Bridge chord

Bridge chord
Component intervals from root
major sixth
minor third
major second
Forte no. / Complement
6-z29 / 6-z50
Bridge chord on C About this soundPlay .

The bridge chord is a bitonal chord named after its use in the music of composer Frank Bridge (1879–1941). It consists of a minor chord with the major chord a whole tone above (CEG & DFA),[1][2] as well as a major chord with the minor chord a semitone above (CEG & DFA), which share the same mediant (E/F).[1][3] (About this soundPlay ) Both form eleventh chords under inversion (DFACEG = D119 and DFACEG = DmM7A9A11).

Bridge had strong pacifist convictions, and he was deeply disturbed by the First World War, after which his compositions, beginning in 1921–24 with the Piano Sonata, were marked by a radical change in musical language.[4][clarification needed] The Bridge chord is fairly dissonant, containing seconds as well as two tritones.

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  1. ^ a b Payne, Anthony; Foreman, Lewis; and Bishop, John (1976). The Music of Frank Bridge, p.42. Thames Publishing. ISBN 9780905210025.
  2. ^ Mark Thornton Burnett, Adrian Streete, and Ramona Wray, eds. (2011). The Edinburgh Companion to Shakespeare and the Arts, p.174. Edinburgh University Press. ISBN 9780748635238.
  3. ^ Hold, Trevor (2005). Parry to Finzi: Twenty English Song-composers, p.180. Boydell Press. ISBN 9781843831747.
  4. ^ Payne, Anthony, Paul Hindmarsh, and Lewis Foreman. 2001. "Bridge, Frank". The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, second edition, edited by Stanley Sadie and John Tyrrell. London: Macmillan Publishers.
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