Serenade in E Major

February 12th, 2007

I focused on motivic dissonances with this piece. Beginning with a very bright E major harmony, non-key tones are quickly introduced. The first accidentals which sneak in create borrowed and added note chords, which certainly stand out, but do not yet create the real tension. By analyzing and duplicating the dissonances within these borrowed and added note chords, I was able to gradually sneak completely out of E major modalities in the middle of melodic phrases.