February 26 - Standing Tall
to J.S. Bach's Cantata No. 140 ("Wachet Auf")" for Dictation and Board Harmony, followed by stupendous student compositions.
Another brief stroll (third day this month of summer, with a high of 70), lunch,
and a wonderful meandering drive in
Franklin Canyon, and
floweringly in th
to grade papers and greet Harriet,
before heading back for the evening class, where we proceed brazenly through the Baroque, looking ahead to matters Classical and Early Romantic, specifically...
C Melodic Minor Scale
Three Flats Bb - Eb - Ab
Ascending C D Eb F G A-natural B-natural C
Descending D Bb Ab G F Eb D C.
Four Typical Movements in a Symphony
Exposition Development Recapitulation
A B A'
II. Theme and Variations
A A' A" ...
III. Theme and Variations
A B A
ab cd ab
(N.B. the first a and b, plus c and d, tend to be immediately repeated)
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Early - Classical
Middle - Typical
Late - Romantic
 F.J. Haydn - Symphony No. 94 ("Surprise"): II
 W.A. Mozart - Violin Concerto No. 5 ("Turkish"): III
 Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony No. 5: I
 Hector Berlioz - Symphonie Fantastique: V. Dream of a Witches' Sabbath
 Frederic Chopin - Piano Prelude in E Minor
 Giuseppe Verdi - Rigoletto: Quartet
Out with Doug and Owen thereafter, and home to finish The Decameron - Third Day: VIII (34 pages total).