Thursday, February 12, 2009

Canon as Accompaniment

This is a canon at the octave in the two bassoon parts in the whole tone scale . The canon acts as an accompaniment to the lyrical melody of the oboe which is in the other whole tone scale.

If you have been following the last few days' entries, you will have noticed that I find the technique of using two different whole tone scales more congenial than using only one.

I should probably address that in technical terms one of these days.

Here it is--sketched out on the commuter train this morning and massaged into its current form at home this evening:

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