Monday, December 5, 2016

Anatole et Malagüeña


Comme on sait, la progression de chordes dite "un anatole" parce que très banale est des chordes:

C-Am-Dm-G

Ou éventuellement avec des septièmes:

C(maj7)-Am7-Dm7-G7

Ensuite, je me cherchais une méthode de la varier un peu moins banale. À savoir, de prendre la chorde Dm et la changer en A♭ :

C-Am-A♭-G

Ceci remplace donc le ré avec son tritonième la bémol, et la quinte descendante ou quarte ascendante dans la fondamentale avec un démiton descendant. Ici aussi, je pourrais imaginer de poivrer avec septièmes, surtout pour éviter les parallèles.

C-Am-A♭7-G7

Et justement ici, ça me frappe, que A♭-G = F-E. La cadence tellement caractéristique d'une Malagüeña.

Je compare donc ...

C-Am-A♭-G

Am-G-F-E

Où exactement est l'origine de la différence? A♭-G = F-E; donc aussi C-A♭ = Am-F, à ceci près que ça commence une fois en majeur et une fois en mineur. Ah ...

C-Am-A♭ = division chromatique de C-A♭

Am-G-F = division diatonique de Am-F.

Et puisque C-A♭ est en soi-même une progression quelque chromatique, et Am-F est en soi-même strictement diatonique, ça tombe bien.

Voici donc la distance d'un anatole à une malagüeña :

  • 1) remplacez la double-dominante avec son triton
  • 2) remplacez la progression de la tonique au triton de la double-dominante de chromatique en diatonique
  • 3) en ce faisant, changez la tonique de majeur en mineur, pour que ça aille mieux en progression diatonique.


C'est tout!

Hans Georg Lundahl
BU de Nanterre
St. Sabbas, Abbé
5.XII.2016

Friday, October 21, 2016

Monday, October 17, 2016

Attempting Schenkerian Analysis of Waltzing Matilda

Credits first, melody copied by hand after The original manuscript of "Waltzing Matilda", transcribed by Christina Macpherson c. 1895. uploaded on The Wickipeejuh.



By Christina MacphersonThe original uploader was Brisvegas at English Wikipedia (uploaded 7 June 2008) - National Museum of Australia, Public Domain, Link

Now, here is where I first copy by hand and then analyse:

Thursday, October 6, 2016

For last two / Pour les deux derniers


Namely violin compositions:  À savoir les compositions pour violon:



Chose a mode permitting to print the image as a whole horizontally, then turn it vertically to read. Choisir un mode qui permet d'imprimer l'image en entier horizontalement, ensuite tourner verticalement avant de lire.

Rondeau de Nanterre

Sonate de Nanterre

Monday, September 19, 2016

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

An Article on WikiHow has been seen 100 times


Here is the full link:

wikiHow : How to Compose by Schenkerian Synthesis
http://www.wikihow.com/Compose-by-Schenkerian-Synthesis


Here is a short link:

http://ppt.li/schenkerian

Whoever wrote that article, the ideas about how to improve compositional skills are close to my own./HGL

Friday, June 24, 2016

Rhapsodie de Cergy, a Bad scan, plus some Preindustrial Life Expectancy Stats


I tried to scan it in a cyber in Bagnolet. In the preview, it looked all right. When bluing it, it still looks all right. But when viewing it, the white reflections of light hide the lines in the staffs. So, unless the printout is better than the view, this scan is of little use to you.

In order to give you some consolation, I took out some "years in music", deaths. How old where they when they died?



  • 1749

    • February 7 – André Cardinal Destouches, French composer of opera (born 1672)
    • June 11 – Johann Bernhard Bach, organist and composer, second cousin of Johann Sebastian Bach (born 1676)
    • October 26 – Louis-Nicolas Clérambault, composer (born 1676)
    • November 19 – Carl Heinrich Biber, composer (born 1681)
    • November 27 – Gottfried Heinrich Stölzel, composer (born 1690)
    • December 19 – Francesco Antonio Bonporti, priest and composer (born 1672)
    • date unknown – Johann Ernst Galliard, composer (born 1687)


    77 73 73 68 59 77 62


  • 1750
    • January 4 – Christoph Schütz, German music publisher (born 1689)
    • January 29 – Sophia Schröder, Swedish soprano at the Kungliga Hovkapellet (born 1712)
    • February 22 – Pietro Filippo Scarlatti, Italian organist, choirmaster and composer (born 1679)
    • March 6 – Domenico Montagnana, Italian luthier (born 1686)
    • June 2 – Valentin Rathgeber, German composer (born 1682)
    • July 28 – Johann Sebastian Bach, German composer (born 1685)
    • August – John Tufts, American music teacher (born 1689)
    • September 15 – Charles Theodore Pachelbel, German-born organist, harpsichordist and composer (born 1690)
    • October 3 – Georg Matthias Monn, Austrian composer (born 1717)
    • October 16 – Sylvius Leopold Weiss, German lutenist and composer (born 1687)
    • November – Giuseppe Sammartini, Italian-born oboist and composer (born 1695)
    • November 15 – Pantaleon Hebenstreit, German dance teacher, musician, composer and inventor of the pantalon (born 1668)
    • date unknown – Francesco Goffriller, Italian violin maker (born 1692)


    61 38 71 64 68 65 61 60 33 63 55 82 58


  • 1751
    • January 17 – Tomaso Albinoni (born 1671)
    • February 18 – G iuseppe Matteo Alberti, composer (born 1685)
    • May 20 – Domènec Terradellas, composer (born 1713)
    • October 2 - Pierre Dumage, organist (born c. 1674)
    • date unknown - Henry Reinhold, singer (born c. 1690)


    80 66 38 77 61


  • 1752
    • January 1 – Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai, Sindhi Sufi scholar, mystic, saint, poet, and musician (born 1689)
    • March 7 – Pietro Castrucci, violinist and composer (born 1679)
    • June 19 – Hieronymus Albrecht Hass, harpsichord and clavichord maker
    • July 20 – Johann Christoph Pepusch, composer (born 1667)
    • July 24 – Michael Christian Festing, violinist and composer
    • date unknown - Anton Wilhelm Solnitz, composer (born c.1708)


    63 73 85 44


  • 1753
    • February 7 - Giovanni Alberto Ristori, opera composer and conductor, 60
    • February 16 – Giacomo Facco, violinist, conductor and composer, 77
    • May 19 – Jacques Aubert, composer, 63
    • August 4 – Gottfried Silbermann, German constructor of keyboard instruments, 70
    • September 24 – Georg Gebel (the younger), composer, 43
    • November - Giuseppe Valentini, violinist, painter, poet, and composer, 71
    • November 4 - Johann Nicolaus Bach, organist and composer, eldest son of Johann Christoph Bach, 84
    • November 16 - Nicolas Racot de Grandval, harpsichordist and composer, 77
    • unknown date - John Holt, bell-ringer and composer, 27


    60 77 63 70 43 71 84 77 27


  • 1754
    • May 16 – Giovanni Carlo Maria Clari, composer and Kapellmeister (born 1677)
    • June 22 - Nicolas Siret, organist, harpsichordist and composer (born 1663)
    • October 6 - Adam Falckenhagen, lutenist and composer (born 1697)
    • probable
      • Mlle Guédon de Presles, singer, composer and actress (date of birth unknown)
      • Seedo, German theatre composer working in Britain (born c.1700)


    77 91 57 54


  • 1755
    • January 11 – Joseph-Nicolas-Pancrace Royer, harpsichordist and composer (born c.1705)
    • January 19 – Jean-Pierre Christin, scientist and musician (born 1683)
    • April – Anastasia Robinson, operatic soprano (born c.1692)
    • June 21 – Giovanni Porta, opera composer (born c.1675)
    • July 4 – John Cennick, hymn-writer (born 1718)
    • July 6 – Pietro Paolo Bencini, Italian composer and Kapellmeister (born c.1670)
    • July 9 – Johann Gottlob Harrer, German composer and choir leader (born 1703)
    • September 30 – Francesco Durante, composer (born 1684)
    • October 4 – Sir John Clerk, 2nd Baronet, of Penycuik, composer (born 1676)
    • October 28 – Joseph Bodin de Boismortier (born 1689)
    • November 25 – Johann Georg Pisendel, composer (born 1687)
    • December 1 – Maurice Greene, organist and composer (born 1696)
    • December 8 – Jean-Baptiste Stuck, cellist and composer (born 1680)
    • date unknown
      • Alexander Gordon, antiquary and singer (born c.1692)
      • Manuel de Zumaya, Mexican composer (born c.1678)


    50 72 63 80 37 85 52 71 79 66 68 59 75 63 77

  • 1756
    • January 25 – Christian Vater, organ and harpsichord builder (born 1679)
    • April 10 – Giacomo Antonio Perti, composer (born 1661)
    • April 13 – Johann Gottlieb Goldberg (born 1727)
    • August 18 – Erdmann Neumeister, hymnologist (born 1671)
    • September 19 – Josef Antonin Sehling
    • date unknown – Riccardo Broschi, composer (born c. 1698)

      77 95 29 85 58

  • 1757
    • March 27 – Johann Stamitz, violinist and composer (born 1717)
    • July 23 – Domenico Scarlatti, composer (born 1685)
    • August 11 – Jos e Pradas Gallen, composer
    • September 28 – Andrea Zani, violinist and composer (born 1696) (carriage accident)
    • October 11 – Zacharias Hildebrandt, organ builder (born 1688)
    • November 8 – Pierre Prowo, composer
    • date unknown
      • Lodovico Filippo Laurenti, composer (born 1693)
      • Balthasar Siberer, organ teacher (born 1679)

    • probable – Jean-Baptiste Masse, cellist and composer (born c. 1700)

      40 72 61 69 64 78 57

  • 1758
    • January 28 – Johann Paul Schiffelholz, composer for the mandora (born 1685)
    • March 22 – Richard Leveridge, opera singer (born 1670)
    • April 24 – Florian Wrastill, composer
    • April 30 – François d'Agincourt, organist, harpsichordist and composer (born 1684)
    • June – John Travers, organist and composer (born 1703)
    • October 4 – Giuseppe Antonio Brescianello, Italian composer a nd violinist (born c. 1690)
    • November 20 – Johan Helmich Roman, composer (born 1694)
    • November 27 – Senesino, castrato singer (born 1686)
    • December 5 – Johann Friedrich Fasch, composer (born 1688)
    • probable – Sanctus Seraphin, violin-maker (born 1699)


    73 88 74 55 68 64 72 70 59

  • 1759
    • April 14 – George Frideric Handel, composer (born 1685)
    • June 22 – Louis de Cahusac, librettist (born 1706)
    • July 25 – Johann Christoph Altnickol, organist, singer and composer (born 1719)
    • August 8 – Carl Heinrich Graun, composer (born 1704)
    • September 4 – Girolamo Chiti, composer
    • date unknown - Gustavus Waltz, singer


    74 53 40 55

  • 1760
    • January 18 – Claudio Casciolini, Italian composer (born 1697)
    • February 14 – François Colin de Blamont, French composer (born 1690)
    • February 22 – Anna Magdal ena Bach, German singer, second wife and assistant of Johann Sebastian Bach (born 1701)
    • March 10 – Christoph Graupner, German composer (born 1683)
    • March 14 – Anton Fils, German composer (born 1733)
    • April 12 – Ernst Gottlieb Baron, German lutenist and composer (born 1696)
    • May – Girolamo Abos, Italian composer (born 1715)
    • August 8 – Henry Needler, English music transcriber (born 1685)
    • November 5 – Pierre Février, French organist, harpsichordist and composer (born 1696)


    63 70 59 77 27 64 45 75 64



    27 27 29
    33 37 38 38
    40 40 43 44 45
    50 52 53 54 55 55 55 57 57 58 58 59 59 59 59
    60 60 61 61 61 61 62 63 63 63 63 63 63 64 64 64 64 64 65 66 66 68 68 68 68 69
    70 70 70 71 71 71 72 72 72 73 73 73 73 74 74 75 75 77 77 77 77 77 77 77 77 77 78 79
    80 80 82 84 85 85 85 88
    91 95

    27 27 29 33 37 38 38 40 40 43 44 45 50 52 53 54 55 55 55 57
    01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20

    57 58 58 59 59 59 59 60 60 61 61 61 61 62 63 63 63 63 63 63
    21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40

    64 64 64 64 64 65 66 66 68 68 68 68 69 70 70 70 71 71 71 72
    41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60

    72 72 73 73 73 73 74 74 75 75 77 77 77 77 77 77 77 77 77 78
    61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80

    79 80 80 82 84 85 85 85 88 91 95
    81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91

    Minimum (1) 27 years
    Lower quartile (22/23) 58 years
    sorry, should have been (23/24) 58/59 years
    Median (46) 65 years
    Higher quartile (69/70) 75 years
    sorry, should have been (67/68) 74 years.
    Maximum (91) 95 years


  • So, no, composers back then were not dying very young. Mozart was not typical. He was probably deliberately exposed to hardships by the freemasons (was nearly saying psychiatrists, not always very different, had slept too little this night) to whom he had confided himself. His appartment was probably less healthy than my life in the streets. Probably partly because in winter I often get to sleep in heated buildings and winter or summer I spend hours in libraries, which are usually well heated.

    Hans Georg Lundahl
    Nanterre UL
    St John's Day
    24.VI.2016

    Updates: 1) Fixed some html here; 2) I have now a site online where I can download music paper with black and better scannable staffs.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016