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Invention No.1 (à la Bach)

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Oct 25, 2007 | 5:16 PM EDT
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1.1 MB
1 min 11 sec
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3.75 / 5.00

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Rated 3.75 / 5 stars
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This one was a class assignment and I made some notes for it:

My intention, from the very beginning, was to write a piece that sounded like it had been written by Bach (or written in his style by somebody not very good at it, anyway) in the Baroque era. I told myself to forget about any personal preferences, listened to a number of Bach's sinfonias (freely available for listening on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/w iki/Inventions_and_Sinfon ias#Media) and tried to write something that sounded very much like them stylistically. This meant several things: first of all, there had to be very few if any breaks. Any pause or long note in one line would be instantly filled up with notes in another line. A musical phrase would not end at its exact appointed time; it would either continue on for a little longer or would end a little earlier, giving way to the next phrase. There would be a lot of syncopation. The time signature would not change, but the feel of time would (it would all come together in the end). And besides that, there would be things like short motifs, sequences (also transposed and inversed), and a few passing key changes. The piece would be made up of a lot of little sections, rather than any long melodic lines.

Reviews


SeanSullivanSeanSullivan

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Bach? ...yes!

This is a great piece... it really does sound like Bach... I love it...



VentocheVentoche

Rated 5 / 5 stars

très bon!

J'ai cru comprend que tu parlais le françiasé Donc, je te dis tout simplement que c'est bon beau travail! mais le son dois être plus fort!


Esn responds:

Merci beaucoup. Pour être honnête, je n'ai pas eu de nombreuses occasions de converser en français ces derniers temps.. donc, je suis en dehors de la pratique.

Je ne veux pas le rendre trop plus fort que mes autres chansons. :)


DanRanieraDanRaniera

Rated 5 / 5 stars

This is really monderfull!

i luv it... the originality of thr work, the things he/u use...if hes still alive u shuld be his like partner or somesort


Esn responds:

Thank you Dan.

I'm a bit scared of the high score this has right now, to be honest (4.62 with 5 votes as I write this). Bach isn't that popular among the general public these days, and I my appropriation doesn't really have the elegance to win over someone who dislikes the style in the first place...


MJTTOMBMJTTOMB

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Great.

I gotta 10 this. I was pleasantly surprised to see this was original, and not some cheesey Bach remake. I absolutely love Bach.

Anyway, brilliant orchestration. You may want to give the players a second to breathe somewhere in the song. :)

Regards, MJTTOMB


Esn responds:

Thank you kindly.

There are plenty of spaces to sneak a breath in there, actually - I'd know if there weren't. I play the euphonium, after all. :)

This piece was a class assignment and I made some notes for it. I might as well post them here:

My intention, from the very beginning, was to write a piece that sounded like it had been written by Bach (or written in his style by somebody not very good at it, anyway) in the Baroque era. I told myself to forget about any personal preferences, listened to a number of Bach's sinfonias (freely available for listening on wikipedia) and tried to write something that sounded very much like them stylistically. This meant several things: first of all, there had to be very few if any breaks. Any pause or long note in one line would be instantly filled up with notes in another line. A musical phrase would not end at its exact appointed time; it would either continue on for a little longer or would end a little earlier, giving way to the next phrase. There would be a lot of syncopation. The time signature would not change, but the feel of time would (it would all come together in the end). And besides that, there would be thing like short motifs, sequences (also transposed and inversed), and a few passing key changes. The piece would be made up of a lot of little sections, rather than any long melodic lines.

Oh, and by the way, if anyone wants to see the sheet music, feel free to PM me.