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By Mark Ellis

for hundreds of years, the augmented 6th sonority has involved composers and intrigued song analysts. the following, Dr Mark Ellis offers a sequence of musical examples illustrating the 'evolution' of the augmented 6th and the altering contexts during which it may be stumbled on. strangely, the sonority emerged from one of many final remnants of modal counterpoint to outlive into the tonal period: the Phrygian Cadence. within the Baroque interval, the 'terrible dissonance' used to be almost always linked to adverse textual imagery. Charpentier defined the augmented 6th as 'poignantly expressive'. J. S. Bach thought of an prevalence of the chord in a single of his forebear's motets 'remarkably bold'. in the course of Bach's composing lifetime, the augmented 6th developed from a comparatively infrequent chromaticism to a virtually standard point in the tonal spectrum; the chord displays specific chronological and stylistic strata in his song. Theorists started carefully to simply accept the chord, yet its inversional percentages proved rather contentious, as commentaries through writers as assorted as Muffat, Marpurg and Rousseau demonstrate. through the eighteenth century, the augmented 6th grew to become more and more major in instrumental repertoires - it was once might be Vivaldi who first liberated the chord from its unfavorable textual institutions. via the later eighteenth century, the chord started to functionality virtually as a 'signpost' to point very important structural barriers inside of sonata shape. The chord didn't, besides the fact that, solely lose its darker undertone: it indicates, for instance, the subject of revenge in Mozart's Don Giovanni. Romantic composers exposed far-reaching tonal ambiguities inherent within the augmented 6th. Chopin's Nocturnes frequently appear beguilingly basic, however the floor tranquillity mask the composer's strikingly unique harmonic experiments. Wagner's much-analyzed 'Tristan Chord' resolves (according to a couple theorists) on an augmented 6th. In Tristan und Isolde, the chord's mercurial

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