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Aldo Bova is not just a great recorder player, but also an inspiring composer from Italy (currently living in Germany if I know correctly). This piece from him is one of my favourites, therefore I spent some time to record it using a sampled choir voice.
While most diatonic chord progressions are based on the relations of the roots, some chromatic progressions can be thought as movements of voices. 1. If we have a minor triad in root position, and we move the 1st down and the 5th up by a semitone, then we get a minor triad in 6/3 position, and the root of the new chord is below the old one by a major third. Let`s see an example in D minor. The chords are: Dm, Bbm, F#m, Dm. The semitone movements are repeated 3 times, to get back to Dm, because 3×4 =