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Spring Rondo

Year of composition
2008
Difficulty
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
Duration
5 minutes
Genre
Classical music
Instrumentation
Duet
Instrumental parts
Not available

I started writing this in the first day of spring 2008. Structurally, it’s based roughly on the Rondo from Beethoven’s "Spring" sonata opus 24, from which I also stole most of the notes! It doesn’t sound much like Beethoven though.

It uses quarter tones and sul-ponticello playing extensively which gives it a dark, unformed sound near the start and a quarter-tone glissando rolling effect that I had to invent my own notation for.

Because of all the string effects used, I recommend you ignore the MIDI and listen to the MP3 if you want a reasonable idea of how it sounds !

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