Quarter-Tone Dissertation

Example 5.14

Ivan Wyschnegradsky, Prelude No. 14, mm. 1-2 (complete)

In this example, the top staff shows the mode that Prelude No. 14 is based upon. I have placed stems on the pitches that make up the tonic tetrachord of this scale. The middle grand staff shows the actual piano music, and below that, I use an analytic sketch to show how the non-chord tones embellish the tonic tetrachord.

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