Form in Music; With Special Reference to the Designs of Instrumental Music

Form in Music; With Special Reference to the Designs of Instrumental Music

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1915 edition. Excerpt: ... purpose of an Introduction," says Sir Hu ert 9: Sgeflggigg? Parry, l "is either to summon the attention of the audience, or to lead their minds into the earnest and sober mood which is fittest for the appreciation of great things." When the object of the Introduction is simply a "call to attention," it frequently amounts to little more than a sonorous giving-out of the Tonic chord, or at any rate, a group of chords defining the principal key of the movement that is about to follow. Of this there are numerous instances in the works of the older writers A more modern example---one, moreover, of immense effect-is furnished by the opening of the " Eroica " Symphony of Beethoven, where the quiet commencement of the first theme is preceded by two forte chords of E flat, thus: _The Introduction, however, is often in the nature of a slow and dignified prelude, sometimes lasting for merely a few bars (as in Beethoven's Pianoforte Sonata in F sharp, Op. 78), but sometimes developing into a _ movement _of considerable dimensions (as in the same WTIKCTZS Symphony in A, No. 7). It often ends upon a half-cadence an order "to prepare for the entry of the First Subject of the Allegro, and the earlier writers generally' made this cadence a rather strongly marked one. The tendency amongst the more. modern composers, however, has been to allow the Introduction to load without break into the main movement. In the sonatas of the composers prior to Beethoven it is quite rare to find an Introduction to the opening movement, and out;if that 'great mastefs _ 32 sonatas for the Pianoforte, only gig, viz._ those in C minor (Op. 13), F sharp major (Op. 78), 1 at major (Op. 81a), and C mmor (Op. 111) have...show more

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  • Paperback | 38 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 86g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236869907
  • 9781236869906