Project 8 – Rounds

The task in this project was to create some ‘perpetual rounds’.  Once I’d settled on a triad group, the trick seemed to be first choosing which interval combinations combine well in a melody, and arranging the resulting melodies in the best order so that it sounds like a complete piece when played alone.  Then I tried to introduce some rhythmic variation so the parts aren’t all moving at the same time.

Here are two rounds composed using the C major and G minor example triad groups in the OCA material.  The numbers 1, 2 and 3 above the score indicate the three round entries.

Project 8-1


Project 8-2

I also had a go at creating my own triad group:


Here is the resulting round, played on ocarinas for a bit of a change:

Project 8-3