Music 405-8: Suite for Piano

Here is a Suite for Piano made up of four pieces. It is based on serial music which for those who don’t know (and are possibly not the slightest bit interested!) has all 12 notes played in a fairly rigorous set order – in a series – hence “Serial Music”. Please don’t feel obliged to listen if Serial Music is not your thing!

I – Trapped by a Chord: The audio can he heard HERE, and the sheet music can be downloaded HERE.
2 – Ragged Notes: The audio can he heard HERE, and the sheet music can be downloaded HERE.
3 – Toccata: The audio can he heard HERE, and the sheet music can be downloaded HERE.
4 – Summersaults: The audio can he heard HERE, and the sheet music can be downloaded HERE.

4 thoughts on “Music 405-8: Suite for Piano

  1. badfinger20 (Max)

    Bruce…I know my interpretation is NOT what you are talking about I’m sure. I’ve read about serialism before…composing music with a set number of notes. It’s way over my pointed little head…

    I know it’s not related…just a coincidence but these reminds me of the soundtracks to actual “serials” short movies of old…where you would go and the short movie would halt at a climax point to be continued the next week…hence serial.

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    1. Bruce Goodman Post author

      Aha! That’s interesting. I THINK serial music as such (the “classical” composers were Schoenberg, Berg, Webern and Stravinsky in old age) a lot of it is used in science fiction and for the sound canvas of what we used to call “Spacies”. Things in a series suited the earlier computers down to the ground. Thanks for commenting Max – and for listening.

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  2. umashankar

    Here you come with your old music, and here’s all the good it brings.
    Perchance, I was reminded of the Browning’s poem. Being a music illiterate, associations such as these help me find a context.

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