Harmony
(har-MAH-nee)


[Eng.]


  1. The combination of notes sounded simultaneously to produce chords. Usually, this term is used to describe consonance, however, it can also be used to describe dissonance.
  2. Countermelodic notes to accompany a tune.


SUGGESTED LISTENING EXAMPLES:

Harmony, Baroque:
Purcell: Come, ye Sons of Art, come away, "Chaconne"
W. W. Norton - 4-CD Musical Example Bank -- Disc 2, Track 55
Bach: Cantata No. 140, Wachet auf, BWV 140, "Er kommt, er kommt"
W. W. Norton - 4-CD Musical Example Bank -- Disc 2, Track 59
Bach: Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue in D minor, BWV 903 (opening of the fugue)
W. W. Norton - 4-CD Musical Example Bank -- Disc 1, Track 17

Harmony: Classical:
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major, K. 467, II (piano entrance)

W. W. Norton - 4-CD Musical Example Bank -- Disc 1, Track 4
Beethoven: Serenade in D major, Op. 8, I
W. W. Norton - 4-CD Musical Example Bank -- Disc 2, Track 28
Haydn: The Creation, "Achieved is the glorious work"
W. W. Norton - 4-CD Musical Example Bank -- Disc 3, Track 7

Harmony, Impressionist:
Debussy: Pelléas et Melisande, Act I, Scene 3

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Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé (closing section of the ballet)
W. W. Norton - 4-CD Musical Example Bank -- Disc 3, Track 37

Harmony, Medieval:
Organum: Tu patris sempiternus et filius (three excerpts)

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Machaut: Nesque on porroit les estoiles nombrer
W. W. Norton - 4-CD Musical Example Bank -- Disc 2, Track 39

Harmony, Renaissance:
Josquin Desprez: El Grillo

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Palestrina: Missa in Festis Apostolorum I, "Agnus Dei"
W. W. Norton - 4-CD Musical Example Bank -- Disc 2, Track 42

Harmony, Romantic:
Wagner: Tristan und Isolde, Prelude

W. W. Norton - 4-CD Musical Example Bank -- Disc 3, Track 29
Brahms: Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77, III
W. W. Norton - 4-CD Musical Example Bank -- Disc 1, Track 7
Chopin: Prelude in E minor, Op. 28, No. 4
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Schubert: Gretchen am Spinnrade, D. 118
W. W. Norton - 4-CD Musical Example Bank -- Disc 3, Track 13

Harmony, 20th century:
Schoenberg: Suite for Piano, Op. 25, I

W. W. Norton - 4-CD Musical Example Bank -- Disc 3, Track 40
Glass: The Photographer, for Violin, Chorus, and Instruments, "A Gentleman's Honor"
W. W. Norton - 4-CD Musical Example Bank -- Disc 3, Track 75
Prokofiev: Classical Symphony, III
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