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Chapter 12: Sequences

Descending fifths, 6/3 variant, etc.

SEQa .swf .pdf .mp4 Schubert, Impromptu in E-flat, D. 899 no. 2, mm. 25-35
SEQb .swf .pdf .mp4 Rossini, William Tell, Overture, mm. 115-123
SEQc .swf .pdf .mp4 Paganini, Caprice for Solo Violin, op. 1 no. 24, mm. 1-12
SEQd .swf .pdf .mp4 Haydn, Symphony no. 1 in D Major, mvt. 2, mm. 37-45
SEQe .swf .pdf .mp4 Corelli, Concerto Grosso in F Major, op. 6 no. 12, mvt. 5, mm. 73-78
SEQf .swf .pdf .mp4 Saint-Saëns, Piano Concerto no. 2 in g minor, op. 22, mvt. 3, mm. 293-303
SEQg .swf .pdf .mp4 Mozart, Piano Concerto no. 21 in C Major, K. 467, mvt. 1, mm. 147-154
SEQh .swf .pdf .mp4 Mozart, Mass in c minor, K. 427, Quoniam, mm. 139-147
SEQi .swf .pdf .mp4 Mozart, Piano Sonata in F Major, K. 332, mvt. 1, mm. 192-203
SEQj .swf .pdf .mp4 Schumann, Kreisleriana, op. 16 no. 7, mm. 9-32
SEQk .swf .pdf .mp4 J.S. Bach, Sonata no. 1 in g minor for Solo Violin, BWV 1001, mvt. 4, mm. 7-16
SEQl .swf .pdf .mp4 Rodrigo, Fantasia para un gentilhombre, mvt. 2, mm. 21-28
SEQm .swf .pdf .mp4 Brahms, Intermezzo, op. 117 no. 2, mm. 1-9
SEQn .swf .pdf .mp4 Brahms, Clarinet Sonata in E-flat Major, op. 120 no. 2, mvt. 1, mm. 161-166
SEQo .swf .pdf .mp4 Brahms, Piano Concerto no. 2 in B-flat Major, op. 83, mvt. 1, mm. 146-153
SEQp .swf .pdf .mp4 Haydn, String Quartet in C Major, op. 20 no. 2, mvt. 3, mm. 57-68
SEQq .swf .pdf .mp4 Mozart, Piano Sonata in C Major, K. 545, mvt. 1, mm. 61-67
SEQr .swf .pdf .mp4 Mozart, Clarinet Quintet, K. 581, mvt. 2, mm. 33-40
SEQs .swf .pdf .mp4 Grieg, Holberg Suite, op. 40, mvt. 4, mm. 16-21
SEQt .swf .pdf .mp4 Vivaldi, Violin Concerto in a minor, op. 3 no. 6, mvt. 2, mm. 1-6 (sequence avoided)

Ascending fifths

SEQu .swf .pdf .mp4 J. S. Bach, Prelude in C Major, BWV 924, mm. 1-5
SEQv .swf .pdf .mp4 Corelli, Concerto Grosso in C Major, op. 6 no. 10, mvt. 4, mm. 1-9
SEQw .swf .pdf .mp4 Brahms, Symphony no. 4 in e minor, op. 98, mvt. 1, mm. 4-9
SEQx .swf .pdf .mp4 Tchaikovsky, Violin Concerto in D Major, op. 35, mvt. 1, mm. 162-167 (also descending 5-6 sequence)
SEQy .swf .pdf .mp4 Rachmaninoff, Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, op. 43, Variation 18, mm. 5-12

Descending 5-6 and root-position variant

SEQz .swf .pdf .mp4 Beethoven, Piano Sonata in E Major, op. 109, mvt. 1, mm. 1-8
SEQa1 .swf .pdf .mp4 Chopin, Etude in G-Flat Major, op. 25 no. 9, mm. 1-8
SEQb1 .swf .pdf .mp4 Haydn, Cello Concerto in D Major, mvt. 2, mm. 23-28
SEQc1 .swf .pdf .mp4 Mozart, The Magic Flute, Act II, Queen of the Night Aria, mm. 24-32
SEQd1 .swf .pdf .mp4 Mozart, Violin Sonata in G Major, K. 379, mvt. 3, mm. 1-8
SEQe1 .swf .pdf .mp4 Schubert, Symphony no. 9 in C Major, D. 944, mvt. 2, mm. 112-116
SEQf1 .swf .pdf .mp4 Beethoven, Piano Sonata in C Major, op. 53, mvt. 1, mm. 1-13
SEQg1 .swf .pdf .mp4 Schubert, String Quartet in G Major, D. 887, mvt. 1, mm. 15-21
SEQh1 .swf .pdf .mp4 Pachelbel, Canon in D, mm. 1-8
SEQi1 .swf .pdf .mp4 Mozart, Mass in c minor, K. 427, Et incarnatus est, mm. 37-41
SEQj1 .swf .pdf .mp4 Corelli, Concerto Grosso in g minor, op. 6 no. 8, mvt. 3, mm. 3-4
SEQk1 .swf .pdf .mp4 Chopin, Etude in E Major, op. 10 no. 3, mm. 16-21
SEQl1 .swf .pdf .mp4 Poulenc, Gloria, Domine Deus, mm. 1-4

Ascending 5-6, etc.

SEQm1 .swf .pdf .mp4 Chopin, Piano Concerto no. 1 in e minor, op. 11, mvt. 3, mm. 471-477
SEQn1 .swf .pdf .mp4 Corelli, Concerto Grosso in B-flat Major, op. 6 no. 5, mvt. 3, mm. 39-43
SEQo1 .swf .pdf .mp4 Vivaldi, Violin Concerto in f minor, op. 8 no. 4 ("Winter"), mvt. 2, mm. 11-13
SEQp1 .swf .pdf .mp4 Corelli, Concerto Grosso in F Major, op. 6 no. 2, mvt. 4, mm. 41-46
SEQq1 .swf .pdf .mp4 Handel, Concerto Grosso, op. 6 no. 1, mvt. 4, mm. 49-55
SEQr1 .swf .pdf .mp4 Mozart, Piano Concerto no. 23 in A Major, K. 488, mvt. 1, mm. 258-262
SEQs1 .swf .pdf .mp4 J.S. Bach, Keyboard Partita no. 4 in D Major, BWV 828, Allemande, mm. 18-21
SEQt1 .swf .pdf .mp4 Grieg, Peer Gynt Suite no. 1, op. 46, mvt. 1, mm. 21-30
SEQu1 .swf .pdf .mp4 Corelli, Concerto Grosso in F Major, op. 6 no. 2, mvt. 1, mm. 87-93
SEQv1 .swf .pdf .mp4 Corelli, Concerto Grosso in F Major, op. 6 no. 6, mvt. 4, mm. 120-125
SEQw1 .swf .pdf .mp4 J.S. Bach, Brandenburg Concerto no. 4 in G Major, BWV 1049, mvt. 1, mm. 47-53

Others

Aldwell/Schachter refer to these sequences as "up a step with voice-leading chords")
SEQx1 .swf .pdf .mp4 Beethoven, Piano Concerto no. 5 in E-flat Major, op. 73, mvt. 2, mm. 20-25
SEQy1 .swf .pdf .mp4 Mozart, Piano Concerto no. 14 in E-flat Major, K. 449, mvt. 2, mm. 89-97
SEQz1 .swf .pdf .mp4 Beethoven, Violin Sonata no. 1 in D Major, op. 12 no. 1, mvt. 3, mm. 157-165
 

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