Structural processes in gabriel faures

CONTENTS

Chapter 1: Introduction

1.1 General introduction 6

1.2 Glossary 14

Chapter 2: Historical background

2.1 French music leading up to Fauré 17

2.2 Gabriel Fauré (1845 1924) 25

2.3 The history of the nocturne 35

2.4 nocturnes 39

2.5 Fauré and the piano 40

Chapter 3: Fauré and musical style

3.1 General definitions 44

3.2 Style through the lens of musical parameters 45

3.3 Stylistic 49

3.4 The three-period stylistic model 63

3.5 The use of harmony as a structural device in music 81

Chapter 4: Analysis of the nocturnes

Nocturne 1 85

Nocturne 2 94

Nocturne 3 101

Nocturne 4 106

Nocturne 5 112

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Nocturne 6 120

Nocturne 7 129

Nocturne 8 139

Nocturne 9 144

Nocturne 10 151

Nocturne 11 159

Nocturne 12 164

Nocturne 13 172

Chapter 5: Conclusion

5.1 The evolution of the macrostructure in the nocturnes 181

5.2 An overview of structural procedures an overview by procedure 182

5.2.1 Accompanying texture 182

5.2.2 Rhythmic usage 182

5.2.3 Counterpoint 183

5.2.4 Harmonic and melodic procedures 184

5.2.4.1 Modal usage 184

5.2.4.2 Other scales 185

5.2.4.3 Stepwise bass movement and contrary motion between the outer voices 187

5.2.4.4 Sequential repetition 187

5.2.4.5 Melodic ideas involving only sevenths or octaves plus a step 187

5.2.4.6 Ambiguous harmony 187

5.2.4.7 Chromatic third relation 189

5.2.4.8 Interlocking thirds 189

5.2.4.9 Progression from a V compound down a third 189

5.2.4.10 Unresolved quartads in a diatonic context 190

5.2.4.11 Progressive flattening 190

5.2.4.12 Tritone relationships 190

5.2.4.13 Hovering between tonalities 191

5.2.4.14 Postponed resolution of the cadential 6/4 191

5.2.5 Harmonic procedures as referential elements 192

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5.2.5.1 Characterisation of a specific structural element 192

5.2.5.2 Creation of relations between different sections 193

5.2.5.3 Intermittent development leading to climax 193

5.2.5.4 Modal reinterpretation as a means of generating varied repetition 194

Reference list 195

Appendix: The scores of the nocturnes 200

Nocturne 1 200

Nocturne 2 210

Nocturne 3 219

Nocturne 4 225

Nocturne 5 232

Nocturne 6 243

Nocturne 7 256

Nocturne 8 268

Nocturne 9 274

Nocturne 10 280

Nocturne 11 286

Nocturne 12 290

Nocturne 13

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