Here's a new piece for any and all listeners. Comments are welcomed and encouraged.
The piece is built from the Hungarian Major Scale which I didn't know existed until I read Persichetti's book, "Twentienth Century Tonality". I had heard and played the Hungarian minor scale, but never ran into the major version. I took the scale and harmonized each of its notes using the existing root, 3rd, 5th 7th and 9th above each scale degree such that a I chord in C would be: C E G Bb D# and a V Chord would be: G Bb D# F# A. This gave lots a room for dissonants and tension! I then used a mixed meter pattern and constructed some melodic components. The result is a piece in 7/8, 6/8, and 3/4.
I must say that I'm disappointed in the quality of the mp3 as it is found on my sight at soundclick.com. Does anyone else use Soundclick or is the sound problem general to mp3's at 128 Kbs. I listened using the online player and found the piece to be very, well tinny and lacking solid middle and bottom frequencies. My piece rendered at 44.1K and 32 bit/floating sounds much better in Soundforge or WMV than what I listened to online.
You can download it or listen to it online here: