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Sonata for Strings in C+

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This is a rather slow piece. It's actually more in the Baroque style (even though it's not quite a fugue), yet from what I can tell by listening to the recent submissions that surround it, it's one of the few that actually deserves to be in the "classical" section (i.e. it doesn't sound like it was made with synthesizers and meant to be head-banged to). Or perhaps it's out of place here (when I first wrote this, two people had voted and its score was 0.66/5).

Anyway, there's not much to say right now... I think it's one of my favourites among my own work so far. I'm finding that I actually like writing in the Baroque style, which is so different from what I had done before.

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This is...

Awesome... very good... I can listen to this for hours!

Good, well... great, but...

I found it very hard to pick out any main theme, nor could I distinguish any sections, so I still can't really identify it as sonata form :/

Either way, it was still very beautifully written, you worked counterpuntal harmonies flawlessly in and out. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Esn responds:

Well, I'm using "sonata" in the original sense of "a piece which is played" (as opposed to "cantata", a piece which is sung), not in the sense of "sonata form" (this is certainly not sonata form). Although to be honest, I simply wasn't sure what else to call it. It's not exactly a fugue, except in one small section. Hey, if you have any suggestions for what else to call it, I'm all ears. :p

Yes, it was the point for there not to be any main theme; I tried to have all of the 4 voices have about equal importance, so neither one would be too dominant for any great length of time. However, there most definitely are different sections. Listen again. :) There is an "A" section in C major, followed by a "B" section in A minor, followed by a repeat of the "A" section, which goes to a Coda to conclude the piece.

Thank you for your review.


Oh well... the general population of NG doesn't usually appreciate this music.

This is well put, and you made me listen to it from end-to-end (which I don't do often).

9 and five. ;-)


Finally, a chance to use my music theory class knowledge...

Ok, flowing strings. They sound a little like real strings, but not really. Try using Edirol, maybe.

To me, it doesn't really sound baroque. We did some baroque music in choir (our teacher called it what they'd hear on the radio at that time, lmao), and it was not similar to this.

It was pretty much the same thing, over and over. Like, alot of the same thing. All that changed was dynamics. About this, the theme is not really concrete enough, or at least I can't really tell if its being repeated or not, it all flows together. I like how it sounds :)

Its not boring like many baroque pieces, you keep it interesting. Dynamics are a bit sudden, but that's OK. Overall, nice song! 9/10, 5/5


First impression: I like it!
Final thoughts: I like it!

:P Well, yeah... I like it.
That's all I can say. Good job, because... yep, I like it.

Esn responds:

Thank you. :)

Credits & Info



4.67 / 5.00

Nov 15, 2007
7:19 AM EST
File Info
2.8 MB
2 min 9 sec

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Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.