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Chapter 15: Neighbor Notes, Neighbor Chords

(Many examples contain numerous types of neighboring ideas, including ones that can be interpreted in multiple ways. The subsections below are not intended to be entirely exclusive.)

Neighbor Notes

Na .swf .pdf .mp3 Rossini, The Barber of Seville, Overture, mm. 25-30
Nb .swf .pdf .mp3 Vivaldi, Violin Concerto in E Major, op. 8 no. 1 ("Spring"), mvt. 2, mm. 1-8
Nc .swf .pdf .mp3 Chopin, Etude in g-sharp minor, op. 25 no. 6, mm. 1-8
Nd .swf .pdf .mp3 J.S. Bach, Sonata no. 3 in C Major for Solo Violin, BWV 1005, mvt. 1, mm. 1-8
Ne .swf .pdf .mp3 J.S. Bach, Brandenburg Concerto no. 3 in G Major, BWV 1048, mvt. 1, mm. 1-3
Nf .swf .pdf .mp3 Beethoven, Piano Sonata in C Major, op. 2 no.3, mvt. 1, mm. 1-13
Ng .swf .pdf .mp3 Mozart, The Magic Flute, K. 620, Act II, "Queen of the Night Aria", mm. 68-73
Nh .swf .pdf .mp3 Chopin, Nocturne in b-flat minor, op. 9 no. 1, mm. 80-85
Ni .swf .pdf .mp3 Brahms, "An eine Äolsharfe", op. 19 no. 5, mm. 25-30
Nj .swf .pdf .mp3 Beethoven, Violin Concerto in D Major, op. 61, mvt. 1, mm. 487-498
Nk .swf .pdf .mp3 Mozart, Piano Sonata in G Major, K. 283, mvt. 1, mm. 115-120

Double Neighbors

Nl .swf .pdf .mp3 Tchaikovsky, Suite from Swan Lake, op. 20, mvt. 2, mm. 15-30
Nm .swf .pdf .mp3 Tchaikovsky, Piano Concerto no. 1 in b-flat minor, op. 23, mvt. 2, mm. 1-9
Nn .swf .pdf .mp3 Mozart, Violin Sonata in F Major, K. 377, mvt. 2, mm. 1-9
No .swf .pdf .mp3 Beethoven, Violin Sonata no. 5 in F Major, op. 24, mvt. 2, mm. 68-73
Np .swf .pdf .mp3 Mozart, Piano Sonata in A Major, K. 331, mvt. 3, mm. 1-8
Nq .swf .pdf .mp3 Chopin, Mazurka in G Major, op. 67 no. 1, mm. 1-8
Nr .swf .pdf .mp3 Beethoven, Symphony no. 8 in F Major, op. 93, mvt. 2, mm. 1-7
Ns .swf .pdf .mp3 Beethoven, Piano Concerto no. 4 in G Major, op. 58, mvt. 1, mm. 289-293
Nt .swf .pdf .mp3 Schubert, Piano Sonata in B-flat Major, D. 960, mvt. 2, mm. 1-4
Nu .swf .pdf .mp3 Mendelssohn, Song Without Words in a minor, op. 53 no. 5, mm. 1-7
Nv .swf .pdf .mp3 Brahms, Piano Trio no. 2 in C Major, op. 87, mvt. 2, mm. 1-11
Nw .swf .pdf .mp3 Mozart, Piano Sonata in C Major, K. 545, mvt. 2, mm. 1-4
Nx .swf .pdf .mp3 Schubert, Piano Sonata in D Major, D. 850, mvt. 2, mm. 1-6

 

Incomplete Neighbors

Ny .swf .pdf .mp3 Tchaikovsky, Symphony no. 5 in e minor, op. 64, mvt. 2, mm. 179-184
Nz .swf .pdf .mp3 Beethoven, Symphony no. 5 in c minor, op. 67, mvt. 1, mm. 483-492
Na1 .swf .pdf .mp3 Haydn, String Quartet in B-flat Major, op. 76 no. 4, mvt. 1, mm. 1-12
Nb1 .swf .pdf .mp3 Chopin, Nocturne in b-flat minor, op. 9 no. 1, mm. 1-2
Nc1 .swf .pdf .mp3 Chopin, Nocturne in E-flat Major, op. 55 no. 2, mm. 63-67
Nd1 .swf .pdf .mp3 J.S. Bach, Violin Concerto no. 1 in a minor, BWV 1041, mvt. 2, mm. 5-6
Ne1 .swf .pdf .mp3 Beethoven, Violin Concerto in D Major, op. 61, mvt. 1, mm. 156-158

 

Appoggiaturas

Nf1 .swf .pdf .mp3 Tchaikovsky, Symphony no. 5 in e minor, op. 64, mvt. 2, mm. 8-14
Ng1 .swf .pdf .mp3 Chopin, Etude in F Major, op. 25 no. 3, mm. 1-9
Nh1 .swf .pdf .mp3 Bernstein, West Side Story, "Maria", mm. 8-15
Ni1 .swf .pdf .mp3 Sibelius, Violin Concerto in d minor, op. 47, mvt. 1, mm. 1-8
Nj1 .swf .pdf .mp3 Mozart, Piano Sonata in a minor, K. 310, mvt. 1, mm. 1-9
Nk1 .swf .pdf .mp3 Haydn, Symphony no. 83 in g minor ("La Poule"), mvt. 1, mm. 43-52
Nl1 .swf .pdf .mp3 Mozart, Violin Concerto no. 5 in A Major, K. 219, mvt. 3, mm. 343-349

Escape Tones

Nm1 .swf .pdf .mp3 Brahms, "Gestillte Sehnsucht", op. 91 no. 1, mm. 32-37
Nn1 .swf .pdf .mp3 Brahms, "Gestillte Sehnsucht", op. 91 no. 1, mm. 59-66
No1 .swf .pdf .mp3 Brahms, "Gestillte Sehnsucht", op. 91 no. 1, mm. 86-92
Np1 .swf .pdf .mp3 Chopin, Prelude in a minor, op. 28 no. 2, mm. 20-23
Nq1 .swf .pdf .mp3 Beethoven, Violin Sonata no. 5 in F Major, op. 24, mvt. 2, mm. 10-17
Nr1 .swf .pdf .mp3 Franck, Symphony in d minor, mvt. 1, mm. 1-2

Neighbor to Neighbor

Ns1 .swf .pdf .mp3 Grieg, Piano Concerto in a minor, op. 16, mvt. 1, mm. 18-23
Nt1 .swf .pdf .mp3 Chopin, Mazurka in g minor, op. 67 no. 2, mm. 1-16
Nu1 .swf .pdf .mp3 Rossini, Maometto II, "Giusto ciel, in tal periglio", mm. 4-9 (Compare to Paganini)
Nv1 .swf .pdf .mp3 Paganini, Violin Concerto no. 4 in d minor, mvt. 2, mm. 8-14 (Compare to Rossini)
Nw1 .swf .pdf .mp3 Dvorak, Cello Concerto in b minor, op. 104, mvt. 1, mm. 1-8
Nx1 .swf .pdf .mp3 Bruch, Violin Concerto no. 2 in d minor, op. 44, mvt. 1, mm. 177-183
Ny1 .swf .pdf .mp3 Chopin, Ballade no. 4, op. 52, mm. 132-134
Nz1 .swf .pdf .mp3 Chopin, Prelude in e minor, op. 28 no. 4, mm. 9-13

Neighbor Chords

Na2 .swf .pdf .mp3 J.S. Bach, Well-Tempered Clavier Book I, Prelude in B-flat Major, BWV 866, mm. 1-2
Nb2 .swf .pdf .mp3 Schumann, Kinderszenen, op. 15 no. 12, "Kind im Einschlummern", mm. 1-8
Nc2 .swf .pdf .mp3 Mozart, Violin Concerto no. 5 in A Major, K. 219, mvt. 3, mm. 132-140
Nd2 .swf .pdf .mp3 Mozart, Piano Sonata in G Major, K. 283, mvt. 1, mm. 1-4
Ne2 .swf .pdf .mp3 Mozart, Fantasy in d minor, K. 397, mm. 12-15
Nf2 .swf .pdf .mp3 Mendelssohn, "Auf Flügeln des Gesanges", op. 34 no. 2, mm. 1-5

Chords Supporting Neighbors in Upper Voices

Ng2 .swf .pdf .mp3 Beethoven, String Quartet in c minor, op. 18 no. 4, mvt. 1, mm. 13-16
Nh2 .swf .pdf .mp3 Beethoven, Symphony no.7 in A Major, op. 92, mvt. 3, mm. 149-163
Ni2 .swf .pdf .mp3 Brahms, Concerto for Violin and Cello in a minor, op. 102, mvt. 2, mm. 1-5
Nj2 .swf .pdf .mp3 Mozart, Piano Sonata in a minor, K. 310, mvt. 1, mm. 96-107
Nk2 .swf .pdf .mp3 Bruckner, Ave Maria, mm. 1-6
Nl2 .swf .pdf .mp3 Liszt, Harmonies Poétiques et Religieuses no. 2 ("Ave Maria"), mm. 132-141
Nm2 .swf .pdf .mp3 Debussy, Suite Bergamasque, mvt. 3 ("Clair de lune"), mm. 66-72

 

 

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