Study Materials

This page presents some analysis examples by Prof. Child.

I: Introduction

Haydn's Piano Sonata No. 52 in E flat

Analysis of 6/3 sequences (PDF)
II: Rhythm and phrase

Haydn's Symphony No. 101 in D major, third movement (Minuet)

Piano reduction (PDF)
III: Melody and line
11 Bellini 'Casta Diva'

Principal and secondary melodic tones, with decorative pitches identified (PDF)

Harmony and non-harmonic tones (PDF)

Melodic reduction (PDF)


Chopin Prelude Op. 28 No. 6 in B minor

Chopin Etude Op. 25 No. 2 in F minor

Analytical graph of the complete melody (PDF)

Analytical graph (melodic and rhythmic reductions) of mm. 1-16 (PDF)

IV: Harmony and voice leading
15-16 Bach's Organ Prelude "Jesu meine Freude" Analytical reduction (PDF)
V: Motive and theme
17-18 Schumann's "Wenn ich in deine Augen seh" Buy at Amazon Analysis #152 in Schenker, Heinrich. Free Composition (Der freie Satz). Supplement: Musical Examples. Translated and edited by Ernst Oster. ISBN: 9781576470756.
VII: Program music
24-25 Strauss's Tod und Verklärung Analysis of themes (PDF)