Composition

This second interlude was more recently written and is a demonstration of rounded binary form.  I also used this for my aural theory class by erasing a number of notes out and having the students fill it in.  Hence, there are no accidentals in the work, making it slightly easier as an aural theory assignment.

That last statement presented me a challenge: how do I get the piece to fit into two different assignments at the same time?  Part of the answer is making the piece somewhat modal.  I also inverted the theme in the return of the A section, leading to a cadence in the key.  That part, I think, tripped up a few people in the assignment.  I’ll discuss the style of these works in the next post, but I was trying to allude a certain style coming in typical written theory 3 curriculums.

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