A little bit of fluff from my GPO Steinway and Fatar Keyboard..
I did not know the word "belligerent" so consulted with dictionary. Sounds beautiful.
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Thanks, Jun. Glad you liked it, and learned a new word also! Now you can look up bellicose, as that was almost the title.
I enjoyed your Belligerent Butterflies.
You music always takes one to a different place musically.
Nice to hear it with the Garritan Steinway.
I kept looking for a tempo change and was hoping for one, but then the butterflies would not be belligerent if they followed my wishes.
I like belligerent better than bellicose, jusrt because it flows off the tongue easier when paired with butterflies than does bellicose.
"Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one." Albert Einstein
Well, thanks, Phil. My music is surely different. But all my life I have felt that I was cut from a non-standard template. I don't know how I managed 22 years of military service.
Ron, no tempo change is correct. I thought that in this short piece, there was sufficient change of pace in the music without tempo change. But I realize that I am less sensitive to the need for tempo change than most. Generally, I am inclined to leave the tempo constant, but vary the pace of the music. When I play the piano, I have a different outlook. I am rather free with tempo and change. My next little quickie, waiting in the wings, is also without tempo change. Watch for Furry Lisa, soon. But after that, there will be a piano version of a Paso Doble with some tempo changes. Also a nocturne/waltz with tempo changes.
caught my attention from the first note. very enticing. never stomps movings. somewhat like a butterfly would. especially a belligerent one. very curious work. makes my brain just twinkle with images of blue, and yellow, and just swarms of obscure butterflies in the darkness.
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I would not want to meet these "Belligerent Butterflies" in a dark alley--they sound big and scary. I agree with you that there is enough going on so a change of tempo (or pace) is not warranted. Where's my net?
(Let me guess that you were a top ranking non-com)
Butterflies fled from the dark corners of the Art Bell Show, perhaps;
these fellows know how to perform a belligerent insectival stomp-and-
burn with militant discipline and style.
Strong, fascinating piece, Richard!