TD8 #28: Harp & String Ostinato

Listened to Alan Silvestri's score to "Stuart Little" when this cool device caught my ear. In the original it was more of a phrygian feel and no "real" melody below it. Here's what I liked about it:

1) The rhythmic bed you get from combining the strings and harp, especially with the measured tremolos in the strings. (the piano also helps a lot, basically working as a pedal/ostinato since it's on the same note throughout)

2) How easy it was to apply it to another tonality. Since it's basically a scale fragment harmonized in 6ths you really get a sense of the tonality quickly.

TD8 #22: Lydian & Tritone Triads

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This one isn't based on anything specific, just wanted to write something with a lydian feel and try ending it with ascending major triads in tritones. The triads in question here are Cmajor to F#major. Even though it's sounds a little "out" it works pretty well since the #4 is already firmly in your ear once that section begins. The flute melody close to the end is the same as we've already heard but with quite a lot of ornamentation.

Here's the sketch: