Meeting 2. Musical Phrases and an Introduction to Schenkerian Analysis

Devotional:

Parable of the Talents

I. Review: Harmonic Function, Counterpoint (Suspensions & Retardations), and Compound Melody.

A. Harmonic Functions in Antonio Caldara’s “Alma del core”

 Discussion of Harmonic Functions in Antonio Caldara’s “Alma del core”

Click here for the score: Alma del Core

And here is a recording:

B. Counterpoint in Schubert’s Moment Musicaux No. 6 in A-flat major, D. 780

Discussion of Schubert’s Moment Musicaux in A-flat major

C. Compound Melody in Mozart’s Piano Concerto in A major, K. 488, ii

Discussion of Compound Melody in Mozart, K. 488, ii

II. Discussion of “What is a Phrase? What is Phrase Rhythm,” the first chapter from Rothstein’s Phrase Rhythm in Tonal Music.

What is a phrase?

Phrase Defined

What is phrase rhythm and what is hypermeter?

An Introduction to Phrase Rhythm and Hypermeter

III. A Brief Introduction to Schenkerian Analysis: Basic Concepts and Two Demonstrations

A. Some Basic Concepts for Schenkerian Analysis

An Introduction to Some Basic Schenkerian Concepts

B. Mozart, K. 333, i, the first phrase

A Model Schenkerian Analysis of K. 333, iii, mm. 1-8

Working Through aSchenkerian Analysis of K. 333, iii, mm. 1-8 as a class

C. Caldara, “Alma del core”

A Model Schenkerian Analysis of Alma del core

 

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