Thursday, April 16, 2009

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Double Canon on a Hungarian Folksong

This folk tune was used by Brahms in his Opus 21 #2, Variationen über ein ungarisches Lied. He set it in alternating measures of 3/4 and 4/4. I considered that but really believe that the tune is in 7. Well, that and the fact that changing meters every measure is a pain in Finale...

Anyway, the tune is in the 1st and 3rd parts and works with only a tiny inflectional difference from Brahms' setting as a canon against itself. My added parts are in voices 2 and 4.

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