The second task in this project was to compose two short melodies and write companion melodies for them. For the first I wrote a pentatonic melody for marimba and then added a flute line. The pentatonic scale gives the piece an oriental feel which these instruments feel well suited to.
I quite like how this particular exercise turned out – I think the pentatonic scale helped me to write it in a fairly free flowing way which to me makes it stand out from some of my other projects.
For the second I wrote a gypsy style inspired piece for clarinet and added a bass clarinet line: