My goal in writing Soliloquy was to set up a different tonal system in place of the traditional dominant-based tonal system, but still rooted in triads. I wanted the new tonal system to feel to the listener as established as the traditional system, complete with a strong sense of tonic. Soliloquy is set in a mediant-based tonal system, relating major chords by thirds. Over the course of the piece, this system breaks down into chromatic passages and climaxes, returning each time to the mediant-based system. The break-downs and returns, along with the connections of melodic motifs to the mediant motifs, strengthen the familiarity of that system. The end, then, should feel to the listener less like a return to this different system, and more like a return to home.  

Instrumentation: Flute, Bass Clarinet, Violin, Cello, Piano


Duration: 8 min.


Year Composed: 2015


More like this: Soliloquy for Bassoon and Piano Trio, Kinetic Dances for Flute, Clarinet, Violin, and Piano



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Jamie Thierman

SOLILOQUY

Pierrot Ensemble


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Score and Parts$55.00
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