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Re: do these notes exist?

From: Kieren MacMillan
Subject: Re: do these notes exist?
Date: Mon, 24 Mar 2008 10:46:04 -0400

Hi Francisco (et al),

This chord is exactly as common as the \key aeses \minor (14 flats) signature.

Incorrect: the G-flat diminished 7th chord could easily appear in a descending sequence (e.g., resolving to an F sixth chord).

I don't have an engraved example off the top of my head -- and I certainly don't have the time or interest to find one for the list -- but I would be FLABBERGASTED if there aren't NUMEROUS examples of this exact chord in published music written since 1850. In particular, Romantic and post-Romantic solo piano music, and 20th Century French pipe organ music, are likely gold-mines of G-flat diminished 7th chords.

To claim that an F-double-flat is only as common as a 14-flat key signature is simply untrue.

Best wishes,

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