SOUND PATTERNS

A Structural Examination of Tonality, Vocabulary, Texture,
Sonorities, and Time Organization in Western Art Music

by PHILLIP MAGNUSON

THE ABC's OF CHORALE SETTING

Chapter 28. F is for FINISHING

Chapter 23. A is for ANALYSIS
Chapter 24. B is for BASS LINES
Chapter 25. C is for COUNTERPOINT
Chapter 26. D is for DIVERSITY
Chapter 27. E is for EMBELLISHMENT
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FINAL PROJECT

In order to experience the complete procedure of chorale setting, you have a final project to do. This project will require you to remember and apply all of the information in the previous 27 chapters into a single 4-part writing exercise.

Set the following chorale melody, in the style of Bach (as outlined in the previous five chapters), by adding appropriate bass, alto, and tenor lines. Do not alter the soprano in any manner.

Add, where logical, the following musical devices:

Appearance:

The grading for this project:

It is important to do your own work; this is NOT a group project. Phrases which strongly resemble other students' work will result in a penalty for all individuals.

REVIEW OF STEPS


Links to chapters in this unit:
Chapter 23. A is for ANALYSIS
Chapter 24. B is for BASS LINES
Chapter 25. C is for COUNTERPOINT
Chapter 26. D is for DIVERSITY
Chapter 27. E is for EMBELLISHMENT

Link to previous unit: CHROMATIC PROCEDURES I: Moving from the Global Key

Link to next unit: LARGER PERSPECTIVES


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