Write an analytical essay on ONE of the three topics below. The essay should include analytical illustrations that support your argument and be between 2,250–2,500 words.) on this piece Franz Schubert: Der Erlkönig Op. 1 D 328 (1815) (If you need the score or recording I can provide) Identify particular harmonic schema of your interest, such as repeating progressions, motivic cadences, motivic bass-melody relationships, etc. After you do this, questions that you should consider are:
What are the tonal-functional implications of the harmonic schema?
How does the harmonic schema vary?
How does the harmonic schema relate to the form of the song?
How does the harmonic schema relate to the narrative of the song?
Beyond these core questions, the key areas of analytical focus are for you to determine. Additional issues that you might consider are: The relationship between song/poetic form and issues of large-scale tonal design Large-scale tonal design Motivic aspects: repetition, variation/development, association Text-setting
The relationship between song/poetic form and issues of motivic recurrence and/or variation The relationship between your analytical findings and the song’s extra-musical themes Agawu, V. Kofi. Music as Discourse: Semiotic Indicative Reference List Adventures in Romantic Music.