The Chromatic Fourth: During Four Centuries of Music

Overview


The "Chromatic Fourth" is a musical pattern of six notes moving by step up or down the scale. In this essentially practical study Peter Williams draws on his extensive knowledge of the music of four centuries to investigate and analyze over 200 examples taken from composers ranging from Bach to Bartók, and from Schubert to Shostakovich.
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Overview


The "Chromatic Fourth" is a musical pattern of six notes moving by step up or down the scale. In this essentially practical study Peter Williams draws on his extensive knowledge of the music of four centuries to investigate and analyze over 200 examples taken from composers ranging from Bach to Bartók, and from Schubert to Shostakovich.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198165637
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 5/28/1998
  • Series: Oxford Monographs on Music Series
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
1 Madrigals, Songs, and Sacred Music 7
2 Pavanes and Fantasias 31
3 Laments and Operas 50
4 J. S. Bach 77
5 Handel to Haydn 104
6 Mozart 126
7 Beethoven 147
8 Pianists & Violinists 170
9 Nineteenth-century Stage Music 196
10 Some later Reminiscences 222
Postscript 247
References and Abbreviations 251
Index 259
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