Summer ad Parnassum (2:1 Phrygian)

2:1 Above Cantus

What I like: Everything. This one is good stuff. I especially like that my range is from F to F even though the tonic is E. Little things make me happy.

What I don’t like: Might be a few too many Es in there.

2:1 Below Cantus

What I like: I like having to use B-flat in measure 9. I know the traditional ending for Phrygian is A-D-E but I saw the opportunity to use B-flat and went for it. Again, little things make me happy (see above).

What I don’t like: The first half is all stepwise, the second half is all leaps. I don’t feel like there is continuity from the first half to the second half. There is no organic growth or direction, I feel like my counterpoint is merely reacting to the CF.

In case you missed it, I’ve added a comment to my last entry that clarified more of the “why am I doing this” question. Didn’t expect the answer but I totally expected the questioner. One of the greatest learning experiences I’ve had was being pushed by Paul Rudy into uncomfortable spaces. Most often they were conceptual spaces but there were those times when the spaces were quite real. And damp.

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  1. Posted May 24, 2011 at 3:39 pm | Permalink

    I remember those damp spaces… Still trying to emerge from the last uncomfortable space he pushed me into ;-) Many thanks Paul!

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