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lyon1890.nwc (September 2003) 3 kB
|Full name of work:||1890s (2000)|
|Composer:||Lyon, Bradford Franklin (1963-), USA|
|Arranger:||Lyon, Franklin USA|
|Instruments:||violin, viola, contrabass, nylon guitar (a soft harpsichord is what I want here, but I haven't found one I like yet)|
|Name of file creator:||Lyon, Bradford Franklin|
|e-mail address:||franklinlyon "at" ntown "dot" com|
|Comments:||Several years ago, while piddling on the piano, I came upon a pretty 4 bar melody/harmony I liked so much that, for some reason, I wrote down by hand and forgot about.|
When my eyes were recently opened to the possibilities of music composition on computers, I returned to this melody when I found the notes by accident when cleaning the basement.
I considered it a rather cloying tune, but I kind of liked it anyway, and I let myself see where it seemed to want to go.
Up until the ending, it sounds to me like a classical-style waltz. The ending is somewhere I never would have dreamed of arriving at, but it seems to appropriately conclude the piece.
The name of this song is because, when I was first exploring the melody, the somewhat cloying nature of it reminded me of what I considered to be 1890's popular music. I don't know if it is or not, but I can't think of a better name at this point.