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By William E. Caplin

Analyzing Classical Form builds upon the rules of the author's severely acclaimed Classical Form by means of providing an method of the research of musical shape that's specifically suited to lecture room use. delivering plentiful fabric for research in either undergraduate and graduate classes, Analyzing Classical Form offers the main up to date model of the author's "theory of formal functions." scholars will the way to make entire harmonic and formal analyses of track drawn from the instrumental works of Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven. half 1 introduces the central theme-types of classical instrumental song; half 2 presents a strategy for examining sonata shape, an important formal kind during this kind interval; and half three considers different full-movement types present in this repertory (such as minuet, rondo, and concerto). The chapters are prepared in a fashion that offers the main simple fabrics in advance after which leads the coed via extra info and finer issues of conception. each subject is illustrated with annotated musical examples; to boot, the ebook includes many unannotated examples that may be used for in-class dialogue and for out-of-class analytical workouts. a whole word list of phrases and questions for reviewing the speculation might help scholars assimilate the numerous theoretical innovations hired within the booklet. A significant other site hosted by way of the writer at music.mcgill.ca/acf/ presents audio and musical ratings for the entire examples within the booklet in addition to extra examples for the research of the easy theme-types provided partly 1.

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33) or KL^–ÆLr (see ahead Ex. 17, m. 28). , L&/KK (see ahead Ex. 20, m. 5). , II N degree is placed below the brace (see ahead Ex. 11, mm. 54–56). , K–(L)–K–(KL–L)–K (see Ex. 5, mm. 1 and 3). , ÅK^Ó KÓK^Ó ÓLÓ& ÍK . , K seq. –(LKK^–LK^–L^)–KL^–V (see Ex. 4, mm. 54–56). , K ped. –(KL–L&)–K (see Ex. 1e). Neighboring and passing chords: some weakly functional neighboring and passing chords are labeled with “n” or “p” respectively; such chords are placed in parentheses (see Ex. 1c). , {o&} for “diminished seventh chord” or (m&) for “minor seventh chord” (see Ex.

In such cases, the original harmony and substitute harmony have two chord tones in common, which largely accounts for their functional similarity (Ex. 10a–c). 10c, the substitute LK and KK chords prolong the previous K and KL harmonies respectively; the following KKe (in b) and L (in c) are not necessarily part of the tonic prolongation. Passing chords can be introduced between the original and substitute harmonies to effect even more complex prolongations (Ex. 10d–e). 10 Prolongational progressions—substitute chords 14 In most of the preceding examples, the root of the substitute chord lies a third below the original harmony.

Here it will refer to a complete formal unit, which includes its particular melodic-motivic content, its accompanimental texture, and its supporting harmonic progressions. Themes that begin a movement typically fill eight measures of music. But we will see that many themes, especially ones that occur later in the movement, are much longer. 33 ANALYZING CLASSICAL FORM The Basics The simple sentence, an 8-m. structure, begins with a 2-m. basic idea that prolongs tonic harmony. The basic idea is then immediately repeated, either with the same harmonization or with a version of the idea that begins with dominant harmony.

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