[Smt-talk] Looking for a chord progression

Stephen Taylor staylor7 at illinois.edu
Fri Oct 7 08:43:19 PDT 2011

I have a feeling this isn't exactly what you're looking for, but the first thing that popped into mind is the cadence from the Interlude in Stravinsky's Agon (bars 144-45). He's imitating the double leading-tone cadence, of course (even though the B doesn't move to C), and the Stravinskian passing tones, anticipations, etc. probably make it ineligible. But it's one of my favorite Stravinsky moments.


Stephen Taylor
Associate Professor of Composition-Theory
School of Music
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

On Oct 6, 2011, at 23:00, Murphy, Scott Brandon wrote:

> Collective wisdom, do you know of, and, if so, are you willing to share, an example of a clear and deliberate CM: CM-Bm-CM progression or a transposition of such a progression in music after 1800 (double leading-tone cadences from the Medieval period need not apply)?  Chordal inversion of any or all of these chords is fine.  A transposition of the minor version (Cm: Cm-Bm-Cm) would also be acceptable, as would the last two-thirds of either progression.
> Thanks!
> Scott
> --
> Scott Murphy
> Associate Professor, Music Theory
> University of Kansas School of Music
> smurphy at ku.edu
> P.S. I'm prepared to handle examples where a "neighborly" bass goes 1-2-1. :-)
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