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Chapter 16: Passing Notes, Passing Chords

(Many examples contain numerous types of passing ideas, including ones that can be interpreted in multiple ways. The subsections below are not intended to be entirely exclusive.)

Passing Notes

PSa .swf .pdf .mp3 Brahms, Intermezzo in E-flat Major, op. 117 no. 1, mm. 1-4
PSc .swf .pdf .mp3 Beethoven, String Quartet in B-fat Major, op. 18 no. 6, mvt. 4, mm. 1-12
PSd .swf .pdf .mp3 Dvorak, Cello Concerto in b minor, op. 104, mvt. 2, mm. 162-166
PSe .swf .pdf .mp3 Grieg, Violin Sonata no. 3 in c minor, op. 45, mvt. 2, mm. 1-8
PSf .swf .pdf .mp3 Beethoven, Piano Sonata in E Major, op. 14 no. 1, mvt. 1, mm. 1-4
PSg .swf .pdf .mp3 J. S. Bach, Suite no. 3 in C Major for Solo Cello, BWV 1009, Prélude, mm. 1-7
PSh .swf .pdf .mp3 J. S. Bach, Partita no. 2 in d minor for Solo Violin, BWV 1004, Chaconne, mm. 245-249
PSi .swf .pdf .mp3 J. S. Bach, The Art of the Fugue, BWV 1080, three-part mirror fugue, mm. 1-12
PSj .swf .pdf .mp3 Beethoven, Piano Sonata in c-sharp minor, op. 27 no. 2, mvt. 1, mm. 1-5
PSk .swf .pdf .mp3 Johann Strauss Jr., Die Fledermaus, Act II no. 8, mm. 57-72
PSl .swf .pdf .mp3 Chopin, Nocturne in B Major, op. 62 no. 1, mm. 1-4
PSm .swf .pdf .mp3 Grieg, Ballade in g minor, op. 24, mm. 1-8 (see m. 8)

Accented Passing

PSn .swf .pdf .mp3 Beethoven, Symphony no. 5 in c minor, op. 67, mvt. 2, mm. 10-15
PSo .swf .pdf .mp3 Handel, Concerto Grosso in C Major, HWV 318 ("Alexander's Feast"), mvt. 4, mm. 1-8
PSp .swf .pdf .mp3 Tchaikovsky, Symphony no. 5 in e minor, op. 64, mvt. 2, mm. 179-184
PSq .swf .pdf .mp3 Mozart, Piano Sonata in B-flat Major, K. 333, mvt. 1, mm. 1-4
PSr .swf .pdf .mp3 Mozart, Piano Sonata in C Major, K. 309, mvt. 3, mm. 1-11
PSs .swf .pdf .mp3 Chopin, Etude in e minor, op. 25 no. 5, mm. 1-9

Chromatic Passing

PSt .swf .pdf .mp3 Bizet, Carmen, Act I no. 5, Habañera, mm. 1-12
PSu .swf .pdf .mp3 Mozart, The Marriage of Figaro, K. 492, Act II, Scene 2, "Voi che sapete", mm. 9-16
PSv .swf .pdf .mp3 Mozart, Fantasy in d minor, K. 397, mm. 12-15
PSw .swf .pdf .mp3 Beethoven, Violin Sonata in 9 in A Major, op. 47, mvt. 2, mm. 224-228
PSx .swf .pdf .mp3 Schubert, Piano Sonata in B-flat Major, D. 960, mvt. 1, mm. 318-335
PSy .swf .pdf .mp3 Beethoven, Piano Sonata in E-flat Major, op. 31 no. 3, mvt. 1, mm. 1-17
PSz .swf .pdf .mp3 Brahms, "Nachtigallen schwingen", op. 6 no. 6, mm. 47-52
PSa1 .swf .pdf .mp3 Liszt, Années de pèlerinage, Troisième année no. 3 ("Aux cyprés de la Villa d'Este II: Thrénodie"), mm. 1-5
PSb1 .swf .pdf .mp3 Brahms, Capriccio in b minor, op. 76 no. 2, mm. 1-7

Passing Chords

PSc1 .swf .pdf .mp3 Corelli, Concerto Grosso in g minor, op. 6 no. 8, mvt. 1, mm. 1-6
PSd1 .swf .pdf .mp3 Mozart, Fantasy in c minor, K. 475, mm. 86-95
PSe1 .swf .pdf .mp3 Beethoven, Piano Sonata in A-flat Major, op. 26, mvt. 1, mm. 1-4
PSf1 .swf .pdf .mp3 Mozart, String Quartet in A Major, K. 464, mvt. 1, mm. 1-8
PSh1 .swf .pdf .mp3 Beethoven, Piano Sonata in E-flat Major, op. 81a, mvt. 1, mm. 5-16
PSi1 .swf .pdf .mp3 Corelli, Concerto Grosso in D Major, op. 6 no. 7, mvt. 3, mm. 20-23

Chords Supporting Passing Notes

PSj1 .swf .pdf .mp3 Haydn, String Quartet in G Major, op. 76 no. 1, mvt. 1, mm. 1-4
PSk1 .swf .pdf .mp3 J. S. Bach, Brandenburg Concerto no. 4 in G Major, BWV 1049, mvt. 1, mm. 1-13
PSl1 .swf .pdf .mp3 Mahler, Symphony no. 2 in c minor, mvt. 4, mm. 1-2
PSm1 .swf .pdf .mp3 J. S. Bach, Chorale no. 48 ("Ach wie nichtig, ach wie flüchtig"), mm. 1-4
PSn1 .swf .pdf .mp3 Beethoven, Piano Sonata in E-flat Major, op. 81a, mvt. 1, mm. 1-4
PSo1 .swf .pdf .mp3 Vivaldi, Concerto in F Major, op. 8 no. 3 ("Autumn"), mvt. 3, mm. 14-22
PSp1 .swf .pdf .mp3 Haydn, Symphony no. 101 in D Major, mvt. 4, mm. 1-8
PSq1 .swf .pdf .mp3 J. S. Bach, Cantata no. 147, "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring" (arr. Hess), mm. 1-8
PSr1 .swf .pdf .mp3 Haydn, String Quartet in E-flat Major, op. 76 no. 6, mvt. 1, mm. 1-8
PSs1 .swf .pdf .mp3 Schubert, "Im Frühling", D. 882, mm. 1-5

Passing at Slightly Deeper Levels

PSt1 .swf .pdf .mp3 Beethoven, Piano Sonata in c minor, op. 10 no. 1, mvt. 2, mm. 1-16
PSu1 .swf .pdf .mp3 Beethoven, Piano Sonata in G major, op. 31 no. 1, mvt. 2, mm. 1-6
PSv1 .swf .pdf .mp3 Beethoven, Piano Sonata in A-flat Major, op. 110, mvt. 1, mm. 1-5
PSw1 .swf .pdf .mp3 J. S. Bach, Little Prelude in C Major, BWV 939, mm. 1-12
PSx1 .swf .pdf .mp3 Mozart, Piano Sonata in A Major, K. 331, mvt. 1, mm. 1-8
PSy1 .swf .pdf .mp3 J. S. Bach, Sonata no. 3 in C Major for Solo Violin, BWV 1005, mvt. 3, mm. 1-4
PSz1 .swf .pdf .mp3 Chopin, Prelude in e minor, op. 28 no. 4, mm. 1-13



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