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Published: 15 July 2019

432 Pages

7-1/2 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190846671

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Analysis of Tonal Music

A Schenkerian Approach

Fourth Edition

Allen Cadwallader, David Gagné, and Frank Samarotto

  • Focuses primarily on the music, explaining how Schenkerian analytical ideas can be applied toward a better understanding of tonal music
  • Develops Schenkerian techniques through the practical analysis of specific compositions
  • Derives structural principles from real music rather than from newly composed models, allowing students to master a rich analytical vocabulary within the context of memorable musical works
  • Guides students systematically through the process of analysis, teaching by example

New to this Edition:

  • A thoroughly revised and updated Student Workbook incorporating work by new coauthor Karen M. Bottge offers students clearer instructions and exercises that are more closely tied to the text. The Workbook is available for separate purchase (978-0-19-0846688) or in money-saving bundles with the text. Please contact your Oxford University Press sales representative or call 800.280.0280 for details.
  • New examples in Part 1 clarify bass-line structures and the role of the imaginary continuo in the analytical process
  • New examples in Part 2 expand coverage of one-part forms, binary forms, and the sonata principle
  • Several new pieces, including a Brahms Waltz, a Prelude by Bach, and an early sonata movement by Haydn, provide instructors with greater flexibility

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