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Gradus I : The First Year - Leo Kraft

Gradus I

The First Year

By: Leo Kraft

Hardcover Published: 17th May 1987
ISBN: 9780393955491
Number Of Pages: 421

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Integrates the materials of harmony, counterpoint, and analysis; helps develop musicianship along with intellectual skills; presents the study of theory within a stylistic and historical framework; derives basic principles from the music examples in the text and in the generous Anthology; proceeds in an organized way from the study of progressions and phrases to the analysis of complete pieces; examines a wide range of music from plain chant to contemporary works, including a good representation of American music; and extensively tested and proven in the classroom.

Acknowledgmentsp. x
Prelude to the Second Editionp. 1
Introductionp. 3
Tonality 1: The Major Modep. 4
Intervals and the Major Scalep. 5
Tonality 2: The Minor Modep. 7
Tonality 3: Other Modesp. 9
Melodic Elaboration 1p. 15
Melodic Structure: An Introductionp. 18
The Musical Phrasep. 20
Rhythm, Meter, Tempop. 24
Writing Simple Melodiesp. 28
Note-Against-Note Consonance
Introductionp. 29
Some Practical Considerationsp. 30
Two-Part Counterpointp. 30
Three-Part Counterpointp. 34
Four-Part Counterpointp. 38
Diatonic Dissonance
Introductionp. 41
Passing and Neighbor Motion: Two Partsp. 42
Suspensions: Two Partsp. 43
Diatonic Dissonance: Three Partsp. 45
More on Diatonic Dissonancep. 46
Writing a Simple Biciniump. 48
Basic Harmony
Introductionp. 49
More about Triadsp. 50
Chords in Motionp. 51
Cadencesp. 53
Grouping the Chordsp. 56
A Few Chromatic Notesp. 59
Harmonizing Simple Melodiesp. 61
Figured Bassp. 63
Study of a Piece: Isaac's Innsbruck 2p. 64
Diatonic Chord Functions: A Summaryp. 67
A Look Aheadp. 73
Extensions of Melody, Counterpoint, and Harmony
Introductionp. 79
Melodic Elaboration 2p. 80
Two-Part Counterpoint with Elaborated Melodiesp. 83
The Extension of Lines in Musical Spacep. 85
Continuous Variations 1p. 92
Continuous Variations 2p. 95
Extensions of Chords in Musical Time and Spacep. 97
Some Free-Form Piecesp. 101
Binary form
Introductionp. 107
Motion away from the Tonicp. 108
Modulation to a Cadencep. 109
Binary Formp. 110
More Modulations in Binary Piecesp. 112
Melodic Design in Binary Formp. 113
Allemande from Bach's French Suite No. 3 30p. 114
Further Studies in Harmony, Counterpoint, and form
Introductionp. 117
The Dominant 7th Chordp. 118
6/4 Chordsp. 123
Diatonic 7th Chordsp. 128
Cadences 2p. 132
A Repertory of Basic Polyphonic Motionsp. 135
More Extensions of Tonic and Dominant Harmonyp. 141
Secondary Tonics and Dominantsp. 149
Another Look at Binary Formp. 158
A Look Backp. 161
Why Study Counterpoint?p. 165
Music and the Rulesp. 167
Musicianship at the Keyboardp. 169
Introductory Exercises for Sight Singingp. 173
Studies in Melody Improvisationp. 189
Music Anthology
Et incarnatus est from the Mass Pange Linguap. 195
Innsbruck, I Now Must Leave Theep. 196
Chanson, Men All Are Such Great Loversp. 198
Chanson, Happy I Dare Not Bep. 200
Bicinium, A Mighty Fortress Is Our Godp. 202
Allemande for four instrumentsp. 203
Villanella, May She Rule in Every Seasonp. 204
Benedictus from the Mass Repleatur os meum laudep. 206
Veni Sancte Spiritus (excerpt)p. 208
Blessing Before the Mealp. 208
Benedictusp. 210
Chanson, Good Day, My Heartp. 211
Ballata, Love's Pursuitp. 213
There Is a Rosep. 216
Gaillardep. 217
Two Sarabandesp. 218
Toccata from Fiori musicalip. 219
Psalm 78p. 220
Organ Bicinium from Tabulatura Novap. 221
Sarabande for brass instrumentsp. 222
Chaconne for organ (excerpt)p. 223
Organ Toccata in E minorp. 225
Trio Sonata Op. 4, No. 2, Preludiop. 227
Duet from Come, Ye Sons of Artp. 228
Prelude No. 3 from L'Art de toucher le clavecinp. 230
La Lugubre for harpsichordp. 231
Prelude in C from Partita for Clavierp. 232
Prelude in E for organ from Ariadne musicalep. 233
Sarabande and Doublep. 234
Gavotte and Variations for harpsichordp. 235
Ode, To Dorisp. 240
Ode, To Sleepp. 241
Ode, Plain Cookingp. 242
Allemande from French Suite No. 3p. 243
Gigue from Violin Sonata No. 6p. 245
Air from Suite No. 3 for orchestrap. 246
Prelude No. 1 from The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book Ip. 248
Passecaille from Suite No. 7p. 250
Courante from Suite No. 4p. 253
"See, the conquering hero comes" from Judas Maccabeusp. 255
Three English recitativesp. 256
Sonata in Ep. 259
Sonata in F, second movementp. 263
Air from Orpheusp. 264
Bourree from Dance Piecesp. 266
Three Piano Piecesp. 267
Piano Sonata in A, K.331, themep. 269
Three Contradanses for orchestrap. 270
When Our Dear Child Can Find No Restp. 273
Three Waltzes and an Ecossaisep. 274
Gentle Anniep. 276
Grandfather's Clockp. 278
How Darkly the Water FLows for voice and pianop. 280
How Darkly the Water Flows for chorusp. 282
Four Rumanian Dances for pianop. 283
March from Renardp. 288
A Swan from Six Chansonsp. 290
"Story of Our Town" from Our Town Suitep. 293
Symphony for Strings, second movement (excerpt)p. 295
Old Devil Moon from Finian's Rainbowp. 296
I Feel Finep. 298
Two-part organum (excerpt)p. 300
Conductusp. 301
Conductus (opening section)p. 302
Motetp. 304
Ballatap. 307
Magnificat (excerpt)p. 308
Music Notationp. 310
Continuo Musicp. 311
Cantus Firmip. 313
Glossaryp. 315
Worksheetsp. 321
Subjects and Proper Namesp. 417
Musicp. 419
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ISBN: 9780393955491
ISBN-10: 0393955494
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 421
Published: 17th May 1987
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.7 x 21.8  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.99
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: Revised