I wrote a bassline and melody and tried to harmonize it today in 4 parts. I came up with two different harmonizations.
In the first harmonization (mm. 6 - 9) I have assumed that the melody will be played by the soprano. In the second example (mm. 10 - 13)the melody is taken by both top voices.
Which of these two harmonizations is a more real representation of my bass and melody composition?
I understand the voice leading is very flawed in the second harmonization (mm. 10 - 13) but according to one of my harmony textbooks (Harmonic Practice in Tonal Music Gauldin, Robert ) when you hear a melody like this one with chord tones it is actually perceived as two melodic lines with the top note being the soprano and the lower note being the alto a.k.a compound melody. So according to this principle, the voice leading would be closer to the second harmonization. Which of the two harmonizations best represents the voice leading of this bass and melody?