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Barcarola veneziana no. 4

Aldo Bova is not just a great recorder player, but also an insiping 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.

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Music composition exercise

I’ve just finished this short choral music, made as an exercise for chord progression and voice leading in four sections: soprano, alto, tenor, bass.

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Two chromatic chord progressions

Two chromatic chord progressions

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 =