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Moonshine Rondo

I like Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata. However, I think I’d like it even more if the first and third movements were both quite a bit shorter and the second movement didn’t exist at all. Sometimes less is more. It was with this thought in mind that I wrote Moonshine Rondo which tries to capture the essence of the things I like about Moonlight Sonata in a much smaller package. I wrote this when I was 11 years old.

Polish translation / Pokaż w języku polskim
Podoba mi sie Ksiezycowa Sonata Beethovena. Wydaje mi sie jednak, ze lepiej byloby, gdyby pierwsza i trzecia czesc byly krotsze, zupelnie usunalbym tez czesc druga. Czasami im mniej tym lepiej. Myslac o tym napisalem Ksiezycowe Rondo, ktore probuje zawrzec sedno Sonaty Beethovena w znacznie krotszej formie. Napisalem ten utwor, kiedy mialem 11 lat.

 

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Moonshine Rondo is a rondo of form ABACA coda. The A parts are very short and serve as bookends for the main B and C parts. The B part, like the first movement in Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata, is slow and reflective. Similarly, the C part is fast and tempestuous, similar to the third movement in Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata. However, both B and C parts are much shorter than either movement in Beethoven’s composition which, in my opinion, helps keep the listener involved.

Is there a song that you like which you think you’d like even better if it was changed in some way? If so, what is the song and how would you change it? Please share in the comment section below.

Polish translation / Pokaż w języku polskim
Ksiezycowe Rondo ma forme ronda o formie ABACA i kodzie. Czesci A sa bardzo krotkie i pelnia funkcje podpory dla glownej czesci B i czesci C. Czesc B, podobnie jak pierwsza czesc w Sonacie Ksiezycowej Beethovena jest powolna i refleksyjna. Podobnie do sonaty wielkiego kompozytora, czesc C jest szybka i burzliwa. Niemniej jednak, obie czesci B i C sa duzo krotsze, co pomaga utrzymac zainteresowanie sluchacza.

Czy istnieje utwor, ktory uwazasz, ze brzmialby lepiej po malych przerobkach? Jesli tak to jaki to utwor i w jaki sposob bys go zmienil? Podziel sie swoja opinia ponizej.

 

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