Composition Assignment #2

One-Part Form: The Baroque Prelude

Write a short (i.e., 12-16 measures) prelude in the key of B-flat major. Your prelude will contain:
  1. a tonic pedal point (at beginning)
  2. an expanded or tonicized pre-dominant area
  3. a tonicization of the dominant
  4. a dominant pedal
  5. an appropriate cadential gesture at the end.

As with the models analyzed in class, try to sustain a 3- or 4- voice texture. Be careful to observe proper doublings and voice-leading procedures.

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Created: 03.15.99 Last Update: 03.15.99