[LAU] [Music] Planctus Novus
dlphillips at woh.rr.com
Wed Aug 31 13:49:11 UTC 2016
On 08/30/2016 06:58 AM, David Santamauro wrote:
> On 08/30/2016 06:46 AM, Dave Phillips wrote:
>> A lamenting song, without words, in homage to a Troubadour poetic form
>> known as a planh (Latin: planctus).
>> Once again, nothing special going on here, just an original melody and
>> harmonization (hopefully enjoyable), something to keep me busy.
>> Downloads enabled, comments welcome.
> Very nice ... but a few quick observations:
> - cantus is lost (muddied) during harmonization(s)
> - pedal point in second harmonization didn't always "work", although
> that is my objective perspective
> - coda was contemplative and enjoyable.
Thanks for the comments, David, they are appreciated. I agree with your
first point, the melody is obscured too much by the harmony, I'll
balance it out better and post an improved version asap. OTOH, I like
the pedal as it is, at least I haven't got tired of it yet. :)
> I thoroughly enjoyed the harmonizations: wonderful fusion of period
> and modern styles.
I work on my harmony chops constantly. I was born and raised on rock &
roll, never considered any complex harmony until I started listening to
jazz and classical music. My ears have improved over time, but I'm still
working on my aural recognition/prediction skills.
> thanks for sharing.
My pleasure, many thanks for the critique.
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