Bach Analysis and Commentary (Episode 2)

This chorale is much more conservative than the one based on the Phrygian melody from last week (No. 10). Check out the harmonies in the last few measures. I mentioned something about Neo-Riemannian theory in my commentary. I think it is interesting to consider Bach using common tones and motific material to create these strange progressions; strange progressions that future composers would later use as if they were as common as IV-V -I.

 

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