As they say, the deviled eggs are in the details.
Writing musical parts can be like hiding Easter eggs for kids. If you make the secrets too easy or too hard to discover, then the game isn’t fun. The patterns and motifs in music have to be somewhat conspicuous, but not too obvious.
Listeners, like children searching for treasures on Easter morning, enjoy the hunt, but only if the treasures can be found without too much hardship.
That said, I’ve tried to put Easter eggs into my music, but sometimes I wonder if I’ve hidden them too well.
I rarely get feedback on this level, so if you’ve found something in my music, it would be nice to hear about it.
P.S. And while we’re on the subject… how about this Fabergé egg? Woah.