Prolongation of Seventh Chords in Tonal Music
volume I: Text

Author: Goldenberg, Yosef
Year:2008
Pages:364
ISBN:0-7734-4846-2
978-0-7734-4846-9
Price:239.95
Offers for the first time a systematic survey of the entire spectrum of contrapuntal-harmonic configurations that enable the prolongation of seventh chords, arranged logically by seventh-chord type and voice-leading procedure.

Reviews

“Although many other theorists have written intelligently regarding the prolongation of dissonance, arguably none have examined this problem with the care and thoroughness as seen here.
. . . The ideas presented here are not a mere revision of Schenker’s ideas, but rather stand as a reengagement and elucidation of principles that are central to Schenker’s method. As such, this study should have a profound impact on approaches to Schenkerian theory as well as to tonal music in general.” - Prof. L. Poundie Burstein, Hunter College and the Graduate Center, CUNY

“Theoretically, the work proves that the influence of strict counterpoint over free composition is not as complete as Schenker believed. Aesthetically, the conclusions show the expressive power of the prolonged dissonance.” - Prof. Naphtali Wagner, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

“The present study by Dr. Yosef Goldenberg is the most significant and detailed investigation to date of the manner in which dissonances can be prolonged in tonal music. Indeed, although Goldenberg – appropriately for tonal music - focuses on the dominant seventh chord and diminished seventh chords, his exploration of the way in which the dissonances contained in these chords can be prolonged – by consonances and consonant chords – has wide implications, both for the analysis of tonal and post-tonal music.” - Prof. Timothy L. Jackson, University of North Texas

Table of Contents

LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS
FOREWORD by Prof. L. Poundie Burstein
PREFACE
1. BASIC CONCEPTS AND DEFINITIONS
2. PROBLEMS CONCERNING PROLONGATION OF SEVENTH CHORDS
3. LITERATURE SURVEY
4. SEVENTH CHORDS AT THE DEEPEST STRUCTURAL LEVELS
5. GENERAL OVERVIEW OF PROLONGATION OF SEVENTH CHORDS
6. PROCEDURES FOR PROVIDING V7 WITH STRUCTURAL MEANING WITHOUT FULL CIRCULAR PROLONGATION
7. FULL CIRCULAR PROLONGATION OF V7
8. PROLONGATION OF DIMINISHED SEVENTH CHORDS (VIIº7)
9. PROLONGATION OF THE REMAINING SEVENTH CHORDS
10. PROLONGATION OF AUGMENTED-SIXTH SEVENTH CHORDS
11. CONCLUSIONS
APPENDIX : Prolongation of Dissonance in Free Composition
BIBLIOGRAPHY
INDEX