Music 395—Worksheet 11            Name:

Schenkerian Analysis
Score Analysis—Beethoven
Suggested Recordings

Due Date: Wednesday, December 12, 2004


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Schenkerian Analysis

Bach, St. Matthew Passion, “Ich bin’s, ich sollte büssen”—Burkhart, pp. 577-578 (see pp. 571-572 in 5th ed.)—listed as “O Welt, ich muss dich lassen,” version b)

Provide reduction analysis of both the Soprano and Bass lines of this Bach chorale. Do your reduction in two stages. In stage one, write out all the pitches on the Working Reduction grand staff (Soprano in treble clef; Bass in bass clef) without stems or rhythmic values. Use brackets to show different patterns that prolong the structural pitches (SP, N, S, and so on). In stage two, write only the structural pitches on the Structural Notes Only grand staff (Soprano in treble clef; Bass in bass clef).

Listen to a recording of this chorale (see Suggested Recordings below) to double-check your work—if the notes you selected in your reduction don’t seem to fit with the music as you follow along, you probably need to rethink your analysis.

I. Working reduction



II. Structural Notes Only


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Score Analysis

Beethoven, Symphony No. 5, mvmt. 2

Using your score and a good recording (see Suggested Recordings below), create an arch map that shows each major section in the second movement of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 (don’t worry about subdividing—focus only on the largest sections). This movement is a bit tricky—it uses what is sometimes called “double” theme and variations form. There are two main themes. Normally, both themes would be varied (separately) in this form, but Beethoven can’t leave well enought alone. In this movement he varies one of the themes each time it appears, yet the other theme always returns more or less unchanged. To add to the confusion, a few sections of this movement are neither theme nor variation! Add measure numbers to show where each section begins and ends. Label each section with letters, primes, etc., to show whether it is related to Theme 1, Theme 2, or neither (a contrasting section). Hint: it starts with Theme 1.

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Suggested Recordings—

Buehler Library

Created 5/05/04 by Mark Harbold—last updated 5/05/04.