This piece was written to have perpetual motion, which means that there are only sixteenth notes throughout this piece. Since the rhythm of this piece is constant and therefore not as interesting, I had to make the harmonies and melodies interesting. I employ a theme in the beginning that is repeated throughout, but in varying keys. In the middle section, I write a compound melody among the continuous sixteenth notes. There is a feeling of uncertainty in this piece, which can be heard in the theme as well as the use of modulations. It's as though one is out on the ocean being tossed back and forth without knowing what will happen next.
Bethany Thompson, violin
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Cedarville, music, composition
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Galey, Daniel T., "Interlude for Violin" (2015). Student Composition Recitals. 100.