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  • n. The 11th note of the C chromatic scale.


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  • The B-flat Trio, with its sunny comportment and jaunty rhythms, looks backward to good times, while the E-flat Trio, with its bipolar mood swings and aching melodies, looks forward into the abyss.


  • With corresponding gravitas, the B-flat Trio's Andante is also its emotional nexus.


  • On the album, he plays "Bird Yard" (a variation on "Yardbird Suite") on the alochrome, a recent French invention that looks and sounds like two sopranos playing at once; at the Vanguard, he played it on the G mezzo soprano (a horn so new that the serial number on Mr. Lovano's model is "2"), pitched a minor third lower than the traditional B-flat instrument.

    Shaking the Room

  • The G soprano actually has a deeper, richer, and more mellow sound than the occasionally whiney B-flat soprano, as Mr. Lovano demonstrated on a "collage" of four different Parker melodies on the blues.

    Shaking the Room

  • The music will be performed by the Cologne Cathedral Choir and the Cologne Chamber Orchestra and the latter report that the Mass setting will be Haydn's Missa Solemnis in B-flat major (Harmoniemesse).

    Orchestral Mass Setting to Feature in Papal Mass of Pentecost

  • When he first enters, interrupting a bumptious children's choir singing in a church, the timpani and lower brass produce a rumbling thunder of sound on the notes B-flat and E.

    Discord and democracy: What we can learn about Cairo from Puccini's 'Tosca'

  • This epic track, written by Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong, is unusual in having no harmonic progression – it sticks rigidly to the B-flat minor chord.

    Elton John, the Beach Boys and the fine art of pop alchemy

  • Today's Mass in St. Peter's Basilica was that which employed an orchestral setting, Haydn's Missa Solemnis in B-flat major (Harmoniemesse), which was reported here on May 3rd.

    Pentecost Sunday at St. Peter's Basilica

  • In the original ordering, the first two works are in the key of F, the next two in G, and the last two in D and B-flat respectively.

    Rodney Punt: The Brandenburgs Are Their Brand: LACO's Six Concertos of J.S. Bach

  • ELIZABETH BLAIR: Chopin's Funeral March first appeared in the 1830s as the Third Movement in his "Sonata No. 2 in B-flat Minor," a stunning, haunting work.

    Chopin's Iconic Funeral March


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