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Listening Gallery: Hearing the Mode

Module by: Anthony Brandt. E-mail the author

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Please identify the mode in the following examples:

Problem 1

Major
Minor

Problem 2

Musical Example: Franz Schubert, Im Abendrot

Major
Minor

Problem 3

Major
Minor

Problem 4

Major
Minor

Problem 5

Major
Minor

Problem 6

Major
Minor

Problem 7

Major
Minor

Problem 8

Major
Minor

The following examples involve the same music being played first in one mode and then the other. Which comes first - Major or minor?

Problem 9

Major
Minor

Problem 10

Major
Minor

Problem 11

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Problem 12

Major
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Problem 13

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Musical Examples
  1. J.S. Bach, Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 - I
  2. Franz Schubert, Im Abendrot
  3. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Piano Concerto No. 23 - II
  4. Elmer Bernstein, The Magnificent Seven, opening titles
  5. John Williams, 'Imperial March from Star Wars
  6. Tan Dun, Symphony I - IV 'Eroica'
  7. Earl Kim, Illuminations - XII
  8. Gustav Mahler, Symphony No. 4 - III
  9. Otto Respighi, Balletto detto'Il Conte Orlando from Ancient Airs and Dances, Suite I
  10. Franz Schubert, 'Ariette' from Rosamunda
  11. Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Souvenir de Florence - I
  12. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Piano Concerto No. 26 - III
  13. George Bizet, 'Habanera' from Carmen
J.S. Bach, Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 - I
J.S. Bach, Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 - I
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EMI Classics — Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Sir Neville Marriner, conductor
Franz Schubert, Im Abendrot
Franz Schubert, Im Abendrot
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Live Performance — Karol Bennett, soprano, John McDonald, piano
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Piano Concerto No. 23 - II
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Piano Concerto No. 23 - II
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Sony Classical — Murray Perahia, piano, English Chamber Orchestra
Elmer Bernstein, The Magnificent Seven, opening titles
Elmer Bernstein, The Magnificent Seven, opening titles
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Koch International Classics — Phoenix Symphony, James Sedares, conductor
John Williams, 'Imperial March from Star Wars
John Williams, 'Imperial March from Star Wars
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Sony Classical — London Symphony, John Williams, conductor
Tan Dun, Symphony I - IV 'Eroica'
Tan Dun, Symphony I - IV 'Eroica'
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LSO — London Symphony, Tan Dun, conductor
Earl Kim, Illuminations - XII
Earl Kim, Illuminations - XII
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Live Performance — Karol Bennett, soprano, Metamorphosen Chamber Orchestra, Scott Yoo
Gustav Mahler, Symphony No. 4 - III
Gustav Mahler, Symphony No. 4 - III
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Deutsche Grammophon 289 463 257-2 — Cleveland Orchestra, Pierre Boulez, conductor
Otto Respighi, Balletto detto'Il Conte Orlando from Ancient Airs and Dances, Suite I
Otto Respighi, Balletto detto'Il Conte Orlando from Ancient Airs and Dances, Suite I
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Naxos — National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, Ricco Saccani, conductor
Franz Schubert, 'Ariette' from Rosamunda
Franz Schubert, 'Ariette' from Rosamunda
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Naxos — Monica Groop, soprano, Rudolph Jansen, piano
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Souvenir de Florence - I
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Souvenir de Florence - I
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Helicon Records — Concertante Chamber Players
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Piano Concerto No. 26 - III
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Piano Concerto No. 26 - III
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Sony Classical — Murray Perahia, piano, English Chamber Orchestra
George Bizet, 'Habanera' from Carmen
George Bizet, 'Habanera' from Carmen
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Deutsche Grammophon — Terza Berganza, London Symphony, Claudio Abbado, conductor