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There have always been 'tunes' floating in and out of my head. This is my recent attempt to add a few compositions of my own making. I had previously been a bit cautious because a few years after turning in an assignment in music theory I found almost exactly where my head had pulled the end product. No one knew but I did. Totally embarrassed.

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Conversations # 1

This theme jump into life fully birth from where I know not. My head seemed to know where the music was going before I did. 

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Conversations # 2

These composition defys explaination. Why would a boy from a tiny Oklahoma town of 350 people compose something in 10/8? The pattern is 3+3+2+2 which had me dancing into dreamland.

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Conversations # 3

"Conversation # 3" is a g minor Passacaglia followed by a G major Fugue. The theme of the fugue leaped into my mind just as the passacaglia came unexpectedly to a major key final cadence. The fugue was a while revealing itself and then seemed to race from the answer to the end. It was really a fun ride.

Scored for ATBGb recorders 'Conversation # 3' contains some rhythmic excitement.

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Conversations # 4

Conversation # 4 is another pre-sleep melodic idea which survived the night and the year required to make me happy with the prelude and fugue format. The subtitle of "Good Times" the joyous nature of both sections. The theme is presented in a new meter and in retrograde (if my 50 year memories of music theory is working.

SATB voicing makes this challenging but 'Do Able".

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Forbidden Fruit

One dark and stormy night.... (always wanted to do that)....no really.... I was trying to get to sleep. This is when the little melodic ideas start. Generally (this process has been a life long thing) I take the melodic idea build it in my mind in a vague way into a grand choral symphony. Then sleep comes and that is the end of that. 

Since I have actually been trying to work out some of these 'strings of notes' on this particular night a tri-tone was working its way through the mental night time processess. Next morning the thing was still there  humming pleasantly away. 

This is called 'Forbidden Fruit' because the tri-tone has a rather bad reputation.

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