Alexandre Tansman, Solemn Occasion01:08

Alexandre Tansman, Solemn Occasion

Alexandre tansman

Alexandre Tansman

In many ways “Solemn Occasion” sounds a bit like a hymn. The harmonic structure, with simple chord progressions and clear cadences, is quite easy to analyze as well as to listen to.  Since the right hand has a lot of thirds and fourths, one must be careful to voice the melody well. A slow tempo and gentle rubato add to the solemnness of the peace.

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Caroline Krause, Iowa Center for Research by Undergraduates Fellow

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