OK. So there's sonata form and fugue form. What others are there?
I know, I know. I'm being too technical and everyone's gonna tell me to just write what I feel and all that. I happen to be going through a stage when I REALLY like the classical style, so I'm trying to learn about all the forms.
I started playing with sonata form and found it to be very useful for expanding two themes into a complete and entertaining work. As far as I know, that's the only way I know how to expand on a theme. How do you take a theme and create a whole piece from it? I've been playing SO much with that stupid orch duel 1 theme I've pretty much teared it to pieces and still can't get a decent work out of it. I've tried fugueing it, sonataing it, concertoizing it...EVERYTHING I TELL YOU!!! It's hard.
I also notice that the sonata form doesn't really have a climax anywhere in it. The recap is usually more bold than the exposition, but I don't know if you could really call it a climax. Is there a seperate 'climatic' form of music?
So what other classical musical forms are out there?