Sunday, October 30, 2011

Anachronistic Rabbits

Not only anachronistic, after an initial well-behaved cadence landing squarely on G Major, these rabbits become somewhat anarchical as well. Being rabbits, however, they eventually settle back down:

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

A Little Fugue for String Quartet

Here's a funny little thing -- I started writing my String Quartet #3 (I might eventually post my second quartet, but I can't find the first; not even enough of my notes to re-create it), and it went and turned itself into a fugue! The four-bar subject, which supplies the material for everything that follows, consists of an unwinding chromatic idea (along the lines of a couple of orchestral pieces I'm still working on) followed by consecutive fourths and then a falling pattern. If the ending seems a little strange, that's because it's actually a transition into the second movement of the quartet. Given the number of pieces I'm currently working on, it may be a while before the remaining movements are completed, so I thought this was interesting enough to post on its own for now: