music for bagpipes and drum

I wanted to write a piece of music that included the chords: C, Caug, Cdim, C# and resolve back to C. I used these chords as the harmonic backdrop to the piece. I then used the C, and C# pentatonic scales for the melodic material. This outline is Divertimento #2. What grew out of that material is “Life Just Happens”.

This is written for 3 violins, 1 viola, 1 cello, and a Db bass. It includes an introduction to the motifs and then the motif themselves. Once all of the motifs are played by the violin then it repeats itself using the cello in the same manner and then switches to the viola.  The finale brings all the the elements together ending on the C chord.

It is 40 sec. for Divertimento #2 and Life Just Happens is 7min. 30 sec. long.

You can listen a representation of the piece on Soundcloud here.

The notation for this piece is available to purchase at $2.00 / page.

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