(musicComp1) solo wind composition

Due 2/21 and 2/22

Write a composition for solo wind (woodwind or brass) instrument of your choice. The piece should be either chromatic tonal or non-tonal and approximately 2.5 minutes in length.

The work should have at least two important motivic ideas, but how you present and develop these ideas is up to you. You do not need to concern yourself, nor should you be too thoughtful about traditional classical forms. Rather, think about presentation of ideas, profile, development, dialog, continuity, and contrast. You may find that simple structures, like ABA and Arch forms are helpful for organizing your ideas into a composition, but there is not a small/finite set of formal possibilities.

You are again responsible for finding your performer to perform the composition in class. It will be good for you to get some of the harder spots, and to try out ideas in general, with your performer as you go along.


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