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    Prelude # 19 in A Major

    Well, here’s another new Prelude –

    Prelude #19 in A Major

    In some ways this is very different than the last few – it only leaves A major to hit the relative minor – f# minor. It is also a little more diatonic, particularly the middle f# minor section, than the last few – the most jolting chord is an augmented chord on the tonic, which is quickly reinterpreted as the III of f# minor.

    And yet I think it fits in perfectly with the series. Hope you do too...

    Anyway, I hope you enjoy this latest addition.

    Here are the preludes to this point. (A little note – remember that I am doing a circle like this (cap=major, lower=minor) – C-a-D-b-E-c#-Gb-eb-Ab-f-Bb-g - Eb-c-F-d-G-e-A-f#-B-g#-Db-bb )

    1 – Prelude in C Major
    2 - Prelude in a minor
    3 – Prelude in D Major
    4 – Prelude in b minor
    5 – Prelude in E Major
    6 - Prelude in c# minor
    7 – Prelude in Gb Major
    8 – Prelude in eb minor
    9 - Prelude in Ab Major
    10 - Prelude in f minor
    11 - Prelude in Bb Major
    12 - Prelude in g minor
    13 – Prelude in Eb Major
    14 – Prelude in c minor
    15 – Prelude in F Major
    16 – Prelude in d minor
    17 – Prelude in G Major
    18 – Prelude in e minor

    19 – Prelude in A Major

    Note - #s 9, 10, 11, 12, 15, 16, 17, 18 and 19 are rendered with the Authorized Steinway. All others are rendered with the GPO Steinway.

    (Just 5 more and you won't have to sit through another one of my preludes)
    Trent P. McDonald

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    That has a GREAT sound and feel to it Trent, well done.
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    Trent,

    The main motif, the small rhythmic chord progression, what did it contain? Sounds nicely dissonant for a sec., I liked it!

    Much enjoyed!

    M
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    Trent

    I guess one of the best things for you doing all of these preludes, is the more you use the GAS, the better you are getting with it.

    Just 5 more huh?

    Nicely done

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    Well done, and a fine addition, Trent. Concise
    and to the point, once again!

    I'm enjoying listening to this progress.

    My best,



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    Re: Prelude # 19 in A Major

    Hello Trent;
    A very enjoyable addition to the growing list! I detected a sense of humor coming through on this one, keep up the excellent work!
    Best regards,
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    Re: Prelude # 19 in A Major

    Quote Originally Posted by Hippie View Post
    That has a GREAT sound and feel to it Trent, well done.
    Thanks for listening. As far as sound goes, the light airy feel here is pretty far away from the sound you usually get... glad you liked it. Thanks for the comments.
    Trent P. McDonald

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    Re: Prelude # 19 in A Major

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael A. Wiktor View Post
    Trent,

    The main motif, the small rhythmic chord progression, what did it contain? Sounds nicely dissonant for a sec., I liked it!

    Much enjoyed!

    M
    Hi Michael. I think you are talking about the part that goes from an augmented dominant (an E with b#) to the second inversion of the tonic 11th - in English, spelled e-a-c#-f#. This could also be interpreted as an f#7, particularly since this does go into the key of f#.

    There is another part where this is played a step higher but with slightly different chords. The first chord started out as a diminished 7th on "a", but I lowered the f# to f, which I guess turned it into a dominant chord on f. The second chord is just a straight b minor.

    Hope this is what you were looking for.

    Anyway, thanks for listening and for your comments.
    Trent P. McDonald

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    Re: Prelude # 19 in A Major

    Quote Originally Posted by rolifer View Post
    Trent

    I guess one of the best things for you doing all of these preludes, is the more you use the GAS, the better you are getting with it.

    Just 5 more huh?

    Nicely done

    Ron
    Hi Ron. Yea, 5 more. I keep wanting to move away for a while and work on another project, but it feels like every time I sit down to write, another prelude comes out.

    I think doing these helps my control of the GAS, though diet and exercise also help - I'm talking finger exercises on the piano. I've been playing more (and I feel better) so I think I'm bringing a little more of the real piano feel to the computer performances.

    Thanks for the comments.
    Trent P. McDonald

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    Re: Prelude # 19 in A Major

    Quote Originally Posted by etLux View Post
    Well done, and a fine addition, Trent. Concise
    and to the point, once again!

    I'm enjoying listening to this progress.

    My best,



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    I sometimes feel almost guilty about the very simple forms I use on these preludes. But then, again, that is kind of the point to these, isn't it?

    Thanks, David, for your kind words.
    Trent P. McDonald

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