Chromatic Quotations of Diatonic Tunes in Songs of Charles Ives
Although in many songs Ives quotes melodies from his sources intact, changing only the accompaniment or text, in other songs he chromatically alters the diatonic tunes themselves without transforming them beyond recognition. This article explores these chromatic quotations of diatonic tunes to determine (1) how Ives altered his models intervallically, (2) how these changes form linked diatonic areas within quotations, and (3) how the diatonic orientations of the original tunes are projected upon the transformed tunes. The article explores each analytical strategy in turn then concludes by applying all three strategies to the chromatic quotation in a single song.
Music Theory Spectrum
Johnson, Timothy A., "Chromatic Quotations of Diatonic Tunes in Songs of Charles Ives" (1996). Music Theory, History, and Composition Department Publications. Paper 5.