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mjf1947

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Sarah Said 4 part choir
« on: January 05, 2018, 01:46:33 PM »
Hi,

Art's post brought me back to a piece I have worked off and on these last 2 years.  Took another look today and made some final changes.  Thought I post it again with the updates/changes/tweaks.

Comments always appreciated.

Mark

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Re: Sarah Said 4 part choir
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2018, 02:04:55 PM »
This is a nice piece. It moves smoothly and keeps up the interest throughout.
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Re: Sarah Said 4 part choir
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2018, 02:50:24 PM »
Very enjoyable, Mark. I'd love to hear a live performance of this piece. I had some trouble with your choice of chords in measure 8 and measure 15 going into 16--a bit awkward to my ear. Still, I like the lighthearted character, and I especially like the different piano part from the voice parts.

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Re: Sarah Said 4 part choir
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2018, 03:02:56 PM »
Art

Thanks for the review.

I am curious ... how would you approach the measure(s) and what chord(s) ... resolution would you choose?

Mark

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Re: Sarah Said 4 part choir
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2018, 12:05:46 PM »

Mark,

I assume Art is referring to the parallel fifths/octaves in bar 15. One possibility I guess is Dm to G7:

D > D
D > G
A > B
D > D

or

D > D
D > D
A > B
D > G

I like the work very much. It flows with a lot of life, and the staggered entrances of the voices are beautiful.

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Re: Sarah Said 4 part choir
« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2018, 03:04:52 PM »
Jerry,

What do you think of this ..... less parallelism?



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