Music for a While: Tonality

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  • Music for a While: Tonality
    • The music is in A minor.
    • The tonality, however, is sometimes ambiguous due to the chromatic and non-diatonic nature of the ground bass.
    • The central section modulates to closely related keys. These include E minor (bar 15), G major (bar 18), C major (bar 22), A major (bar 23), A minor (bar 26), E major (bar 28) which creates a perfect cadence back into the A section and the return of A minor.
    •    Modulations are confirmed by perfect cadences.
    • music returns to the tonic key of A minor in bar 28 until the end.


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