Reflections on Art and Life
I am enclosing links to my latest compositions: The Jubilance and the Lament. Both works were composed to satisfy the final requirement of a counterpoint course in my undergraduate studies and both draw inspiration from Johann Sebastian Bach’s Das Wohltemperierte Klavier.
In their initial version, the Jubilance and the Lament were written for piano solo, but since I often crave the sounds of the string orchestra, I have decided to orchestrate them.
The Jubilance (a Prelude) explores the development of a very short single theme through melodic mutations and harmonic modulations. It’s full of colorful energy. I think it actually has a temper 🙂
The Jubilance – a Prelude – String Orchestra version
The Lament is a 4-voice fugue, diametrically opposed in character to the prelude, is very somber and sorrowful and explores varying degrees of chromaticism.
The Lament – a Fugue – String Orchestra version
I have two other compositions for piano solo which were inspired by my counterpoint studies this semester. You can read about them and listen to them here
©2008 Dosia McKay