Jump to content

Tonicizing In The 1St Key In The 2Nd Theme Of A Sonata


Recommended Posts

Is it so important to avoid any reference to the 1st key in the 2nd theme of the exposition?

 

I think it's no big deal, but if I ever post the sonata form I'm writing, I guess everybody will point it out and bash the piece.

 

The piece starts in G min and modulates to Eb maj for the 2nd theme group.

However, I made a feminine P.A.C. in G min at the end of a phrase of the 2nd theme, even though that key is not "confirmed".

Eb maj is still the prevailing key:

 

Start 2nd theme--> Eb  [...]  Fmi  Ab/C  D7  Gmi  Fmi7  Eb/G [...]  Eb/Bb  Bb7  Eb <-- End

 

I've tried workarounds (deceptive or inverted cadences...) without success. The melody seems to "call" for that cadence

 

 

What do you think?

 

Thanks

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Eb Major is the subdominant of the parallel Major of G Minor. This means these two pitch collections are incredibly closely related, they are directly next to each other on the circle of fifths. As such it is ridiculous to try and not mention one in the other, they naturally mention each other anyway.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...