I included another one of my pieces as it explores similar composition techniques that Hindson explores in A Single Match. Grieving Flux is a woodwind trio piece that uses many chords built on seconds and it features solo lyrical passages with license to change.
The questions that accompany this task are:
- Comment on the composer’s use of chromaticism in the piece.
- How does the composer structure musical ideas in the piece with reference to bar numbers?
- What is unusual about the performance instructions?
- What are the similarities and contrasts with A Single Match?
I also included a video score in the iBook so students can follow along with the playhead in their own time if they so desire. Unfortunately, I used a lot of advanced Sibelius features which did not translate well into the video score (especially the solo passages).