[Smt-talk] IV4/3 and IV4/2

Donna Doyle donnadoyle at att.net
Tue Sep 9 04:50:15 PDT 2014

Dear Tim,

Do you mean the diatonic or chromatic version? Outside a sequence, the diatonic, with its M7, is rare because it's dissonant. The IV-7, functioning as V-7 of bVII in minor, is found in Baroque repertoire, in progressions such as IV4/3 to bVII and IV4/2 to bVII6. Both diatonic and chromatic versions belong in sequential descending 5ths cycles. See Carlo Cotumacci's descending Regola in minor (Rosa Cafiero). Look in the episodic passages of the WTC.

Donna Doyle

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Aaron Copeland School of Music
Queens College
Flushing, New York 11367

> On Sep 9, 2014, at 4:27 AM, Timothy Cutler <timothy.cutler at cim.edu> wrote:
> Could anyone point me to some instances of IV4/3 and IV4/2 chords?
> I have only a few decent examples of each, and I'm surprised how difficult
> they are to find. (Maybe I'm not examining the right repertoire...)
> Thanks very much!
> Tim
> Dr. Timothy Cutler
> Professor of Music Theory
> Cleveland Institute of Music
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