enharmonic: D♭ major
enharmonic: B♭ major
enharmonic: F minor
enharmonic: E♭ minor
|A♯, B♯, C♯, D♯, E♯, F♯, G♯|
The A♯ natural minor scale is:
Exceptions include Chopin's Polonaise-Fantaisie in A♭ major, Op. 61, which has a brief passage of about 6 bars (at m. 160, twelve bars after the start of the B major section) actually notated in A♯ major, inserting the necessary double-sharps as accidentals. The overall harmonic context is an extended theme in B major, which briefly modulates to A♯ major.
A♯ minor is one of the least used minor keys in music as it is not a practical key for composition. The enharmonic equivalent B♭ minor, which would only contain five flats as opposed to A-sharp minor's seven sharps, is normally used. There is, however, in Bach's Prelude and Fugue in C♯ major, a brief section near the beginning of the piece which modulates to A♯ minor.
|The table indicates the number of sharps or flats in each scale. Minor scales are written in lower case.|