stems down are being played by the left hand. I could have turned the LH staff into treble clef and written it that way (and I do at the beginning of page 2), but here I wanted to show the relative positions of the LH and RH notes by placing them on one staff.
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#2139612 - 08/27/13 11:06 AM Re: Fantasy [Re: Polyphonist]
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(By the way, please ignore the clash in m82; I haven't gotten around to fine-tuning my score yet.)
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#2139622 - 08/27/13 11:14 AM Re: Fantasy [Re: Polyphonist]
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Looks impressive. Will play it later.....10ths in m 27....you must have large hands.

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#2139625 - 08/27/13 11:28 AM Re: Fantasy [Re: Polyphonist]
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Thanks for the explanations, Polyphonist.
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#2139650 - 08/27/13 12:35 PM Re: Fantasy [Re: Polyphonist]
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Looks interesting on paper. I'd have to put it under my fingers to get into detail musically, though. Can you play/do you have a recording of this?

mm64 - did you consider a quarter note tie instead of the half note? It tripped me up for half a beat (literally), but only because I wasn't focused on the 8th notes below to indicate you hadn't snuck in a 4/4 measure. grin
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#2139773 - 08/27/13 05:45 PM Re: Fantasy [Re: Derulux]
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mm64 - did you consider a quarter note tie instead of the half note? It tripped me up for half a beat (literally), but only because I wasn't focused on the 8th notes below to indicate you hadn't snuck in a 4/4 measure. grin

I agree that could be slightly confusing for a second, but to put tied quarters would just look clumsy (I would be even more confused if trying to read that than the half note).

The visual issue is that the D natural in the bottom voice is high enough that it could be mistaken for part of the top voice if you're not looking carefully.
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#2139908 - 08/27/13 10:50 PM Re: Fantasy [Re: Polyphonist]
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Yeah, I think if I were playing it, it wouldn't trip me up like it did on the visual take. (Because I'd be playing those 8th notes under it, and that would indicate the hold to me.) smile
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#2140239 - 08/28/13 12:49 PM Re: Fantasy [Re: Polyphonist]
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I think it is quite creative and I like it, probably it would be entertaining for audiences especially if performed as one of the encores.

I think some pianists might be interested to have a cache of your works on file . . . I know I am.

Feel free to send a message or just post here if it might be okay for me to include this in one of the recording sessions during the next several months, with the result to be posted at pianoworld.


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