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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.
Table of Contents
1. Madrigals, Songs, and Sacred Music
2. Pavanes and Fantasias
3. Laments and Operas
4. J.S. Bach
5. Handel to Haydn
8. Pianists and Violinists
9. Nineteenth-Century Stage Music
10. Some Later Reminiscences
List of References