A Second Viennese Waltz

Year of composition
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
1 minute
Modern classical music
Large mixed ensemble
Instrumental parts
Not available

A Second Viennese Waltz was written in spring 1988 as part of an assignment in my pre-final year of BMus at Queen�s. We were provided with the 12-note row from Anton Webern�s Opus 30 from which to compose our own serial piece in the style of Herr Webern. The instrumentation was also prescribed. We were told to write between 30-40 bars. My approach was to mark out a 30-bar template on manuscript paper, draw double barlines at 10-bar intervals for ternary form, mark the centre point of the 30 bars as the axis of the main mirror image and then write the notes.

Updated to Sibelius 5 on 13.12.2008

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