Thanks to everyone for a very productive first day of Comp Workshop! I’m very excited for all the beautiful music you’ll compose this semester. I wanted to follow-up with a pdf of Bach’s solution to the given melody. It is very informative, and you may want to compare your own with his. Especially take notice of the unity in types of cadences, and use of 1st inversion chords to create clear, other linear, bass lines. If you are interested (this won’t be graded!), try filling in the Alto and Tenor. This is Chorale No. 4 in the Riemenschneider edition of Chorales, if you want to compare.
In addition, I have created two Spotify playlists; one is of pieces I referenced in passing in class today. I tried not to overdo this. The second is a collaborative playlist that anyone may add pieces too. If there is something you want to look at next week, feel free to post. Please send me a note on the particular characteristics of form, harmony, counterpoint, motivic development, etc. that you are particularly intrigued by. Remember, we are looking for shorter works!
SFCM Comp Workshop Playlist: https://open.spotify.com/user/josephstillwell/playlist/3iRsF0AQ25JFHe1YBT3WXY
Comp Workshop Collaborative: https://open.spotify.com/user/josephstillwell/playlist/42Ul7xvRZTBbP9ijiaNXiZ
Please let me know if you have any questions! Finally, I will be trying to keep the SFCM page on my personal website up to date (see below) with materials from class.
Have a great weekend!
SS = SFCM Sight-singing Textbook