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Date: Mon, 15 May 2000 15:13:31 -0700
From: Grant Green <gdgreen @>
Subject: Re: [CB] Petrouchka Chord

>Please do allow for a bad level of ignorance:
>I have attended full performances of the Petrouchka ballet. But I am not
>aware of the special  chord in question.
>Could someone enlighten me?
>Full spelling or detailed figuration?

If I remember right, its a C major triad with an F# major triad
(first inversion) on top, i.e., a C7b9#11 (C E G A# C# F#, aka C E G
Bb Db F#).  Don't remember where it occurs in the ballet.


Grant Green               gdgreen @
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From: Opusnandy @
Date: Mon, 15 May 2000 20:20:17 EDT
Subject: Re: [CB] Petrouchka Chord

The chord appears for the first time in it's arpeggiated form just after the
start of the second tableau ("Petrushka's Room") stated by two clarinets
slowly then is used right after that as the basis of the fats piano solo,
this time with the F# and C arpeggios alternating instead of being played at
the same time (rehearsal number 49 if you have the score).

Jon Carreira

BTW Stravinsky kicks major booty

From: "Harry Searing" <hsearing @>
Date: Tue, 16 May 2000 00:25:03 -0400
Subject: [CB] re: Petrouchka Chord


I think what you're looking for is C major plus F sharp major sounded at the
same time or arpeggiated. Very simple, yet it's one of the main features
throughout the score. I'm positive that's what's been given the name the
"Petrouchka Chord".

Harry Searing

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