I’m working on a symphony at the moment, and I’ve finished the first two movements. The symphony is in D# minor, which is a terrible key for everyone and I shouldn’t have done that. But I did. Because I’m a pianist. And D# minor is lovely to play in, on the piano. Which the symphony doesn’t have. The orchestra is flute, oboe, Bflat clarinet, bassoon, two horns, a trumpet, and string choir.
The first movement is a standard sonata-allegro form. I’ll be fairly impressed if anyone gets the various jokes I made in the key changes. Not because they’re so clever, but because I probably did them badly. The second movement is the slow movement, an Aria in ABA ternary form for oboe. The third movement, half done, will be a waltz. The finale is looking like a rondo. We’ll see.
Movement #1: Andante, Allegretto (10 min)
Movement #2: Adagio (3.5 min)
Here are a few other minor compositions:
String Choir #1, about 30 seconds. I think of it as being the background for a car commercial, maybe.
This is a piece for Cello and Piano I’m actually rather proud of.
Here is a tiny Sonatina vaguely in the form of a Rondo, so I call it Sonatina Rondetta.
And here is a little Sonatina I call Sonatina Delicatissima.
Below are random recordings of me at the piano made with my iPhone. So they suck.
Something a Little More Polished
Thoughts on Selling a Wedding Ring
Two Voice Fugue Impromptu
Water Music (an Impromptu)
Grief (After Newtown, Connecticut)
C Major Impromptu