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Anthology for Musical Analysis, 7th Edition

  • Charles Burkhart
  • William Rothstein
  • ISBN-10: 0495916072
  • ISBN-13: 9780495916079
  • 688 Pages | Spiralbound
  • Previous Editions: 2008, 2004, 1994
  • COPYRIGHT: 2012 Published
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About the Product

This landmark collection of over 200 complete musical compositions and movements, ranging from the Middle Ages to the present, offers first- and second-year music theory classes a wealth of illustrations of chords, voice-leading techniques, and forms, plus some material for figured-bass realization and score reading. In addition, this book provides ample material for both a full-year course in the analysis of musical forms and a one-semester course in twentieth-century techniques. Because the book takes no theoretical position, it is adaptable to any theoretical approach and to any type of curriculum, including those that combine theory study with music literature and the history of musical style.


  • The new edition features new repertoire, including pieces by Giacomo Carissimi, J. S. Bach, W. A. Mozart, Franz Schubert, Robert Schumann, Frédéric Chopin, Giuseppe Verdi, Johannes Brahms, Gabriel Fauré, Arnold Schoenberg, Sergei Prokofiev, Aaron Copland, Dmitri Shostakovich, Elliott Carter, and Milton Babbitt.

  • The website will include pieces that instructors can use to supplement the course.

  • Two indexes serve as "example finders," locating by page and measure number many examples in the music of chords, harmonic and contrapuntal devices, musical forms and genres, and many other technical elements. Instructors will find this feature particularly useful to quickly find examples of what they want to teach.

  • Each musical form (e.g., sonata form, rondo, variations, fugue, etc.) is represented by numerous examples progressing from simple to complex, providing students with a wide range of pieces to study.

  • A glossary of foreign terms and expressions adds cultural context and defines relevant vocabulary for students.

  • Burkhart includes works from more than 50 different composers and more than 200 complete musical compositions, providing a thorough sampling of styles for comparison and selections from which to choose. Although arranged chronologically, the pieces can be taught in the order that best suits the instructor's needs.

About the Author

Charles Burkhart

Charles Burkhart is an internationally recognized scholar in Schenkerian analysis, a pianist, and the author of ANTHOLOGY FOR MUSICAL ANALYSIS. He is also co-author of A NEW APPROACH TO KEYBOARD HARMONY and author of articles and reviews in The Music Review, Perspectives of New Music, Journal of Music Theory, and The Music Forum.

William Rothstein

William Rothstein first joined Charles Burkhart as co-author of ANTHOLOGY FOR MUSICAL ANALYSIS in its Postmodern Update, Sixth Edition. Dr. Rothstein is a professor of theory/analysis at Queens College and the Graduate Center. In addition to his book, PHRASE RHYTHM IN TONAL MUSIC, which received an ASCAP-Deems Taylor Award and the Society for Music Theory's Young Scholar Award, Dr. Rothstein has published numerous articles.

Table of Contents

Introduction. Examples of Plainchant. Kyrie from Mass XIII. Tone for the Benedicamus Domino. Hymn to St. John the Baptist. Hymn for Lauds, December 25. Antiphon for Vespers, 3rd Sunday of Advent. Gloria Patri for the Introit of the Mass. Hildegard of Bingen. Excerpts from Ordo Virtutum (morality play). Guillaume de Machaut. De bon espoir. Puisque la douce rosee. Speravi (isorhythmic motet). Guillaume Dufay. Communio from Missa Sancti Jacobi (fauxbourdon). Josquin Desprez. Tu pauperum refugium (motet). Baisés moy (double canon). Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina. Sanctus and Benedictus from Missa Aeterna Christi Munera. Roland de Lassus. Three Duos. 2-Beatus homo. 5-Expectatio justorum. 12-Sicut rosa. Examples of Stock Basses (late sixteenth century). Claude Gervaise. Pavane Passamaize. Jacomo Gorzanis. Passamezzo and Saltarello (dance pair). Greensleeves. Thomas Morley. Now is the Month of Maying (ballet). Carlo Gesualdo. Moro lasso al mio duolo (madrigal).
Introduction. Claudio Monteverdi, 1567-1643. "Cruda Amarilli" from The Fifth Book of Madrigals. Giacomo Carissimi, 1605–74. The Daughter’s Lament from Jephte. Arcangelo Corelli, 1653-1713. Adagio and Allegro from Violin Sonata, Op. 5, No. 1. Allemanda from Trio Sonata, Op. 4, No. 11. Henry Purcell, ca. 1659-1695. Dido’s Lament from Dido and Aeneas. Johann Caspar Ferdinand Fischer, ca. 1665–1746. Prelude and Fugue No. 6 in E Phrygian from Ariadne musica. François Couperin, 1668-1733. Les Moissonneurs from Pièces de Clavecin, Ordre VI. Notebook for Anna Magdalena Bach (1725). Four Pieces. March. Minuet. Aria. Polonaise. George Frideric Handel, 1685-1759. Concerto Grosso in B minor, Op. 6, No. 12 (in score). Largo. Allegro. Chaconne in G Major from Trois Leçons. Recitative: "Thy rebuke hath broken his heart" from Messiah. Aria: "Where’er you walk" from Semele. Johann Sebastian Bach, 1685-1750. Allemande from French Suite No. 6 in E major. Gavottes I and II from English Suite No. 3 in G minor. Bourrée I and II from Suite No. 3 in C major for Violoncello Solo. Sarabande and Double from Partita No. 1 in B minor for Violin Solo. Two Inventions. No. 4 in D minor. No. 12 in A major. Preludes and Fugues from The Well-Tempered Clavier. from Book I. Prelude 1 in C major. Fugue 2 in C minor. Fugue 11 in F major. Fugue 16 in G minor. Fugue 21 in B-flat major. from Book II. Fugue 16 in G minor. Contrapunctus VII from The Art of Fugue. Four Canons from The Musical Offering. Crucifixus from Mass in B minor. O Gott, du frommer Gott (chorale variation). Three Chorale Preludes. Gott, durch deine Güte from Orgelbüchlein. Durch Adam’s Fall ist ganz verderbt from Orgelbüchlein. Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme from Schübler Chorales. Domenico Scarlatti, 1685-1757. Sonata in D major, K. 96 (Longo 465).
Introduction. Joseph Haydn, 1732-1809. Piano Sonata No. 36 in C-sharp minor, first movement. Piano Sonata No. 37 in D major, third movement. Piano Sonata No. 3 in C major, third movement. String Quartet in G minor, Op. 74, No. 3, second movement. Symphony No. 101 in D major, third and fourth movements (in score). Muzio Clementi, 1752-1832. Sonatina in G major, Op. 36, No. 2, first movement. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, 1756-1791. Theme with Variations from Piano Sonata in D major, K. 284. Piano Sonata in B-flat major, K. 333. Allegro. Andante cantabile. Allegretto grazioso. Sonata for Piano and Violin in B-flat major, K. 378, first movement. Menuet and Trio from Serenade in C minor, K. 388 (in score). Fantasia in C minor, K. 475. "Là ci darem la mano" from Don Giovanni, K. 527. The Bird-Catcher’s Song from The Magic Flute, K. 620. Clarinet Concerto in A major, K. 622, first movement (in score). Kyrie from Requiem, K. 626. Ludwig van Beethoven, 1770-1827. Piano Sonata No. 1 in F minor, Op. 2, No. 1, first and third movements. Piano Sonata No. 4 in E flat major, Op. 7, second movement. Piano Sonata No. 5 in C minor, Op. 10, No. 1, second movement. Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Op. 13 ("Pathétique"). Grave. Allegro di molto e con brio. Adagio cantabile. Allegro. Piano Sonata No. 9 in E major, Op. 14, No. 1, second movement. Piano Sonata No. 15 in D major, Op. 28, third movement. Piano Sonata No. 21 in C major ("Waldstein"), Op. 53, first movement. String Quartet in F minor, Op. 95, first movement. Piano Sonata No. 30 in E major, Op. 109, first movement.
Introduction. Carl Friedrich Zelter, 1758–1832. "Der König in Thule". Franz Schubert, 1797-1828. Four Lieder. "Erster Verlust". "Thränenregen" from Die schöne Müllerin. "Erlkönig". "Der Doppelgänger". Two Piano Pieces. Waltz in A flat major, Op. 9, No. 2. Moment Musical in A flat major, Op. 94, No. 6. Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel, 1805–1847. "O Herbst" (a cappella chorus). Felix Mendelssohn, 1809-1847. Song Without Words, Op. 19b, No. 1. Robert Schumann, 1810-1856. Two Pieces from Phantasiestücke, Op. 12. "Des Abends". "Warum?". "Ich grolle nicht" from Dichterliebe, Op. 48. Six Pieces from Album for the Young, Op. 68. 1--Melody. 3--Humming Song. 6--Poor Orphan Child. 8--Wild Rider. 14--Little Etude. 17--Little Morning Wanderer. Frédéric Chopin, 1810-1849. Six Preludes from Op. 28. No. 1 in C major. No. 4 in E minor. No. 6 in B minor. No. 9 in E major. No. 17 in A-flat major. No. 20 in C minor. Four Mazurkas. No. 5 in B flat major, Op. 7, No. 1. No. 6 in A minor, Op. 7, No. 2. No. 37 in A flat major, Op. 59, No. 2. No. 49 in F minor, Op. posth. 68, No. 4. Nocturne in D flat major, Op. 27, No. 2. Richard Wagner, 1813-1883. Prelude to Act I from Tristan und Isolde. Giuseppe Verdi, 1813–1901. Recitative and Duet (Rigoletto-Sparafucile) from Rigoletto. Clara Schumann, 1819–1896. Andante espressivo from Quatre Pièces fugitives, Op. 15. César Franck, 1822–1890. Moderato from Chorale No. 1 in E major for organ. Johannes Brahms, 1833-1897. "Wie Melodien zieht es mir," Op. 105, No. 1. Nos. 1, 2, 9, and 10 from Waltzes, Op. 39. Two Intermezzos. Intermezzo in A minor, Op. 76, No. 7. Intermezzo in A major, Op. 118, No. 2. Sonata in F minor for Clarinet and Piano, Op. 120, No. 1, first movement. Gabriel Fauré, 1845–1924. "Prison," Op. 83, No. 1 (1894). Hugo Wolf, 1860-1903. Two Songs. "Das verlassene Mägdlein". "In der Frühe". Gustav Mahler, 1860-1911. Adagietto from Symphony No. 5 (score). Richard Strauss, 1864–1949. "Ruhe, meine Seele," Op. 27, No. 1. Amy Beach, 1867–1944. "Dark is the Night," from Three Songs, Op. 11.
Introduction. Claude Debussy, 1862-1918. Prélude à "L’Après-midi d’un faune". La cathédrale engloutie, from Preludes, Book I. Feuilles mortes, from Preludes, Book II. Alexander Skryabin, 1872–1915. No. 4 of Five Preludes, Op. 74. Arnold Schoenberg, 1874-1951. "Traumleben," Op. 6, No. 1. No. 1 of Three Piano Pieces, Op. 11. "Nacht" (passacaglia) from Pierrot lunaire, Op. 21. Piano Piece, Op. 33a. Charles Ives, 1874-1951. "The Cage". Maurice Ravel, 1875-1937. Sonatine, first movement. Béla Bartók, 1881-1945. Three Pieces from Mikrokosmos: Bulgarian Rhythm, Syncopation, Diminished Fifth. Music for String Instruments, Percussion, and Celesta, first movement (score). Igor Stravinsky, 1882-1971. Le sacre du printemps, Introduction to Part II. Theme and Variations A, B, and C from Octet for Wind Instruments, second movement. Symphony of Psalms, first movement (vocal score). Pas-de-Quatre and Coda from Agon. Anton Webern, 1883-1945. Five Movements for String Quartet, Op. 5, fourth movement. "Wie bin ich froh!" No. 1 of Drei Lieder, Op. 25. Variations for Piano, Op. 27, second movement. Edgard Varèse, 1883–1965. Octandre, first movement. Alban Berg, 1885-1935. "Schlafend trägt man mich" from Vier Lieder, Op. 2. Lyric Suite for string quartet, first movement. Sergei Prokofiev, 1891–1953. Two pieces from Visions fugitives, Op. 22. No. 16. No. 18. Paul Hindemith, 1895-1963. "A Swan" from Six Chansons. Fuga prima in C from Ludus Tonalis. Aaron Copland, 1900–1990. Piano Variations, Theme and Variations 1–7. Ruth Crawford Seeger, 1901-1953. String Quartet 1931, third movement. Luigi Dallapiccola, 1904-1975. Quartina from Quaderno musicale di Annalibera. Dmitri Shostakovich, 1906–1975. "Ophelia’s Song" from Suite on Poems by A. Blok, Op. 127. Miriam Gideon, 1906–1996. "The Shooting Starres Attend Thee" from The Shooting Starres Attend Thee (song cycle). Olivier Messiaen, 1908–1992. Liturgie de cristal, first movement of Quatuor pour la fin du temps. Elliott Carter, b. 1908. Canaries, No. 7 from Eight Pieces for Four Timpani. Fratribute for piano. Milton Babbitt, b. 1916. "The Widow’s Lament in Springtime".
Introduction. Astor Piazzola, 1921–1992. No. 6 of Six Tango Etudes, for solo flute. György Ligeti, 1923–2006. Galamb Borong, from Études pour piano, deuxième livre. György Kurtág, b. 1926. Officium breve in memoriam Andreae Szervánsky (excerpts), Op. 28, for string quartet. Terry Riley, b. 1935. In C. Steve Reich, b. 1936. Clapping Music for two performers. John Harbison, b. 1938. Variations I–VI, from Variations for clarinet in A, violin, and piano. Joan Tower, b. 1938. Wild Purple (excerpt), for solo viola. Ellen Taaffe Zwilich, b. 1939. String Quartet No. 2, second movement. Fred Lerdahl, b. 1943. First String Quartet, Variations I–X. John Adams, b. 1947. "This is Prophetic" from Nixon in China. Kaija Saariaho, b. 1952. "Attente" from Quatre Instants.