Jar Jar 28 Posted July 14, 2020 Share Posted July 14, 2020 Hi Guys, I am currently studying Fawkes the Phoenix and I am totally stuck by the harmony played during the bridge. I got the score signature edition but I am wondering if it is not wrong. Measure 34 and 35 The harmony is divided beetween the lower range (CB, VC and horns) and the upper range (Piano, va, woodwinds) If we look at the lower range, they are playing : Dmajor7 (D in the bass and C D F# A by the horns) in measure 34 and alternate the next measure between AMajor7M (C# E G# A) and CMajor7 (C in the bass and Bb C E G by the horns) At the same time, in the upper range : measure 34 we have AbMajor7Maj (C Eb Gb Ab) and measure 35 : C#minor 7 (B C# E G#) and C major (G C E) So I would analyse it as a polychord in measure 34 : Ab / D and in measure 35, I wonder if I should consider the AMajor7M = C#minor7 with some added notes (B here considered as a 9) and then the C. Now if I am using only my ears. I can clearly ear the DbMaj especially the A played by a vibraphone but no clash with a Ab. Then I can hear a chromatism between C#minor and C. So I think the lower part is ok but the signature is totally wrong with woodwinds. However, If I look a the complete score, those polychords are also there. I don't know what to think (my ears are maybe not yet trained). Thanks Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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