Music for Erik Satie #2

September 19, 2013 11:26 AM

Another piece written as an homage to Satie.

This follows from my earlier work posted here: Music for Erik Satie #1. Once again there are some obvious and not-so-obvious references to Satie's music but filtered through my mostly atonal sensibilities. The changes are abrupt but I think work OK. As usual you can download the sheet music here. You can find the rest of my music at my website.

posted by bfootdav (2 comments total)

I can certainly hear the Satie reference, needs more ambiguity :) I liked some of the first one better but this one more overall.
posted by sammyo at 7:05 PM on September 19, 2013

I don't think most people are familiar with his choral works for piano which makes up the first and last sections. The second section is clearly a reference to the Gymnopedies. The third section is just some scale stuff but I can't remember which piece of Satie's inspired that. My favorite bit is the last section of the choral stuff with the passing notes -- it's about as "beautiful" as my music ever gets (in the traditional sense).

I really can't decide which one I like better. I tend to like my music better when it's shorter and maybe this one feels more compact? Or at least I spend less time on each musical idea. Who knows.

Anyway, thanks for the comment!
posted by bfootdav at 7:20 PM on September 19, 2013

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