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    Fanfare and Prelude on a Stravinsky Theme

    I've been asked to compose a prelude for a concert we are playing next February (2016). We will be performing the Stravinsky Octet for Winds. I borrowed 9 motes from one of the main themes of the Octet to create the bulk of this work. The fanfare is modeled after Stravinsky's Fanfare for a New Theater written to commemorate the Opening of the Lincoln Center Theater. No music was stolen, I just modeled the ideas and created my own work. I intended this to be a quiet unassuming prelude. I borrowed a bit from the Rite of Spring which I think you may catch a few times in the piece.

    Enjoy Fanfare and Prelude on a Stravinsky Theme

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    Bill
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    Re: Fanfare and Prelude on a Stravinsky Theme

    Enjoyed.
    A-Class work as usual.
    Fabio
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    Re: Fanfare and Prelude on a Stravinsky Theme

    Bill, this time I have no excuses for my old tastes, this I enjoyed all through. ( I do not like Stravinsky).
    Great and tong-in cheek happy.

    Ted

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    Re: Fanfare and Prelude on a Stravinsky Theme

    Thanks Ted and fabiolcati. It was fun to put together. I am looking forward to playing it at our February Concert.

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    Bill
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    Re: Fanfare and Prelude on a Stravinsky Theme

    I also enjoyed your Fanfare and Prelude. I listened to the Octet on YouTube and I think I actually like your Prelude better. I also watched the ballet scenes from The Riot At The Rite movie and most of a live performance of The Firebird Suite for a brush up.

    I sounds to me like his earlier work was his best or at least I like it better. I think I hear a lot of Impressionism and a little Romantisim mixed in with all the chaos. Anyway I'm sure that without those two works Stravinsky would now be more of a footnote in musical history.

    I'm sure your introduction will be very complimentary to the total performance.

    Have fun!


    Phil

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