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My two cents I would throw into the ring would be to suggest that the prevailing key is E minor. After finishing seven complete cycles, Stevens does a little flourish and fades out nesr an A major.
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Sufjan Stevens – “Concerning The UFO Sighting Near Highland, Illinois”
And why does the piece end on the fifth scale degree of A major? Your ear is constantly battling between two styles—a strong backbeat, being strengthened dheet the beginning of each chord, and a feeling of unmetered, lengthy chord enforcements.
Delivering signs and dusting from their eyes. I ownyou a big favour! Not to mention, for me personally I like to give my ear a shot in the dark, so muic I paused the music to hum the most homely sounding note, I found it was E.
Special thanks to atownes at tabnabber. Imagery of the trinity, cries to God, miraculous signs and a reference to sheet Middle East all point to the Incarnation of Christ.
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You can probably argue the piece is in A Dorian, with some modal mixture to xighting off the end, but the argument is weaker. On the surface, it has something to do with UFO sightings. The alien thing that took its form. He also tells a fun story about aliens visiting his father. The word literally means “?! Harmonic Analysis Special thanks to atownes at tabnabber.
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Trying to analyze this piece using Roman Numeral Analysis presents some interesting issues. The only hitch is that it’s several years old in fact, it was released the day before I started this blog.
The upper note of the repeating chord cycle spells out a second inversion E minor chord.
My fondness runs deeper given that:: While this blog does it’s best to lay things out in layman’s terms, it still requires a small amount of prior music theory knowledge. Or did he just wing it on the fly? Thank you, beautiful analisys of an immortal piece that is never leaving me One question that might come to mind is, did Stevens purposefully plan out how long each chord was to be held?
Posted by Alexsaurus Rex at It would make the A major chord a little touch of Dorian to the mix and would make the ending a half plagal cadence, which seems to work for me; as you said it doesn’t feel very much like a picardy third.
I originally put out the full transcription on this, but have since decided it’s probably not fair to Sufjan to give it out freely without his permission. Below is a chart of how long in eighth notes each chord is sustained through the piece.
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Perhaps I was too enthralled with the instrumental, but I never gave a thought as to what the title meant. If you find yourself over your head, try out a few helpful sites: Wednesday, March 26, This song is an old favorite of mine, partly because of the unique artist name.
Riccardo March 25, at 2: As an introduction to what is thus far one of his most significant works, he 1 uses odd instrumentation for rock, pop, and folk idioms, 2 sings about aliens, zombies and Jesus at the same time, 3 Defies normal progressions and avoids anything that sounds like a cadence through the entire piece, and 4 creates a confusing sense of rhythm that inspires both pop sensibilities and minimalistic drones, and leaves us guessing at his original intent.