Tuesday, April 22, 2008

April 22 - The Tuesday Whirlwind

Up relatively early and hard at it, catching up at 21st-centurymusic.blogspot.com,

then dictation from Elton John's The Lion King: The Circle of Life in Theory...

9 bars of the chorus, in slightly simplified rhythm (insofar as the sheet music is concerned)


Sol Sol Sol Sol Mi Re Do
Mi Mi Fa Sol La So Fa
La La Sol Mi Re Do La Sol
Fa Mi Re Do


V I6
VI (V of ii) ii
bvi (altered/simplified from original) I64 V7
IV64 I

A very useful passage with a wild added ("non-harmonic"/ "non-chord") tone in m5 (melodic G against bass Gb), nice use of the cadential 64, the authentic-cadence harmony interrupted by the second-inversion plagal cadence. "Amen" -- what better way for a mystic baboon to usher a regal feline into the larger world?

Home briefly, getting ready for an array of listenings -- Cole Porter, Giacomo Puccini, Richard Rodgers, Steven Schwartz, Igor Stravinsky, The Who, Kurt Weill, Meredith Willson -- returning to school in evening to continue discussion of music c. 1960-80.

Last week's classic minimalists; this week: Bob Dylan, John Lennon / Paul McCartney / The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Paul Simon / Art Garfunkel, Andy Summers, Brian Wilson / The Beach Boys, Gavin Bryars, George Harrison, Mick Jagger / The Rolling Stones, Meredith Monk, David Gilmour, Michael Nyman, Jimmy Page / Robert Plant / Led Zeppelin, Roger Waters / Pink Floyd, Bob Marley, Syd Barrett, Howard Shore, John Adams (above), David Bowie, Elton John, Brian Eno, Andrew Lloyd Webber. Rather a lot, really.

Off to Left Bank thereafter as the classic Mark-Owen-Doug triumvirate and home in collapse mode, but, of course, score publication preparation for page 7 of Triple Fugato of Vengeance Part II from Mice and Men, Act V, Scene 1.