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Adagio by Samuel Barber on Piano

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  1. i think it moves in octaves in the bass (cello and double basses). the violas probably move in sixths with the violins. i seriously doubt that samuel barber wrote parallel fifths throughout this piece. they have a certain sound to them that isnt present in adagio.

  2. Nice playing and good arranging! To answer your question: the bass moves in octaves and 5ths through the piece. They occur in different sections, but they are there – my college sang the Agnus Dei transcription of the piece this year. Good old Barber and good old contemporary music; throwing the rules away to compose a phenomenal piece of music! Keep up the good work!!

  3. Nice playing and good arranging! To answer your question: the bass moves in octaves and 5ths through the piece. They occur in different sections, but they are there – my college sang the Agnus Dei tranion of the piece this year. Good old Barber and good old contemporary music; throwing the rules away to compose a phenomenal piece of music! Keep up the good work!!

  4. Only in late Renaissance, Barouque, classical and early romantic, or, in other words, common practice period, are parallel 5th or 4ths (even octaves) to be avoided. But in mid to late romantic (or starting with Debussy) and until now are they exceptable; parallel motion is. Why? Becasue during the common practice period, the foundation of harmony was according to the rules of strict conterpoint, which stressed contrary motion, especially in to the soprano (melody) and bass.

  5. Moreover, direct approches to octave and fifth,. especially in in s/b, was considered poor voice leading and an error. However, the composer had liberty to break these rules when the music dictated such especially at cadencial points.

  6. Hey, If I woke up at 3:30 AM in a cold sweat having to play a tune, I’d play in the dark too……Scare the s*it out my parents playing this music while they sleep…. LOL……

    p.s. Play by ear FTW!!!!!!

  7. now this, ladies and gentlemen, is why I’m taking piano lessons. I want this power, the power to make people laugh and cry, hope and dream. This is power, not political, not arms or weapons, but pure spiritual power.

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