Periods and Sentences

Parallel Interrupted Period
pdfMIDISancho, Ignatius, New Songs, No. 3 Anacreon Ode XXIII, mm.9-20
(edited by Daryl Yoder )
pdfMIDIReichardt, Louise, Twelve Songs, No. 1, Fruhlingsblumen, mm.1-8
pdfMIDIJohnson, Francis, Cotillions, First Set, No. 5 – William, mm.1-8
pdfmp3Le Beau, Luise Adolpha, Drei Clavierstücke, Op.1, No.2, Leid, mm.1-8
pdfmp3Bologne, Joseph, String Quartet No. 4, mvt. I. Allegro Moderato, mm. 1-9
pdfmp3D’Auenbrugg, Marianne, Sonata in E Flat Major, mvt. II Largo, mm.1-8
pdfmp3Beach, Amy, Children’s Album for piano, Op. 36, No. 1 Minuet, mm. 33-48
(with embedded sentences)
pdfmp3Beach, Amy, Children’s Album for piano, Op. 36, No. 2 Gavotte, mm. 1-8
pdfMIDICallejo, Fernando, Ecstasy, Romance, Andante espressivo for piano, mm.1-8
Contrasting Interrupted Period
pdfmp3Ponce de Leon, Esteban, (Friar) Vendi, Venid Deidades, Opera Serenata, VI Minuet mm.1-8
THC appears in m.4-5
pdfMIDISancho, Ignatius, New Songs, No. 5 Kate of Aberdeen, mm.13-20
Parallel Sectional Period
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Contrasting Sectional Period
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Parallel Continuous Period
pdfMIDISancho, Ignatius, Minuet No. 7, mm.1-16 (without repeats)
(sentences embedded within antecedent and consequent phrases)
pdfmp3Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus, Symphony No.39 in Eb Major, K543, mvt. III Menuetto, Allegretto, mm.1-8
(Plagal half cadence occurs in m. 4) (I – IV) (The full period is shown here.) (Don’t teach this example if you have not discussed plagal half cadences. It will just confuse the students.)
Contrasting Continuous Period
pdfMIDISancho, Ignatius, Minuets, No. 3 (without repeats), mm.1-16
(sentences embedded within antecedent and consequent phrases)
pdfMIDISancho, Ignatius, Minuets, No. 10, mm.1-16 (without repeats)
pdfMIDIGambarini, Elisabetta, Six Sets of Lessons for the Harpsichord, Op. 1, Minuet from Sonata No. 3, mm.1-16 (without repeats)
pdfMIDIBologne, Joseph, Six Sonatas for two violins, book 1, No. 3, mvt. II. Aria con Variatione, mm.1-14
(both phrases have embedded sentences) played without repeats
Parallel Progressive Period
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Contrasting Progressive Period
pdfMIDIBon, Anna, Six Sonatas, Sonata No. 4, mvt. II Largo, mm.1-14
(6+8, second phrase expanded by sequence)
pdfmp3Andreé, Elfrida, Smärre Tonbilder for piano, Op. 7, No. V Lento, mm.1-8 (link to recording)
Sentences
pdfMIDIBon, Anna, Six Sonatas, Sonata No. 4, mvt. II Largo, mm.15-22
pdfMIDISawyer, Jacob, J. Welcome to the Era, March, Con Spirito, mm.5-12
Double Periods
pdflinkBeach, Amy, Children’s Album for piano, Op. 36, No. 3 Waltz, mm.1-32
(tonicized half cadence in mm.15-16) Same double period occurs in the A1 section
pdfMIDIReichardt, Louise, Twelve Songs, No. 2 Der Traurige Wanderer, entire song
Modified Periods
Asymmetrical Periods
Phrase Groups / Phrase Chain
pdflinkEinaudi, Ludovico, Life for solo piano, mm. 9-24 (Dorian example)
(Each two-measure phrase ends on a plagal half cadence)