After his excellent "Quartal Theme & Fugue", Rich Rayer has sent in several movements of his latest suite::
These works are for Woodwind Quartet: Flute, Oboe, Clarinet and Bassoon
1. Allegro Moderato (basically an A-B-A form)
2. Andante (also A-B-A)
3. Allegro (Rondo [kind of])
Rich writes: "This piece was concieved from a matrix of 4 numbers (they happen to be the last four digits of my phone number). From the matirx I tried to follow the use the atonal system rules. Since there are only four numbers (which become notes), I stacked them as chords when needed and melodically used each note before going on to another matrix group or repeating the same one. The idea was to break the conventional mode and to see music from a different perspective."
Thanks Rich for sharing your works with us. You did another outstanding job and I hope others enjoy them as much as I have.