New Music: "Tales of the Laughing Dragon"

November 26, 2008 08:39

With this piece I'm just having too much fun with a symphony orchestra!

The second section of the piece, by the way, is a 'canon', which is fancy music-jargon for a 'round' like "Row Row Row Your Boat" (although 'canons' can also take other pretty interesting forms). For you music readers, music world has a 'shorthand' for notating canons—'Row Row Row Your Boat' would look like this:

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="534" caption="Row, Row, Row Your Boat"]Row, Row, Row Your Boat[/caption]

In other words, the first group starts with line 1. When group 1 reaches the end of the first line, they continue with line 2, at which point group 2 starts with line 1, and so on. When the first group reaches the end of the last line, they continue with the first line.

Here is my canon (in the second section of the piece) in this standard canon notation (with my apologies for the alto clef but with either the treble or bass clef there are WAY too many ledger lines):

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="564" caption="Tales Of The Joyful Dragon Canon"]Tales Of The Joyful Dragon[/caption]

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