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#2231828 - 02/15/14 01:16 AM Prelude in B flat
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The first in a set of three. smile





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#2231932 - 02/15/14 08:54 AM Re: Prelude in B flat [Re: Polyphonist]
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Poly,

Thank-you for sharing your work.

I am looking forward to giving it a spin today.

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#2232183 - 02/15/14 05:38 PM Re: Prelude in B flat [Re: Polyphonist]
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Have you tried it out yet? smile
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#2232287 - 02/15/14 10:20 PM Re: Prelude in B flat [Re: Polyphonist]
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I printed it out but it was too small to read. I am a bit technologically challenged. How could I get it printed large enough to read?

I was going to bring to my wife's printer which has an enlarge function, hopefully it won't get too pixelated to read.

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#2232308 - 02/15/14 10:52 PM Re: Prelude in B flat [Re: Polyphonist]
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#2232318 - 02/15/14 11:08 PM Re: Prelude in B flat [Re: Polyphonist]
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I am completely unable to play something like this but it looks really good. Looks great!

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#2232324 - 02/15/14 11:14 PM Re: Prelude in B flat [Re: Polyphonist]
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Absolutely will not. I will give it go tomorrow. Thanks
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#2232584 - 02/16/14 01:02 PM Re: Prelude in B flat [Re: Polyphonist]
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Poly,

What a charming piece! I love it!

You have it marked Presto. I read it through at about 88 on the dotted quarter. What kind of tempo were you thinking?

At that speed I found the harmonies quite engaging and the rhythmic figures clear and understandable. Is this what you were looking for? A faster speed some of that detail may slip into the background and other details come out.

If you don't mind, I would like to spend some time on it and explore its character a little more thoroughly.

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#2232638 - 02/16/14 03:07 PM Re: Prelude in B flat [Re: Polyphonist]
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I was thinking a tempo around 180 to the dotted quarter.
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#2232666 - 02/16/14 03:50 PM Re: Prelude in B flat [Re: Polyphonist]
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Well, that would certainly change things. I did run through it again much faster and began to see some other possibilities.

It is interesting when you approach a completely unknown wo
rk and try to find this stuff out, you can sometimes see things the composer hadn't planned on. Many years ago I played a set of pieces by a friend, learned them, memorized them and all, a couple weeks before the recital I finally get to sit down and play them for him and he was dumb struck by what I was doing. It worked, it just wasn't what he was thinking at all... I thought I had had a pretty good idea before our meeting. We worked things out, but it was quite a lesson.

This is one of the things I really love about Bach's 2 pt inventions. You really have 30 - 35 different pieces there depending on how you want to treat them and who is to say your wrong.

Thanks again for sharing your prelude. I will live with it for a week or so and get back to you.
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#2232704 - 02/16/14 04:28 PM Re: Prelude in B flat [Re: anrpiano]
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Originally Posted By: anrpiano

Many years ago I played a set of pieces by a friend, learned them, memorized them and all, a couple weeks before the recital I finally get to sit down and play them for him and he was dumb struck by what I was doing. It worked, it just wasn't what he was thinking at all... I thought I had had a pretty good idea before our meeting. We worked things out, but it was quite a lesson.

That has been my experience as well from the composer side. Sometimes it even changes how I approach my own music by causing me to hear possibilities I hadn't considered.

As for Polyphonist's Prelude. I'd like to hear a recording or even a midi. I tried reading it a bit but my reading skills are not up to snuff (which is why I compose).


Edited by Steve Chandler (02/16/14 04:29 PM)

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#2232857 - 02/16/14 10:42 PM Re: Prelude in B flat [Re: Polyphonist]
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Here is the MIDI, for those who are interested.

http://picosong.com/YA5t/
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#2233039 - 02/17/14 09:46 AM Re: Prelude in B flat [Re: Polyphonist]
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Thanks for the midi. It's hard to just read along while listening it goes so fast. Just curious if you can play this at tempo? What's interesting is something ANR pointed out that the details change at faster tempos. This piece becomes more about how to get to the chordal stops. They're not exactly cadences but each phrase seems to lead to a chord in this piece.

So put simply I very much enjoyed this piece. More nice work from the Polyphonist.

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#2233157 - 02/17/14 01:16 PM Re: Prelude in B flat [Re: Steve Chandler]
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Originally Posted By: Steve Chandler
Thanks for the midi. It's hard to just read along while listening it goes so fast. Just curious if you can play this at tempo? What's interesting is something ANR pointed out that the details change at faster tempos. This piece becomes more about how to get to the chordal stops.

Also, the harmonic sleight-of-hand becomes a more important element.

Originally Posted By: Steve Chandler
More nice work from the Polyphonist.

The Polyphonist. grin And for good reason. Did you catch the canon at the fifth I snuck in there, or the fact that the theme is really 3-part chromatic counterpoint over a tonic pedal? laugh
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#2233308 - 02/17/14 04:57 PM Re: Prelude in B flat [Re: Polyphonist]
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A most effective and interesting starting Prelude, Polyphonist -- am definitely looking forward to postings of Preludes 2 and 3! In brief, I think that there is more mischievousness and playfulness in the score that a MIDI rendition can provide, but I'm comfortable with the tempo just as provided. Thanks for sharing this!

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