Drum Set part from Dark Stairs in a Strange City ---

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Full details

Dark Stairs in a Strange City –-

Musical Blog for the Week of January 16, 2005 Anno Domini.

A musical Haiku in 12/8 time divided 3+2+2+3+2 instead of the traditional 3+3+3+3 division. For a quartet of Alto Flute, Guitar, Bass and Drums. The score is transposed with no key signature. Please listen to the MP3 file as it contains timbres that are not available with the General MIDI playback of Scorch.

I have decided to try to do a musical Blog each week. That is each week I will try to write a short piece of music and post it for the world to see. These Blog pieces will be in addition to any other pieces that I am working on. They are an exercise in composition. Most will explore one or two compositional and or notational ideas.

New MP3 recording uploaded June 6th, 2006 Anno Domini.


2 minutes
Modern classical music
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