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    Crabby Nocturne

    The name derives from the extended crab canon which follows the introduction.


    Crabby Nocturne

    Uses GPO Steinway, of course.

    Richard

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    Re: Crabby Nocturne

    Quite an elaboration I guess. Beautiful disonance and romantic too.

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    Re: Crabby Nocturne

    Hi Richard.
    I think I heard Erik Satie's ghost in the intro & in the 2nd section.
    A nice work.
    I would have liked to hear the 1st section in the extreme bass voice & also in the top voices. Kind of "grandpa" & "junior."
    Gary

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    Re: Crabby Nocturne

    Well, you have befuddled me again but I did enjoy this.

    I won' try to analyze it but just absorb it's musical richness.



    Phil

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    Re: Crabby Nocturne

    The way the delicate dissonances tumble over each other is exquisite. A very beautiful composition.

    I thought the final section had a leaning towards a barcarolle - night on or near the water.

    Herb

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    Re: Crabby Nocturne

    Well, thanks for the comments. I thought it was time to do something calm and relaxing, so I did, in part, because I wanted to prove that I could write something a bit less intense and aggressive than most of my music.

    There is a definite watery feel to this, as is a frequent happening with my music. I do now recognize a hint of Satie, but I don't know how that happened, as I don't know much of his music.

    The idea of the canon at the beginning was to generate a mild surprise after the cadenza. I think it worked! Also, l should add that I like a crab canon, and look for excuses to use it.

    Richard

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    I must say I enjoy your more contemplative side,
    Richard; as well as the tightly structured compositional
    sense of this piece... very satisfying! The whole latter
    section is delicious; not just to the ear, but in how
    you derived and executed it.

    My best,



    David

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