Here’s today’s abortive attempt.
I took the notes of our 12-tone row and splattered them in a descending cascade from the top of the orchestra to the bottom. I thought it might be a good stab at an opening to the show.
It’s not a sure thing: mp3
At the very least, it sounds sparse; that could be fixed with judicious tinkering. This was after all just a splatter, not meant to be a finished product.
However, and this will probably seem odd, the last three notes—the ones that outline a V7 chord—simply sound too pat. I’m all about the tonality, but that cadence just made me wrinkle my lip.
Oh well, that’s the purpose of abortive attempts, ne-c’est pas?
Back to Tibbetts’ song.