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Thursday, March 03, 2005

Schumann, Vogel Als Prophet, Op. 82

Schumann, Vogel Als Prophet, Op. 82

This piece is composed in simple ternary form. The piece begins in the key of B-flat major, and cadences in measure 4 with a PAC in B-flat major. From there we have a direct modulation to the key of F major and also cadence again after four measures, in measure 8 with a PAC in F major. We have two more phrases which are also four measures long. The third phrase is in the key of C major and ends on a IAC in measure 12, and the last phrase enters back into the original key of B-flat major which cadences on a PAC. The first two phrases are just that…a phrase group and the last two are more of a developmental section of the A section.

The A section continues on for a couple measures, but then changes rhythm, motive, dynamic, and it modulates to the key of G major. Once in the new key in cadences with a HC in measure 22 in G major. This section I view as a transitional section because it is just working the piece from the developmental section back to the A expository section, which goes through the same progression as the first one…fun fun fun….


Queen_Neopolitan said...

instead of going back to Bb major, I saw it as going to g minor. notice that both staves are in treble clef--you may have been reading bass clef and taken it for a Bb instead of a g in the left hand. just a thought.

i like the "fun, fun, fun" at the end of your blog :)

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

uhmm...please use your ears...the piece does not begin in B-flat Major. It definitely begins in g minor. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

I must agree with the g minor in the beginning of the A. section. Listen carefully, and look at the bass. B section moves to G Major.