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I have a confession to make.

I think we should break up.

Don’t get me wrong, you are a collection of stars. Every time I hear that little night music I look up in the sky and I see your magnificent constellation shining ever-so-bright down upon me. I am so thankful for our little infinity, but I just can't see this working out.

Anyone with eyes could see what a distinguished composer you are. What with your sumptuous symphonies and celebratory sonatas, you are a heartthrob; oh, what I would give to have you tickle my ivories if even just once. But you see, I think I’ve had enough of your distasteful dissonance. All that’s left between us are aggravating augmentations and catastrophic cadenzas.

I wish that I could taste our mellifluous melodic memories one last time. Last I remember we shared such a charming concerto; now all I’m left with is a wasteful waltz. What happened to those fantastic fantasias we were always dreaming of?

We used to have such grace and such thrills; now all that remains are minor memories and treblesome trills. I’m trapped in a fitful fugue with no end to it; it’s endless practicing, endless repeats, and yet nothing’s ever perfect to you. You say one thing but mean another. You’re just as shifty as Schoenberg, you’re as stringent as Stravinsky, and yet you still think this is my fault.

Listen dear, our time together has been rather sharp, if I do say so myself, but I think it’s time that I orchestrate this overture by myself.
Adieu.
-A Bassoonist playing the Mozart Bassoon Concerto.

FFM! Day 7: I picked the sound prompt (which can be found here www.youtube.com/watch?v=WHWnFJ… ) as suggested by SCFrankles. The sound prompt is a song, a parody of sorts, for the Mozart French Horn Concerto. The man who sings it sings about how he loved his french horn, even though we wasn't very good at it. Eventually one of his neighbors steals it so he'd stop playing it and the neighbors wouldn't have to hear his terrible playing. As revenge, the singer decides he'll just buy a tuba to play instead.

As soon as I heard the sound prompt I knew that I just had to use it. I had been thinking up some fun alliterations with musical terms and I wanted to incorporate them into this piece, but I wasn't sure how at first. However, once I got back from my bassoon lesson today, I knew exactly what I was going to do.

My twist on the sound prompt is a breakup letter to Mozart. I was playing the Mozart Bassoon Concerto for basically the first time today, and that piece is so difficult! It's also one of the most popular pieces of bassoon repertoire, so you're expected to play it perfectly. At that point I decided I'd break up with Mozart.
But not really. I could never break up with you, Amadeus! ^o^

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Wow, thank you guys so much for the DD, I am truly shocked! And thank you guys for all of your support! I'm very busy currently, but I will definitely reply to your comments and thank each of you individually; love you guys.
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A Letter to Mozart by FieryDownpour479 is creative and well written; it'll read like music to your ears. ( Suggested by OfOneSoul and Featured by GrimFace242 )
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Warstub Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014
Haha. Cool story. Mozart's my favourite composer so I was constantly thinking 'how could they break up with Mozart? This is crazy!!' so it was nice that explanation came afterwards.
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RaylaWriter Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014
as a fellow bassoonist who has had to learn said concerto, I completely understand and relate and send my sympathy. XD are you working on just one movement or the whole thing? O: good luck!! it's tough work but I bet you'll be awesome :)
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amonique54 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014
Love it!!
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AnAwkwardBlue Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014
This is great!
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54viruses Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014
This was so much fun! Thanks for sharing!
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SouthernScribe Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This is brilliant; well done!
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GingerBookworm985 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats Gray!!! :)
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on your well-deserved DD!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz::iconflyingheartsplz: :clap::clap::clap:
I’m very happy for you!!! :iconloveloveplz: :tighthug:
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Violet-Petunia Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The amount of alliteration here is overwhelming (in a good way). It flows so nicely, and the concept of it all is creative and original. Congrats on the DD!
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LunardreamerEmy Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014
Oh, wow, this is lovely :heart: Enchanting really, especially with all the musical references you wove into there :3 Very cleffer ; Absolutely adore it :la:
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OfOneSoul Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Congrats on the DD, love! :heart: This piece certainly deserved it. :iconrubcheeksplz:
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SCFrankles Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I thought this one looked familiar ^^ Congratulations on the DD! :bassoon: :mnotes: 
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FieryDownpour479 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw, thank you so much! :D
And honestly, if it weren't for your prompt idea, this piece probably would have never been written, so thank you again! :heart:
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Olileslie32 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
First, congratulations on the DD!  It is much deserved.  Second, as a hornist who has played all of Mozart's horn concertos and the concert rondo, I can totally relate to this.  This was an absolute surprise and delight this morning.  Keep up the amazing work! :clap:
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FieryDownpour479 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so very much! I'm really glad you think I deserved it; that really means a lot to me~ :heart:
And french horn; nice! I have a friend who is currently playing the concert rondo, so I've seen the part and I know your pain! It looks very difficult!
And thanks again! :hug:
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Olileslie32 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're most welcome! :D :clap:
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That1PersonYouForgot Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Very nice! Congrats on the DD!~ :love:
~Marlana who plays the clarinet~
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FieryDownpour479 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
And thanks fo rthe favorite! I appreciate it :D
(Ah, clarinet is so cool! I have a few friends who play it, and it's pretty awesome :3)
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That1PersonYouForgot Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
No problem! :meow:
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Pnut9282 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
TFIOS REFERENCE my life is complete
-Hazel who plays the flute
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FieryDownpour479 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha I'm glad to hear that! XD
And thank you very kindly for the favorite! :love:
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DailyLitRecognition Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014

Your wonderful literary work has been chosen to be featured by DLR (Daily Literature Recognition) in a news article that can be found here. Be sure to check out the other artists featured and show your support by :+fav:ing the News Article.

 

Keep writing and keep creating.

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FieryDownpour479 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my goodness, this is very unexpected! Thank you so very much! I'm very honored and I really appreciate it! I will definitely  check out the news article and I look forward to reading other pieces that have been chosen as a DLD. Thanks again! :hug: :heart:

Have a wonderful day! :D
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DailyLitRecognition Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014
You're very welcome! :)
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peaseblossoms Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
The alliterations are just gorgeous here. Fantastic!!!
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FieryDownpour479 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you, my dear!
And thank you for the favorite :D
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peaseblossoms Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Awww, it's no problem!! <33333 QvQ
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NamelessShe Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I love that opening. Good stuff here! :D
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FieryDownpour479 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much! :D
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SilverFoxRedRose Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Your word choice and semi-alliteration is fantastic.  Not to mention your minor puns.  Great job!
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FieryDownpour479 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I'm really glad you like it! :D
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thedreadpoetroberts Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Student Writer
Clever stuff.
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FieryDownpour479 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :D :heart:
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ivy020 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
 Nicely phrased. Don't worry! You'll get it some day; piano is hard! Mozart makes it sound so easy! :)
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FieryDownpour479 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much! Haha I know, Mozart is so great! :)
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ivy020 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D Yup. Too bad he was under-appreciated in his day.
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ArtistGT Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Student General Artist
After reading this, my ears got happier :D
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FieryDownpour479 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, I'm so very glad you liked it! :D
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SCFrankles Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Some really nice wordplay in your story ^^ And I'm thrilled you used my prompt - I love that song so much :aww:
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FieryDownpour479 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! And I like the song so much too! I'm glad you suggested that prompt :meow:
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SurrealCachinnation Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014   Writer
I dig the alliteration and all the delightful music nerd references.  :squee:
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FieryDownpour479 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm glad you enjoyed it!
And thank you so much for the favorite! :D
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SurrealCachinnation Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014   Writer
You are very welcome!  :aww:
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