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Formal Functions in Menuets by Mozart, Part 5: More to Theoretical Issues
This essay considers some theoretical questions raised at the end of Part 4 in this series. William Caplin’s theory of formal functions in Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven stipulates that themes are of two primary types (period, ...
Index to Ascending Cadence Gestures in Essays Published on the Texas ScholarWorks Platform: Update 2020
This file updates the Index published in January 2019. There are two sections. The first is a progress report on the project Ascending Cadence Gestures, A New Historical Survey. The second is an updated list of all ...
John Playford Dancing Master: Rising Lines
Musical examples with rising cadence gestures from John Playford’s Dancing Master (1651). This set was extracted from the article “Rising Lines in Tonal Frameworks of Traditional Tonal Music.”
John Playford Dancing Master: Rising Lines, Revised and Updated
This updates and substantially revises two publications of mine on the Texas Scholar Works platform: John Playford Dancing Master: Rising Lines (2010; 2015) and the corresponding section in Rising Lines in Tonal Frameworks ...
Formal Functions in Menuets by Mozart, Part 7: Contemporaries and Successors, 1780-1828
This final essay in the Mozart series charts formal functions (after Caplin) in named menuets written by other composers during the last ten years of Mozart’s life, 1780-1791, and by three composers active in Vienna ...
Tonal Frames in 18th and 19th Century Music
Tonal frames are understood here as schemata comprising the "a" level elements of a time-span or prolongation reduction in the system of Lerdahl and Jackendoff, Generalized Theory of Tonal Music (1983), as amended and ...
Ascending Lines in the Minor Key
The minor key poses obstacles to rising cadence gestures, and the number of compositions with convincing linear ascents is small. This essay assumes a mostly traditional Schenkerian point of view and studies that limited ...
Seventeenth-Century Germany and Austria: Ascending Cadence Gestures
The seventeenth century in Europe was a particularly rich time for experimentation in musical performance, improvisation, and composition. This essay, meant as an addendum to Ascending Cadence Gestures: A Historical Survey ...
Ascending Cadence Gestures in Waltzes by Johann Strauss, sr.
Rising melodic figures have a long history in cadences in European music of all genres. This essay documents examples from an especially influential repertoire of social dance music, the Viennese waltz in the first half ...
Ascending Cadence Gestures, A New Historical Survey, Part 2e: to 1650, addendum
This is Part 2e of a multi-part essay gathering compositions with ascending lines and cadence gestures in European and European-influenced music. Compositions include psalm settings by Le Jeune and Schütz, sacred songs by ...