8 ene. 2008

Suite 3 in C Major. I. Prélude. (3/4 moderate to fast; no repeats)

Wow. The idea of starting the piece with a descending C Major Scale, from C to C, followed by a nice descending arpeggio on a C major Chord! Then the melody goes up again, wavy lines up and down. From the simple to the incredibly complex. Here comes a pattern that, if repeated for an hour or two, would be good minimalist composition. There's a tension that results from a seeming stasis or repeated arpeggios.

There's a language to the preludes that I'm gradually getting a handle on.

Then at the end: that same descending scale and arpeggios, followed by a round tonic chord. Sweet!

We are in different emotional territory from the 2nd Suite.