List of pieces which use the octatonic scale

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Compositions using the octatonic scale:

Harvest Song (Ara táskor) Violin Duo # 33
Ballade No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 23 : (bars 130-132)
Piano Sonata No. 1 (1st mov.) [1]
Animation Suite, Tin Sentinel [1]
Animation Suite, Clockwork Doll [1]
Trio for violin, oboe and piano, Artemis (2nd mov.) [1]
Prelude No. 9 [1][2]
Mazurka No. 1 [1]
Lilliburlero Variations for Two Pianos [3]
Échos de l'Orient judaïque (1879)[4]
"Chant à la lune", incidental music to Salammbô (1886)[5]
String Quartet in F minor, Op. 20 No. 5[6]
"Digital Veil" (2011)[7]
Sonata for Violoncello and Piano, Mov. II (1910)[9]
Sadko (1867)[10][11]
Piano Piece, Op. 23, no. 3 (1923)[12]
Symphony No. 8, 1st mvt., bars 13-20[6]
Prelude Op. 74 No. 3 (Scriabin) (1914)[10]
Piano Sonata No. 9, op. 68 (1912-13), melody from bar 5 onwards
Octango (2005)
Petroushka (1911)[11][13]
The Rite of Spring (1913)[11][13]
Les Noces (1923)[11][14]
Symphony of Psalms (1930)[13]
Agon, "Pas de deux" (1957)[12]
Magnificat from the Second Service, Op. 62 (1972)
"Just" (1995). The octaves in the intro/2nd part of chorus played by Johnny Greenwood[clarification needed][citation needed]
Fok julle Naaiers (2011). Piano line in the intro is octatonic, bass synth adds a ninth tone.
  • Adi Morag
"Octabones" (1999)

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Stephen Pleskun, A Chronology History of Australian Composers and Their Compositions - Vol. 4 1999-2013 (Publisher Xlibris Corporation, 2014, ISBN 1493135376, 9781493135370)[self-published source]
  2. ^ Robert Bremner Publishing (July 15, 2015). "Public extract of Prelude No. 9", robertbremner.com.
  3. ^ Maurice Hinson, Music for More than One Piano: An Annotated Guide (Bloomington, Indiana: University of Indiana Press 1983, 2001; ISBN 0-253-21457-2)
  4. ^ Kahan, Sylvia (2009). In Search of New Scales, p.105&115. ISBN 9781580463058.
  5. ^ Kahan (2009), p.58.
  6. ^ a b van der Merwe, Peter (2004). Roots of the Classical, p.228. ISBN 9780198166474.
  7. ^ Karan, Tim (May 3, 2011). "Track By Track: The Human Abstract", AltPress.com.
  8. ^ Keeling, Andrew (2007). King Crimson: Red: An Analysis by Andrew Keeling.
  9. ^ Antokoletz, Elliott (1984). The Music of Béla Bartók, p.12. ISBN 9780520067479.
  10. ^ a b Antokoletz (1984), p.10.
  11. ^ a b c d Kahan (2009), p.1.
  12. ^ a b Schuijer, Michiel (2008). Analyzing Atonal Music, p.13. ISBN 9781580462709.
  13. ^ a b c Chemistruck, Daniel (2006). Imposing Harmonic Restrictions on Symmetrical Scales, p.8.
  14. ^ Van Den Toorn, Pieter C. and McGinness, John (2012). Stravinsky and the Russian Period, p.43. ISBN 9781107021006.