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Tuesday, February 22, 2005

gavotte, bach.

Bach's Gavotte is in simple binary form. The A section (expository) begins in g minor, as it oh-so-thoughtfully stated in the title. We end this section in the relative key of Bb major, with a PAC before the double bar. The B section begins at measure 9 and continues through 17 being a developmental period in the key of d minor (being the minor dominant of our original key). We are taken momentarily back to the key of Bb major but the piece ends in the original key of g minor. G minor is made very obvious in measure 30 with the repeating of the f# for the rest of the piece.


Ed Geyer said...

I did this piece too, and had similar findings, especially with the A section. However, I saw the B section as much longer and going all the way until G minor was again made clear toward the end of the piece. But I can see where you could see differently, as it encompasses new material with little stability after 17.

Anonymous said...

Queen Neopolitan -

I want your love and am willing to duel that pitiful Spoonaloompa for it. When he is out of the way, we will be able to start our new life together.

-Prince German Augmented Sixth

Spoonaloompa said...

Bring it on. With the Queen's affection filling my breast I can conquer any challenge, though I doubt you will present anything difficult!

Spoonaloompa, Defender of the Queen and her Court

Queen_Neopolitan said...

Prince German Augmented Sixth-

Make yourself known and I shall decide if you are truly worthy of my love over that of my dear Knight Spoonaloompa.

-Queen Neopolitan-Spoonaloompa
--that's right, it's a civil union