Stick Time: It's a G-Major, 4/4 World
Date: December 17, 2013
Some days it seems as though we live in a G-Major, 4/4 world.
When tuning systems changed in the Baroque era, one doubts that the composers of the day intended for modality to disappear completely in favor of the then-revolutionary major/minor constructs. As we all know, though, that is more or less what happened. As a result, when we hear a work that employs a modal tuning structure, it sounds exotic.
Here, then, a performance from an ACDA national conference. Have a little sonic fun and try to determine its modal/key center.