Chapter 31. The 123's of Musical Graphing

Analysis 1. Beethoven: Sonata, op.2, no.3
Analysis 2. Haydn: Trio, Hob. XV:3
Analysis 3. Beethoven: Sonata, op.7
Analysis 4. Mozart: Sonata, K.281
Analysis 5. Mozart: Sonata, K.310
Analysis 6. Beethoven: Minuet
Analysis 7. Haydn: Sonatina, Hob. XVI:1
Analysis 8. Mozart: Waltz. K.567
Analysis 9. Beethoven: Sonata, op.14, no.2
Analysis 10. Mozart: Sonata, K.283
Analysis 11. Mozart: Sonata, K.330
Analysis 12. Haydn: Sonata, Hob. XVI:34
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Final Project

  1. Select a phrase from a composition of your repertoire which you have performed, are currently working on, or are likely to work on in the future. The piece must come from the Common Practice Period; music written between 1750-1825 provides the most straightforward examples (compositions by Haydn, Mozart, or Beethoven would be very good choices).

    Some instruments (such as saxophone and percussion) will require a transcription rather than an original piece from this time period. In these cases, the original version of the piece, from which the transcription was made, must be the music analyzed. Much of this music is available for free at the Petrucci Music Library.

  2. Submit a photocopy of the phrase for approval, with cadence clearly identified (soprano motion, bass support, and harmonic action). The photocopy will also be submitted with the final graph. Do not begin working on it until you have approval.

  3. Provide a complete Schenkerian analysis of the phrase, following these guidelines:

    Examples of headers:

    Vocal compositions:
    Marriage of Figaro
    "Voi che sapete", meas. 9-20
    W.A. Mozart
    graphed by Kerry Beano


    Instrumental compositions:
    Serenade No. 13 in G Major, K. 525
    Minuet, meas 1-8
    W.A. Mozart
    graphed by Ina Klein
  4. The grading for this project:

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