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Compositional Techniques in a Bach Chorale

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The following question is based on the four-bar excerpt from J.S. Bach's chorale, "Jesu, Meine Freude," BWV 227, included below: In m. 19 the circled g# creates e major I chord even though the piece is written in a minor key.

What formal name do we use to describe this compositional technique?

A

Riker Third

B

Perotin Third

C

Picardy Third

D

Tallis Third