Synopses & Reviews
Like many texts on musical analysis, FORMS IN TONAL MUSIC equips students to critically examine a wide range of compositions and forms. However, Green's text takes students a step further by enabling them to approach musical works unencumbered by preconceived notions of what characteristics the text should or should not have. Providing specific help on every aspect of musical analysis, this text uses many of the compositions found in Charles Burkhart's ANTHOLOGY FOR MUSICAL ANALYSIS, but it allows students the freedom to explore works that they already own.
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Table of Contents
1. Introduction: Form, Shape, and Genre. 2. Harmonic Structure of the Phrase. 3. Melodic Structure of the Phrase. 4. Development of the Phrase. 5. Phrases in Combination. 6. The Analytical Method: Small Forms. 7. Theme and Variations. 8. The Ternary Forms. 9. The Rondo. 10. The Binary Forms. 11. The Sonata Form. 12. Further Aspects of Sonata Form. 13. The Concerto. 14. Fugue and Related Genres. 15. Unique Forms. 16. Retrospection. Index of Composers and Compositions. Index of Subjects.