Indiana University Libraries Moving Image Archive

Phrases and sentences

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Description Discusses and illustrates two-phrase or duple sentences in musical composition. Defines the phrases as a rhythmic entity, culminating in some form of cadence, and carrying a certain amount of musical "sense"; while a sentence is completion of the sense achieved by answering an announcing phrase with a responsive phrase. Demonstrates degrees of similarity between announcing and responsive phrases from the identical response, to the apparently quite dissimilar. Concludes with a discussion of methods used to connect phrases by anachusis, melodic overflows, links, and subtle combinations of these.