Thanks for taking the time to listen and comment.
Always a nice idea to venture into polyphony.
Yes, homophony and monophony are fun, but I thought I would give polyphony a shot! Why not? There were some parts to your Sonatina that seemed to have a little polyphony if I remember correctly?
Some parts of it have tuneful simple counterpoint, and there are some echoes of figures which make things interesting, but in general its greatest problems are frequent pauses that don't seem to carry much weight (e.g two semibreves in bar 34-35), which kills the movement of the piece abruptly (even though it might be augmentation of the previous phrase), and the ending, with that sudden turn to A major, seems too abrupt (though the bar two bars before that is a nice turn or sorts).
I agree, the semi-breves do seem somewhat out of character, when in the context of thick textures, for example the more dense parts of the first theme. And about the ending, it is a sharp transition, I agree, but I thought it would go unnoticed as a lot of the piece does not follow strict voice leading principles, of restrictive/conservative tone movement. Apparently it did not.
I also think the enharmonic spelling might be a bit strange in your youtube example and that some of the harmonies seem out of place (e.g the C# in bar 7)... otherwise it's a worthy effort. You should work on the voicing in your score too.
I wonder what you mean about the enharmonic spelling of c# in bar 7? I don't see any c-sharps in that bar, but I think you mean the a#. I could be a b-flat, but I think in this context everything should read in sharps. That's my take, Eddy may say otherwise
He's given us all feedback on our pieces hasn't he
Andreas has also taught me a thing or two. He calls it "enharmonische verwechslungen"
Regarding the voicing, I finally found a feature in my program that allows me to fiddle with the una corda pedal. As you hear there are parts in this recording that sound quieter than others, those are the parts I used the virtual una corda pedal.
Thanks again for listening and your feedback,