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Chapter 2: Parallel Voice Leading

Parallel fifths (good, interesting, debatable, bad)

PvlA .swf .pdf .mp4 J.S. Bach, Chorale no. 8 "Freuet euch, ihr Christen", mm. 1-6
PvlX .swf .pdf .mp3

Schubert, String Quartet no. 1, D. 18, mvt. 1, mm. 48-58

PvlY .swf .pdf .mp3

Mozart, Piano Concerto no. 26 in D Major, K. 537, mvt. 2, mm. 61-66

PvlZ .swf .pdf .mp3 Mozart, Piano Sonata in C Major, K. 279, mvt. 2, mm. 29-30
PvlA1 .swf .pdf .mp3 Beethoven, 24 Variations on an Arietta by Righini, WoO 65, theme, mm. 13-16
PvlB1 .swf .pdf .mp3

Mozart, Sechs deutsche Tanze, K. 509 no. 1, Alternativo, mm. 9-16

PvlC1 .swf .pdf .mp3

Mozart, Violin Sonata in A Major, K. 526, mvt. 3, mm. 1-8

PvlD1 .swf .pdf .mp3 Schubert, “Du bist die Ruh”, D. 776, mm. 54-60
PvlE1 .swf .pdf .mp3 Handel, Violin Sonata in E Major, op. 1 no. 12, mvt. 1, mm. 1-2 (notice how performance avoids the parallel fifths)
PvlF1 .swf .pdf .mp3

Brahms, Cadenza for Beethoven’s Piano Concerto no. 3, op. 37, mvt. 1, mm. 32-34

PvlG1 .swf .pdf .mp3

Mendelssohn, Piano Concerto no. 2 in d minor, op. 40, mvt. 1, mm. 267-270

PvlH1 .swf .pdf .mp3 Beethoven, Piano Sonata in A-flat Major, op. 26, mvt. 1, Var. 5, mm. 27-30
PvlI1 .swf .pdf .mp3 Mendelssohn, Piano Sonata in E Major, op. 6, mvt. 1, mm. 119-125
PvlJ1 .swf .pdf .mp3

Brahms, Chorale Prelude, op. 122 no. 8, mm. 17-18

PvlK1 .swf .pdf .mp3 Beethoven, Leonore Overture no. 1, op. 138, mm. 185-186
PvlL1 .swf .pdf .mp3 Mendelssohn, Paulus, op. 36 no. 2, mm. 7-8
PvlM1 .swf .pdf .mp3 Mendelssohn, Paulus, op. 36 no. 8, mm. 23-25
PvlN1 .swf .pdf .mp3

Mendelssohn, Violin Sonata in F Major, MVW Q7, mvt. 2, mm. 65-72

PvlO1 .swf .pdf .mp3 Mozart, Eight Variations, K. 24, Var. 7, mm. 10-12
PvlP1 .swf .pdf .mp3

Chopin, Etude in e-flat minor, op. 10 no. 6, mm. 45-46

PvlQ1 .swf .pdf .mp3 Mendelssohn, Piano Sonata in g minor, op. 105, mvt. 3, mm. 13-24
PvlR1 .swf .pdf .mp3

Mozart, Piano Sonata in D Major, K. 576, mvt. 3, mm. 103-106

PvlS1 .swf .pdf .mp3 Mozart, Piano Sonata in a minor, K. 310, mvt. 2, mm. 61-62
PvlT1 .swf .pdf .mp3 Chopin, Etude in E Major, op. 10 no. 3, mm. 14-15
PvlU1 .swf .pdf .mp3 Brahms, Clarinet Sonata no. 2 in E-flat Major, op. 120 no. 2, mvt. 2, mm. 49-53
PvlV1 .swf .pdf .mp3 Handel, Keyboard Suite in E Major, HWV 430, Air, mm. 3-7
PvlW1 .swf .pdf .mp3 Beethoven, Piano Sonata in f minor, op. 57, mvt. 2, mm. 33-34
PvlX1 .swf .pdf .mp3 J. S. Bach, Chorale no. 4 (“Es ist das Heil uns Kommen her”), mm. 9-10
PvlY1 .swf .pdf .mp3 Tchaikovsky, Violin Concerto in D Major, op. 35, mvt. 1, mm. 162-165
PvlZ1 .swf .pdf .mp3 Tchaikovsky, Violin Concerto in D Major, op. 35, mvt. 1, mm. 224-232
PvlA2 .swf .pdf .mp3 Beethoven, Cello Sonata no. 4 in C Major, op. 102 no. 1, Allegro vivace, mm. 191-198
PvlB2 .swf .pdf .mp3 Brahms, Canon, op. 113 no. 13, mm. 7-9
PvlC2 .swf .pdf .mp3

Dvorak, String Quartet no. 13 in G Major, op. 106, mvt. 2, mm. 1-6

PvlR .swf .pdf .mp4 Dvorak, String Quartet No. 12 in F Major, op. 96, mvt. 2, mm. 28-30
PvlH. .swf .pdf .mp4 Brahms, Intermezzo in E-flat Major, op. 117 no 1, mm. 52-57
PvlD2 .swf .pdf .mp3 Mozart, Piano Sonata in B-flat Major, K. 333, mvt. 2, mm. 48-50
PvlE2 .swf .pdf .mp3 Ippolitov-Ivanov, Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, op. 37 no. 14, mm. 1-6
PvlF2 .swf .pdf .mp3 Tallis, “If Ye Love Me”, mm. 34-39
PvlG2 .swf .pdf .mp3

Mozart, Violin Sonata in D Major, K. 306, mvt. 1, mm. 67-72

PvlH2 .swf .pdf .mp3 Brahms, “Treue Liebe dauert lange”, op. 33 no. 15, mm. 1-4
PvlI2 .swf .pdf .mp3 Mozart, Piano Concerto no. 14 in E-flat Major, K. 449, mvt. 2, mm. 90-95
PvlJ2 .swf .pdf .mp3

Scarlatti, Keyboard Sonata in b minor, L. 263, mm. 1-12

PvlK2 .swf .pdf .mp3 Glenn Gould, “So You Want to Write a Fugue?”, mm. 1-10
PvlB.   .pdf   J.S. Bach, Chorale no. 64 "Freu' dich sehr, O meine Seele," mm. 5-8 (wrong note?) (no recording)
PvlL2 .swf .pdf .mp3

Beethoven, String Quartet in E-flat Major, op. 74, mvt. 1, mm. 94-96 (wrong note?)

PvlD. .swf .pdf .mp4 Vieuxtemps, Violin Concerto no. 5 in a minor, op. 37, mm. 261-265
PvlM2 .swf .pdf .mp3

Mozart, A Musical Joke, K. 522, mvt. 1, mm. 11-15

PvlN2 .swf .pdf .mp3

Mozart, A Musical Joke, K. 522, mvt. 1, mm. 45-51

PvlO2 .swf .pdf .mp3

Mozart, A Musical Joke, K. 522, mvt. 3, mm. 1-4

PvlP2 .swf .pdf .mp3 Mozart, A Musical Joke, K. 522, mvt. 3, mm. 5-6
PvlQ2 .swf .pdf .mp3

Mozart, A Musical Joke, K. 522, mvt. 3, mm. 14-18

PvlR2 .swf .pdf .mp3

Mozart, A Musical Joke, K. 522, mvt. 3, mm. 24-27

Parallel fifths between phrases

PvlS2 .swf .pdf .mp3 J. S. Bach, Chorale no. 134 (“Du, o schönes Weltgebäude”), mm. 1-5
PvlT2 .swf .pdf .mp3 J. S. Bach, Chorale no. 90 (“Hast du denn, Jesu, dein Angesicht”), mm. 8-13
PvlU2 .swf .pdf .mp3

Corelli, Concerto Grosso in D Major, op. 6 no. 7, mvt. 2, mm. 43-48

PvlV2 .swf .pdf .mp3

Ippolitov-Ivanov, Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, op. 37 no. 7, mm. 22-28

PvlW2 .swf .pdf .mp3 Liszt, Die Seligkeiten, S. 25, mm. 17-21
PvlX2 .swf .pdf .mp3

Liszt, Rosario, S. 56, mvt. 2, mm. 28-36

Enharmonic parallel fifths

PvlO .swf .pdf .mp4 Beethoven, Piano Sonata no. 23 in f minor, op. 57, mvt. 2, mm. 1-8
PvlQ .swf .pdf .mp4 Mozart, Symphony no. 41 in C Major, K. 551, mvt. 4, mm. 219-225
PvlY2 .swf .pdf .mp3

Chopin, Etude in g-sharp minor, op. 25 no. 6, mm. 57-58

PvlP .swf .pdf .mp4 Brahms, Piano Concerto no. 2 in B-flat Major, op. 83, mvt. 1, mm. 142-145
PvlZ2 .swf .pdf .mp3 Brahms, String Sextet no. 1 in B-flat Major, op. 18, mvt. 1, mm. 35-40

Rustic and coloristic parallel fifths

PvlA3 .swf .pdf .mp3 Scarlatti, Keyboard Sonata in D Major, L. 465, mm. 57-64
PvlB3 .swf .pdf .mp3 Haydn, Symphony no. 88 in G Major, mvt. 3, Trio, mm. 1-10
PvlC .swf .pdf .mp4 Beethoven, Symphony no. 6 in F Major, op. 68, mvt. 1, mm. 9-12
PvlE .swf .pdf .mp4 Chopin, Mazurka in C Major, op. 24 no. 2, mm. 101-120
PvlC3 .swf .pdf .mp3

Chopin, Mazurka in g minor, op. 67 no. 2, mm. 17-32

PvlD3 .swf .pdf .mp3 Chopin, Mazurka in c-sharp minor, op. 30 no. 4, mm. 124-133
PvlE3 .swf .pdf .mp3 Grieg, Lyric Piece, op. 54 no. 6 (“Bell Ringing”), mm. 1-18
PvlF3 .swf .pdf .mp3 Grieg, Lyric Piece, op. 43 no. 3, mm. 9-12
PvlG3 .swf .pdf .mp3 Grieg, Lyric Piece, op. 38 no. 1, mm. 51-54
PvlH3 .swf .pdf .mp3 Grieg, Lyric Piece, op. 71 no. 4, mm. 1-4
PvlI3 .swf .pdf .mp3 Gounod, Faust, Act V, Apotheose, mm. 9-11
PvlJ3 .swf .pdf .mp3 Sinding, Piano Concerto in D-flat Major, op. 6, mvt. 2, mm. 17-24
PvlK3 .swf .pdf .mp3 Saint-Saëns, Piano Concerto no. 5, op. 103, mvt. 2, m. 230
PvlS .swf .pdf .mp4 Liszt, Hungarian Rhapsody no. 6 in D-flat Major, mm. 117-128
PvlL3 .swf .pdf .mp3 Liszt, Csárdás Macabre, S. 224, mm. 1-27
PvlT .swf .pdf .mp4 Puccini, The Girl of the Golden West, Act III, "Ch'ella mi creda," mm. 5-11
PvlU .swf .pdf .mp4 Puccini, La Bohème, Act III, mm. 1-23
PvlM3 .swf .pdf .mp3 Rachmaninoff, Vespers, op. 37 no. 6, mm. 9-14
PvlN3 .swf .pdf .mp3 Barber, String Quartet, op. 11, mvt. 2, mm. 1-6
PvlW .swf .pdf .mp4 Vaughan Williams, Mass in g minor, mvt. 1, mm. 5-11
PvlO3 .swf .pdf .mp3 Vaughan Williams, The Lark Ascending, mm. 1-3
PvlP3 .swf .pdf .mp3 Holst, The Planets, mvt. 7 (“Neptune, the Mystic”), mm. 9-13
PvlQ3 .swf .pdf .mp3 Respighi, Pines of Rome, mvt. 2, mm. 28-31
PvlR3 .swf .pdf .mp3 Debussy, Violin Sonata in g minor, mvt. 1, mm. 1-9
PvlV .swf .pdf .mp4 Ravel, Concerto for Piano (Left Hand) and Orchestra, rehearsal no. 16
PvlS3 .swf .pdf .mp3 Ravel, “Ronsard à son âme”, mm. 1-37
PvlT3 .swf .pdf .mp3 Poulenc, Trois Pièces, no. 2, mm. 1-6

Diminished fifth-perfect fifth

PvlU3 .swf .pdf .mp3 Corelli, Concerto Grosso in g minor, op. 6 no. 8, mvt. 1, mm. 1-6
PvlV3 .swf .pdf .mp3 J. S. Bach, Chorale no. 60 (“Ich freue mich in dir”), mm. 1-2
PvlW3 .swf .pdf .mp3 J. S. Bach, Chorale no. 317 (“Herr, wie du willst”), mm. 1-2
PvlX3 .swf .pdf .mp3 Beethoven, 24 Variations on an Arietta by Righini, WoO 65, Var. 3, mm. 9-16
PvlY3 .swf .pdf .mp3

J. S. Bach, Brandenburg Concerto no. 1 in F major, BWV 1046, mvt. 2, mm. 10-11

PvlZ3 .swf .pdf .mp3 Brahms, Sarabande no. 2, WoO 5, mm. 15-17
PvlA4 .swf .pdf .mp3 Brahms, “Treue Liebe”, op. 7 no. 1, mm. 12-14

Fifth and octaves by contrary motion

PvlB4 .swf .pdf .mp3

J. S. Bach, Chorale no. 114 (“Von Gott will ich nicht lassen”), mm. 1-4

PvlC4   .pdf   J. S. Bach, Chorale no. 191 (“Von Gott will ich nicht lassen”), mm. 1-4 (no recording)
PvlD4 .swf .pdf .mp3

J. S. Bach, Chorale no. 69 (“Komm, heiliger Geist, Herre Gott”), mm. 1-3

PvlE4 .swf .pdf .mp3 Mozart, String Quartet in A Major, K. 464, mvt. 4, mm. 257-262
PvlF4 .swf .pdf .mp3

Chopin, Etude in F Major, op. 10 no. 8, mm. 93-95

PvlG4 .swf .pdf .mp3 R. Strauss, Violin Sonata in E-flat Major, op. 18, mvt. 1, mm. 309-311
PvlH4 .swf .pdf .mp3

Beethoven, Symphony no. 6 in F Major, op. 68, mvt. 1, mm. 9-12

Avoided and almost parallel fifths

PvlM .swf .pdf .mp4 Schubert, Symphony no. 8 in b minor, D. 759, mvt. 1, mm. 328-341
PvlN .swf .pdf .mp4 J.S. Bach, Partita no. 3 in E Major for Solo Violin, BWV 1006, Gavotte en Rondeau, mm. 59-68
PvlI4 .swf .pdf .mp3

Mozart, Symphony no. 35 in D Major, K. 385, mvt. 3, mm. 1-8

PvlJ4 .swf .pdf .mp3

Mozart, Piano Sonata in B-flat Major, K. 333, mvt. 1, mm. 1-2

PvlK4 .swf .pdf .mp3

Vivaldi, Violin Concerto in e minor, F. I no. 208, mvt. 2, mm. 52-58

PvlL4 .swf .pdf .mp3

Haydn, String Quartet in D Major, op. 17 no. 6, mvt. 4, mm. 12-19

PvlM4 .swf .pdf .mp3

Mendelssohn, Piano Sonata in B-flat Major, op. 106, mvt. 3, mm. 1-7

PvlN4 .swf .pdf .mp3

Mozart, Piano Concerto no. 26 in D Major, K. 537, mvt. 1, mm. 67-74

PvlL. .swf .pdf .mp4 Schubert, "Wanderer" Fantasy, op. 15, Adagio, mm. 9-14
PvlK. .swf .pdf .mp4 Mendelssohn, Song Without Words in g minor, op. 53 no. 3, mm. 9-12
PvlO4 .swf .pdf .mp3 J. S. Bach, Mass in b minor, BWV 232, Benedictus, mm. 5-12
PvlP4 .swf .pdf .mp3 Palestrina, “O crux ave”, mm. 21-23
PvlQ4 .swf .pdf .mp3 J. S. Bach, Chorale no. 143 (“In dulci jubilo”), mm. 22-25
PvlR4 .swf .pdf .mp3 Mozart, Piano Sonata in B-flat Major, K. 281, mvt. 3, mm. 7-12
PvlS4 .swf .pdf .mp3

Brahms, “Meerfahrt”, op. 96 no. 4, mm. 21-27

"Full-voiced" textures (Johann David Heinichen)

PvlT4 .swf .pdf .mp3

Beethoven, Piano Sonata in C Major, op. 53, mvt. 1, mm. 196-203

PvlU4 .swf .pdf .mp3

Beethoven, Cello Sonata no. 3 in A Major, op. 69, mvt. 1, mm. 21-24

PvlV4 .swf .pdf .mp3

Handel, Harpsichord Suite no. 1 in B-flat Major, HWV 434, Aria con Variazioni, mm. 1-4

PvlW4 .swf .pdf .mp3

Mozart, Violin Sonata in G Major, K. 379, mvt. 1, mm. 1-3

PvlX4 .swf .pdf .mp3

Schubert, “Du bist die Ruh”, D. 776, mm. 54-60

PvlY4 .swf .pdf .mp3

Paganini, Caprice, op. 1 no. 8, mm. 1-8

PvlF .swf .pdf .mp4 Chopin, Prelude in c-sharp minor, op. 28 no. 10, mm. 1-4

Parallel octaves

PvlZ4 .swf .pdf .mp3

Mozart, Piano Sonata in F Major, K. 533, mvt. 3 (K. 494), mm. 68-71

PvlA5 .swf .pdf .mp3

Beethoven, Piano Sonata in f minor, op. 57, mvt. 2, mm. 37-38

PvlB5 .swf .pdf .mp3

Schubert, Impromptu in B-flat Major, D. 935 no. 3, mm. 7-8

PvlC5 .swf .pdf .mp3

Chopin, Piano Sonata no. 2 in b-flat minor, op. 35, mvt. 3, mm. 1-6

PvlD5 .swf .pdf .mp3

Mozart (arr. Süssmayr), Requiem, K. 626, Recordare, mm. 20-24

PvlE5 .swf .pdf .mp3

Brahms, "Alte Liebe", op. 72 no. 1, mm. 1-6

PvlF5 .swf .pdf .mp3 Palestrina, Christe redemptor omnium, mvt. 4, mm. 39-44
PvlG .swf .pdf .mp4 Chopin, Nocturne in G Major, op. 37 no. 2, mm. 28-41
PvlG5 .swf .pdf .mp3

J. S. Bach, Brandenburg Concerto no. 5 in D Major, BWV 1050, mvt. 1, mm. 8-11

PvlH5 .swf .pdf .mp3 Mozart, A Musical Joke, K. 522, mvt. 2, Trio, mm. 1-8
PvlI5 .swf .pdf .mp3

Beethoven, Piano Sonata in c minor, op. 10 no. 1, mvt. 2, mm. 13-16

PvlJ5 .swf .pdf .mp3

Mendelssohn, Song without Words, op. 19 no. 6, mm. 38-46

PvlK5 .swf .pdf .mp3 Chopin, Prelude, op. 28 no. 2, mm. 3-4
PvlL5 .swf .pdf .mp3 Mozart, String Quartet in A Major, K. 464, mvt. 4, mm. 1-8

From Brahms' notebook (fifths)

PvlM5 .swf .pdf .mp3

Mozart, Piano Sonata in a minor, K. 310, mvt. 2, mm. 15-19

PvlN5 .swf .pdf .mp3

Cherubini, Missa Solemnis no. 2 in d minor, Kyrie, mm. 258-262

PvlIO5 .swf .pdf .mp3

Beethoven, String Quartet in c minor, op. 18 no. 4, mvt. 3, mm. 21-27

PvlP5 .swf .pdf .mp3

Beethoven, Piano Sonata in E major, op. 14 no. 1, mm. 51-57

PvlQ5 .swf .pdf .mp3

Beethoven, String Quartet in c-sharp minor, op. 131, mvt. 1, mm. 18-21

PvlR5 .swf .pdf .mp3

Schumann, Romanze, op. 28 no. 1, mm. 25-32

PvlS5 .swf .pdf .mp3 Beethoven, String Quartet in c-sharp minor, op. 131, mvt. 7, mm. 170-172
PvlJ. .swf .pdf .mp4 Mozart, The Magic Flute, Overture, mm. 20 and 187-190
PvlT5 .swf .pdf .mp3

Mozart, Don Giovanni, K. 527, Act II no. 19, mm. 61-63

PvlI. .swf .pdf .mp4 Bizet, Carmen, Act I, no. 9, mm. 11-20
PvlU5 .swf .pdf .mp3

Mendelssohn, Variations Sérieuses, op. 54, Var. 13, mm. 12-20

PvlV5 .swf .pdf .mp3

J. S. Bach, Cantata no. 23, BWV 23, mvt. 1, mm. 37-38

PvlW5 .swf .pdf .mp3

J. S. Bach, Cantata no. 59, BWV 59, mvt. 1, mm. 39-41

PvlX5 .swf .pdf .mp3 Schubert, Die Schöne Müllerin, D. 795 no. 17 (“Die böse Farbe”), mm. 17-22

From Brahms' notebook (octaves)

PvlY5 .swf .pdf .mp3

Cherubini, Missa Solemnis no. 2 in d minor, Gloria, mm. 13-17

PvlZ5 .swf .pdf .mp3

Mozart, The Magic Flute, K. 620, Act I, Quintet, mm. 120-122

PvlIA6 .swf .pdf .mp3

J. S. Bach, Mass in b minor, BWV 232, Laudamus te, m. 56

PvlB6 .swf .pdf .mp3

Beethoven, Violin Sonata in G Major, op. 96, mvt. 2, mm. 36-38

PvlC6 .swf .pdf .mp3

Beethoven, Piano Sonata in C Major, op. 53, mvt. 1, mm. 82-90

PvlD6 .swf .pdf .mp3

Beethoven, Piano Sonata in C Major, op. 2 no. 3, mvt. 1, mm. 47-51

 

 

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