Author: Sarah Moynihan
Reconstruction of a lost version of Jean Sibelius’s Swan of Tuonela, Op. 22 no. 2
Read about my reconstruction project, the history of Sibelius’s Swan of Tuonela, and MUMS Chamber Orchestra performance (with BBC Notes app at the University of Manchester’s news page here.
Video Podcast on the Sonata Type Tree
Watch my video podcast below to find out how to use the Sonata Type Tree for Sonata Theory pedagogy and some of the ways it can be developed for analysis. This video was created for the Society for Music Analysis’s ‘Teaching Music Theory in the Digital Age’ Study Day, 26 Mar 2021. Find out more…
The Sonata-Type Tree
The prototype of the Sonata-Type Tree can be found on this page.
TAGS Prize Essay | Sibelian Rotational Projection: Erfüllung in Sibelius’s Työkansan Marssi
Read my TAGS Prize Essay on Sibelius’s little-known Worker’s March (Työkansan Marssi) in the Society for Music Analysis’s April 2020 Newsletter here. The essay lays out a new theory of ‘rotational projection’ and contextualises Sibelius’s march amid the politicisation of language in 1890s Finland before applying adapted Schenkerian voice-leading Analysis and considering Theodor W. Adorno’s…
Introduction to the Sonata Type Tree
The Sonata Type Tree is an interactive tree diagram that visually represents James Hepokoski and Warren Darcy’s rotationally-defined Sonata Types 1, 2, 3 and 4, as theorised in Elements of Sonata Theory
Create Schenkerian Scale Degrees without Music Font
In Schenkerian theory, the descending steps of the Fundamental harmonic structure (the Urlinie) as well as the steps of linear progressions are referred to by their degree of distance from the tonic. These are scale degrees (Stufe). For instance, the note G in the key of C major is scale degree 5 and the note…