C.39 - "Chorale - Thwart all evil"

Composed: ~July 2013

     Yet another chorale in the style of Bach, still written while I was at college. This one again uses the techniques of chorale that we were studying, perhaps more so than my previous chorale. It also adopts the strophe format I used just before in "C.36". Nevertheless, the lyrics are once more my own, as cheesy as they can get might I add! I do hope, though, that it is musically at least more acceptable by adhering closer to the principles of chorale writing (complete with 'tierce de Picardi'!), but of course, I don’t expect it to be entirely satisfactory. I do still break several rules, such as the consecutive octaves in the soprano and bass at bars 4 – 5.

     Ultimately, I didn’t cringe too much on listening to this piece for the first time in many years, so hopefully that is a good sign!

Reminiscence written on 4th June 2016

Last updated: 20th October 2018

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