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B-flat minor

B minor
Relative key D major
enharmonic: C major
Parallel key B major
Dominant key F major / F minor
Subdominant E minor
Enharmonic A minor
Component pitches
B, C, D, E, F, G, A, B
B-flat natural minor scale ascending and descending.    
B-flat harmonic minor scale ascending and descending.    
B-flat melodic minor scale ascending and descending.    

B minor or B-flat minor is a minor scale based on B-flat, consisting of the pitches B, C, D, E, F, G, and A. Its key signature has five flats. The harmonic minor scale would use an A instead of A.

Its relative major is D-flat major, and its parallel major is B-flat major. Its enharmonic equivalent is A-sharp minor.

B-flat minor is traditionally a 'dark' key.[1] Important oboe solos in this key in the orchestral literature include the second movement of Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 4, which depicts "the feeling that you get when you are all alone", in Tchaikovsky's words. Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1 is also in B-flat minor. An Alpine Symphony by Richard Strauss begins and ends in B-flat minor.

The old valveless horn was barely capable of playing in B-flat minor; the only example found in 18th-century music is a modulation that occurs in the first minuet of Franz Krommer's Concertino in D major, Op. 80.[2]

In classical music

Notable songs

References

  1. ^ Wilfred Mellers, "Round and About in Górecki's Symphony No. 3" Tempo 168 3 (1989): 23
  2. ^ J. Murray Barbour, Trumpets, Horns, and Music (1964), p. 163
  3. ^ Piano Sonata No. 2, Op. 35 (Chopin, Frédéric): Free scores at the International Music Score Library Project
  4. ^ Nocturnes, Op. 9 (Chopin, Frédéric): Free scores at the International Music Score Library Project
  5. ^ Scherzo No. 2, Op. 31 (Chopin, Frédéric): Free scores at the International Music Score Library Project
  6. ^ Piano Sonata No. 2, Op. 36 (Rachmaninoff, Sergei): Free scores at the International Music Score Library Project
  7. ^ Piano Concerto No. 1, Op. 23 (Tchaikovsky, Pyotr): Free scores at the International Music Score Library Project
  8. ^ "Perfect Day" sheetmusic
  9. ^ "Say Say Say" sheetmusic
  10. ^ "Sunday Bloody Sunday" sheetmusic
  11. ^ "Part-Time Lover" sheetmusic
  12. ^ "Lose Yourself to Dance" at audiokeychain.com
  13. ^ http://m.musicnotes.com/sheetmusic/mtdFPE.asp?ppn=MN0125299&ref=google&utm_referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com%2F

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