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Summer ad Parnassum (4th Species: Lydian)

4th Species Above Cantus What I like: Maybe it is the serialist in me talking, but I like the wedge of 5-4-3-2-1 in the first few measures. I like arriving on the E in measure 6, too, only to top out on the F at the end. What I don’t like: Again, I don’t like […]

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Summer ad Parnassum (2:1 Lydian)

2:1 Above Cantus What I like: I like that the phrases move from F-A, F-A, then A-F. I also discovered the joy of octave leaps. What I don’t like: The narrow range in measures 8 – 12 bugs me. 2:1 Below Cantus What I like: I like the slow ascent from the low C to […]

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Summer ad Parnassum (1:1 Lydian)

1:1 Above Cantus What I like: I like starting on the 5th. For some reason starting a 5th above is harder for me than a unison or octave. I also like the amount of stepwise motion, especially balancing stepwise motion against the leaps at the end of the CF. And sandwiching the descending F triad […]

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