Monday, April 24, 2017

Assignment for Wednesday, April 26

As we discussed in class today, please analyze the fourth movement of Mahler 2, from the beginning (which we did in class) up to rehearsal 3. You can just write Roman numerals on your score; I will go around the room to check your work.

Also, please compare this passage with the bar before rehearsal 6 and rehearsal 6 itself (two bars); the harmony is different in a unique and interesting way. At rehearsal 6, why does the cello part have B double flat and A double flat?

1 comment:

  1. I would say that the double flats are used in because in the preceding measure there is an A natural in the Bass voice and in order to avoid confusion with this voicing, Mahler uses the double flats in order to express the difference in context. This in my opinion is a great usage of tension and release as you have the A natural clashing with the Eb which then the Eb descends to the Db causing an immense release in tension as it goes from a trip tone interval with the root to a major third.


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