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Noble's Minuet

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I've composed what you could call a fugue of sorts. A grand piano, a harpsichord, violins, and cellos. The melody more or less repeats with some variations, but the instruments take on different parts of the song throughout the piece. This was a composition I started about 2 year ago, found two days ago and decided to finish.

Best enjoyed while wearing a waiscoat, ruffled collar shirt, probably a sword at your side, old man long haired wig, a sash shoulder to waist (opposite sides), breeches, and big buckled boots.


FIIIIiiiivvveee..... UH!!


Traditional, well versed, and beautiful sir. I would woo said English 17th Century woman with face paint, lipstick, and fancy feet. If only I could have one dance with her, but alas, let's face it, I am pauper, but enjoy being so. Not to mention she has been dead for 300 years or so. <~.~>

Indeed, a wonderful piece.


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WingoWinston responds:

That doesn't stop necrophiliacs!

Thank God I still have that top hat. Thank you sir for your spiffy tune.

WingoWinston responds:

Excellent, don't forget your monocle (and one spare one).

Ahh...I love it. very nice...

WingoWinston responds:


Very regal. :)

I feel that songs like these are always more difficult to write such that the melody flows smoothly together, while still allowing for the style to hold, however you put together this piece rather nicely. When I first pressed play and heard the first 7 seconds I knew that I was going to enjoy this piece, so bravo to that! The transitions from major section to major section were especially well done, however during my first playthrough of your song, the ending portion, starting around 01:10, sounded a little awkward and took a little getting used to. But overall it was very nice there is no real need to fix anything unless you are an extreme perfectionist.

I actually tried doing a song with a feeling like this a while back (It's called Genuine Girl if you'd like to check it out), but it was not as fugue-like as this song.

WingoWinston responds:


I love all things Baroque. And sometimes a few western modern touches can jazz it up a little. The ending part maybe you are referring to the harpsichord chords. I just love the way they would play chords on a harpsichord during the baroque era and I just wanted to squeeze in a pile of them right at the end. I actually used the last piano medley for the entire piece and was disappointed with how it sounded with other instruments so when the violin, cello, and harpsichord, held the main melody I just made minor changes as I worked my way along, but I kept the piano exactly the same. maybe that's the issue, but I like it how it is haha. I'll give your song a listen!

Song is okay but the notes are very sudden, separated and chopped up. It feels kind of empty and uncomfortable. Around the ending the harpsichord/piano combo seemed a bit empty most of all. I feel a way to improve it would be to make it longer and connect the notes more often.

WingoWinston responds:

Like I said in the post it would ideally be played in a big room (i/e hall or castle) and therefore would be better to be played "choppily" so the notes don't blend in the echos. This way all the parts of a fugue could be heard.

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4.35 / 5.00

Jun 15, 2012
11:16 PM EDT
File Info
2.3 MB
1 min 17 sec

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