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    Hi everybody,

    After having listened a lot to the French baroque composer Jean-Baptiste Lully, I got inspired to write a so called "French Overture".
    The overture of the opera was a self-contained work and was not generally specifically connected, thematically or emotionally, with the music that followed.
    The overture, in three parts, before an opera could sometimes look like this:
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    First part - slow and pompous, often with double-dotted rhythms.

    Second part - fast, fugal (sometimes repeated)

    Third part - back to the slow section of first part, or a dance, often minuet, or a short final adagio.

    (after the overture then followed a series of dance movements.)
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    Fugue:

    The first exposition is in c minor. The second exposition is in its paralell key, E flat, where the counter-subject of the first exposition reappears in the bass (double-counterpoint), before the pedal tone C in the coda.
    The fugue's final cadence ends in C Major. (picardian third.)

    The French overture should not be confused with the Italian overture, a three-part quick-slow-quick structure.


    enjoy,


    Fred

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    Re: Prélude et fugue - French overture

    Fredrik:

    Great Overture. Loved every minute of it. It surely
    has that "regal" air to it. I can imagine myself at
    "Court" with a musical background like this.

    Waiting for the next "episode."


    BRAVO, Fredrik

    Jack
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    Re: Prélude et fugue - French overture

    They both sound like they could be the work of court composers.

    I think you've captured the essence of the period.

    Your music frequently makes me think of majestic castles and all the trappings where you create a musical time machine that brings it into the present

    Technically, your music is again up to high standards. Enjoyed them!




    Phil

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhap2 View Post
    Fredrik:

    Great Overture. Loved every minute of it. It surely
    has that "regal" air to it. I can imagine myself at
    "Court" with a musical background like this.

    Waiting for the next "episode."

    BRAVO, Fredrik

    Jack
    Hi again, Jack!

    I have written 2 expositions with this subject.
    I'm tempted to go on, maybe adding a 3third exposition with inverted subject this time! After that, I will try to write my first minuet, lol!

    Again, thanks for your inspiring words and congratulations for having been chosen as the best listener of the month.

    Fred

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    Re: Prélude et fugue - French overture

    Gotta love those double dots! I'm a fan of this genre, and I think you pulled it off well. They had a good rhythmic drive.

    Regards
    Owen

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    Quote Originally Posted by fastlane View Post
    Your music frequently makes me think of majestic castles and all the trappings where you create a musical time machine that brings it into the present Phil
    Yes, Phil! I like to travel in my time machine, trying to get in touch with spiirits of the Baroque era! Fred

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    Re: Prélude et fugue - French overture

    Fredrik, my friend, I tried to listen to these several
    times -- both IE and FireFox -- but the player opens,
    and, in each case, reports "error loading file"...?

    My best,



    David
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    Quote Originally Posted by etLux View Post
    Fredrik, my friend, I tried to listen to these several
    times -- both IE and FireFox -- but the player opens,
    and, in each case, reports "error loading file"...?

    My best,



    David
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    Hi David,

    Well! Jack, Phil and Englishgent have listened to it! Maybe you need an update of your flashplayer or something!

    Fred

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    Re: Prélude et fugue - French overture

    Quote Originally Posted by Fredrik View Post
    Hi David,

    Well! Jack, Phil and Englishgent have listened to it! Maybe you need an update of your flashplayer or something!

    Fred

    Fred,

    No, player seems fine -- I tried several other SoundClick
    numbers (some of mine, etc.)... same player, of course,
    and all working fine. Tried clearing the browser cache,
    etc... no luck. I've never run into problems with that
    player, really.

    Possibly SoundClick's on the fritz -- I'll give this another
    shot tomorrow, my friend.

    My best,



    David
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    www.DavidSosnowski.com

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    Re: Prélude et fugue - French overture

    Quote Originally Posted by etLux View Post
    Fred,

    No, player seems fine -- I tried several other SoundClick
    numbers (some of mine, etc.)... same player, of course,
    and all working fine. Tried clearing the browser cache,
    etc... no luck. I've never run into problems with that
    player, really.

    Possibly SoundClick's on the fritz -- I'll give this another
    shot tomorrow, my friend.

    My best,



    David
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    David Sosnowski
    www.DavidSosnowski.com
    Hi David!

    You were right! Soundclick was on the fritz! 10 minutes after you tried the link, it actually started to function again


    Fred

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