The conflict between the major and minor second
is ultimately decided in favor of the major second.
stacks what it cannot fix a fever of water intact for minor seconds
In "Waltz," repeated minor seconds
punctuate the flow of the graceful tune, suggesting that one partner keeps stepping on the other's foot
Here Item 19 highlights the succession of minor seconds
that represents the descending seventh motive of the opening music.
The tessitura of the horn part sits mostly on the treble staff until the last couple minutes of the work (the Agitato), during which three climaxes ascend to a"s and ab"s, and finally a b" in fast, demanding patterns of tongued sixteenths (major and minor seconds
somewhat like the first etude of Verne Reynolds's 48 Etudes, but much faster), lending a powerful virtuosic finish to this interesting character piece reminiscent of classical saxophone solos by the composers of the Paris Conservatory.
The harmonists consider only non-harmonic major and minor seconds
attacked by conjunct intervals as appoggiaturas; but singers should, I believe, besides these seconds, regard all the intervals which fulfill the same functions, such as the delayed notes and the disjunct intervals, as appoggiaturas and subject them to the same rules.
challenge the two porcupines dancing the polka.
The turning and floating away of the reflection of the moon in the water is pictured in delicate tremolos and a rising line of quarter notes in syncopation that end with a very soft sextuplet in minor seconds
disappearing high on the keyboard.