Saturday, September 11, 2010

hello everyone,
my part on the voiceleading is posted up... please do correct me if i have analysed/ notated any part wrongly, thanks!

Berg, "Schilesse mir die Augen beide" (1907 setting)
managed to find an audio clip from youtube...

1. I noticed that this piece uses many chromatic notes as embellishments, which i have thus indicated the use of some of these non-chord tones (eg. a
ccented passing/ neighbour notes) in red.

2. Also, there have been occasional use of the flattened-6th, wh
ich i believe makes up the augmented 6th (German 6th) in this case.
German 6th (Ger +6) comprises notes of: b6, 1, b3, #4
[eg. in C Maj: Ab, C, Eb, F#]

so here's my analysis: (pls. click for picture..)

1 comment:

ec said...

xl, looks like you'd need to brush up your harmonic analysis skills a little more. You've identified the most obvious cadential 6/4 but there are more...

You've correctly noted the presence of the Ger 6th but which particular voicing is used? There is yet another instance and this time it is indeed a Ger 6/5, can you find it? (Hint: it's a Ger 6/5 of another key)

Bars 5-6 is particularly challenging, can you put aside the voice-leading elaborations and listen carefully to the functional relation of the structural chords?

Finally, you have noted the prominence of b6. Now, besides its role in the Ger 6th chords, what else do you notice about the way Berg has introduced it?