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  Moment's Thrill ~ Sound & Score

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 EdByrne
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Moment's Thrill ~ Sound & Scoresubmitted:
2007/12/27 14:51:46
revised:
2009/04/16 06:56:56


This piece can be performed in any rhythmic style or tempo. I've put an African 7 against 6 (2mm of 3/4) rhythm against the lilting swing waltz melody, and I added lyrics. It will keep repeating, similar to Ravel's Bolero, picking up instruments, interplay, and intensity as it goes. Following the climax, it will affect an abbreviated palindrome, culminating in a rubato vocal chorus of 16mm.

Notice the #9 in the lead on an +MA7 chord (m.15). Sometimes I'll use an +MA7 in prominent places to give it emphasis (m.1), to make it a priority chord, for example, in a non-functional chord succession. In that milieu it creates further tonal ambiguity, due to the imperfect (augmented) 5th. While it's position in a progression (root progression) will affect how it's percieved, the chordal 3rd usually sounds as a temporary tonal center.


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