Sunday, January 25, 2009

another one on Perle's 12 tone row

Using the same 12 tone row as yesterday, I've written a very different canon.

This is a canon at the 5th in 2 parts with the upper part being a free voice. By "free" I mean non-canonic. It does seem a bit odd to refer to a melody written on a row as free. I guess it is all relative.

For the two canonic voices, I did not restrict myself in any way -- other than the canon, that is...

The structure of the piece is ABA. I tried to make the B section (measure 7 to 10) a bit more dissonant than the A section -- but not too much so. In a short piece like this, a little contrast is sufficient.

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