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Table of Compositions with Rising Lines
A table that gathers more than 900 examples of musical compositions with cadences that use ascending melodic gestures.
Carl Schachter's Critique of the Rising Urlinie
A detailed critique of two articles by Carl Schachter (1994; 1996), this study is concerned with some specific issues in traditional Schenkerian theory, those connected with the rising Urlinie—these can be roughly summarized ...
Complex upper-voice cadential figures in traditional tonal music
Harmony and voice-leading are integrated in the hierarchical networks of Schenkerian analyses: the top (most abstract) level of the hierarchy is a fundamental structure that combines a single upper voice and a bass voice ...
Nineteenth-century polkas with rising melodic and cadence gestures
The polka became a popular social dance very quickly in the early 1840s. Its music was the first to introduce rising melodic frames and cadence gestures as common features. This essay provides a series of examples with ...
Rising Lines in the Tonal Frameworks of Traditional Tonal Music
This article supplements, and provides a large amount of additional data for, an article I publisher nearly thirty years ago: "The Ascending Urlinie," Journal of Music Theory 31/2 (1987): 275-303. By Schenker's assertion, ...
Buelow Contredanses: Rising Lines
Pieces with rising cadence gestures in the contradance collections associated with Johan Bülow, court musician in Copenhagen in the late 18th century. This file surveys all seven collections (more than the article “Rising ...
Guide to Schenkerian Analysis
This essay is an introduction to Schenkerian analysis, one model for linear analysis/interpretation of music. This condensed version of an out-of-print manual, co-authored with Susan Tepping, provides the basis of an ...
Ascending Cadence Gestures: A Historical Survey from the 16th to the Early 19th Century
Cadences are formulaic gestures of closure and temporal articulation in music. Although in the minority, rising melodic figures have a long history in cadences in European music of all genres. This essay documents and ...
On Edward Macdowell's "To a Wild Rose"
Historical and biographical background and analysis of MacDowell's "To a Wild Rose." Critique of Schenkerian analysis.
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.”