Hearing and Identifying Sequences

Before listening, be sure to read this: Diatonic Sequences: A Listening Strategy.

Below are recordings of music that include one or more sequences.  You can use the recordings to practice identifying sequences.  To check yourself, see the Playlist of Recorded Examples of Sequences for names of sequences and for the time in a track when a sequence occurs.

01 Bach, WTC, Book I, Prelude in Bb Major.mp3

 

02 Piano Sonata in D, Op. 28/iv.mp3

 

03 Piano Sonata in E, Op.109/i.mp3

 

04 Britten,The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra.mp3

 

05 Etude in G-flat, Op. 25/9.mp3

 

06 Symphony 8 in G_ii.mp3

 

07 Concerto Grosso op.6/12 in B minor/allegro.mp3

 

08 Giulio Cesare, “V’adoro, pupille”.mp3

 

09 Messiah, “Rejoice Greatly”.mp3

 

10 Suite VII in g minor, Passacaglia.mp3

 

11 Die Zauberflote, No. 5, Quintet “Hm, hm, hm, hm, hm”.mp3

 

12 Die Zauberflote, No. 7, Duet “Bei Maennern”.mp3

 

13 String Quartet in G, K. 80/iii Trio.mp3

 

14 String Quartet in A, K 169/ii.mp3

 

16 Requiem, Rex Tremendae.mp3

 

17 Pulcinella, Overture.mp3