Bach's Authentic Chorale Harmony - Resources: A Progressive Guide to his Principles and Practices by Christopher MableyBach's Authentic Chorale Harmony - Resources: A Progressive Guide to his Principles and Practices by Christopher Mabley

Bach's Authentic Chorale Harmony - Resources: A Progressive Guide to his Principles and Practices

byChristopher Mabley

Paperback | May 6, 2016

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Johann Sebastian Bach’s chorale settings have been vital to the teaching of music ever since they were composed. His four-voiced harmonisations represent a Baroque composer’s approach to melodies that are often centuries older. As musical styles continued to evolve, each succeeding generation of teachers and students brought their own viewpoint to bear on this small corpus of music. Consequently, during the three centuries since their composition and a quarter of a millennium since their first publication, a range of contrasting ideas and approaches has tended to obscure the fundamental nature of these short yet complex musical works. This volume of Resources presents a comprehensive selection of individual phrases and whole chorales in Bach’s harmonisations, together with some alternative settings for comparison. They have been sorted into five principal types and arranged in an increasing order of complexity. Every phrase has been meticulously checked for accuracy against its original version in the cantatas and Passions. This collection complements any course on chorale harmonisation – in particular, it provides authentic solutions to the exercises set in the accompanying Workbook. 

Christopher Mabley is a teacher, conductor, composer, arranger, performer, writer and examiner. He studied Music at the University of Cambridge, and subsequently took a Master's degree in the Theory and Analysis of Music at Goldsmiths, University of London. He has taught Bach's chorale harmony to students of all abilities since 1984. I...
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Title:Bach's Authentic Chorale Harmony - Resources: A Progressive Guide to his Principles and PracticesFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:104 pages, 11.69 × 8.27 × 0.28 inShipping dimensions:11.69 × 8.27 × 0.28 inPublished:May 6, 2016Publisher:Action Publishing TechnologyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:191086451X

ISBN - 13:9781910864517

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Table of Contents

General Introduction: J. S. Bach’s Four-voiced Chorale Harmonisations. Part I: The principles of his style 1. Chapter 1: These musical examples are presented in the Workbook. Chapter 2: Phrases which close with a Perfect Cadence 2. Chapter 3: Phrases which close with an Imperfect Cadence. Part II: Cadential suspensions. Chapter 4: The ‘IIb –Va–Ia’ Perfect Cadence. Chapter 5: The ‘4 –3’ Perfect Cadence. Chapter 6:The ‘Ic –Va–Ia’ Perfect Cadence. Part III: Further elaborations of his style. Chapter 7: Suspensions in the melody and in the bass line. Chapter 8: These musical examples are presented in the Workbook. Chapter 9: Harmonising a full chorale. Part IV: Modulations. Chapter 10: Modulation to and from the Dominant key. Chapter 11: Modulation to and from the Relative Major key. Chapter 12: Modulation to and from two related keys and varied harmonisations of the same melody. Part V: Extensions. Chapter 13 Harmonising modal melodies. Chapter 14: Developing an instrumental style of harmonisation.